Spurring Innovation During National Entrepreneurship Month

Spurring Innovation During National Entrepreneurship Month November 29, 2018 kcpullen@doc.gov Thu, 11/29/2018 – 18:02 Intellectual property Space commerce Weather and satellites Graphic on National Entrepreneurship Month By: Karen Dunn Kelley American ingenuity has powered our nation through advances in technologies such as integrated circuits, personal computers, and the Internet. Through recessions and economic booms, innovation … Read moreSpurring Innovation During National Entrepreneurship Month

Making Things Worse

Sorry, everyone, but this will be another “Told ya so!” post, commentary on yesterday’s unanimous jury decision in favor of Tata Consultancy Services, finding that TCS does not discriminate against US workers. I’ve long warned activist critics of the H-1B work visa program that they were shooting themselves in the foot with their obsession with … Read moreMaking Things Worse

We’ve reached full generality

A perplexing tweet has been making the rounds: Immigration is a reproductive justice issue. Everyone should be allowed to live in freedom and without fear. #DreamActNow — Planned Parenthood (@PPFA) November 9, 2017 An old cliche in Washington is to pretend that one’s pet issue is a matter of national security, or of public health, … Read moreWe’ve reached full generality

AABB accredited laboratory testing; Rapid DNA prototype Accelerated Nuclear DNA Equipment by NetBio; Rapid DNA prototype RapidHIT200 by IntegenX

Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection: AABB Accredited Laboratory Testing; Rapid DNA Prototype Accelerated Nuclear DNA Equipment (ANDE) by NetBio; Rapid DNA Prototype RapidHIT200 by IntegenX Please follow and like us:

Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection: Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal

Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection: Application for Asylum and for Withholding of RemovalAgency Information Collection Activities; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection: Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal Please follow and like us:

Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance

The Economic Development Administration (EDA) has received petitions for certification of eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance from the firms listed below. Accordingly, EDA has initiated investigations to determine whether increased imports into the United States of articles like or directly competitive with those produced by each of the firms contributed importantly to the … Read moreNotice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance

British Council Marks 70th Anniversary with 70 Words of Indian Origin That Are Part of Oxford English Dictionary

MUMBAI—British Council, the UK’s international organization for educational opportunities and cultural relations, celebrated 70 years of its association with India Nov. 23 through a cultural extravaganza in Mumbai. As part of the celebrations, the British Council announced the launch of… Please follow and like us:

Paul Romer Is Computer Illiterate?

I’ve often wondered what Nobel laureates “do for an encore.” Are they content to do mundane work? Or do they step up their work as public intellectuals? Maybe just enjoy their reign as deans of their fields? Thus I read with interest yesterday’s Wall Street Journal op-ed, “Government Can Do More to Support Science and … Read morePaul Romer Is Computer Illiterate?

Celebrate and Support Small Businesses

Celebrate and Support Small Businesses November 21, 2018 kcpullen@doc.gov Wed, 11/21/2018 – 11:44 Minority business growth Saturday, November 24, 2018 is Small Business Saturday® – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. Please join the SBA and organizations across the country in supporting your local small business … Read moreCelebrate and Support Small Businesses

Census Bureau’s Emergency Response Team Ready With Data

Census Bureau’s Emergency Response Team Ready With Data November 13, 2018 kcpullen@doc.gov Wed, 11/21/2018 – 11:36 Population statistics Census Bureau collects data year-round for emergency management professionals at the federal, state and local levels. U.S. Census Bureau The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Census Bureau blog When major wildfires broke out in northern and southern California last week, Ron … Read moreCensus Bureau’s Emergency Response Team Ready With Data

Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Increases in all 50 States in 2nd Quarter of 2018

Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Increases in all 50 States in 2nd Quarter of 2018 November 14, 2018 kcpullen@doc.gov Wed, 11/21/2018 – 11:18 Economic indicators BEA Graphic on Real GDP by State for 2018.  The following is a cross-post from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased in all 50 … Read moreReal Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Increases in all 50 States in 2nd Quarter of 2018

Don’t Fall for the Trickle-down Opposition to Nancy Pelosi

Congress has many shades of blue. It boils down to one question: Why give conservative Democrats the Speaker of the House that they want? There’s a reason only one Speaker of the House has ever become President of the United States: you don’t always make decisions that your constituents or your party appreciates. In fact, Speaker of … Read moreDon’t Fall for the Trickle-down Opposition to Nancy Pelosi

