TAXES ARE FOR THE LITTLE PEOPLE: Howie Carr: Whiny Ivies apoplectic over endowment tax. Ya think Harvard could afford $14 million? After all, their trust-funded professors and legacies are always loftily lecturing the rest of us about how we must pay our “fair share.” It’s an “investment in the future.” And this would be their […]
Trump’s choice for assistant health secretary for policy has a long association with the insurance industry.
The Israel Lobby : Time for a Second Edition Paul Craig Roberts A decade ago in 2007 John J. Mearsheimer, the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science and codirector of the Program on International Security Policy at the University of Chicago, and Stephen M. Walt, the Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of… The post The Israel Lobby: Time for a Second Edition appeared first on PaulCraigRoberts.org.
Roosevelt Room 3:05 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you very much. Very exciting -- and exciting times at the White House. A lot of things happening that are so great for our country. I want to welcome Made in America Week. This is what we call Made in America --right here, and they’re all here. Some of the great business minds, businesses geniuses. Congratulations fellas, that’s not a bad statement. (Laughter.) But they’re right here with us, and I’ll tell you it’s an honor to have them. We’re continuing our celebration of American manufacturing, and it has been something very important to us -- Made in the USA, Made in America -- and our tribute to the skill, dedication, and grit of the American worker. We’re showcasing products from all around the country that are stamped with the beautiful letters "Made in the USA." Today I’m proud to welcome three more great companies -- we’ve had quite a few wonderful companies -- a little smaller generally speaking than yours, but every company is smaller than yours when you get right down to it to it -- to the White House for really a major announcement which you’ll be hearing: Merck, Pfizer, and Corning. These three companies are announcing that pharmaceutical glass packaging will now be made in America. That’s a big step. That’s a big statement. We’re very proud of that. Thank you very much, by the way. And I know they wouldn’t have done it under another administration. I feel confident. These companies have formed a groundbreaking partnership to create thousands of American manufacturing jobs with this innovative new product. It’s an incredible product. Merck, Pfizer, and Corning are coming together to create an advanced pharmaceutical glass packaging operations, which include an immediate investment of at least $500 million and the creation of nearly 1,000 new jobs -- and quickly. The initial investment will be spread across facilities in New York, New Jersey, and a new manufacturing plant in southeast of the United States -- they’re looking right now -- which Corning will be announcing in the coming months, and there’s some pretty good competition. I know they’re going to make a great deal. Eventually, the companies here today expect a total investment in this initiative to reach at least $4 billion and create some 4,000 American jobs. And it’s very innovative on top of it. This initiative will bring a key industry to our shores that for too long has been dominated by foreign countries. We’re moving more and more companies back into the United States, and they’re doing more and more of these products. And that would have been unheard of even a couple of years ago. These companies have achieved a breakthrough in pharmaceutical glass technology that will be used to store and deliver injectable drugs and vials and cartridges. This technology is not only great for American jobs and manufacturing, it’s great for patients who now will have access to safer medicines and vaccines. It’s also great for the healthcare workers who can administer the drugs -- makes it much, much safer for them and safely without having any problems and worrying about vial-breaking, which, as I understand, is a tremendous problem that we’re not going to have anymore. I know that Secretary Price and the FDA are committed to working with innovative companies like these. We have tremendous excitement going on at the FDA. Amazing things are happening there, and I think we’re going to be announcing some of them over the next two months. We’re going to be streamlining, as we have in other industries, regulations so that advancements can reach patients quickly. You’re going to see a big streamlining -- I think you already have. To a large extent, you already have. Very proud of that. I especially want to thank Ken Frazier, Ian Read, and Wendell Weeks -- so three of the great, great leaders of business in this country -- along with all the great people at Merck, Pfizer, and Corning for believing in America and the American workers. This announcement reflects a central theme of my administration that when we invest in America, it’s a win for our companies, our workers, and our nation as a whole. Every day, we are fighting to bring back our jobs, to restore our industry, and to put America first or, as you’ve heard, make America great again. That’s exactly what we’re doing. Some people have heard that expression. It’s been fairly well-used, I think. I want to thank you all for being here, and I want to thank you for your dedication to Made in America. Really appreciate it very much, and I’d like to have you say a few words. Come on up. Thank you. (Applause.) END 3:10 P.M. EDT
