Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Reich on the Truth about Social Security

Read this piece by Robert Reich (if you read nothing else) about Social Security. It explains why the last thing we should be looking to do is raise the retirement age.

Jeffrey Sachs on Leadership Failures

Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia and noted economist, takes two Bloomberg anchors a bit by surprise in this interview on the federal budget. His ideas are signficant. In recent years Sachs has made a substantial contribution to the worldwide discussion of global poverty and disease. He offers the idea that the budget cuts are too high and government is too tilted toward the interests of the wealthy. Watch his video here.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Innovation and Manufacturing

The NY Times gets it right about the inevitable decline of the "innovation economy" if all manufacturing goes off-shore. The do not cite the example but computer networking and communications equipment is a great example. It went overseas for manufacturing and has never come back, not the promised marketing, management or engineering jobs. Only clerks at Best Buy.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Investment Growing?

Top Stories Points to driver for higher investment ... growing demand.

Great story from The NY Times

Saw a talk by the founder of The Mission Continues a few weeks back. It is heartening to see these various programs that help veterans adjust to civilian life. NYTimes: Helping Veterans Trade Their Swords for Plows