Category Archives: Finance

Black Lives Matter

It seems to me…. “’Black lives matter’ doesn’t mean that all lives do not matter, rather it is a cry for equal treatment in the greater circle of justice for all Americans.”  ~ Wayne Messam[1]. The U.S. – and in … 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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Pandemic Opportunities

It seems to me…. “It’s an ill wind that blows no one any good.”  ~ Proverb[1]. All of us have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  It still remains considerably premature to predict what long-term effects will result though … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Budget, Business, Childcare, College, College, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Crisis, daycare, Debt, Debt, Deficit, Deficit, Deficit, Disease, Economy, Education, Employment, employment, Entertainment, Farming, financial crisis, Fiscal, Food, Food, GDP, Gross Domestic Product, Health, Healthcare, Illness, Income, Insurance, Jobs, Jobs, K-12, Medicaid, Mental Health, National, Online, Pandemic, Politics, Poverty, Poverty, Recession, Recreation, Retail, Retraining, Schooling, Schools, Stimulus, Stimulus, Stocks, Training, Training, Unemployment, Unemployment, Universal Family Care, Universal Family Care, Universal Healthcare, University | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Automation, Automation, Automation, Communications, Economy, Employment, Employment, employment, Fitness Trackers, Information, Internet, Internet of Things, Internet of Things, Internet of Things, IoT, IoT, IoT, Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, Network, Networking, Productivity, Productivity, Security, Technology, Technology, technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

The Changing Nature Of Work

It seems to me…. “Over a long period of time, technological change is something that has been important in reducing manufacturing employment – absolutely and as a share of jobs in the economy.”  ~ Janet Yellen[1]. Forty years ago, nearly … Continue reading

Posted in AI, AI, Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence, Automation, Automation, BLS, Bureau of Labor Statistics, China, College, College, Computing, Education, Education, Employment, Employment, employment, Finance, Gini Coefficient, Gini Coefficient, Gini Index, Globalization, High School, Jobs, Jobs, K-12, K-16, Manufacturing, Middle Class, Middle Class, middleclass, New England, Off-Shoring, Off-Shoring, Outsourcing, Post-Industrial, Postindustrial, Productivity, Productivity, STEM, STEM, Training, Training, Unemployment, Unemployment, University | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

COVID-19 Response

It seems to me…. “If we can provide even a few months of early warning for just one pandemic, the benefits will outweigh all the time and energy we’re devoting.  Imagine preventing health crises, not just responding to them.”  ~ … Continue reading

Posted in Amazon, Avian Flu, Childcare, Contagious, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Crisis, CVS, Death, Debt, Debt, Debt, Deficit, Disease, Disease, Doctor, Economy, Employment, employment, Flu, food service, Health, Healthcare, Herd Immunity, Hospital, Hospitality, Hospitals, Iinfluenza, Illness, Immunization, Jobs, Johnson, Lyndon Johnson, medical, Medical, Medication, Medicine, medicine, National, New England Journal of Medicine, Nurse, Occupy Wall Street, Pandemic, Pathogen, Pathogens, Physicians, Poverty, Recession, Ronald Reagan, SARS-CoV-2, Stimulus, Tea Party, Transportation, Treatment, Virus, Walmart | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Coronavirus Impact

coronavirusIt seems to me…. “If we can provide even a few months of early warning for just one pandemic, the benefits will outweigh all the time and energy we’re devoting.  Imagine preventing health crises, not just responding to them.”  ~ … Continue reading

Posted in 229E, Age, Business, China, China, Contagious, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Deficit, Depression, Depression, Disease, Ebola, Economic, Economy, Employment, employment, Epidemic, Flu, GDP, GDP, Gini Coefficient, Gini Coefficient, Global Viral Forecasting, Gross Domestic Product, GVF, Health, Health, Healthcare, HKU1, Iinfluenza, Illness, Income, Infection, Jobs, Jobs, Lunar New Year, Medical, MERS, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, NL63, OC43, Pandemic, Pathogen, Pathogens, Recession, Recession, Recovery, SARS, SARS-CoV-2, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, Stimulus, Stimulus, Unemployment, Virus, Wages, Zoonotic | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Economic Uncertainty

It seems to me…. “A perfect storm is in the making: financial uncertainty, economic downturn, government cuts, rising unemployment and a future that looks less clear the more we try to fathom it.” ~ Jonathan Sacks[1]. Market volatility has recently … Continue reading

Posted in Angela Merkel, Budget, Business, CBO, China, China, Congressional Budget Office, Debt, Deficit, Deficit, Donald Trump, economic growth, Economy, Elections, Emmanuel Macron, Emmanuel Macron, Employment, employment, Federal Reserve, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, France, France, Germany, Germany, Globalization, Great Britain, Great Britain, Growth, Investment, Jobs, Macron, Macron, Manufacturing, Merkel, Recession, Technology, Technology, Trump, U.K., United Kingdom | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Recession Anxieties

It seems to me…. “Keynes’s contribution was not just to advocate spending government money in the middle of a recession. Every government had done that going back to the days of the Irish potato famine. What he gave to us … Continue reading

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Lessons From The Past

It seems to me…. “The heart of the 2008 financial crisis was a coterie of reckless financial executives, working for too-big-to-fail financial companies, who were handsomely compensated for taking risks that almost ruined the economy when they failed.” ~ Gary … Continue reading

Posted in Banks, Barack Hussein Obama II, Budget, Bush, Business, China, Clinton, Debt, Debt, Deficit, Deficit, DJIA, Dodd-Frank, Dodd-Frank, Dodd-Frank, Dow Jones, Dow Jones, Dow Jones Industrial Average, Economics, Economy, Education, Employment, employment, Federal Reserve, Financial, financial crisis, Fiscal Policy, GDP, GDP, GDP, George W. Bush, Glass-Steagall, Glass-Steagall Act of 1933, Gross Domestic Product, Inflation, Jobs, John Maynard Keynes, Keynes, Liquidity, Liquidity Crisis, Liquidity-Trap, Monetary Policy, NAIRU, National, Non-Accelerating Inflation Rate of Unemployment, Obama, Obama, Qualitative Easing, Quantitative Easing, Recession, Sarbanes-Oxley, Stimulus, Stocks, Taxes, Troubled Asset Relief Program, William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments