A peek at what the USTR will be doing for the next couple of days:
USTR Press Week Ahead: May 20-24 | Office of the United States Trade Representative
Why on earth would Ambassador Shapiro meet with the head of the Motion Picture Association? Er, well, as it happens, France doesn’t want its creative and [...]
Because of federal support of ethanol production, large swathes of middle America, from Kansas through Texas, have converted to growing corn. And corn production requires far more water than many other cash crops and that dry central farming region has heavily relied on irrigation to raise bumper crops of corn…until the last few years as [...]
Given Harry McClintock (Haywire Mac) was devoted to the cause of industrial unionism, one wonders how he would respond to 21st Century globalization and the shunting of wage labor in the USA into untenable parameters….
More Harry McClintock from Smithsonian Folkways: Smithsonian Folkways – Haywire Mac – Harry “Haywire Mac” McClintock Smithsonian Folkways – Our [...]
If you oppose the investor-state dispute resolution currently proposed in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), now is the time to co-sign the Grayson statement condemning it. Tomorrow, The House Ways and Means Committee holds a hearing on liberalizing trade between the U.S. and the EU. Alan Grayson will deliver the following letter to [...]
Since the recession, the federal deficit has been topping One Trillion Dollars every year. But just three months ago the Congressional Budget Office predicted that the 2013 deficit would be around $845 billion…well that was then, this is now and the CBO is now projecting the 2013 deficit at $642 billion…just 4% of the gross [...]
I just copied that headline verbatim from jsonline…well except for the exclamation point…that’s mine.
From the short article:
The state agency (Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development), which administers taxpayer-funded job retraining funds, said it expects to award a contract to develop an online database and job matchmaking service to Boston-based Burning Glass Technologies.
Markets erode moral values
The Skills Most Entrepreneurs Lack – Bill J. Bonnstetter – Harvard Business Review
When Capitalism Consumed the Internet
Jaron Lanier: The Internet destroyed the middle class – Salon.com
Horton’s Who: The Unborn? – ABC News
Yertle the Turtle (ebook) – YouTube
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Associated Press are reporting that an audit by the state’s non-partisan Legislative Audit Bureau found significant questionable financial activities surrounding Governor Walker’s Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. This time tax credits for creating jobs have gone unaudited, legally required reports haven’t been filed and there has been questionable spending on the [...]
We’ve heard this song and dance a dozen times…and I’ve written about high paying jobs here in Wisconsin at Oshkosh Trucks (IED resistant trucks) and Marinette Marine (littoral Navy ships)…and how those jobs go away as fast as they appear when the military needs evaporate…well here we go again…except it’s in Ohio, the home of [...]
Do you have friends or relations who work full time and earn $11.53 per hour? Do you know people who work really hard full time and make less than $11.53 per hour? Do you feel that’s a reasonable full time hourly rate? Is it livable rate?
Now, why am I picking on $11.53 per hour? [...]