Indian-American Congressman Ro Khanna Member of Key House Committees

Washington D.C.: Congressman Ro Khanna is a member of the House Armed Services, Budget, and Oversight Committees. The House Armed Services Committee has jurisdiction for laws pertaining to the United States military and also exercises oversight on the annual national defense budget. The Budget Committee drafts the annual budget resolution that sets revenue and spending … Read moreIndian-American Congressman Ro Khanna Member of Key House Committees

Senator Kamala Harris Announces Presidential Bid

Washington D.C.: The Indian American community is pleased to announce that Kamala Harris is running for President in 2020. Her mother, a breast cancer scientist, immigrated to the United States from Chennai. Her father, a Stanford University economics professor, emigrated from Jamaica. Senator Harris has been serving in the U.S. Senate since 2017. She previously … Read moreSenator Kamala Harris Announces Presidential Bid

DOL OFCCP Against Oracle

https://1.gravatar.com/avatar/7c779e7cbbc292956e04361f432b5cab?s=96&d=identicon&r=GBack during the Obama administration, the Dept. of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs starting bring suits against some major tech industry players regarding various discrimination charges, in many cases related to the H-1B work visa. Remarkably, OFCCP has been able to continue this work under the Trump administration. Their latest move is even … Read moreDOL OFCCP Against Oracle

The Fight Against $15 Is Built on Nothing

Using outdated, disproven research, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta told the Wall Street Journal that raising wages kills jobs. Why doesn’t anyone call him out on his trickle-down BS? Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta can’t see the evidence, even when it’s right under his nose. When Democrats took control of the House of Representatives this month, one of … Read moreThe Fight Against $15 Is Built on Nothing

Press Release: CPA Pushes for Trade-Competitive Tax Policies

Urges Congress to consider pro-American tax reform  Washington. The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) is asking Congress to improve the federal tax system to promote US trade competitiveness. In a letter to both the Senate Finance and House Ways & Means Committees, CPA pressed for consideration of both a destination-based Sales Factor Apportionment tax … Read morePress Release: CPA Pushes for Trade-Competitive Tax Policies

What Do We Know about Mega Metros?

Not only does BLS produce nationwide economic indicators, but we also have a treasure trove of data for metropolitan areas across the country. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 62.9 percent of our country’s 325.7 million people live in incorporated places. To celebrate our metro areas, we looked at the data for our six largest … Read moreWhat Do We Know about Mega Metros?

Just say no to the two-minutes hate

When the media claimed that white Catholic Trump-supporting boys mocked an elderly American Indian at a demonstration, several of my fellow conservatives participated in the two-minutes hate against the boys, fanning the flames of Outrage Culture with over-the-top condemnations. After the story collapsed, apologies of the “I shouldn’t have rushed to judgment” variety were issued. One … Read moreJust say no to the two-minutes hate

Tulsi Gabbard, Longtime friend of Indian Americans, to Run for President in 2020

Washington D.C.: Tulsi Gabbard, a longtime friend of India and Indian Americans, has announced she will run for President in 2020. Congresswoman Gabbard was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012. USINPAC supported her candidacy and was pleased that she quickly advocated for India and Indian Americans while serving on the House Foreign … Read moreTulsi Gabbard, Longtime friend of Indian Americans, to Run for President in 2020

Is the American Dream a lie? (with Christian Cooper and Khiara Bridges)

Is the American Dream dead? Is economic mobility a myth? The foundational promise of America is that anyone, if they work hard and play by the rules, can enjoy a secure, middle-class life. Christian Cooper and Khiara Bridges join us to discuss the prevailing narrative that we each control our own economic destiny. Christian Cooper: … Read moreIs the American Dream a lie? (with Christian Cooper and Khiara Bridges)

Is the American Dream a lie? (with Christian Cooper and Khiara Bridges)

Is the American Dream dead? Is economic mobility a myth? The foundational promise of America is that anyone, if they work hard and play by the rules, can enjoy a secure, middle-class life. Christian Cooper and Khiara Bridges join us to discuss the prevailing narrative that we each control our own economic destiny. Christian Cooper: … Read moreIs the American Dream a lie? (with Christian Cooper and Khiara Bridges)

BONUS: Marching orders for new legislators

As newly elected Democrats across the country enter their respective capitol buildings for the first time, Civic Ventures president Zach Silk and former Washington State legislator (and Civic Ventures senior VP) Jessyn Farrell offer advice for what they should prioritize – and it starts with economic policies that help the broad majority. Further reading: https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/08/14/democrats-must-reclaim-the-center-by-moving-hard-left-219354

BONUS: Marching orders for new legislators

As newly elected Democrats across the country enter their respective capitol buildings for the first time, Civic Ventures president Zach Silk and former Washington State legislator (and Civic Ventures senior VP) Jessyn Farrell offer advice for what they should prioritize – and it starts with economic policies that help the broad majority. Further reading: https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/08/14/democrats-must-reclaim-the-center-by-moving-hard-left-219354

[BONUS] Quick Pitch: Marching Orders for New Legislators

As newly elected Democrats across the country enter their respective capitol buildings for the first time, Civic Ventures president Zach Silk and former Washington State legislator (and Civic Ventures senior VP) Jessyn Farrell offer advice for what they should prioritize – and it starts with economic policies that help the broad majority. Further reading: https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/08/14/democrats-must-reclaim-the-center-by-moving-hard-left-219354

