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"furman" Discussed on Blogging the Boys
"I think he thinks the eagles game from last year was a little bit unfair with the amount of offensive linemen that were out the whole situation. That season just feels like ben wasn't prepared enough in this. Just he wants to try to give him a chance. I think to get past that. So i can understand it because i've heard a lot of the behind the scenes stuff all summer. I get fans might not understand it but it's the practice squad spot go matter you give them a chance will based on all the you know the videos in the in the clips that you got to go through and really insight that you've gained into like getting to know these guys on a personal level. Is there any insight you can share about how the cowboys operate that. Maybe wasn't shown on the the program itself is there anything that That would surprise people about either. How decisions are made. I mean we kinda got jerry. Stephen sitting in the personnel room. You know kind of eye-to-eye with will mcclay having a conversation over players. So i think that was a portion that maybe fans might still be surprised by jerry's like actively involved in those conversations. Was there anything else that you saw. That maybe didn't make it to the the itself trying to think of as far as the decision making processes goes i. I don't think there was an i mean. I think it was great. There's a lot of teams these days that the chargers didn't have many staff meetings last year. Like if any really Things were done like kind of on a one on one basis with anthony lennon lesko. I thought it was kinda cool to be able to have access to some of those staff meetings again in the show this year especially episode one had a bunch and then seeing jerry seib involved in that process in the final show. I don't know nice source of decisions. Go i mean. I wish we it kind of stunk. We lost dan quinn with the code. That situation could have seen more of him at if that hadn't happened. But i don't really i can't think of anything right off the top of my head that about it. I mean i just know like again. Like i love coming to dallas because i like the city. I like the guys. It's a great locker room. I mean. I don't know how if you're a player and you come there on a visit if they offer you a contract. I don't know how you're leaving like it's will let me ask the question a better way. That is the cowboys decision. Making process the best. One that you've seen in your experience at hard knocks if you say no people riot fantasy. You better not kids. I mean you gotta easy layup if you want to say yes but you don't have to say yes because survey disagree. I don't really know if i'm the best person to as just. Because i can say that like i like the way the cowboys organization is run the decision making process. Like i'm not a football guru. So i don't know as much as i try to learn xs and os and things like that and inside like i like working on our shows that are more details so i can learn more about those things but i do know people well and just how to kind of manage people do things and i will say i i like. I love the way the cowboys organization is. I love that jerry care so much about his team because they're definitely been hard knocks where the owners more of an absentee owner and you see kind of other things come from that. So i do love the passion around the cowboys and just that he said this a million times could be anywhere on the world at this point in his life but like he loves the ball he loves this team and he wants every one around him and underhand like to to feel the same way so i think that his passion is really cool. And that's what i love about the cowboys organization shannon. This was something that was really popular and cowboys twitter. When you guys showed the joint practice between the cowboys and the rams it was sort of piece together by people that you guys showed those in reverse order. Random order the scuffles. We do have a question here on the stream as to why that happened. The question comes from yuma. Cactus says i know why but i want to hear an official explanation so so you're aware the general assumption is that that was more aesthetically pleasing That that was more movie bike. But i'll give you the floor. Yeah well it's i mean some. I know there was like something out there like. Why didn't they have this fight. That like i think the cowboys cameras captured aaron. Donald connor williams fight was what everyone wanted to see. Well so we didn't have connor williams mike So we only had ten guys. Might that day. So i mean yes. There were strict instructions to whenever aaron. Donald is on the field We be around that like the narrative whoever's owned the d. line that day so we did have a crew covering the d. line But it's like you can't predict when those moments are exactly going to erupt and stuff so And then yeah as far as like not going in chronological order and stuff. They're going to edit things that you know with the beat of the music things like that the build up so it was like you know something that happened in that day after the aaron donald site. Of course we're going to build up to the donald fight. That was the moment everybody remembered. That's moment everybody's waiting for so. Even if one of those couples happened after that i think like yeah we we. We don't follow a strict chronological order on her dogs so just to make the best montage and shirl- music storyline. I have another decision making question. Actually so mike. Mccarthy was all about these mojo moments i believe it was like one of the first episodes maybe second but we didn't see it continue.
"furman" Discussed on Blogging the Boys
"I i really feel like you. You shined a lot of light on different stars again. We saw deck. We saw mica. We saw mccarthy. We saw zeke. I mean i feel like more star power for the teen. You're covering than we've seen in recent hard knocks the tampa. One is definitely a great example. And you got amari. Cooper to where a mike You're really great at developing relationships with your subjects that you know we've seen again shannon does so many wonderful movies for nfl films. How did that like what's that conversation. Like because amari is anyone watching live or listening after the fact or meghan roy until he is the most quiet dude on this team so that you got him to give you anything. As the shocker of all shockers everyone keeps saying that about him and trayvon. That i can't believe you've got on show you as kid. I mean like that's unbelievable. I don't know i will say that. My past experiences with the mari. He has been very quiet. And i know like not super into like doing. Nfl top one hundred things like that but this was not a difficult sell I don't know if he had seen the show. You really liked it I know he was just excited to be back on. The field of his teammates killed him to be on up to start the year. Like probably killed me to read tweets every week. Like why are we seeing. Amari cooper will. He's not practicing folks so as soon as he is we will try and get him out there for you but So yeah we knew that we wanted to do that. As soon as we got back to dallas and we also knew what the limited number of practices we wanted to make a whole event out of his first practice and wearing a wire that day. So i'm not even sure which. I can't really take credit for convincing him to wear the wire one of my other directors. Did that the cowboys. Pr staff joe. Trae and from the cowboys. Pr staff was very helpful with things like that this summer too so it. He was not difficult at all. He wore a wire several times. I think to in those last three weeks that we were there so he was. He was fun to work with. And i that's what i've actually like. My sneaky favorite scenes from the show is kind of how they combined his first practice with the thunderstorm. That happened that day in kinda showed off his route running there. I think that was that was definitely one of my favorite moments. That wasn't artistic choice Much like jerry. His mma griddle with the salt. I had no idea that happened until i watched the first guard of the show. I was like what is god year. He's just like content creator at all times like to like shoot him and get stuff out of him. He's wonderful like he's he's super open to like just showing us his life and doing things with him so even like the helicopter scene was not something that was planned very far in advance. It was kind of like you're going on the helicopter. I was like okay. Let me figure this out because no one is prepared to do that. Everyone's on their way to the stadium and then people were like. Oh is that fake. Did you make him turn around and pick up stephen. I'm like no no. We didn't ask the owner of the team to fake. Leaving his son at the helipad like that really happened. So yeah he's just he's great and he's like a walking sound bite. I usually go with like my questions in hand. And he answers like three things at one time and it's always gold so I loved working with him and getting to know him better. I didn't get to know him real well on all or nothing so it was fun for me to get to know him and charlotte a little bit better this year. Wish we'd see she's someone you. I wish we had seen more of her in the show. I should have answered that for that question. I wish we could have gotten more of her. Because i think she's very interesting and very good at what she does. Did you have to have any of jerry's t- shannon. Because i know when. I've spoken to chris weaver and he did the football on jerry. There was like a big scene in that that film about the you sweet tea or like sweet tea. The jury drinks and chris went on this big tirade about so. I don't know if you had a glass. I did not have any of that. All i saw jerry eating was tested this summer because we we kinda thought that that was like fraudulent. This whole like want a burger five times a week thing so you you can vagelis urgent. This a master cut of jerry. This eating regular people's food and video that will go viral in and of itself. Essential one he said the grills. Obviously he's like well shannon. Maybe next week. Even give me doing something i'm supposed to be doing. Compulsory can do so. I have a question about tonight's episode I think you're aware shannon. You mentioned twitter. Mike mccarthy is accused of loving benvenuti a lot and like. I feel like tonight's episode. We got the most. And i don't mean to imply that there wasn't any of this you know in the previous four episodes got. We got the most like football. E opinion from mike mccarthy. We've got the most like football conviction from him talking about indonesia because you got kind of i would say emotional but he got kind of like look at a guy second year and then he even double down on it later talking about you know these these guys who were rookies during the pandemic season last year etc and you know obviously like people have different interpretations of the hard knocks vetting process. And you know you showing it to teams and then clearing you to do different stuff. I guess i guess my question is what was mike. Mccarthy elect to work within that sense. I mean was it a lot of now. No way hell knows whatever was it really passive was like. Hey that's because you obviously aren't gonna want to show these. You know all the secrets you know the cavs one of the super ball obviously So i mean what what was. He liked to work with specifically because his reputation among football fans is an interesting place. While right now i mean. I wish that you guys got to know. Mike mccarthy the way i got to know him this summer He's one of the best people i've ever met in football. He's just he. He doesn't wanna be highlighted. He wants his players to be highlighted. Ease used to kind of be more behind the scenes in green bay and then you come to dallas and obviously it's a different deal between the packers and the cowboys. So and i learned so much about him this summer. He's a great storyteller. He has tons of stories but yeah he prefers that the players be highlighted more so than himself. So i mean he did all the things. He wore the wire every day. We were in t- meeting all that every day. But i would've liked to have met his family but i get it. I get why and a lot of times during two years. We did have head coach his family in the show. It's not something we do every year. But i think it would've been nice to see the girl. Dad's side mike but i mean. He really is a great person if you ever do to meet him. He's just ask them tom. You wanna learn about pittsburgh. He loves pittsburgh. He loves the city where he's from and that whole area so i had a i think his all went to penn state so i had a little bit of an in there with him once he found that out but yeah i mean he does. He does like benvenuti. I don't think that that's the secret when you're around you. You understand why i mean. I guess like did. Ben play good in the preseason. No you didn't. And he admitted that himself in the show but coach doesn't want to give up one and he's all something in them when they drafted him. Last year drafted drafted he was a seventh round. Pick yes so. I just don't think he's ready to give up one that yet..
