Making News: Major New Trade & Antitrust Article Now On-Line…& 3 Podcasts!

I’m pleased to announce the publication of a major freelance article tying together two so-far generally separate areas of American economic policy.  Featured in the Summer issue of American Affairs, it makes the case for using trade policy to reduce the levels of foreign competition faced by U.S. businesses and workers, and using more vigorous … Read moreMaking News: Major New Trade & Antitrust Article Now On-Line…& 3 Podcasts!

The Politics of Personality

The election of Donald Trump planted a loud and divisive lightning rod into the middle of our political discourse. Everything in American politics now is channeled through this billionaire/reality TV star, and how one feels about him. It is not about issues now, not even the limited issues Americans are allowed to discuss. The social justice warriors … Read moreThe Politics of Personality

World Trade Month: Honoring the Role of Intellectual Property in Sports

Jessica Pomper is an International Trade Specialist in the Office of Intellectual Property Rights at the International Trade Administration Regardless of whether you love or hate the New England Patriots, I’m sure you saw Tom Brady’s jersey everywhere the days leading up to and immediately following the Super Bowl. But how sure are you that … Read moreWorld Trade Month: Honoring the Role of Intellectual Property in Sports

South Asian population in the US grew a staggering 40% in 7 years, says survey

NRI Pulse Staff Report Atlanta, GA, May 20, 2019: The South Asian communities in the US are growing almost as fast as they are changing, according to South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT), which released its demographic snapshot recently. SAALT is a national, nonpartisan, non-profit organization that fights for racial justice and advocates for the … Read moreSouth Asian population in the US grew a staggering 40% in 7 years, says survey

Tech Jobs Lead to the Middle Class. Just Not for the Masses.

Excerpt: “The idea that tech jobs are going to create a substantial middle class anytime in the foreseeable future is unrealistic”. Brittney Ball was living in a homeless shelter with her baby when she learned of a one-year program offering technical training, professional skills and an internship. She took the plunge. Please follow and like … Read moreTech Jobs Lead to the Middle Class. Just Not for the Masses.

Indian-American suspect charged with bank robbery after car chase

NRI Pulse Staff Report Atlanta, GA, May 20, 2019: A 29-year-old Indian-American man in Connecticut was charged after a bank robbery and a car chase with police on Friday. Nirav Patel was charged with second-degree robbery, fourth-degree larceny, first-degree reckless endangerment, evading responsibility of an accident, engaging police in a pursuit, reckless driving and failure … Read moreIndian-American suspect charged with bank robbery after car chase

Uber Tells Drivers to Shut Up with Quiet Mode

Uber recently unveiled Quiet Mode, in which passengers can request a ‘quiet Uber ride’ guaranteed to provide them a driver who won’t engage in chit-chat. Senior RSG contributor Jay Cradeur shares his thoughts on Uber Quiet Mode and what it says about the state of drivers. I don’t know why I am so irritated by this latest … Read moreUber Tells Drivers to Shut Up with Quiet Mode

Graham Border Bill Would End Human Trafficking, Tighten Labor Markets, Ease Hospital and School Overcrowding

Better late than never – words that apply to Sen. Lindsey Graham’s new bill that calls for a major overhaul in the nation’s antiquated laws that have created a porous border. On May 15, Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Graham (R-SC) announced the Secure and Protect Act of 2019 to strengthen border security. Congress has known … Read moreGraham Border Bill Would End Human Trafficking, Tighten Labor Markets, Ease Hospital and School Overcrowding

Rep. Axne Supports Legislation to Lower Taxes for Gold Star Families

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) signed onto legislation to provide tax relief to the surviving spouses and children of fallen service members. The bipartisan Gold Star Family Tax Relief Act (H.R. 2481) seeks to fix a consequence of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that is causing Gold Star families to see … Read moreRep. Axne Supports Legislation to Lower Taxes for Gold Star Families

Why a Tax the U.S. Hasn’t Embraced Has Found Favor in Much of the World

Editors note: This is a very good article making the case for a VAT. CPA favors Implementing a VAT (aka goods and services tax) to counter the Trade competitiveness impacts of other countries VATs. A study found that an effort by the country’s tax authority to determine the extent of fraud in value-added tax collections … Read moreWhy a Tax the U.S. Hasn’t Embraced Has Found Favor in Much of the World

How Are Our Older Workers Doing?

