I tried looking at debt as a tool for financial self-sustainability, in one of the exploratory research study conducted across 10 states in India. During the field survey, I found that individuals, don’t have much…
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and LifeWell Living Center, LLC have reached a voluntary conciliation agreement to resolve allegations of disability discrim¬ination raised by a former employee, the federal agency said today.
U.S. Department of Commerce Extends Huawei Temporary General License KCPullen@doc.gov Mon, 11/18/2019 – 11:45 Trade enforcement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, November 18, 2019 Office of Public Affairs (202) 482-4883 firstname.lastname@example.org Today, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce announced that it will extend for 90 days the Temporary General … Read moreU.S. Department of Commerce Extends Huawei Temporary General License
Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey, Inc., which provides job opportunities to people with disabilities, will pay $65,000 and furnish other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today.
Editor’s note: This video by the American Institute of Steel Construction is a vivid illustration of how we wrongly give up whole US industries that pay large numbers of workers well. When we lose those jobs, we diminish the purchasing power of whole communities because wages are pushed down regionally. And we lose innovation for … Read moreDefend America’s Fabricated Steel Industry
Editor’s note: China is not just another country. It is a bad actor. It is a threat. Appeasement and engagement failed. Decoupling is needed. And containment. We can no longer enable the Xi regime with trade and investment. More than 400 pages of internal Chinese documents provide an unprecedented inside look at the crackdown on … Read more‘Absolutely No Mercy’: Leaked Files Expose How China Organized Mass Detentions of Muslims
The government has brought in major reforms to boost investment climate in the country for becoming a $5-trillion economy, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in Parliament on Monday. Sitharaman said India’s gross domestic product growth during 2014-19 averaged 7.5 per cent, which was the highest among G-20 countries.
Editor’s note: A good piece on why trade deficits and offshoring are stupid and a recipe for national decline. Offshoring by American companies has destroyed our manufacturing base and our capacity to develop new products and processes. It’s time for a national industrial policy.
Editor’s note: Our Job Quality Index is picked up in Nevada as commentators start to think about how job growth can happen without improving the economy. Perhaps it can help local regions turn away from creating service sector jobs in economic planning. Politicians love to cite a falling unemployment rate as evidence of the wisdom … Read more‘Job quality index’ may help explain why Nevada grows poorer as it grows
We’ve previously reported on the shocking way newly released prisoners have been treated in the UK, being given tents and sleeping bags to use on their first night out because no social housing is available for them. As bad as … Continue reading → The post The Well-Worn Path from Prison to Homelessness appeared first … Read moreThe Well-Worn Path from Prison to Homelessness
[S9 E44] Political Strategy for Transition This week on Economic Update, Professor Wolff discusses a political strategy for transition beyond capitalism to an economy based on democratic worker-owned co-operatives. The first half explores…READ MORE
HyreCar Alternatives & Competitors There are a lot of services out there that pair with or complement the rideshare services jobs out there. Four of them are HyreCar, Turo, Fair and Lyft Express. I’m going to break them all down, describe their services and then do a compare and contrast of the four services. One … Read moreHYRECAR vs. TURO vs. FAIR vs. LYFT EXPRESS (Comparison)
Heavy industries and public enterprises minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday said a total of 11.7 million vehicles of all categories were sold this year as against 14.1 million units in the April-September 2018 period, but festive demand this year led to a 0.3 per cent growth in the passenger vehicles segment.
Debt-ridden telecom operator Vodafone Idea on Monday said it will raise mobile services rates from December 1 in the wake of ongoing financial stress. “To ensure that its customers continue to enjoy world class digital experiences, Vodafone Idea will suitably increase the prices of its tariffs effective December 1, 2019,” Vodafone Idea said in a … Read moreVodafone Idea to raise mobile services rates
The Chinese Brought This On Themselves By Permitting US NGOs To Take Over Hong Kong https://www.rt.com/news/473641-hong-kong-protests-arrow/ The post The Chinese Brought This On Themselves By Permitting US NGOs To Take Over Hong Kong appeared first on PaulCraigRoberts.org.
Biased English “Judge” Removed from Assange Case http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/52548.htm http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/52555.htm The post Biased English “Judge” Removed from Assange Case appeared first on PaulCraigRoberts.org.
Female Athletes Are a Thing of the Past https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URz-RYEOaig The post Female Athletes Are a Thing of the Past appeared first on PaulCraigRoberts.org.
