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President Trump, Inc., a Lawful Business?

June 19, 2017
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President Trump, Inc., a Lawful Business?

An emolument is a gift. The U.S. Constitution says:

                         “no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from

Reality Meets Reality in Global Trading

May 26, 2017
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Reality Meets Reality in Global Trading

Harley-Davidson is the Harley Davidson of motorcycles. It is a symbol of America. It is a big motorcycle with the roar of a lion.

President Trump greeted executives of the company on the White House lawn in February. He said, …

Jobs are Now Looking for Workers

May 24, 2017
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Jobs are Now Looking for Workers

The state of Utah may be the face of the future. There is a shortage of workers for decent jobs.

The ‘unemployment rate’ is the percent of people who are looking for work. In Utah, it is about three percent. …

The Sanction Industry: North Korea, Cuba and the USA

May 17, 2017
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The Sanction Industry: North Korea, Cuba and the USA

What do Kim Jong-un of North Korea, Raul Castro of Cuba and President Donald Trump all have in common? All share the view that free markets and free trade threaten their regimes.

For years other governments have placed sanctions on …

China is Taking Over World Trade – America is Falling Back

May 15, 2017
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China is Taking Over World Trade – America is Falling Back

China has staked a claim. It wants to be the world’s economic superpower. It is proclaiming that global trade is the wave of the future. It is constructing rail lines and tunnels around the world.

It calls its program “One …

Want a Bigger, Stronger Economy? Put More Women to Work

May 8, 2017
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Want a Bigger, Stronger Economy? Put More Women to Work

The U.S. leads the world in some things such as:

Death by Firearms – Science – Research and Development – Weapons Sales – Prison Population – Language Diversity – Food Production – Food Waste.

America does not lead the world …

Add Brazil to Governments in Crisis

May 1, 2017
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Add Brazil to Governments in Crisis

Brazil is in the middle of a crisis Their problem is how to pay for everything.

Brazil and other countries such as France are social welfare states. Their policies tend to support workers. It does not matter if the workers …

Coal and Coal Jobs Are Not Coming Back

April 24, 2017
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Coal and Coal Jobs Are Not Coming Back

Is it important to believe that the president is sincere? Or to think that what he says makes common sense?

President Trump signed a law that let coal mines again dump waste into the water supply. It was a public …

Slavery in Sorting Italian Grapes for Wine

April 13, 2017
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Slavery in Sorting Italian Grapes for Wine

No doubt, Italian wine is good. The story behind that bottle may not be so good. In fact, it is a tale of modern slavery.

The job is picking and sorting grapes. Women do it. Sometimes they do it for …

The H-1B Visa: Good Idea or Scam?

April 5, 2017
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The H-1B Visa: Good Idea or Scam?

What starts off as a good idea can become an industry. The H-1B visa program is one such good idea that has become an industry.

The program started in 1990. The reason for it was a shortage of skilled workers …

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How Well Does Your Pet See?

Here is another way pets are like people. They can have vision problems. Sometimes the symptoms are easy to detect. Your dog or cat...

New Danger: The Bottom of Your Shoes

Do you take off your shoes when you go into someone’s home? Most Americans do not. It is common practice in Japan and Finland....

New Research: What it Means to Become a Mother

There is even a word that describes it. It is “matrescence.” The matrescence period begins during pregnancy and extends into motherhood. The signs can...

An Immigrant Artist in America

Nari Ward is an artist from Jamaica. He lives and works in a former Harlem fire station.

Nari Ward takes everyday objects – most...

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