Former MLB Pitcher David Wells Explains That Politics in Sports Didn't Resonate With Anyone Before
"Well, we didn't have that down. I mean, there was no politics in the game back then, and if there was it, just it didn't didn't really resignation with anybody because we had a job to do. We wanted to put that hardware on our finger at the end of the season and be champions and Make some good money and and go about our business, But to me, you see what's going on nowadays? It's a joke, because I remember um I took a lot of heat and I think it was 97 Mark Furman. Um, after the O. J. Simpson case and mark firm and his brother Lance is a good buddy of mine. And I got to meet, you know, Mark and hung out with them and all that stuff, so I go to Seattle were playing the Mariners. So I brought Mark and his son I brought into the park early. And I took him out on the field. I think I threw his son batting practice played catch with him. And did that And all of a sudden I come in, and now guys are All over me saying, Why are you bringing that while you bring in a racist guy in I said he is not racist. He was doing his job. And if you're gonna look at anything, look at O J. He killed the damn dude. You know he was He was guilty, like no other and Mark was doing his job. But they were making up because he said the n word, you know, and nobody was supposed to say that and all that they were trying to make him out to be You know the bad guy when he was, you know, doing his job from what I saw and what I talked to him about. So I can't look down on. You know, Strawberry and and good and those guys looked at me but chilly, You know, chili kind of put it nipped in the butt for me and Cause he knew what kind of guy was. I had not a racist bone in my body. You know, but to bring somebody in like that That was pretty hard. But it went away real quick and and you know, there was nothing made out Nobody. I saw straw at the RNC. I'm sure you saw him that night. You know, at at the White House? Yeah. You know, Straw and I are really
Child Care Effect On Unemployment?
"And the new lie is it's definitely childcare. Here. It is, while Street Journal editorial board the other day I've been trying to get through this story seriously for three days now it's called the childcare excuse for unfilled jobs. So you would think they had some data on that the left when they said child care was the reason nobody was going back to work. They don't Here's a quote the Peterson Institute for International Economics on Monday. Released. The study on parents in the workforce told Childcare was a problem. It would affect parents, right Study was lead by former Obama administration economist Jason Furman. Studies suggest that child care isn't the main factor keeping workers at home or even a significant one.
What a WoW virtual outbreak taught us about how humans
"Hit last year, people reacted in different ways from complete denial to volunteering to help others. Some people flouted the rules, while others didn't leave the house, and some even used it as an excuse to hurl racist insults and physically assault other people. These actions may have seemed unpredictable. But a group of epidemiologists was not surprised They'd seen this all play out in another pandemic in 2005. One that happened online in a video game called World of Warcraft, players there became infected with the virus due to a glitch in the software. Side fry producer Daniel Peter Smith is here to talk more about that. Hey, Daniel. Hey, John. So briefly. What is World of Warcraft for those who don't know? Yeah, it's one of the biggest online multiplayer games of all time. It's been around since 2004 and basically you're playing in this huge medieval fantasy environment with millions of other people across the world. You can play as an orc made warrior. That kind of thing so kind of dnd stuff. On Deacon, explore the world and fight monsters and go on quest with other people I've heard about it never played myself that this m pretty cool. So how did this all start with the epidemic in the game? Yes. So in 2005 Blizzard, the company who makes world of Warcraft they created a new challenge. And basically was you go to this one area you battle of big villain, which is called a bus. This big snake demon thing that would cast a spell on you. That gave you a kind of infection, And this infection was called corrupted blood and the small basically, just like slowly sapped your health away while you were fighting it. It would obviously affect you in battle. But once you defeated the boss, you could like go out into the main world and you're basically non infected anymore so individual players could get infected while battling the boss. But then how did the spread the other players? Great question. So there was a bug in the software where if you had a pet with you can have these like companion pets. Your pet would also get affected on when you left the area and went back to the main world. Pet continued to carry the corrupted blood infection, and it would spread it to other players and other characters in the game, and they would slowly die. So this is basically a computer virus that was acting like a real virus, right? And this sparked the interest of some epidemiologists who happen to be playing the game at the time, and I talked to Eric Molinski about this. He's the host of the podcast called Imaginary Worlds. Which is a show about how we create these worlds and where we suspend our disbelief. And he reported the story about this outbreak and how studying virtual epidemics can teach us how to deal with real ones. And I started by asking Eric how the virus started to spread in the world, and he told me that in a virtual world, it spreads very easily and very quickly. In the real medieval world, you know, plague would would travel about as fast as it is the horse But you know, in this magical medieval world, you can teleport back to cities. And a lot of these cities have what we call in PCs non playing characters, so it could be like a shopkeeper or guard or, you know, just sort of townsfolk in the background. But they all got infected with this thing. So they were walking around, infecting everybody else. A symptomatically, which is also a very weird thing, which has been which is not supposed to happen. And so that's another way that they disease spread really quickly and like did you have to be like really close to them toe like actually get it like how it works with Cho. But, yeah, Yeah, You definitely need to be close to get to get to them. And also, you know, the longer you play in the game, the more sort of health and wealth you build up. So you you could almost be like the NPC is where you feel. It's equivalent of you have a cough. You know when people get Coben and they say, Oh, it wasn't that bad. It was just like a mild flu. Or maybe somebody has access to, you know, very, very high and medicine. You know, it's different from some of the lower level players that people that just don't have the time to invest that much into their characters and build up. That health and those people were just getting wiped out like crazy, and you would really get sick. I mean, you would just listen. I like about the blood would come out of it wasn't it Wasn't like you just sort of like turned into a skeleton and disappeared. Yeah, that is pretty graphic. So this country attention of some epidemiologists in effect, Furman, who at the time was at Princeton and Eric Lofgren. So they were gamers. Also, they were like, also in World War craft at the time. Yeah, What was fascinating to them was not exactly the way that the virus spread in the game as much as the way people reacted to it, because his epidemiologists they would often do you know models try to figure out how are people going to behave on economist have talked about this lately to that for so long. They're mathematical models would assume that in any situation People would behave what they were considered to be rationally and so with world of Warcraft, Here's a virtual environment where most these characters are being controlled by real people, which meant that they could study the behavior in real time as to how people reacted in the situation like this. It was really fasting to them because they were reacting in ways that no mathematical model would have predicted. Yeah. Can you describe those reactions into some of the amazing similarities to hell? That epidemic mirrored our real life pandemic? No. Sure, So has the menu before the sort of subset of players who were inadvertently responsible for spreading the disease were hunters who they're, you know, they're digital pets got infected, So there was a lot of sort of scapegoating against these, You know hunters, and I mean, it's a much, much more serious situation, real world. But there's a lot of anti Asian racism that you know, immediately started when covert 19 came to the U. S. It is still going on today. There were fake cures being spread around and just Ton of misinformation and conspiracy theories. People thought the company of Blizzard had created it on purpose. Or maybe there was some disgruntled employee who had created it. It was very hard to get correct information in the sea of misinformation. Another thing that was really interesting was that there