New Interactive Market Diversification Tool Identifies Top Potential Markets for U.S. Businesses

Jean Janicke is Director of ITA’s Office of Trade Negotiations & Analysis U.S. companies produce some of the most innovative and high-quality products in the world.  But how does a company figure out where in the world to go next to sell its product?  What if the market conditions change for your current exports and … Read moreNew Interactive Market Diversification Tool Identifies Top Potential Markets for U.S. Businesses

New Measures of Prices for Global Trade

How do prices for U.S. manufacturing exports compare to prices for goods manufactured abroad? How has the balance of export and import prices between the United States and Mexico changed over time? BLS has new measures to answer these and other questions on the competitiveness of U.S. production. We have published data on import and … Read moreNew Measures of Prices for Global Trade

Two new papers on immigrant assimilation

Today the Center for Immigration Studies published a new study from me on the grandchildren of low-skill immigrants. Do they close the socioeconomic gap? From the executive summary: The intergenerational assimilation of low-skill immigrants is an important issue in the broader immigration debate. If the children and grandchildren of low-skill immigrants eventually rise to the … Read moreTwo new papers on immigrant assimilation

How Universal Basic Income Solves Widespread Insecurity and Radical Inequality

By Daniel Nettle “Can we not find a method of combining [the advantages of anarchism and socialism]? It seems to me that we can
[…]. The plan we are advocating amounts essentially to this: that a […] The post How Universal Basic Income Solves Widespread Insecurity and Radical Inequality appeared first on Evonomics. Please follow and … Read moreHow Universal Basic Income Solves Widespread Insecurity and Radical Inequality

How Universal Basic Income Solves Widespread Insecurity and Radical Inequality

By Daniel Nettle “Can we not find a method of combining [the advantages of anarchism and socialism]? It seems to me that we can
[…]. The plan we are advocating amounts essentially to this: that a […] The post How Universal Basic Income Solves Widespread Insecurity and Radical Inequality appeared first on Evonomics. Please follow and … Read moreHow Universal Basic Income Solves Widespread Insecurity and Radical Inequality

Spotlight on Commerce: Robyn Diehl, Training Specialist in the International Trade Administration

Spotlight on Commerce: Robyn Diehl, Training Specialist in the International Trade Administration November 9, 2018 kcpullen@doc.gov Fri, 11/09/2018 – 13:39 Export and investment promotion Spotlight on Commerce: Robyn Diehl, Training Specialist in the International Trade Administration Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce … Read moreSpotlight on Commerce: Robyn Diehl, Training Specialist in the International Trade Administration

Spotlight on Commerce: Dawn Taylor, Management and Program Analyst, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)

Spotlight on Commerce: Dawn Taylor, Management and Program Analyst, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) November 9, 2018 kcpullen@doc.gov Fri, 11/09/2018 – 12:14 Export and investment promotion Spotlight on Commerce: Dawn Taylor, Management and Program Analyst, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting … Read moreSpotlight on Commerce: Dawn Taylor, Management and Program Analyst, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)

100 years after World War I: What’s the Labor Market Status of Our Veterans in 2018?

As we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I — at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 — we also want to honor our current veterans. In honor of Veterans Day, here are our most up-to-date statistics about veterans: In October 2018, 19.1 million … Read more100 years after World War I: What’s the Labor Market Status of Our Veterans in 2018?

Spotlight on Commerce: Warren Anderson, International Trade Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service – St. Louis

Spotlight on Commerce: Warren Anderson, International Trade Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service – St. Louis November 9, 2018 kcpullen@doc.gov Fri, 11/09/2018 – 11:32 Export and investment promotion Warren Anderson, International Trade Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service – St. Louis Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of … Read moreSpotlight on Commerce: Warren Anderson, International Trade Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service – St. Louis

Congratulations, Democrats, You Won! Now What?

Last night’s elections offered a winning five-point plan for Democrats to follow in 2020 The best election night party in Seattle last night was the Yes on 940 celebration in Columbia City. Nobody is better at making a win sound like a loss than Democrats. In last night’s midterm elections, Americans voted to send more than 100 … Read moreCongratulations, Democrats, You Won! Now What?