Category Archives: Productivity

Employment And Technological

It seems to me…. “Our technological powers increase, but the side effects and potential hazards also escalate.”  ~ Alvin Toffler.[1] A discomforting pattern taking shape across the U.S. economy is that despite all the shiny new high-tech businesses, the vast … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Economic Response

It seems to me…. “As we learned after President Herbert Hoover signed the Smoot-Hawley tariff at the outset of the Great Depression, vibrant international trade is a key component to economic recovery; hindering trade is a recipe for disaster.”  ~ … Continue reading

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IoT Goes Mainstream

It seems to me…. “Device makers, especially consumer-focused ones, have been the Achilles’ heel of IoT security.  These vendors have often viewed proper security implementations as extra cost, complexity, and time-to-market burdens with an unclear payoff.”  ~ Maciej Kranz[1]. Media … Continue reading

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Economic Challenges

It seems to me…. “We could solve all our problems if only we were the efficient, rational human beings of standard economic theory and had politicians willing to think in the long-term interest of their people rather than their own.” … Continue reading

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Employment Opportunities

It seems to me…. “We need to have a strong economy that can create employment opportunities and that can also produce the revenue that we need to defend our country at home and abroad.” ~ Bob Menendez[1]. Contrary to claims … Continue reading

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