were people that were good Samaritans people with very high health points. You know, people had a lot of health and wanted to help use their you know, go into infected areas and use magical spells to cure people, But very often they overestimated how healthy there Characters were and then they would get infected well, and then you know, there's a subject you've talked about before on the show Briefers. Um, you know, in this case, you know, it's people that basically have very troll ish behavior online, and there are people that would actually go up and try to infect other people, Which you know doesn't happen very often. You very rarely hear stories about that. But actually, Blizzard wanted people to do social distancing. But you know, in a video game where the whole point is that you get to interact with other people through their avatars. Social distancing is not a fun way to play the game. And they were just a lot of people that simply didn't care. People are flooding the rules. People were being jerks, and then the other people who are taking it very seriously. We're upset, and we're just saying, you know, you're ruining the game for us. This is not a joke for us. And that kind of conflict in terms of you know how seriously do you take it from? How much do you follow the rules? That, you know, had a lot of interesting parallels as well. How How long did the epidemic last in World of Warcraft and how many players got infected? Unless for about a week, which obviously compared to what we've been through doesn't sound like much, but so at the time World War craft had about 6.5 million players around the world and over half of them. About four million were affected by the virus. So it was huge. I mean, you had to just kind of like, you know, escape to a virtual mountain top and let your character just sit there for the whole week. You go to your your virtual cabin in the woods if you wanted to avoid. This thing or just not log on which obviously for you, cos disastrous, All right. It's like, oh, boy. Time to go to the top of a mountain. Do nothing. My favorite game log back in and see if my character is still staring at the sky so the virus is spreading in the game. There's like unchecked spread. People are traveling all over the place, and eventually, things like Stop mirroring. Reality as I understand it, because unlike reality, World War craft has an all powerful game developer named Blizzard, right? Yeah. I mean, this is the thing where you know you wish you were living in a virtual world. They took control of the whole thing there. First. They tried to put in a bunch of patches to stop the virus and that wasn't working, And eventually they had to just reboot the whole system. Yeah. So one of the things I thought was really fascinating about your episode is that the epidemiologists really anticipated this wave of noncompliant behavior that popped up with our current pandemic. I'm going to play this clip from your podcast, imaginary worlds. Epidemiologist Eric Lofgren talking about that, and I think one of the things that we're seeing in parallel is a lot of people don't take infection seriously, if it is not personally a risk for them. So you see a lot of people talking about Corona virus, and I'm like, Well, I'm young. I'm healthy. The mortality rate isn't that high for me. So why should I care? And I think in the corrupted blood case There was a lot of that similar thing where, you know, Okay, This is bad if you're high level, but it's not all that big a deal. But like the server is being destroyed by this epidemic. The economy has been crippled. Everybody can we cooperate for a little bit and get rid of this? Is, I think, sort of the important parallel there. Yeah, it's just incredibly important that epidemiologists are not taken by surprise. To some extent. I mean, obviously they're surprising things about it, but it was not a complete shock to them. And I think because this kind of began to lay the groundwork for epidemiologist understand that people are not going to react like mathematical models and It's an important part of their messaging as well to the public is to is to anticipate that this is gonna happen and again, not be surprised by it. Yeah, we've had quite a few epidemiologist on the show over the past year. And it's almost like they have to be kind of part medical scientist Part social scientist It seems like yeah, they're really inseparable. And again, I've noticed, you know, economists over the years have been talking about this as well that too often that they based things off of these sort of mathematical ideas of what people will do, and people are obviously ah, lot more complicated. It's ironic that what seems like kind of virtual people You know, even though they're controlled by real people is is kind of what made them realize that Do you know what direction was like to this paper when it came out? And if it in the paper had any impact in the scientific community, especially in covert, so was I Guess it is huge. I'm in the paper when when the paper came out, it was huge. Eric Glass granted. Nina for vermin give a lot of talks. It was generally very, very well received paper people were pretty fast in and buy it, and it's and and had a really fun. You know, element do it in terms of video game that I imagine a lot of epidemiologist papers. Don't you know? Don't have so What do you take away from the story after you finished working on it? Well, the thing that I really thought about a lot was what counts is human contact to some extent, you know, that's so interesting to watch. These people interact virtually through this, you know, in in this virtual world because we've all been doing that over the last year. In a way we've all become Maura like players in a video game, you know where we have You know, even when you're on zoom. I mean, you're sort of constantly watching yourself on zoom and it's like there is kind of an avatar version of me that's interacting in this virtual world. And I just I feel like in a way, the whole world has become more like the world of work Craft. Over the last year, and I really began to see that coming when I worked on this episode, and so it's kind of played out exactly the way I thought.
Climate change is our reality. Here's how we're taking action
"Hello everyone. I'm al gore founder and chairman of the climate reality project. This extraordinary moment of great challenge and great loss is obviously also a moment of great awakening and a great opportunity. The global pandemic structural and institutional racism with it's horrific violence the worsening impacts of the climate crisis all of these have accelerated the emergence of a new and widespread collective understanding of our connection to the natural world the consequences of ignoring science and our sacred obligation to build a just society for all the climate reality project. Trains thousands of climate leaders around the world and all one hundred ninety. Five nations advocate for a future humanity deserves. You're about to hear from four very different people who've gone through this week long training and hear how they've been inspired to act. I want to let them speak for themselves. Beginning with he minna. Loria jimena is working in central america to influence public policy and develop young later. She has given presentations on climate of thousands of people and has now created her own gio on her. Costa rica in out two thousand sixteen. Cheney vicks training nine change. I found ngo cold Bells my job has been focused on for me. Orthodox they both sation climate change supporting i see anti-taliban young eaters. Environmental hours somehow having more why and fifty presentations on climate crisis visuals raging personally more than three thousand one hundred people in. I am also proud of being part of eco savvy. Casulaties defy mistake nasseri. Nanna furman born in. Indonesia is a climate advocate extraordinaire and calls herself. A daughter of the rainforest is the muslim coordinator for green faith and co founder of the global muslim climate network. My name is nona man and i am a climate reality leaders in my life journey. I realized that behavior and consumption habits have contributed in environmental degradation and have resulted in global warming. However i believe that people grow spiritually through a strong relationship with the earth being born in the rainforest region of sumatra. I believe in our of our forests as the nejra solution to our climate crisis by giving indigenous peoples and traditional communities more rights to protect and manage the forest where they left now more than ever. It is time for us to look climate justice at the and center of our struggle. It's in the kaduna region of northern nigeria. They call gloria song. Boulos the queen of the climate crisis. Gloria has also founded a cocoon abased. Ngo that is focused on education empowerment and climate as the chemicals plans into training apply for eighty two thousand seventeen house me to be into bill capacity afterwards and they spend on my various action really very of some of my one of chief manages to children of his junior to get up to talk about climate change disclosures of climate change. Some walks have gone around eating me. See the planet. I mean planets scenes.
