Category Archives: Growth

Reviving Economic Growth

It seems to me…. “Ever since the Industrial Revolution, investments in science and technology have proved to be reliable engines of economic growth. If homegrown interest in those fields is not regenerated soon, the comfortable lifestyle to which Americans have … Continue reading

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Republican Campaign Fixation

It seems to me…. “I’m not an old, experienced hand at politics. But I am now seasoned enough to have learned that the hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of … Continue reading

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Economic Transition

It seems to me…. “We know that to compete for the jobs of the 21st century and thrive in a global economy, we need a growing, skilled, and educated workforce, particularly in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math. … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, AI, AI, AI, Artificial, Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence, Automation, Automation, bookkeeping, clerical, College, Compensation, Computer, Disparity, Economic, Economy, Education, Education, Education, Education, Employment, Employment, Food, Global Warming, health care, High School, Hospitality, Income, Industrial Revolution, Inequality, Inequality, infrastructure, Intelligence, Internet, Internet of Things, Internet of Things, IoT, IoT, janitors, Jobs, Jobs, Journalists, Knowledge, knowledge, Labor, Leisure, Low-Skill, Machine, Machine Learning, Manufacturing, Manufacturing, Middle Class, Middle Class, Paralegals, Recession, restaurant workers, Retail, Robotics, Secular Stagnation, shipping, Skilled, skilled, skills, Technology, Technology, Technology, Transportation, Unemployment, Wages, Wages, Warehousing, Workers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Debt and Recovery

It seems to me… “In the new economy, information, education, and motivation are everything.” ~ William J. Clinton. Markets normally are capable of matching supply and demand but during an economic downturn, productive capacity exceeds orders, supply exceeds demand, job … Continue reading

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The State Of The Economy

It seems to me… “A successful economic development strategy must focus on improving the skills of the area’s workforce, reducing the cost of doing business, and making available the resources business needs to compete and thrive in today’s global economy.” … Continue reading

Posted in Age Discrimination, Debt, Economic, Economy, Employment, Energy, Federal Reserve Board, Government, Growth, Inequality, Investment, Labor Market, Long-Term, Manufacturing, Production, Retail Sales, U.S. Labor Department, Unemployment, Wages | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Government Shutdown and Default

It seems to me… “The Tea Party is The American Taliban.”  ~ Beth Wallach-Drucker, Barb Salge, and others. There are laws I personally do not like; there are Supreme Court decisions I do not agree with – but these are … Continue reading

Posted in ACA, Budget, Budget Control Act of 2011, Congress, Conservatives, Debt, Default, Deficit, Democracy, Economic, Economy, Education, Employment, Fiscal, GDP, Growth, Growth, Healthcare, Immigration, Medicare, National, Obamacare, Recession, Recovery, Reform, Sequestration, Social Security, Starve The Beast, Stimulus, Supreme Court, Tea Party, Unemployment | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Economic Policy Failure

It seems to me… “The social object of skilled investment should be to defeat the dark forces of time and ignorance which envelope our future.”  ~ John Maynard Keynes. The U.S. Congress is once again about to begin budget negotiations.  … Continue reading

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