Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
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
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 The do not cite the example but computer networking and communications equipment is a great example.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
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