"We're going to start in the early nineties back before this shift. When the old rules about government borrowing still applied. Bill clinton had just been elected president. He appointed an economist named laura tyson to be one of his top advisors and she looked at the economy and she saw this glaring problem year after year. Both government deficits and interest rates. Were going up and then he said omega if we don't get a hold of this federal deficit than that trend will continue. Those rates will continue upward. That was a very significant concern. Higher interest rates were concerned for a couple of reasons for one thing. Obviously they meant that the government had to pay more to borrow money but also when interest rates for the government went up. Interest rates also went up for everybody else. And that's it up this whole cascade of problems so we're people won't buy as many houses. There won't be as many houses constructed in their wealth as much capital equipment invested in and investments in important part of the Economic growth in your all sorts of every interest sensitive part of the economy the way the government runs a deficit. The way it borrows money is by selling bonds treasury bonds. The government says to really anybody. Okay lend us whatever one hundred dollars and in say ten years we will pay you back with interest will pay you back one hundred twenty dollars. The bond is basically the government's i. Iou you that it will pay back that loan with interest and during the clinton administration because of that link between deficits and interest rates. Everybody in the white house talked about treasury bonds about the bond market time. James carville was a political advisor to president. Clinton was just an obsession. In the early days of clinton's everybody say what's the bond market could house bot mocking react to hell multiple. i don't know it just became this omnipresent. The heart of every conversation. James carville was not an economics guy but as he spent time at the white house he realized that sort of bizarrely all these people who worked there making policy the people who had what seemed like the most powerful jobs in the world. We're in fact terrified of the bond market so when a reporter from the wall street journal called up carville to talk about the bond market. He came up with this line that became sort of famous or at least bond market famous kid. I wanted to grow up with four hundred hitter. The pope and the president. But i just want to be the bond. Market's gonna scare the hell out of everybody pleat. What did he say. A what a hundred hitter like in baseball pope the president baseball. I cannot tell you how many times he said that's me. Every meeting every meeting a lot of my memories are about carville sort of making jokes about you. Know you issues as a bond trader bond traders. These are the people who work in finance all around the world who manage a bunch of money. Generally other people's money pension funds or college endowments that kind of thing and every day they decide what bonds to buy and what bonds to sell what companies and countries to lend to and what companies and countries to not lend to to stop lending to and like with any lender bond traders worry about lending more money to a borrower who is already borrowing a lot because all that borrowing makes it more risky and so to compensate for that risk bond traders demand a higher interest rate. They stop lending until rates. Go up and this bond traders demanding higher interest rates when the government is borrowing more money. This is the scenario that everyone was so worried about people. Were so afraid of this that there was even a special term for the bond traders. Who do this bond vigilantes. Bill clinton has convinced. The bond vigilantes are scary and in fact he decides the us needs to bring the deficit down. He decides to build a whole economic plan around getting rid of the deficit. One of the economists he brought in to make that happen was jason and a central argument. That we made was if you do this. It will lower interest rates and interest rates are lower will have more investment and more economic growth and sort of amazingly. All of this happened. They did raise taxes and cut spending and get the deficit down. In fact by the end of the clinton administration the deficit felt all the way to zero. And what came next was sort of a golden moment for the economy in silicon valley. There was the dot com boom but really the whole economy was doing great businesses of all kinds. Were doing well. Ordinary workers were getting breezes lower deficits lead to lower interest rates which led to more investment. And that was good for basically everybody. The system was working. The next big moment in the story comes right after the financial crisis of two thousand eight and this is the moment when everything is about to change when this big shift in the way the world works is about to happen but nobody quite nosy yet. Brock obama has just been elected. President obama brings in clinton's guy. Jason furman as one of his economic advisors and ferment. Goes into this meeting to discuss. How big of a stimulus. Bill obama should push for as he takes office. We met with the president-elect december sixteenth two thousand eight and we're all crowded together in a conference room. I think it was in a law firm in chicago and he wanted it to be big. He wanted to be bold but there was this worry. The stimulus was going to be funded with deficit. Spending government was going to borrow the money. And some of obama's own economic advisers worried that borrowing and spending too much money might actually harm the economy for that classic reason
"furman" Discussed on Damn Good Brands
"Welcome back to damn good brands that firm and serves as chief communications and public affairs officer at best. Buy where he's been since. Two thousand twelve matt is responsible for communications both internal and external as well as government affairs. Cssr and community relations. In addition matt manages event. Planning best buys in house production studio before joining the minneapolis. Retailer matt held the vice president of corporate affairs position at mars chocolate earlier. Gigs included communications leadership positions. At google and cnn matt worked in the administrations of bill. Clinton and rudy giuliani as well a graduate of the american university school of law. That is a licensed attorney and has been a member of journalism and mass. Communications adjunct faculty. At the university of minnesota this conversation matt gets into why storytelling more important than data as well as the importance of championing truth in matters of i all of this and so much more on. Today's episode of damn good brands now but further. Ado please enjoy this conversation with best. Buy see ceo. Matt furman in conversation with libby taylor. Ceo paul dyer. Hello and welcome back. This is ball dyer with libby taylor and i'm joined today by matt. Furman matt is chief communications and public affairs officer. At best buy a position. He has held for the last eight years matt. Thank you for joining us here today. It's a pleasure to be here. Thank you for having me so mad. I wanted to actually Jump in by connecting this conversation with a really interesting conversation on this show just last week with jeff. Jeff is the chief communications officer bentley motors. He spent his whole career in the automotive industry so he emphasized the importance of getting to know the business you am and he actually de emphasized the importance of the general communications industry gatherings like the author page summit. Things like that. You're someone who has worked in a wide range of industries. You've cnn. Google mars chocolate now. Best is very different industries some curious for your thoughts on the importance of pan..
"furman" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"Jason Furman talks about how the supply side isn't the promise that demand side. I think he's wrong. Americans sitting on so much cash right now. Yes, I understand that there are people who don't have that. Overall, there's a tremendous urge to spend pent up demand, and I think very quickly our economy will bounce back, and a lot of this relief will not be needed again. His idea about tying The flow of benefits to some measurements of economic activity. I think that's actually smart quickly. Mr Biden is declared a halt to oil and gas leasing on federal lands. He's made remarks about fracking, and he's indicated that he's moving the Federal fleet, a car fleet to electric. I do not see this in the price of anything yet. Is this a price to be paid because oil and gas energy in general employ hundreds of thousands of good paying jobs? Yeah. So what Fine is done, I think is incredibly stupid. Uh, the United States surge in domestic energy production has been a miracle. It has fallen off now, but not because of strictures like leasing, but rather because of the price being so low, the price has now recovered to the point where oil drilling is starting to turn back up again. Biden is a kind of virtue, signaling so less that is all in on climate change. I think it's a really bad decision. I think this Keystone decision will come back to bite him. It's extremely unpopular even with a lot of union workers because it's gonna cost a lot of jobs. And I think politically, John to your point as we go into the next midterms in states like California. I'm sorry, Pennsylvania, where fracking is a big deal, and by the way, fracking is a big deal for all of almost all oil and gas production. Now, this is not a fringe activity. This is essential tart, maintaining our oil and gas production. I think it's going to hurt Democrats to be cutting down on this. The other thing that it just doesn't get nearly enough commentary is that U. S oil and gas production is incredibly important. She had politically the more oil and gas we produce less Russia gets to produce, the more we keep a lid on prices, the better for Americans. And the worst for Russia. If we're really and by the way, China if we're really concerned about Maintaining our balance of power in our importance in the world she had politically cutting back on on gas production is a terrible, terrible idea. This peak columnist at the Hill and it Fox News, often on Fox business, We turned to politics snake next. The impeachment trial set for the middle of February unless I'm John Bachelor, this is the John by John Basso.
"furman" Discussed on 600 WREC
"Just incredible. Darryl Furman, who was on with us earlier this morning is back. Now he's in Washington was part of the protests as well. Darryl is also part of an organization called Lettering for Yusa. An organization that raises money for veterans here in Alabama. Daryl Welcome back, So you've had some time to process all of this and reflect on it. You were right in the heart of all of the madness around pepper spray and tear. Grab the tear gas You saw Auntie for coming through there, but the people inside the Capitol. I think we're a combination of both The push the woman that was killed, obviously not part of Antifa. She was a 14 year veteran, the guy that sat in one of the Congress People's chair was it was a legit Trumper supporters. So there was a combination of both. But I do believe that the majority of these folks that were violent and all this We're anti very Are you feeling the same way on that as well? Yeah, well, there are a million people there. I'm mean that's the way he looked at me. I didn't kill him course. But I mean, I could see people all the way back to the Washington Monument. And just like a sea of people. Okay, all the way up to the Capitol and the When the folks came in at 9 28. They came in. Would. They were escorted by the metro police and two white bosses, and that's you know that those bad folks that caused the ma'am and we stopped people. Somebody my own party actually stopped. One of these guys from breaking out of window in the Capitol building. On, so I don't want you mean trump people. Mega people are not their toe were there to protest? It's not about Donald Trump anymore. By the way, this is about election integrity. This is about the fact that we want free elections going for me. I don't want to get too deep here. But you know, we've got something called a social contract, Rizzo wrote about his French philosopher. If you broke the social contract to break society, well, they've done that by industrial voter fraud and a lot of the people that were here know that. Now whether they want it. You know how they want to spin it that I can't stop that. But I can tell you someone that I witnessed to it. I saw What happened And it was it was. I will still can't process that we were fired upon. That's what I know. I know it was awful. Darryl. I appreciate your thoughts this morning. Thank you. Darryl Furman in Washington D C this morning and you know, I agree with Darryl. This is ah, bigger picture than just Donald Trump. This is about our nation. How we came under fire immediately after he won how the Democrats continue the wave of hate against him the climate of this country that's been said And where we're at now, including the election process. I think there is enough smoke to really increase the investigation into what took place to fix the problems that took place. Um, no matter what side adventure on, you have to admit that this election had problems and that's got to be worked out before the next election in this country, or this will just continue..
"furman" Discussed on KTKR 760AM
"Radio Studios and Todd Furman will be hanging out with us coming up in our next segment. Probably used the bottom of the hour to as the open says, hit some of that post. Ah, lot of really, really bad games today, but I think we learned a lot. What What do you want to get into? No, no, no. Just one said no. Well, yeah, just just one thing because I know we're really in the NFL. But, ah, big thing on the show yesterday. And I said just some stuff about coaches making comments about it in college boy, are they jump it on Ohio State for only going five and Oh, and being in the probably gonna be in the college football playoff. You so adaptable had to say yes. So what moment had to say, Um, you know us sees that would make it a case of what about us? They're they're making about it, and I can't play them. I Not so sure. I want to put Ohio State in there after just five games. Do you really want to do college now? I mean, I just I just want to get that in because I didn't know where you were gonna get that in. And it was. It was a big thing yesterday and people losing it about Ohio State and whether they deserve to get in or not, That's all we'll get. Give me second here, Shady, Sean. Just one second, so he doesn't get mad at us. All right. You ready? All right? Here we go trying to pick four teams this year with everyone on a different schedule and covet. Is the dumbest bleeping thing that college football powers that be have ever done. What do you want to do? I'm not I'm standing. Let's get to it. I said it. I said that I was. I was like, Hey, why don't we have Ohio State play USC? They're both five it all of the winner gets into something like that. How about this? How about this? I and I I come to you with the understanding that I am in Oklahoma Homer and I will do anything I can to try to get my team a little bit more love. So I'm giving you that disclaimer here real quick. Let the power five conference champions in. I mean, right now you're looking at an undefeated USC team on me. That was a hell of a win over U C. L A. You could hate all you want. They're undefeated. You could try to give me the way a lot of teams or five unknown And guess what? We're not gonna have that full body of work to be able to gauge do it 8th 9th and 10th game. It's just not the reality of it. Same thing with Ohio State. I'm sorry. Ohio State is damn good. And if I'm dab O or especially Dan Mullen after his player lost to shoot 20 yards down the field yesterday to cost them a game. I'm complaining about them that playing enough games either. So we have this unbalanced way of trying to figure it out. We're counting on really, really smart people to try to come to grips with this right. You've got the smartest people in college sports center sitting in a room to try to come together or maybe through zoom. No, they're in a room. I'm sorry to come up with the form the smartest people, dude. And they're not going to be able to come to a consensus on it. Teams are often out of bulls Bulls games are dropping like crazy. They don't even know if they're going to play the Rose Bowl in the Rose Bowl. Think about that. Well, I just want to those other one moment said. Well, I guess we should have always played five games. Well, then you would have been foreign born wife family. So what are you complaining about? You have been five. You know, I like you and Nolan a lot. I would be saying the same thing is my team just lost at l s u who is atrocious. This year. She's got a terrible loss. So let your five teams in from your power five conferences. They're all worthy. The Pac 12 champ. Regardless of if they only get to play five or six games is worthy. Ohio State's worthy Whoever wins between Iowa State in Oklahoma as crazy as that sounds is worthy. We approvalabama is we know the HCC champ is and then give me three wild cards of one of them is since he great If not, I don't care. Give me a and M Well, that's easy answer. But if there was four teams I could see people make it a case why Ohio State should not be in there by by playing only five games to your award. A team like that, Um, and by the way, if they want to blame somebody with the blame their own conference, they're the ones that put him in that situation. I'm saving with the Pac 12. So, uh, you know, everybody else had the guts to play early, and they didn't. So there's your punishment. Here's the problem, though, and I agree. You're 100%. Right? You're 100% right. If you're mad at anyone, this is an Ohio state's fault. It's the Big 10. It's a PAC 12 for not getting any flexibility in their schedule. They haven't shown that they're punishing teams for that yet. Right outside of USC. Ohio State has not been punished for the minimal amount of games they played. Now, if they opened up the poles, and they were 10th in the first four team, playoff ranking or something like that, and then had to move their way up that I think that's another thing, but already they haven't shown that they're punishing for that yet. So well, they haven't so they're punishing. But I think when all of a sudden when it comes to push and shove, we may see something weird when it comes to getting the four teams and I'm wondering if it's just gonna be that easy or something Funny is going to happen there. If something funny happens, it would. It would absolutely positively go against everything that has been college football. I'm telling you right now on, we're going to get to your tweets. But in my mind, it's never too late to change. Course you stop for a moment. Uh, Bill Hancock is a very smart guy. He's the dude that runs the 14 playoff committee. Let him do the media say it's a unique year. We're going to try to do this without traveling too much the bull experiences in the bowl experience anymore. We can't even eat dinner together. So how we doing the bowl game to where guys can truly celebrated, treated like a regular season game. If you gotta put it in Atlanta, that's fine. I mean, let's just let's do this. Let's remember when that was a member one. That was a big deal being on the committee. Remember that went to the names and you know where they're gonna watch all the games and what's their vote? I think it still is. I think it still is. But I also think that their job is so Impossible this year. I mean, absolutely and again. Ah, diehard college football person could come in here and say, Oh, it's not like it's going to end up being someone other than Alabama and Clemson. The finals anyway, You know what you might be right? But let's find Yeah, Let's find out. You know, I want to find out a coastal Carolina. Go ahead. I would mind. See, here's the other funny thing. You have so many of the powers that be on the four letters, pregame show, they talk up BYU. These grown men out there. They're physical. Coastal Carolina goes and beats them. And that they just act like that bee while you wasn't that good? I mean, get postal. Some love that conservatives. All right? You wanna get some tweets in here before I get any way you could hit us up on Twitter. The best way to do so is to hit up Arnie. He's at stinking genius..
"furman" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"For the foul that's going to send Tennessee to the free throw line for a pair of shots with 1 35 on the clock. Springer is the shooter. His first one is up. It is around the rim in in, You know, a couple of years ago. It was just two years ago. The hook and whole was a flagrant. They called it a hook and hold. But now, as he explained it to him, he's talking to Coast brand in one of the one official and just sort of described exactly what took place, But they didn't call it 60 to 56, Tennessee by four. The freshman Springer puts up the second foul shot, and that one is a swish. He has 11 points. Cincinnati down 61 to 56. 95 seconds on the clock and regulation. Ivan Oscar's back in for the bear Cats. Full court pressure by Tennessee as Julius dribbles up the floor. Just token pressure preventing the bear cats from rolling it out to center court. John Brandon will call a time out 1 28 left in regulation. Tennessee up by 5 61 to 56. And right now he's looking for a quick hitter. He talked about it in this post game last game versus fault. Furman that quick hitters are not weather should supposed to be there not efficient because they're not executing. It'll get better as the season goes on. Their cats about shot Tennessee 42% to 31%. Pair cats have been Beating on the boards. 41 38 the offensive rebounding. Differences. Huge 14.
"furman" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"They produce them factory over there. We got a good one, and he's showing out in the game today. I guess he's trying to let the other guy I know this is what we're gonna do is what we do at Mueller. Once again. Furman digging in the Cincinnati trying to get some players and talent shout out to my man. Alex, meet Sum's Robert meets and his father is Dr Bob meets him will help me graduate and helped many other players graduate back in the day. They're both one unless they know that they're listening in today to our broadcast. I'd like to hear us talk awesome. Cincinnati's ball in the front court, Keith Williams. We throwing it in from the baseline right of the hoop. Ivan Oscar's Davenport, Harvey and Saunders. The other bear cats on the floor. So Keith is the only starter right now passes in for Jeremiah Davenport, the right elbow bounce feed to the low block Ivan Oscars in travel trapped in traffic travels, he was trying to get up a shot. And switch pivot feet. Well, he couldn't go up with his left. So he tried to pivot all the way to use the rim is a defector, a zoo a weapon? Try to shoot and shield itself and travel. He doesn't have an assist yet this year and he was triple team there could have easily kicked it out to open shooters. 14 30 left in regulation. Fermin has scored seven straight bear Cats have a seven point lead. Mike Bothwell, driving on Zack Harvey follow a shot by the left No good. Rebounded by Ivan Oska's outlets for Saunders quickly into the front court for Cincinnati, defended by Anderson blows by him on the dribble. His shot is up. No good. Put back up by Williams No good, gets another rebound and then gets stripped by Bothwell. Goes the other way for Fermin. Opportunities there for.
Hopes dimming for another round of stimulus checks in 2020
"Regardless of a vaccine for so many americans. This is emergency time. We're so close. There is a light at the end of the tunnel and yet people are going to the hospital now. Businesses are getting closed now and without financial relief a lot. More people will lose their jobs some getting ready to spend their first winter in homeless shelters but this week you're also seeing some hope in washington that a deal can get done for the first time in months it seems. Lawmakers are close to passing another round of support. Compromise is within reach behind the scenes. There was clearly some bipartisan cooperation. Happening for example many democrats wanted direct stimulus checks sent to americans will it now appears some republicans and perhaps even the white house itself may be on board with that idea. Some workers have gotten sick. Have sued their employers for not protecting them better from the virus. Republicans wanted to shield corporations from that type of lawsuit. Mitch mcconnell is no longer saying that really has to be included. But they're so lots of hangups lots of reasons. This could be sunk so this morning. I don't want to talk about the partisan back and forth. I wanna ask a simple question what happens. Congress does not pass a code relief. Bill what are the consequences days weeks and months from now. Abc's chief business and economics correspondent. Rebecca jarvis is here rebecca. Can you smell it the stakes for me at the capital this week will brad incredibly important. It is make or break. It's life or death. I'm just day by day trying to figure it out day. Bonday that in the pocket of for example a single mother like angel recently spoke to in detroit who works in a hospital makes minimum wage. Therein has three school age. Children were that school. As of last friday is no longer available to her in person. The choice of work and kids shouldn't be a choice. I want to be the best mom i can be. This could be the difference between her being able to afford to pay for childcare to have someone come to her home or to even drop her children off at daycare or her potentially having to quit her job because she has no other alternative to care for her children and at the same time work so it's been challenging trying to keep going to work and prevent being far low or fire to keep you know inconsequential our lives and our lifestyles. But at the same time some nights. I go to sleep. And i'm like why am i going to work. What are the domino's that would actually fall. Just nothing happened like. Can you walk me through how that would play out from. The halls of washington to small business will two things especially are hammering. Small businesses and many small businesses in this country happened to be independent restaurants. They have not given us money and they have shut us down. We cannot survive. My staff cannot survive in one case particularly in california. You have a number of restaurants who've been told to close their doors because of the spike in cova cases now that we are going to close the outside. It's of our employees go home. And how are they going to pay their bills in new york while restaurants can remain open and they can serve primarily outdoors. They have a tipping point because things have just gotten so cold that as goldman sachs estimates about forty degrees. Is the tipping point where people are no longer going to be interested in dining outside while we're there in new york. The summer has just been a disaster to scott freezing cold after thanksgiving and the world has just completely fallen apart. Earlier this year in september the national restaurant association pulled all of its members and said how many of you can make it. The next six months without any additional aid from the government forty percent of the national restaurant association members. These are small independent restaurants across the country. Said they weren't gonna make it six months without help. That was three months ago. We're already in the territory where they weren't sure they were going to be able to survive. We see all these posters that were all in this together but it doesn't seem like we are when a particular industry as being targeted stricter than others for many of them. they're using their home as collateral their mortgage as collateral. What does it mean if they go out of business it means they could lose their home. It also means that their retirement savings for for many small businesses. The retirement account is the business itself. You've seen from j. p. morgan for example. They're now estimating the first quarter of next year. We'll see negative economic growth Moody's they're saying at this point that without help from the government we will see a double dip recession. And that's really what we're talking about here brad. What's you're not just envisioning like stays really bad. You're envisioning a scenario where it could even get a lot worse really suddenly affecting everyone with a potential deal rebecca here. I'm sure the average person would just take what they can get. But when you talk to economists business leaders are there things that need to be in this deal to avoid that disaster scenario. You just talked about well brad. According to a group of more than one. Hundred and twenty-five economists including jason furman who's a former top economic advisor to president obama. Those direct cash payments to american families are incredibly important. I need the help. My kid's name to eight other people's kids. The the the thing about stimulus checks is that they're one of the fastest ways to get people money that money gets spent immediately and it gets spent immediately in ways that can help give the economy a little bit of juice at a time where people have been pulling back but once you start looking at what various analysts in what economists are calling for. They're saying at this point sooner rather than bigger is better in fact If you look at what. Bank of america's chief economist is calling for right now. She wants to see money for testing for the vaccine and contact tracing pandemic employment insurance. That's the employment insurance for gig workers and people who have lost coverage because they've already extended out all of the benefits because they've been collecting benefits for too long and then direct aid to small businesses. Moody's mark zandi adds to that list. Rental assistance among the programs ending soon is the cdc eviction moratorium. If it expires it will lead up to five million tenants facing eviction in january the beginning of winter. I've never been in this situation ever before my life. I've never had to come out to beg for help. And even calling any of this stimulus is sort of a misnomer. It's really about relief. So that people can just get to the other side.
