Category Archives: States

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

Posted in Activism, African-American, African-American, African-Americans, Age, Bias, Bigotry, Bigotry, Black Lives Matter, Caucasian, Civil Rights, Civil Rights, Civil Unrest, Clinton, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Crime, Defund The Police, Economic, Education, Employment, employment, Extremism, Extremists, George Floyd, Health, Healthcare, Hillary Clinton, Hitler, Incarceration, Incarceration, Inequality, Inequality, Insurance, Jobs, Jobs, Looting, Medical, Minneapolis, Minnesota, minorities, Nazi, Nazi, Neo-Fascist, Pandemic, Police, Poverty, Poverty, Protest, Protest, Protest, Race, Race, racial bias, Racism, Rights, Riots, Slavery, Southern Poverty Law Center, SPLC, Trump, Virus, White Nationalism, White Supremacists, White Supremacy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Vehicle Autonomy

It seems to me…. “If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day Weekend.”  ~ Doug Larson[1]. Many in the automotive and technology worlds are convinced that all-electric fully autonomous … Continue reading

Posted in Arizona, Automotive, Autonomous, Autonomous, AVs, Cars, Driverless, Electric, Electric Vehicles, Environment, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, EVs, EVs, Fatalities, Fossil Fuel, National Highway Traffic Safety Association, NHTSA, Otto, Phoenix, SAE, Society of Automotive Engineers, Trucks, Uber, Vehicle, Vehicle, Vehicle Safety, Vehicles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 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

2020 Election Strategies

It seems to me…. “A lot of times, with campaigns or parties, things are cyclical. We need a long-term strategy on how we continue to engage that goes beyond chair to chair. Always, you are balancing resources with your strategy … Continue reading

Posted in Bias, Campaign, Candidate, Caucus, Caucus, College-Educated, Conservatives, Democrat, Democratic Party, Donald Trump, Economy, Elderly, Elections, Employment, Iowa, Issues, Issues, Minorities, New York, Platform, Political Parties, Presidential, Primaries, Promises, Republican, Republican Party, Supreme Court, Tax, Tax Cuts, Trump, Voters, Working Women | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Universal Basic Income

It seems to me…. “A certain small income, sufficient for necessities, should be secured for all, whether they work or not.” ~ Bertrand Russell[1]. In the U.S. and some other nations; e.g., Finland, Netherlands, Kenya, and Canada (and in Alaska); … Continue reading

Posted in Alaska, AmeriCorps, Automation, Automation, California Conservation Corps, Canada, Canada, CCC, CNCS, Corporation for National Community Service, Debt, Debt, economic growth, Education, Education, Employment, Finland, GDP, Gini Coefficient, Gini Coefficient, Gross Domestic Product, Healthcare, Income, Inequality, Inequality, Kenya, Mortgages, Netherlands, Peace Corps, Populism, Precarity, Productivity, Robotics, Taxes, Taxes, UBI, Universal Basic Income, VISTA, Volunteers in Service to America, Works Projects Administration, WPA | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

2020 Presidential Candidates

It seems to me…. “Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates.” ~ Gore Vidal[1]. As of 22 July 2019, there were 791 candidates who had filed to … Continue reading

Posted in Alaska, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Amy Klobuchar, Andrew Yang, Ayanna Pressley, Bernie Sanders, Bernie Sanders, Beto O'Rourke, Bigotry, Bill de Blasio, Bill Weld, California, Candidate, Clinton, College for All Act, Colorado, Cory Booker, Debt-Free College Act, Delaware, Democrat, Donald Trump, Education, Elections, Elizabeth Warren, Eric Swalwell, Farallon Capital Management, Florida, Hawaii, Hillary Clinton, Howard Schultz, Ilhan Omar, India, Indiana, Jay Inslee, Joe Biden, Joe Sestak, John Delaney, John Hickenlooper, Julián Castro, Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand, Marianne Williamson, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michael Bennet, Mike Gravel, Minnesota, Montana, New Delhi, New Jersey, New York, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Pete Buttigieg, President, Rashida Tlaib, Republican, Richard Ojeda, Seth Moulton, Starbucks, Steve Bullock, Texas, Tim Ryan, Tom Steyer, Trump, Tulsi Gabbard, Vermont, Voters, Washington, Wayne Messam, West Virginia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Energy Providers and Response

It seems to me…. “Well, the responsibility for maintaining a reliable transmission grid is one that’s shared by an awful lot of players who have a role in the grid: Companies that either generate and transmit energy or just play … Continue reading

Posted in California, California, Camp Fire, Carbon Dioxide, Carr Fire, Clean, CO2, Commercial, Delaware, Distribution, Electric, Electrical, Electrical Power, Emissions, Energy, Energy, Environment, Fire, Fossil Fuel, Fossil Fuel, Fossil Fuels, Global Warming, Greenhouse, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Grid, Grid, Hill Fire, Microgrids, Pacific Gas & Electric, Power, Power, public utility commissions, PUCs, Renewable, Solar, Solar, Solar, Thomas Edison, Utilities, Utilities, Wildfires, Wildland, Wind, Wind, Woolsey Fire | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Technology’s Impact On Employment

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

Posted in AI, Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence, Asian, Automation, Automation, Automation, Boeing, economic growth, Economics, Economist, Economy, Education, Employment, Employment, employment, Female, health care, Healthcare, healthcare, Hispanic, Intel, Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, Minorities, minorities, Race, restaurant workers, Robotics, Robotics, Robotics, Robots, Silicon Valley, STEM, STEM, Technology, Technology, Wages, Wages, Women | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Converting To Renewable Energy

It seems to me…. “In reality, Republicans have long been at war with clean energy. They have ridiculed investments in solar and wind power, bashed energy-efficiency standards, attacked state moves to promote renewable energy and championed laws that would enshrine … Continue reading

Posted in Arizona, ARPA, California, California, California Energy Commission, Canada, CEC, Climate Change, Commercial, DARPA, Distribution, Electric, Electrical, Electrical Power, Energy, Energy, Environment, Florida, Fossil Fuel, Fossil Fuel, Fossil Fuels, Generation, Grid, Grid, Hawaii, Home, Housing, India, Louisiana, Mexico, Mexico, Milpitas, NASA, Power, Power, power grid, Renewable, Solar, Solar, Solar, Solar Cells, Solyndra, Texas, Utilities, Weather, Wind, Wind | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Eating Our Seed Corn

It seems to me…. “To get away from poverty, you need several things at the same time: school, health, and infrastructure – those are the public investments. And on the other side, you need market opportunities, information, employment, and human … Continue reading

Posted in Amazon, Budget, Canada, Canada, China, China, Defense, Denmark, Detroit, Economics, Economy, Education, Education, education, Employment, Employment, Facebook, Financial, Funding, Germany, Germany, Google, Health, Healthcare, Homicides, Income, Infrastructure, Investment, Japan, Japan, Jobs, Manufacturing, Medicare, Military, Research, Schools, Singapore, Swizerland, World War II | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment