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‘Jobs vs. the Environment’: How to Counter This Divisive Big Lie
In an era in which our political system is dominated by plutocracy, grassroots social movements are essential for progressive change. But too often our movements find themselves at loggerheads over the seemingly conflicting need to preserve our environment and the need for jobs and economic development. How can we find common ground? The Nation
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Florida's tax model gets it right
As our nation continues to rebuild from the historic recession — as we look for ways to attract businesses, boost incomes, and lower the unemployment rate — the most exciting reforms are taking place at the state level. At the center of this economic retooling process is the move by governors across the country to fix their tax systems and many are looking at Florida as a model of what works. Tallahassee.com
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Space Coast EDC CEO Lynda Weatherman: How one job can make a difference
Continued investment into new job creation is crucial to the health of our community. Even more significant — keeping the focus on high-wage, high-skilled jobs. In today's competitive landscape, where winning new jobs and retaining existing ones has become increasingly competitive, it's no longer just economic developers and community leaders who see the potential these jobs carry to strengthen our economy. In a recent Gallup poll, more Americans chose job creation as the most important way to improve our economy, even more so than balancing the federal budget or cutting taxes. Florida Today
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Why Economics Failed Us, in 297 Words
Thomas Sargent’s 2007 speech to Berkeley graduates is making the rounds on the Internet. Business Insider called it the “greatest graduation speech ever.” Ezra Klein over at Vox says it “teaches everything you need to know about economics in 297 words.” Spoiler alert: It doesn’t. But it does tell you most of what you need to know about why economists have led us astray since 2008. New York Times
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Entrepreneurs: A dying breed?
Building and running your own business is, for many people, part of the American Dream. But new research from the Kauffman Foundation indicates that business creation declined in 2013. That's not necessarily a bad thing. In recent years, many people who started their own businesses did so out of necessity because they were unable to find other work due to the recession. Last year, 280 out of 100,000 adults started businesses, compared to 300 out of 100,00 in 2012. Unemployment is at its lowest level in years, and people are more likely to seek work at an existing company rather than striking out on their own. The Week
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In Georgia, people aren't the priority
It’s nuts. In terms of economic impact, common sense and basic human decency, what we’re doing is just plain nuts. We have 2 million people in this state who live their lives without health insurance, giving Georgia one of the highest uninsured rates in the country. We have rural and inner-city hospitals struggling to keep their doors open while trying to care for large numbers of people who have no means to pay. Atlanta Journal Constitution
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There's money in poverty in Alabama. Just not for the poor
You know the score. Alabama is number six in the nation when it comes to being poor. Poor but proud. Some 19 percent of our Bama brothers and sisters – or grandmas and granddads, as the case may be – live in poverty. Which means they get by on about 230 bucks a week. Or less. That's one in five, and climbing. That's up from 16.6 percent in '09, up from 15 percent in '03, up from 14 percent in '96. We're up, up, up when it comes to being down, down, down. It's not that we do nothing as a state to attack poverty. Oh no. If we did nothing, poor folks would still have a boot-strapping chance. But we do less than nothing. We do the opposite of something. We pass and perpetuate government policies that ensure – that flat out guarantee – many will remain where they are. In the 19 percent. And if you think it doesn't cost us all in the end, you haven't really thought. AL.com
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Greed Is Good: A 300-Year History of a Dangerous Idea
Among MBA students, few words provoke greater consternation than “greed.” Wonder aloud in a classroom whether some practice might fairly be described as greedy, and students don’t know whether to stick up for the Invisible Hand or seek absolution. Most, by turns, do a little of both. Such reactions shouldn’t be surprising. Greed has always been the hobgoblin of capitalism, the mischief it makes a canker on the faith of capitalists. These students' troubled consciences are not the result of doubts about the efficacy of free markets, but of the centuries of moral reform that was required to make those markets as free as they are. The Atlantic
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How To Liberate America From The Poverty Trap That Is Enslaving Us
In the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report, for March, the Obama economy finally reached a long overdue milestone. More than six years after the latest recession began, in December, 2007, the economy has finally at long last recovered all of the jobs lost during the recession. Forbes
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Paul Krugman slams Wall Street for “undermining our economy and our society”
In his latest column for the New York Times, best-selling author and award-winning economist Paul Krugman argues that the financial sector of the American economy is not only outsized but that it’s hurting the economy and making Americans’ lives worse. Citing journalist Michael Lewis’ new book on high-frequency trading — which opens with a story about an expensive tunnel being drilled for fiber-optic cable to cut down the communication time between Chicago’s futures markets and the stock market in NYC by three milliseconds — Krugman argues that American public policy has become overly influenced by high finance, with inequality and economic instability as a result. “[American] society,” Krugman writes, “is devoting an ever-growing share of its resources to financial wheeling and dealing, while getting little or nothing in return.” Salon
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Features & Opinion

 Top Ten Places in the South for Relocating California Companies

Reshoring manufacturing capacity from primarily Asia to the South and Mexico is now a common thing to do and it's all about money. When China joined the World Trade Organization in 2001, the average manufacturing wage in China's Pearl River Delta (PRD) was about 58 cents an hour.

 Randle Report - Business News in the South

 FEATURE  
By Dr. Glen Fenter
Desperation sometimes masks itself in acceptance. Such was the case for Takelia Carter of Marion, Ark. For Carter, the mother of six school-age children in a low paying job, desperation was normative existence. This was her life in Crittenden County, Ark., deep in the Delta where unfortunately one in four families lives well below the poverty level.
 

 Business News in the South - Randle Report

FEATURE     
By Mike Randle
There are numerous factors driving the new industrial revolution in the South. And it is a revolution, as this manufacturing surge that began in 2007 continues to break records year after year in the total number of large, capital intensive projects. One factor, of course, is that reshoring of facilities back to the U.S. continues to grow each year.
 
 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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