SCOTUS appears skeptical of excluding undocumented immigrants from census
"The U. S. Supreme Court is deciding whether President Trump can exclude illegal immigrants from the census count. The real issue. Maybe whether it's too soon for the court to weigh in Eric Berman reports, a lower court ruled Trump's July order to not count undocumented immigrants is unlawful. More complicated is whether there's anything to sue over before that count is delivered. 22 States contend there is if you're challenged it. After happens, they're uncertain about whether they're getting a representative or whatever the number. Is it small problems back to have to sort that out afterwards, you py McKinney School of law Professor Gerard Meckley, aka says If the court rules it's too soon the case will probably be back before them later. Eric Furman 93. W I. B C
UK to launch new watchdog next year to police tech giants
"Will create a new watchdog to police. Big tech companies, including Google and Facebook. The AP Syria. Shockley reports the U. K government says that setting up a digital markets unit next year to enforce a new code of conduct governing the behavior off tech giants that dominate the online advertising market. The digital markets. Units scheduled to launch in April will oversee a new regulatory regime for tech companies that's aimed at spurring more competition. The measures were foreshadowed in findings, but former Obama economic advisor Jason Furman, who was commissioned by the UK Treasury to carry out the review off the digital economy. Sarah Shockley, London, Delta
UK to launch new watchdog next year to police tech giants
"Britain plans to create a new watchdog to police and big tech companies including Google and Facebook to counter the market dominance and prevent them from exporting consumers and small businesses the UK government says that setting up a digital markets units next year to enforce the new code of conduct governing the behavior of tech giants that dominate the online advertising market the digital markets units is scheduled to launch in April will oversee any regulatory regime for tech companies that's aimed at spurring more competition the measures were foreshadowed in findings by former Obama economic adviser Jason Furman who was commissioned by the UK treasury to carry out a review of the digital economy Sarah Shockley London
"furman" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"Bounce after the bungee jumper Falls is a big one, and then he falls again. Then it comes back slower and then slower and every recovery is smaller. I think that's what we've got going with his economy. In fact, back to Jason Furman, he says, You know what we've got. We had something really terrible and now We basically are back up to A bad recession just to be clear. President Trump's 400 is basically phony. It's delayed. It only lasts a few weeks. And as you pointed out, states aren't gonna be able to chip in 100, he said. The principal of that was a reasonable amount for people to get for weak, he said $400 so I thought that that would actually legislating it. Having all of it come from the federal government could be 300. I think 300 would be OK as well. I've always thought these payments should be a function of what the unemployment rate is. And as the unemployment rate comes down the payments that you get Mom should be scaled down because the balance of worrying about work incentives and worrying about supporting people is changing as the unemployment rate falls, so I certainly think We're not in the incredible emergency. We're in in April and may were in a bad recession. Now in a bad reception calls for different policy response then No, that complete shutdown of the economy did back in April. Ah, I disagree with him. I think it's still the same response. This is an artificial Economic hit. It is not a business cycle hit, so I don't I'm sorry, but I think you got to keep up with the same policies of trying to get this economy moving again is going to take first and foremost. You've got to tackle the virus, and I know We did a show yesterday about it. We'll be doing more about it is Are you going? You know the vaccine. Now they're saying Well, it's not going to roll out all 300 million people overnight. It's going to take time and it's got to be stored and there's one of them that are promising. One needs minus 40 degree temperature. Otherwise it gets ruins. And then there's a bunch of people are going well, there. Looks like they're politically racing this thing I don't know if they are not. But you know what? I'm not going to take it right away. I'll wait and see what happens to other people. So I don't think we're going to get to the vaccine solution this year. Sometime next year. When you get enough people that have had the vaccine and they haven't drawn a third ear or falling over dead. So in the meantime, I think the policy still has to be. This is an artificial slow down. My gosh, there's so many businesses that would love to reopen. But they can't because of health regulations. Soas Faras the numbers. Let me go through just a little bit here with you. 1.37 payrolls created That was almost to the number what we were expecting. Um What else we got on this list here. Number of temporary layoffs. Dropped to know they're really lay offs now. Percent precipitate participation in the workforce has gone up. Labor force Unemployed over fixed 15 weeks has gone up average hourly earnings has gone down. Participation rate up, Tio. 61 0.7 The biggest place where people got jobs. Woz government which throws off the numbers, and I'll explain that How that throws the numbers off in the artist report. When we come back, we'll be right there for.
Has Globalization Undermined the American Working Class?
"America's working class has been cheated is an assertion that has been getting a lot of currency lately are last presidential election went deep on that claim in both parties by the way and the culprit most often blamed for that. It's that monstrous five syllable word globalization, the philosophy and the practice of free trade which has been great for companies and for shareholders but has had a devastating impact. It is argued on the American working woman and. Man Well Economist do agree that in the past four decades the American working class, which we're defining tonight as people who lack a four year college degree. They have seen flat wages and a steady disappearance of good jobs. But is globalization a main reason that that's happening to those workers and for those workers is globalization entirely bad. Well, we think this has the makings of a debate. So let's have it. Yes or no to this statement globalization. has undermined. America's working. Class I'm John Donavan, and I stand between two teams of experts in this topic who argue for and against this resolution globalization has undermined America's working class as always. Our debate will go in three rounds and then our live audience here at the Saint Regis Hotel and Aspen Colorado where we are appearing in partnership with the Aspen Ideas Festival will choose the winner and as always if all goes well civil discourse, we'll. Also win a resolution once again, globalization has undermined America's Working Class Jared Bernstein you have debated with us before. So welcome back you're a senior fellow at the center on Budget and policy priorities. You were Vice President Joe. Biden's chief economist. The last time you debated with US interestingly Jason Furman who is your opponent at the other table tonight was your debate partner as a team you were formidable formidable I, almost want to use the French pronunciation. Formula, so are you planning to use your insiders knowledge of Jason's debate battles against him to very much am the way to do that with Jason is to make a lot of sports analogies because they repealing confusing. All right. Thank you and I see you detail to Aspen. You were a to aspen well I. Think the guy with the tie is the guy you want to listen to, but I'll let you decide. All right. Thanks very much. Jared Bernstein and can tell us who your partner is. This someone I've known for twenty five years she's a dear friend of mine and I consider her my mentor in this topic feely gentlemen feeling. Theo welcome to intelligence squared your president of the Economic Policy Institute. You've spent two decades as an economist for the AFL CIO, which is America's largest federation of unions. It represents some twelve point, five, million working women and men. You've spent twenty five years working on trade policy. So what got you interested in trade? Well, when I came to Washington in the early nineties I got drawn. INTO THE NAFTA debate the North American Free Trade. Agreement. And I realized pretty early on that. This was not some kind of a dry text book discussion about tariffs but it was a transnational battle over democracy good jobs, workers, rights, and regulation. So I was hooked because a lots at stake a lot is at stake. Okay. Thanks very much thelia once again, team arguing for the motion. And motion again, globalization has undermined America's working class. We have to debaters arguing against it, I Jason Firm. Welcome back to intelligence squared Jason you're a professor of the practice of economic policy at the Harvard Kennedy School you're a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, you were Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Obama tonight. As we said, you're going to be debating your former colleague Jared Bernstein on the impact of globalization. So is this the first time you to have debated the globalization issue with each other jared and I agree on I'd say about ninety five percent of economic issues and my goal tonight is to bring to one hundred percent. Thanks very much Jason and can you tell us who your partner is someone I've only known for a few years and every single thing. He's ever told me I have believed James Manica Legitimate James Manyika. Welcome the first time telling squared you're a senior partner at McKinsey, and company you're the chairman of their economics research arm, the McKinsey Global Institute, your first time debating with us. But not your first debate you debated at Oxford I did you studied robotics and computers earlier in your career you were visiting scientist at NASA. So how do you go from very eclectic from robotics and space to thinking about trade policy? In American. Workers I've always been fascinated by the kinds of technologies that drive innovation and growth, but also affects what will people in the real world actually do. So when you put that together with the economy, these issues around trade and workforce become very, very important. Those are the issues that motive a great perspective to bring here and then once again, thank you. Thank you again to the team arguing against them.
