Tag Archives: France

COVID-19: From Here To There

It seems to me…. “When the coronavirus-positive cases were 500 in the country, you ordered the shops to shut down, and now when the tally has crossed 50,000 you are opening them.  I don’t understand the logic.”  ~ Jaideep Ahlawat[1]. … Continue reading

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Our Deteriorating Infrastructure

t seems to me…. “We need to build roads, bridges, airports, locks, dams, and rail that work for this century – not the last one.  And let’s not forget about updating our energy grid, repairing and replacing our water infrastructure … Continue reading

Posted in Airplanes, airports, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, ASCE, ASCE, Automobiles, Automotive, Aviation, Bridges, Cars, Dams, Department of Transportation, DOT, Drinking Water, E-ZPass, Economy, Electric, Electric Vehicles, electrical grid, Employment, EVs, EVs, France, France, Funding, Germany, Germany, Grid, Highways, highways, Infrastructure, Infrastructure, Infrastructure, Infrastructure, Inland Waterways, Investment, Japan, Japan, Japan, Mass Transit, Ports, Public Transit, Railroads, railway, Railways, Roads, Roads, Sewers, Spain, Taxation, Taxes, Taxes, Toll Roads, Train, Trains, Transportation, Transportation, Transportation, Tunnels, University of Maryland, Vehicle, Vehicle, Vehicles, Vehicles, Water, Water Systems | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Disrupting The International Order

It seems to me…. “Since World War II, the rules-based international order created and maintained by the United States has benefited peoples around the globe and none more so than Americans here at home.”  ~ Mac Thornberry[1]. We are fortunate … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Barack Hussein Obama II, Canada, Canada, China, China, Donald Trump, France, France, Germany, Germany, Global Peace Index, Globalization, Institute for Economics & Peace, international order, Japan, Japan, Japan, Jon Huntsman, Obama, Russia, Russia, Soviet Union, Soviet Union, Trump, Turkey, Turkey, World War I, World War II, Xi Jinping, Xi Jinping | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

With Friends Like These

It seems to me…. “Middle East history is replete with examples of missed and lost chances to make peace.” ~ Richard N. Haass[1]. The Middle East has been a major conundrum for the U.S. since approval of the Balfour Agreement … Continue reading

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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

Who Are The Extremists?

It seems to me…. “Research shows that if people are talking and listening to like-minded others, they become more dogmatic, more unified, and more extreme. Personalized Facebook experiences are a breeding ground for misunderstanding and miscommunication across political lines and, … Continue reading

Posted in Alt-Right, Alternative Right, Bernie Sanders, Britain, Britain, Conservatives, Democratic Socialism, Democrats, Denmark, Economy, England, Extremism, Extremism, Fascism, France, France, Great Britain, Healthcare, Liberals, Libertarian Party, National Rally, Neo-Fascist, Politics, Populism, Progressives, Progressivism, Republican, republicans, Russia, Social Welfare, Socialism, Sweden, Tea Party, Tea Party, UKIP, Universal Healthcare, White Nationalism, White Supremacists, White Supremacy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The End Of Cash

It seems to me…. “Cash as a physical entity will virtually cease to exist, with coins and checkbooks consigned to museums. As people conduct their financial transactions on hand-held devices made secure by advanced biometrics, even tipping will be done … Continue reading

Posted in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., American Express, American Express, Australia, Bank of America, BankAmericard, Banks, Beijing, Belgium, Bitcoin, Blockchain, BofA, Canada, Canada, China, China, Credit Card, Credit Card, Cryptocurrency, Diners Club, France, France, Great Britain, Great Britain, Hangzhou, India, Interbank Card Association, ITC, MasterCard, Mexico, Mexico, Money, Morgan Stanley, Netherlands, Paytm, Riksbank, Russia, Russia, Shanghai, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Swizerland | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Asia, Asia, Bonds, Brazil, Brexit, China, China, Daimler, Debt, Debt, Deficit, Deficit, Economic, economic growth, Economics, Economy, Employment, Europe, Europe, Factor Intensity, Federal Reserve, Federal Reserve, Financial, financial crisis, France, France, GDP, Germany, Germany, Gini Coefficient, Gini Coefficient, Gini Index, Globalization, Globalization, Great Britain, Great Britain, Gross Domestic Product, human capital, India, Inequality, Inequality, Iran, Iran, Italy, Italy, Japan, Japan, Jobs, Liquidity Crisis, Liquidity-Trap, Mexico, Mexico, Mexico, Michael Polanyi, NAIRU, National, Nestlé, Physical Capital, Post-Industrial, Productivity, Recession, Recession, Stimulus, Swizerland, Technology, Total Factor Productivity, Trade, Trump, Wages, Xi Jinping, Xi Jinping | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The High Cost Of Education

It seems to me…. “Getting a college degree used to be free or low cost because, as a society, we saw providing higher education to young people as an investment – in them and in the future of our own … Continue reading

Posted in AACSB, ABET, Academia, Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, Bernie Sanders, Bernie Sanders, Brian Schatz, CHEA, China, College, College, College for All Act, Community, Community College, Cory Booker, Cost, Cost, Council for Higher Education Accreditation, Debt, Debt-Free College Act, Denmark, Department of Education, DoED, Education, Education, Education, Elizabeth Warren, France, France, Great Britain, Great Britain, India, K-12, K-16, Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand, National Association of Schools of Art and Design, National Association of Schools of Theatre, Scandinavia, STEM, Tuition, University, Veterans, Vocational | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Increasing Discrimination

It seems to me…. “Discrimination is not done by villains. It’s done by us.” ~ Vivienne Ming[1]. What is wrong with this world. Fear of the strange, the unknown…; xenophobia was a necessary aspect of survival in a primitive world … Continue reading

Posted in Bias, Bigotry, Bigotry, Bigots, Civil Rights, Discrimination, El Salvador, Employment, Equality, France, France, Guatemala, Honduras, Immigration, Jews, Jihadism, Minority Rights, Misogynism, Misogyny, Muslim, Race, racial bias, Racism, Sexism, White Nationalism, White Supremacy, Women’s Rights, Women’s Rights, Xenophobia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment