Category Archives: European Union

Problems In Silicon Valley

It seems to me…. “The thing we should all be looking for are people who want to make a difference. I’m a big believer in the Silicon Valley religion of the power of markets. But I also believe in our … Continue reading

Posted in 3M, Amazon, Android, Antitrust, Apple, AT&T, Boeing, Boston Dynamics, Burroughs, California, California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, CCPA, CDC, Compaq, Control Data Corporation, Data, DEC, Digital Equipment Corporation, Dow Chemical, EU, European Union, Facebook, Financial, Ford, GDPR, GE, General Data Protection Regulation, General Electric, Google, Hewlett Packard, High-Tech, HP, IBM, Kodak, Lenovo, Microsoft, Monopolist, Monopoly, NCR, Nokia, Oligopolist, Oligopoly, Oracle, PARC, Privacy, RCA, Security, Silicon Valley, Sperry Rand, Sun Microsystems, Uber, Univac, Unix, Xerox, Xerox PARC | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

China Trade Policies

It seems to me…. “It’s really important for all of us to understand that healthy trade relationships between the U.S. and China are important.” ~ Dennis Muilenburg[1]. The Pacific will be the arena that defines the 21st century[2]. According to … Continue reading

Posted in AI, AI, Artificial Intelligence, Asia, Automation, Cap-and-Trade, China, Climate Change, Communications, Computer, Computing, Economy, Education, Electric Vehicles, Energy, Environment, EU, European Union, EVs, EVs, Exploration, GDP, Global Warming, Gross Domestic Product, Infrastructure, Investment, Jon Huntsman, K-12, Manufacturing, Markets, Markets, Military, Nuclear, Obama, OECD, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Pentagon, Railroads, Railways, Renewable, Research, Research, Robotics, Robotics, Robots, Russia, Solar, South America, Soviet Union, Space, STEM, STEM, Technology, Technology, Technology, TPP, Trade, Trade, Trans-Pacific Partnership, Transportation, Trump, Wind, World Bank, World Trade Organization, Xi Jinping | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Positive Economics And International Trade

It seems to me…. “The first lesson of economics is scarcity: there is never enough of anything to fully satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics.” ~ Thomas … Continue reading

Posted in Automation, Automation, Automation, College, College, Comparative Advantage, Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership, Computerization, Consumer Surplus, CPTPP, Disparity, Education, Elections, Employment, Employment, Employment, employment, EU, EU, European Union, European Union, Exports, Globalization, Globalization, High School, Imports, Income, Inequality, Inequality, Japan, Japan, Jobs, Manufacturing, NAFTA, Normative Economics, normative EconomicsN, North American Free Trade Agreement, Off-Shoring, Off-Shoring, Offshoring, Outsourcing, Positive Economics, Producer Surplus, Technology, TPP, Trade, Trade, Trans-Pacific Partnership, Trump, University, Wages | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

2016 – The Year That Was

It seems to me…. “For 18 years I have resisted talking about current events. I am not going to start now.” ~ George H. W. Bush[1]. 2016 was comprised of many little things: while some events over the past year … Continue reading

Posted in Albert Einstein, Aleppo, Assad, Athletes, Atlantic City, Australia, Berlin, Brazil, Canada, Caribbean, Change, China, Climate, Climate Change Conference, CO2, COP21, Disaster, Economy, Einstein, Elections, Environment, Europe, European Union, Evacuation, Falcon 9, Fire, Florida, France, Germany, Global Warming, Global Warming, Greenhouse, Gun, Homicides, Hurricane, Immigrant, Immigration, Income, India, Indonesia, Inequality, Inequality, International Space Station, ISS, Istanbul, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Lahore, Louisiana, Mathew, Middle Class, Moon, Moon Express, Murder, NASA, New Jersey, New Orleans, New Zealand, Nice, North Korea, Obama, Olympics, Orlando, Pakistan, Paris, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Police, Populist, President Bashar, Presidential, Private-Sector, Public-Sector, Records, Red Cross, Refugee, Rio de Janeiro, Russia, San Antonio, Science, Scott Kelly, Shelter, shootings, Space, Space Lab, SpaceX, Sports, Syria, Texas, Tiangong-2, TPP, Trans-Pacific Partnership, Trump, U.K., United Kingdom, War, Washington, Weather, Weather, World War II | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Confronting Terrorism

It seems to me…. “Terrorism has become the systematic weapon of a war that knows no borders or seldom has a face.” ~ Jacques Chirac[1]. While ISIS tries to pretend they are a national state, rather than earning that recognition … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Afghanistan, Allawite, Assault-type, Belgium, Chicago, Christianity, EU, Europe, Europe, European Union, France, France, George W. Bush, George W. Bush, Gun, Hamas, Handgun, Hezbollah, Illinois, Imams, Iran, Iran, Iraq, Iraq, ISIS, Islam, Islam, Israel, jihad, Kurds, Lebanon, Libya, mass, Middle East, Middle-East, Moammar Gaddafi, Muslim, Muslim, Obama, Pakistan, Paris, Peshmerga, PKK, President Bashar, Russia, Sadam Hussein, San Bernardino, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia, Shi’ite, shootings, Sunni, Syria, Terrorism, Turkey, Turkey, Wahhabi Salafism, Weapon, Yemen | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Iranian Nuclear Agreement

It seems to me…. “The rapprochement of peoples is only possible when differences of culture and outlook are respected and appreciated rather than feared and condemned, when the common bond of human dignity is recognized as the essential bond for … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Arms, Bahrain, China, Congress, Diplomacy, Economy, Employment, Energy, EU, European Union, European Union, Hardliners, Hezbollah, Inflation, Iran, Iran, Iraq, Iraq, Islam, Israel, Middle-East, Military, Muslim, Netanyahu, Nixon, Nuclear, Nuclear, Oil, Petroleum, Revolutionary Guard, Richard M. Nixon, Rouhani, Russia, Russia, Sanctions, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia, Shi’ite, Sunni, Supreme Leader, Syria, Theocracy, Treaty, United States, Weapon, Yemen | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Continued Economic Recovery

It seems to me… “Most economic fallacies derive from the tendency to assume that there is a fixed pie, that one party can gain only at the expense of another.”  ~ Milton Friedman. Economists pronounced the U.S. economic recession as … Continue reading

Posted in Bilateral, Budget, Conservatives, Debt, Deficit, Deficit, Economic, Economy, Elections, Employment, Europe, European Union, Funding, George W. Bush, Growth, Growth, Infrastructure, Jobs, Liberals, President, Presidential, Private-Sector, Public-Sector, Recovery, Super-Committee, Trade | Tagged , | Leave a comment