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America’s dangerous “partisan” myth: Here’s what (and who) is really dividing us
NBC News’ Mark Murray wrote a piece this past weekend looking at political polarization in the country, which he says is “more divided today than it has been in decades. And it’s likely to remain that way for the foreseeable future.” It’s hard to argue with that assessment, but his examination of the current climate of partisan warfare falls victim to the seemingly unavoidable trap of distributing blame equally among all actors. Under the heading “How Obama’s presidency and today’s GOP made things worse,” Murray writes that Obama was elected on the promise of post-partisan consensus building, as reflected in his 2004 Democratic National Convention speech, but the reality has been far different: Salon
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Gas prices fall, but is that good or bad for Louisiana?
Gas prices in Acadiana and across the country continue to remain at the lowest level since 2010 because of petroleum price cuts in the Middle East. This week, the price at many local pumps is below $3 a gallon. The Advertiser
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Poppe, Schminke offer different approaches to job creation
The two candidates vying for the House District 27B seat fundamentally disagree on the best way to boost Minnesota's economy. DFL state Rep. Jeanne Poppe, of Austin, makes the case that Democrats did the right thing in raising taxes on the state's wealthiest residents in order to be able to increase funding in key areas such as education and state aid to cities. Postbulleting.com
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The economic case for keeping the minimum wage at $7.25
Economics often gets a bad rap. It has been derisively branded "the dismal science." Economists are accused, like the local weatherman, of always being wrong. Yet, the study of economics is simply the study of human nature and humans' reactions within the context of a market economy. And if more policy makers and voters truly understood the fundamentals of economics, they might find themselves on the other side of the now-popular argument to raise the minimum wage. The Week
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Hate Government Spending? Here’s Why You Should Love A Higher Minimum Wage
Increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour would give 1.7 million workers enough of a raise that they wouldn’t have to rely as heavily on public programs, reducing spending on those programs by $7.6 billion a year, according to a new report from the Economic Policy Institute. About 45 percent of today’s workers who would likely see more pay if the minimum wage were bumped up to $10.10 an hour currently receive benefits from at least one of six programs. Nationofchange.org
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Getting to a gig: Why cities need high-speed broadband now
While there are real disagreements in principle that divide Republicans and Democrats, one issue that should unite all of us is that next-generation broadband is essential, 21st century infrastructure. As mayors, we share the conviction that high-speed Internet will be a central catalyst for the success of our cities in the decades to come. It is this belief that propelled our cities to become “gigabit communities” before most Americans even knew what a gigabit was. The Hill
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Here’s More Great Economic News For Democrats To Hammer Republicans With
Heading into the home stretch of the midterm elections, attention appears to be focused on the Ebola virus, although not so much on the 10-year Republican cuts to the CDC and NIH that could have stopped the virus in Africa. Interestingly there has not been much noise from Democrats about why they allowed the NRA, and Rand Paul, to obstruct the President’s appointment of Dr. Vivek Murthy as U.S. Surgeon General to both inform and calm Americans’ fears about the potential of a massive epidemic. What is absolutely stunning, though, is the relative silence on two new economic reports that put a stake in the economic agenda Republicans are frothing at the mouth to enact should they win control of Congress. Politicususa.com
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The Short-Term Thinking Behind America's Infrastructure Crisis
Last week, Larry Summers repeated his plea for the U.S. to invest more in its crumbling infrastructure. He—and the latest World Economic Outlook (PDF) from the International Monetary Fund—are imploring governments to issue additional debt to finance roads, bridges, water treatment, and extension of power grids. Even the most conservative estimates suggest that the projects would pay for themselves, especially with real interest rates below 1 percent. Businessweek
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The Tangible Case for Infrastructure Investment
A who's who of international economy watchers are imploring Washington to do what it hasn't done in nearly a decade: Pass a long-term, large-scale infrastructure plan. Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Larry Summers, for instance, argues that public spending on infrastructure could boost the gross domestic product by a full percentage point. The International Monetary Fund, meanwhile, says infrastructure is "one of the few remaining policy levers available to support growth." And while I wholeheartedly agree with the sentiment, I think it could be presented in a less abstract fashion. Huffington Post
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Time to invest in infrastructure: Wesley Clark
Thomas Piketty brilliantly illustrates in "Capital in the Twenty-First Century" how our contemporary situation closely mirrors Europe before World War I. Excess savings, expressed as a multiple of GDP, sitting on the sidelines of the global economy awaiting stable and long term opportunities. With limited investment opportunities offering what investors seek as return on capital, investors pursue opportunities that potentially offer higher returns. And so we again face the risk of creating financial bubbles while simultaneously excluding capital-poor populations from the benefits of growth. CNBC
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 Top Ten Places in the South for Relocating California Companies

The America South is home to almost as many residents as the Northeast and the Midwest combined, but even that statistical record is about to be broken. According to a new Census Bureau study that came out in April, 51 percent of the nation's population jump occurred in the South from 2010 to 2013.
 

 Randle Report - Business News in the South

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By Stacy Randle
Demographer Wendell Cox recently analyzed the largest gains in holders of bachelor's and post-graduate degrees between 2007 and 2012 in the 51 metro regions in the U.S. of 1 million residents or more. The results were published in Forbes magazine and the South dominated the ranking.
 

 Business News in the South - Randle Report

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This is our annual "Made in the South" issue and it's timely because there is a new player in the South's manufacturing universe. For almost two decades, economic developers and politicos in the South and the U.S. have been chasing Chinese projects with little or nothing to show. Want proof we've been chasing ghosts in China for years? Okay, go ahead and name a Chinese brand that's made in the South? Tick. . .tick. . .tick. Give up?
 
 Nashville Mayour Karl Dean

We try to change up the categories in our annual Ten Top 10s section, but we always include the "Ten People Who Made a Difference" category. This year though, we are honoring 12 and you will learn why by reading about this group of folks who have made a difference in the South. Here is our annual list that includes executives, economic developers and politicians who have made a difference in the South's economy.


 


 

 

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