May is Older Americans Month. Who are we calling old? The Bureau of Labor Statistics, for one. Next month we will celebrate our 135th birthday. Now that’s old! And we’ve been providing gold-standard information the entire time. Today we are focusing on people age 65 and older. In honor of Older Americans Month, let’s examine some … Read moreHow Are Our Older Workers Doing?

Understanding the Different Variations of Homelessness

A city street. A sleeping bag. A cart full of clothes. A sign asking for help. A cup or bucket for collections. Sadness on the side of the road. These are the images we often correlate with homelessness. They are … Continue reading → The post Understanding the Different Variations of Homelessness appeared first on … Read moreUnderstanding the Different Variations of Homelessness

Labor Department Faces Blowback After Gig Economy Opinion Letter

According to Bloomberg Law’s weekly “Punching In” column (an absolute must-read each week) that published today, some congressional leaders are not too pleased with the Labor Department after it published an opinion letter a few weeks ago confirming that certain workers for an unnamed gig economy company were properly classified as independent contractors. As we … Read moreLabor Department Faces Blowback After Gig Economy Opinion Letter

Amul to hike milk prices by Rs 2 per litre

The Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) which markets dairy products under brand Amul on Monday decided to hike milk prices by Rs 2 per litre across all six brands. The milk prices will soar in all major markets of the country including Delhi-NCR, Gujarat, West Bengal, Kolkata, Maharashtra among others from Tuesday onwards. Please … Read moreAmul to hike milk prices by Rs 2 per litre

Blackbuck case: Fresh notices to Tabu, Sonali, Saif, Neelam

Jaipur, May 20 (IANS) The Rajasthan High Court on Monday served fresh notices to Bollywood stars Tabu, Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Neelam Kothari and Dushyant Kumar, a local resident, in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case following the state government’s appeal against their acquittal. On the state government’s plea, the High Court earlier issued notices to … Read moreBlackbuck case: Fresh notices to Tabu, Sonali, Saif, Neelam

Tata Motors Q4 net profit dips 49% to Rs 1,109 crore

Homegrown auto major Tata Motors on Monday reported 49 per cent decline in consolidated net profit to Rs 1,108.66 crore for the fourth quarter ended March 31. The company had posted a consolidated net profit of Rs 2,175.16 crore in the same period previous fiscal, it said in a regulatory filing. Total income during the … Read moreTata Motors Q4 net profit dips 49% to Rs 1,109 crore

EarthX 2019: Having Necessary Conversations about Population Growth, Sprawl, and Vanishing Open Spaces

Mon, May 20th 2019 @ 7:08 am EDT  by  Christy Shaw My first EarthX in Dallas was fun and rewarding and, at times, challenging. Even at an event highlighting efforts to better protect the environment, it is still a challenge to convince some that addressing the effects of immigration-driven population growth must be part of … Read moreEarthX 2019: Having Necessary Conversations about Population Growth, Sprawl, and Vanishing Open Spaces

Investors richer by Rs 5.33L cr after exit polls

Investor wealth soared by more than Rs 5.33 lakh crore as the benchmark BSE Sensex sprinted more than 1,422 points Monday after exit polls predicted a return of the NDA government led by the BJP. At the end of Monday’s trading session, the market capitalisation of BSE-listed companies stood at Rs 1,51,86,312.05 crore against Rs … Read moreInvestors richer by Rs 5.33L cr after exit polls

Markets hit record high; Sensex surges 1422 points, Nifty closes above 11,800

Equity indices ended on a record high on Monday as investors cheered exit poll results that showed a likely win for the ruling NDA in the general elections. The benchmark BSE sensex skyrocketed 1,421.90 points or 3.75 per cent to close at 39,352.67, while the broader NSE Nifty moved 421.10 points or 3.69 per cent … Read moreMarkets hit record high; Sensex surges 1422 points, Nifty closes above 11,800