Part of running for President is the contest to tell the best story about the problems of the country. Both Donald Trump and some of his Democratic rivals have spent significant time narrating the economic uncertainty in the lives of all but the richest Americans, a feeling of entrapment and helplessness. The odds that the Democratic Presidential candidate Andrew Yang will last long in the race are slim, but in the contest to describe what’s wrong with America he has become a compelling and distinctive figure. Yang’s story begins with the displacement of workers by automation. He blames Donald Trump’s 2016 victory on the loss of four million manufacturing jobs in swing states. The loss of jobs, he emphasizes, has not been limited to manufacturing. Technology has taken revenue from malls, from newspapers, from taxi-drivers. For Yang, our country’s divisions are a purely economic story, with other problems—nastiness, racism, misogyny, bad ideas—caused … [Read more...] about How Andrew Yang’s Robot Apocalypse Can Heal a Divided Nation
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A shopper looks at extension cords at B&C Ace hardware store, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, in Grass Valley, Calif., in preparation of the planned Pacific Gas & Electric power shutdown scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday. (Elias Funez/The Union via AP) less A shopper looks at extension cords at B&C Ace hardware store, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, in Grass Valley, Calif., in preparation of the planned Pacific Gas & Electric power shutdown scheduled for Wednesday and ... more Photo: Elias Funez, AP Photo: Elias Funez, AP Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 A shopper looks at extension cords at B&C Ace hardware store, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, in Grass Valley, Calif., in preparation of the planned Pacific Gas & Electric power shutdown scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday. … [Read more...] about Latest fire-prevention power outage ending in California
Photo: PRWeb Photo: PRWeb Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: PRWeb Leading Global Business Executives Address UN's 2030 Sustainable Development Goals 1 / 1 Back to Gallery NFTE convenes industry panel exploring how young innovators and entrepreneurs can bring about meaningful change in the world. NEW YORK (PRWEB) November 20, 2019 Hosted by NFTE (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship), executives from six leading companies participated in a panel discussion yesterday evening at The Millennium Hilton at One UN Plaza. The event kicked off NFTE’s annual celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week and recognized participants in NFTE’s World Series of Innovation, a global competition that challenges young people to develop innovative … [Read more...] about Leading Global Business Executives Address UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals
With an ailing economy, nearly double-digit unemployment and a sense among Washington lawmakers that something, anything, must be done to “create” jobs, politicians of both political stripes have turned to “green” jobs as the panacea to cure all ills. The president has promised $2.3 billion here, $3 billion there, and we’ve certainly all witnessed an endless stream of public statements touting the virtues of “green” jobs. So, with all this media attention, taxpayer resources and political capital dedicated to “green” jobs, many Americans find themselves asking the question: what exactly is a green job?In short, there is no true definition for a green job—even the Department of Labor admits that. Is a scientist working on the newest innovations in windmill technology a holder of a green job? How about the worker who burns 200 gallons of diesel fuel to transport that turbine to the installation site? Many Americans are … [Read more...] about What, exactly, is a ‘green’ job?
Photo: AP Photo: AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: AP MSNBC and Washington Post Air Strong, Substantial Democratic Debate (Column) 1 / 1 Back to Gallery The Democratic party primary debate in Atlanta ran long (by about 20 minutes) and had a crowded stage of 10 candidates — and yet, relatively speaking, flew by efficiently. After a passel of debates that had been wildly oversubscribed and caught fire more for personality conflict than policy difference, the MSNBC and Washington Post debate was rigorously moderated and governed by questions intended to draw out differences of belief rather than of rhetorical style. It was a refreshing change, and a signal that the debate calendar may be shifting into its more serious season. The … [Read more...] about MSNBC and Washington Post Air Strong, Substantial Democratic Debate (Column)