Celebrating the International Year of the Periodic Table

The United Nations (U.N.) proclaims 2019 the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements. As Jean-Paul Ngome-Abiaga, coordinator for the celebration of the Year at the U.N., says: “The periodic table of chemical elements is one of the most important and influential achievements in modern science reflecting the essence not only of chemistry, … Read moreCelebrating the International Year of the Periodic Table

Where does economic growth really come from? (with W. Brian Arthur and Cesar Hidalgo)

Is economic growth all about money, trade, and GDP, or are healthy economies built on a different foundation? In this episode, economist W. Brian Arthur and MIT physicist Cesar Hidalgo explain why human knowledge, knowhow, and innovation are the best measures of rising prosperity and future economic growth. Guest Bios W. Brian Arthur: Economist credited … Read moreWhere does economic growth really come from? (with W. Brian Arthur and Cesar Hidalgo)

Where does economic growth really come from? (with W. Brian Arthur and Cesar Hidalgo)

Is economic growth all about money, trade, and GDP, or are healthy economies built on a different foundation? In this episode, economist W. Brian Arthur and MIT physicist Cesar Hidalgo explain why human knowledge, knowhow, and innovation are the best measures of rising prosperity and future economic growth. Guest BiosW. Brian Arthur: Economist credited with … Read moreWhere does economic growth really come from? (with W. Brian Arthur and Cesar Hidalgo)

Where does economic growth really come from?

Is economic growth all about money, trade, and GDP, or are healthy economies built on a different foundation? In this episode, economist W. Brian Arthur and MIT physicist Cesar Hidalgo explain why human knowledge, knowhow, and innovation are the best measures of rising prosperity and future economic growth. Guest BiosW. Brian Arthur: Economist credited with … Read moreWhere does economic growth really come from?

Visa Bulletin Predictions: February 2019

The Visa Office of the Department of State is responsible for publishing visa bulletins each month. Occasionally, the Visa Office also provides their predictions on cut-off date movement in the coming months. In the February, 2019 Visa Bulletin, DOS offered their predictions for monthly cutoff dates movement. This is what each category may potentially advance … Read moreVisa Bulletin Predictions: February 2019

Walter

I want to make sure you hear this powerful statement Walter shared in this interview: “Who suffers? The elderly, the vets, more homeless, more minorities. Minorities, once you’re out here, it don’t matter what color you are. It doesn’t matter … Continue reading → The post Walter appeared first on Invisible People.

Think Big or Go Home

Why whiny pundits like Max Boot are missing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s point On the left: Congressperson Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. On the right: Max Boot, probably. “I feel a little guilty writing this column,” conservative Washington Post columnist and unrepentant hat-wearer Max Boot wrote yesterday, “because [New York Congressperson Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez] has already gotten more publicity than she … Read moreThink Big or Go Home

Why This Counts: What Types of Jobs Are in the U.S. Labor Market?

Ever wonder how many accountants there are in the United States? Or how much an occupational therapist gets paid? Or maybe you already have a job, but you’re thinking about working somewhere new. What areas or industries have the highest pay for your occupation? We have the answers to these questions, plus much, much more! … Read moreWhy This Counts: What Types of Jobs Are in the U.S. Labor Market?

No. 982: Stock Market, December 2018 Employment and Unemployment, Monetary Conditions

• One Cannot Fool Main Street, U.S.A., With Media Hype; Average Person Has a Stable, Solid Opinion as to How He or She Is Doing • Federal Reserve Has Not Eased Its Tightening Policies, and the Economy Continues to Turn to the Downside, Sinking Anew • Benchmarked Headline December 2018 U.3 Unemployment Jumped by 0.2%, … Read moreNo. 982: Stock Market, December 2018 Employment and Unemployment, Monetary Conditions

How should we measure the economy? (with Diane Coyle)

Pop quiz: What does “GDP” stand for? And now, quickly: what the hell does “gross domestic product” even mean? It turns out, the way we measure the economy changes the way we manage the economy, so if we want to broadly improve the lives of all Americans we need to measure the things that really … Read moreHow should we measure the economy? (with Diane Coyle)

How should we measure the economy? (with Diane Coyle)

Pop quiz: What does “GDP” stand for? And now, quickly: what the hell does “gross domestic product” even mean? It turns out, the way we measure the economy changes the way we manage the economy, so if we want to broadly improve the lives of all Americans we need to measure the things that really … Read moreHow should we measure the economy? (with Diane Coyle)

Whatever happened to the middle class? (with Heather Boushey and Matthew Stewart)

The American middle class is shrinking and, contrary to popular belief, globalization and automation are not to blame. Far from inevitable, skyrocketing inequality is a choice. In this episode, we look at the policy choices that have relentlessly undermined the middle class, and why we desperately need to choose a better future. Heather Boushey: Executive … Read moreWhatever happened to the middle class? (with Heather Boushey and Matthew Stewart)

Whatever happened to the middle class? (with Heather Boushey and Matthew Stewart)

The American middle class is shrinking and, contrary to popular belief, globalization and automation are not to blame. Far from inevitable, skyrocketing inequality is a choice. In this episode, we look at the policy choices that have relentlessly undermined the middle class, and why we desperately need to choose a better future. Heather Boushey: Executive … Read moreWhatever happened to the middle class? (with Heather Boushey and Matthew Stewart)

Whatever happened to the middle class?

The American middle class is shrinking and, contrary to popular belief, globalization and automation are not to blame. Far from inevitable, skyrocketing inequality is a choice. In this episode, we look at the policy choices that have relentlessly undermined the middle class, and why we desperately need to choose a better future. Heather Boushey: Executive … Read moreWhatever happened to the middle class?