Month: March 2017

How Serious Are You About Products Being “Made In America”?

I would love to see jobs come back and manufacturing get a big boost. It would help the economy and it would help provide more middle income jobs. And the faster jobs return, the better. One of the big promises of the Trump campaign was to restore manufacturing back here in the good ol’ U.S.…
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March 15, 2017 0

Goodbye, Obamacare. Hello, American Healthcare Act.

Unless you were living under a rock all week you heard that the House unveiled their answer to the Affordable Care Act (aka ACA) (aka Obamacare).  So far, the reaction on Capitol Hill has been less than gleeful—not just by the Democrats, but by many Republicans as well.  This is going to be fun to…
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March 9, 2017 0

What, Exactly, Do We Gain From Technology Taking Jobs?

The headlines this week have been full of tech-laden stories that supposedly herald the end of a lot of blue-collar jobs.  Wendy’s is installing customer ordering kiosks in 1,000 locations.  You can now ride a an AI-guided, driver-free Uber in select Midwestern markets.  Google’s robot division has unveiled a new robot that can jump 4’ into…
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March 2, 2017 0

Trump Wants 3% GDP Growth & Immigration Reform. Can He Have Both?

Immigration has been a major focus of the Trump administration throughout the campaign and into the early days of his Presidential term.  To that end, we’ve seen a contentious, possibly unconstitutional, travel ban in the name of national security, increased pressure on sanctuary cities and an escalation of ICE deportation raids.  Though the President has…
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March 2, 2017 0