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http://www.weforum.org/ Artificial intelligence platforms are transforming the way businesses and governments interact with customers and constituents. As we grant more autonomy to AI to make choices on our behalf, how do we make sure it decides in our best interest? Speakers: - Pascale Fung, Professor, Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong SAR - Vishal Sikka, Chief Executive Officer, Infosys, USA - Kamal Sinclair, Director, New Frontier Lab Programs, Sundance Institute, USA - Wendell Wallach, Scholar, Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, Yale University, USA - Ya-Qin Zhang, President, Baidu.com, People's Republic of China Moderated by: - Sumit Paul-Choudhury, Editor-in-Chief, New Scientist, United Kingdom
Власти Северной Каролины распорядились выплатить многомиллионные компенсации жителям штата, в начале и середине XX века пострадавшим от политики принудительной стерилизации. Возможности иметь детей их лишали в соответствии с популярным тогда учением о сохранении чистоты генофонда населения. Впрочем, евгеникой в США увлекались далеко не только в Северной Каролине — жертвами этой теории стали десятки тысяч американцев. […]
Residents of the Congress Heights section of Washington DC tell of the devastating impact the president’s plan to cut food stamps would have on their families Wendell Britt does not know where he will sleep tonight. It might be a park bench, a pavement, a shelter – “You go to a shelter and they take your fucking phone” – or, if he’s lucky, a friend’s house. “Wherever I lay my head,” he says, wearing a Chicago Bulls cap.The 55-year-old also does not know where his next meal is coming from either – but he does have a lifeline. “Food stamps help me get food in my stomach,” he said this week. “They help a lot of people.” Continue reading...
http://www.weforum.org/ The Co-Chairs of the World Economic Forum on Africa highlight the imperatives for the year ahead and the implications for government, industry and society. This session was developed in partnership with CNBC Africa. - Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director, Oxfam International, United Kingdom; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum on Africa - Siyabonga Gama, Group Chief Executive Officer, Transnet, South Africa; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum on Africa - Frédéric Lemoine, Chairman of the Executive Board, Wendel, France; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum on Africa - Rich Lesser, Global Chief Executive Officer and President, Boston Consulting Group, USA; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum on Africa - Ulrich Spiesshofer, President and Chief Executive Officer, ABB, Switzerland; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum on Africa Chaired by - Bronwyn Nielsen, Editor-in-Chief and Executive Director, CNBC Africa, South Africa
http://www.weforum.org/ The Co-Chairs Press Conference offers accredited media an opportunity to hear directly from the co-chairs about their expectations for meeting and their outlook for Africa. Speaker - Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director, Oxfam International, United Kingdom - Siyabonga Gama, Group Chief Executive Officer, Transnet, South Africa - Frédéric Lemoine, Chairman of the Executive Board, Wendel, France - Rich Lesser, Global Chief Executive Officer and President, Boston Consulting Group, USA - Adrian Monck, Head of Public and Social Engagement, Member of the Managing Board, World Economic Forum - Ulrich Spiesshofer, President and Chief Executive Officer, ABB, Switzerland
http://www.weforum.org/ What is the regional economic outlook in 2017? Dimensions to be addressed: - Bouncing back from a weak economic performance in 2016 - Responding to policy uncertainty in the US, Europe and China - Preparing for threat of reversal of capital flows to emerging markets This session was developed in partnership with CNBC Africa. - Abdourahmane Cisse, Minister in Charge of the Budget and State-Owned Entities of Côte d'Ivoire; Young Global Leader - Malusi Gigaba, Minister of Finance of South Africa - Frédéric Lemoine, Chairman of the Executive Board, Wendel, France; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum on Africa - Wolfgang Schäuble, Federal Minister of Finance of Germany - Ulrich Spiesshofer, President and Chief Executive Officer, ABB, Switzerland; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum on Africa Moderated by - Bronwyn Nielsen, Editor-in-Chief and Executive Director, CNBC Africa, South Africa