I’ve successfully managed to post the clown car update every Monday since January, but today is going to break the string thanks to a task that took up several hours on Sunday. But tomorrow should still see a one-day late Clown Car Update, so the weekly streak will continue. Instead, enjoy a handful of tweets … Read moreThere Is No Clown Car, Only Zuul
Cover Photo courtesy: India Club at Georgia Tech New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) The number of Indians studying in the US increased by almost three per cent over the last year to 202,014, — the sixth consecutive year marking such growth. According to the 2019 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange released on Monday, … Read moreNumber of Indian students in the US surpassed 200,000: Report
India’s information technology services companies may shed 30,000 to 40,000 middle-level employees this year as growth slows down, IT industry veteran T V Mohandas Pai said on Monday. The former chief financial officer of IT major Infosys Ltd termed these job losses as once-in-five-years normal phenomenon with maturing of the industry.
For too long, the individualist rhetoric of “self-care” has crowded out our sense of working collectively for shared goals. Comradeship is about our responsibility to each other — and it makes us better and stronger than we could ever be alone. Supporters of the textile workers’ strike outside a US Army recruitment booth in Washington … Read moreWe Need Comrades
New Jersey’s labor department is seeking more than $640 million from Uber for allegedly misclassifying drivers as independent contractors. The department informed Uber that it owes $523 million in overdue taxes from the last four years and fines and interest of $119 million.
Los Angeles educators voted last week to endorse Bernie Sanders for president. Arlene Inouye of United Teachers Los Angeles speaks to us about the significance of their historic endorsement and the urgency of this political moment. Educators, parents, students, and supporters of the Los Angeles teachers strike wave and cheer in Grand Park on January … Read more“Every Union Should Consider Endorsing Bernie”
Fathima Latheef has left her family shattered, her institution shaken and the rest of us furiously punching in messages in WhatsApp groups. The IIT-Madras student’s suicide had my group of St Joseph’s schoolmates taking a…
The US continues to be a popular destination for Indian students, though fewer are flying out because of unfriendly visa and immigration policies. The Indian student population in the US went up by 2.9% in 2018-19, as compared to 5.4% in 2017-18. The slide is reflected in the fall in fresh enrolments.
If its plans are carried out, Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party will radically transform the UK’s economic geography — shifting power and wealth out of a few tiny corners of London, and placing both into the hands of workers across the country. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn stands with Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell after his major … Read moreLabour Can Make a Radically Fairer Britain
A scratch on skin, a hug to my son, combing my hair, raising up from my chair, lifting a glass to sip water/tea, a walk on road, wiping a tear from my eye, lighting a…
1. Ideas from “We’ve no Idea – A guide to the Universe”: Scientists have made tremendous progress, in the last century, to understand how the universe and nature work but they now realize that there…
Sri Lanka voted decisively over the weekend to elect Gotabaya Rajapaksa as its new President. This marks the return of the Rajapaksa clan to the centre stage of Sri Lankan politics. Gotabaya’s elder brother Mahinda…
Rejecting the principle of uncertainty at the heart of quantum mechanics, Einstein reportedly said “God does not play dice with the Universe,” to which Niels Bohr rejoindered, “Please stop telling God what to do.” That…
Hoynes, Miller and Simon (2015), henceforth HMS, report that the national expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is associated with decreases in low birth weight. We question their findings. HMS’s difference-in-differences estimates are unidentified in some comparisons, while failed placebo tests undermine others. Their effects lack a plausible mechanism as the association between … Read moreThe Earned Income Tax Credit and Infant Health Revisited — by Daniel L. Dench, Theodore J. Joyce
A literature has found that medical providers inflate bills and report more conditions given financial incentives. We evaluate whether Medicare reimbursement incentives are driven more by bill inflation or coding costs. Medicare reformed its payment mechanism for inpatient hospitalizations in 2007, increasing coding costs. We first examine whether increased extra reimbursements from reporting more diagnoses … Read moreHow do Hospitals Respond to Payment Incentives? — by Gautam Gowrisankaran, Keith A. Joiner, Jianjing Lin
Over the past 20 years, elite colleges in the US have seen dramatic increases in applications. We provide context for part of this trend using detailed data on Harvard University that was unsealed as part of the SFFA v. Harvard lawsuit. We show that Harvard encourages applications from many students who effectively have no chance … Read moreRecruit to Reject? Harvard and African American Applicants — by Peter Arcidiacono, Josh Kinsler, Tyler Ransom
By exploiting variation in state capital gains taxation as an instrument, we analyze the economic consequences of housing speculation during the U.S. housing boom in the 2000s. We find that housing speculation, anchored, in part, on extrapolation of past housing price changes, led not only to greater price appreciation, economic expansions, and housing construction during … Read moreEconomic Consequences of Housing Speculation — by Zhenyu Gao, Michael Sockin, Wei Xiong
We provide novel systematic evidence on the extent and terms of direct lending by nonbank financial institutions, and explore whether banks are still special in lending to informationally opaque firms. Analyzing hand-collected data for a random sample of publicly-traded middle-market firms during the 2010-2015 period, we show that nonbank lending is widespread, with 32% of … Read moreNonbank Lending — by Sergey Chernenko, Isil Erel, Robert Prilmeier