Masks, Covid & Nutrition Highlights
"Hey thanks for listening I'm your host, Samantha Leigh Right today, we have a slightly different kinds of episode coming your way in light of all of the things happening with covid nineteen. I, wanted to do a special episode highlighting the foundations of Health for you all focused around the corona virus really wanted to cover the topic of mask specifically because there's so many questions that people have centered around mask right now and I know that I, personally have been wanting some clarity around. How mask are effective why are people saying sometimes, they're not and what the debate on both sides, and then also specifically, what else can we be doing in our lives to boost our immune systems protect ourselves from the scary seaward that's going around right now. So today's episode unlike most of our shows don't focus a lot around the topic of central oils but I really wanted the opportunity to talk to Dr Furman whose work I really admire if you're not familiar with his work. I think you're really going to like what he has to say. So we'll get to that interview soon. But first, let's talk about essential oils for a little while I wanted to share my favorite oils from this past week. Am that has been the thieves chest rub? That is a fairly new product coming from young living right now, if you haven't experienced it yet, it is a chest rub formula that comes in this great little squeeze bottle where you don't have to get your hands all greasy to apply it, which is one of my favorite things about it. So if you WANNA check it out or if you want to try to make your own version of it, you could. Buy One of those empties kind of squirt bottles from Amazon or wherever, or just use like an old squirt bottle. You've got lying around anything that will allow you to fill your own formula of stuff and then squeeze a little bit of the top will do and it is a combination of eucalyptus essential oil menthol and camphor. As you might be able to hear, I've got a little bit of flim stuck down in my chest and I've been putting the thieves chester up on at night especially at night. When you lay down, you've got that extra kind of weight of gravity and that's when when the cough likes to come out. So putting the chest rub on is so soothing. It smells so good. Now, if you WANNA make your own kind of chest rub concoction than I would use a base of coconut oil and maybe even some CA- cow butter or and or beeswax shaving shaven down because what you want is a real thick carrier oil base for this because you don't want the oil soak into your chest and your skin too. Quickly, you wanted to act as sort of an on going vapor that's going to be releasing from that chest rub so you WANNA thick carrier oil base again, beeswax is great for that. If you have some of that, you can shave it down and melted a bit and then from there do a real strong concoction if. You're making a small batch may be twenty to thirty drops of an essential oil nice and strong of mainly Eucalyptus. That's the Go-to for all things respiratory. So whatever eucalyptus oils you have around or blends of our great. If you want to add some other things in there to support your immune system, I would throw in some peppermint open up those nasal passageways maybe nice. Irby oil like Rosemary or time or Oregano. T tree is Great Franken Census Grey also any of those oils you have thrown into that nice thick carrier oil use it as a gesture of as needed or check out the thieves chest rub is easy to apply real strong, real potent, and give it five stars. And now, I'm super excited to share this week's DIY dugout recipe. It comes from Deborah Shannon in Atkins Arkansas and it is a recipe for a citrus phys the sounds. So delicious in glass combined the following ingredients and mix thoroughly half a can to one can of sparkling water one packet of Stevia, two drops, grapefruit essential oil, and then optional if you have any inning sherrod around at one to two ounces of Nick. Sharad. If you don't have Ningxia ride, which is a great will ferry puree juice that young living makes you can add in maybe another dark red kind of juice like Cherry juice pomegranate or something, and then ice. So just combine all that and you've got yourself a citrus phys.
"furman" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
"Have experts who have advised me to do that I'm considering it now while New York is seeing record low coronavirus cases here in Florida we know cases are soaring New York City was once the Kobe that nineteen epicenter and Cuomo doesn't want another spike in his state meanwhile looks like Florida may become the next epicenter scientists at children's hospital of Philadelphia and university of Pennsylvania say the risk here in the sunshine state is worse than ever in their predictions this comes of course the sunshine state sees its biggest spike in corona virus cases the number of cases in Palm Beach county and Miami Dade are expected to continue to rapidly increase if social distancing practices do not improve meanwhile it's seven oh for nearly eight hundred Oklahoma health care professionals have signed a letter urging the mayor of Tulsa to cancel the president's rally tomorrow allowing our city to be one of the first places in the world to host an indoor gathering of this magnitude is not a political matter it's a public health matter the letter said the rally is slated to take place the be okay center an indoor venue that seats more than nineteen thousand people at a time when Oklahoma has seen ninety one percent jump in its coronavirus cases over the past week the rally does fall under the CDC's highest risk category for gatherings but the B. okay center says it will check attendees temperatures upon entry and provide masks attendees will be required to wear them that's my power the fight against carbon nineteen and unemployment are still top of mind for many what's most important is that there continues to be a very vigorous ambitious response and that response last as long as it is needed at a virtual hearing Harvard University professor Jason Furman added that even if all workers who were temporarily laid off return to their jobs there would still be an unemployment rate of seven percent and amid the pandemic are jobless rate here in the state jump to twelve point nine percent in April and we're gonna find out what may's look like later I don't think we're going to we're still going to see a rather high unemployment number I'm hoping that as we move into maybe that's the second quarter October is we should hopefully see some nice decreases if you are looking for work near the Blanco with career for a source urges you to freshen up your resume and be ready to tell prospective employers you can help them move forward during this time seven oh five the NBA's gonna be using wearables to combat corona virus during the league's restart at Disney world C. N. B. C. reports players will have the option to wear an aura smart ring which can measure body temperature respiratory functions and heart rate the data tracking company says.
"furman" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM
"Service last month a guy named Jason Furman a top Obama regime economist spoke to a bipartisan group of policy makers he laid out what to expect when the economic shutdown is over he predicted that they're about to see the best economic data in a history of the country that's not good from their perspective now many in the group I couldn't believe it they thought professor Fuhrman misspoke but Fuhrman has stuck to that forecast he expects that as the economic lockdown passes the American economy will come away feeling back in on president it rate he says that will experience a steep and quick rebound just like trump is said to counter the steep and quick shut down now politico is reporting Democrats are directing this that they are spooked that in even a partial comeback will put trump in the driver's seat for the November election now think about this for a minute here we are we're slowly coming out of an unprecedented economic catastrophe over thirty million Americans lost their jobs over night businesses had to shut their doors some may never come back and what spooks Democrats what are they dreaded Americans getting back to work because that'll make president trump look good I'm telling you folks these people are sick these Democrats are pathologically sick the country will recover from covert nineteen Democrats will never recover from their hate in January of twenty seventeen I was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and within twenty four hours of that diagnosis we found ourselves here in Memphis it's a G. they knew what they were doing they knew how they were gonna trader they laid out this elaborate plan we didn't know what the future was or if there even was a feature thank you there was nothing you can the survival rate was four percent four percent do the work in research the same G..
Democratic Economist Predicts A Rosy Economy That May Work In Trump's Favor
"It's the economy stupid they line up widely attributed to democratic strategist James carvel carvel helped run bill Clinton's winning campaign for president back in nineteen ninety two so how much might be twenty twenty presidential election hinge on the economy and economy by the way with historic levels of unemployment double digit contractions in economic growth large sectors of the economy shut down for weeks now months well because of the corona virus will it is tempting to think all of that would be an albatross for president trump but maybe not so says Jason Furman a Democrat and economist and chair of president Obama's council of economic advisers he has got a theory that the economy could it be a winner for Republicans this fall and he is here now to make the case Jason Furman welcome thanks for having me so your argument is that yes said complete economic carnage right now the economy the data is dire but then in the coming months we could see the best economic data in history really make the case so I'm not a political forecaster I'll tell you what I think's gonna happen the economy then can speculate about what it means for the economy economy collapsed over a one month period from mid March to mid April after that it's gone from very very very bad to what on election day will probably just be very bad now the difference between very very very bad and very bad will be four months in a row when we might see more than a million jobs created a month when we might see the unemployment rate falling really rapidly and so if you just focus on the most recent data there will be a case that one can make with a straight face that we're seeing you know the fastest economic recovery ever so you're saying the numbers might still actually be bad come fall but they would be moving in the right direction if you're president trump and thinking this might help your reelection prospects yeah and and I don't expect that right direction to last forever but could it is the first phase of the recovery is the fastest part that's where you turn the lights back on in your business that's where the furloughed workers get called back and that can lead to a rapid decline in the unemployment rate a rapid increase in jobs even at the end of that process you'll still have an unemployment rate in the double digits and you know what I think a lot of the debate will hinge on is you know the unemployment rate is twelve that's terrible or the unemployment rate has come down really far from you know the twenty percent it was out earlier in the year isn't that great nobody knows what the fall will bring of course but it does seem the base than expected second wave of the virus would follow up with throw a serious flying they want out of this argument yes the second wave a large second wave would make this wrong it is what most economic forecasters are expecting right now and but I do think you know the Great Depression forecasts and the like are setting the bar in the wrong place we are very unlikely to have something like the Great Depression we are much more likely to have a very bad reception is very bad recession is a problem I think we should be doing everything we can to avoid it but for some people you know there may be a relief that you know it will appear as if the worst is behind us I do I mean the politics and economics are hard to untangle here because we are in an election year and and inside of six months from that presidential election how how tricky a spot does this put Democrats in it in the sense that everybody just about everybody but surely wants the economy to recover we would all like to see it doing better but if it does does that play straight to president trump's advantage come November I think the relevant question for voters in November will be who has a better plan to make the economy better in twenty twenty one twenty twenty to twenty twenty three who has a plan for infrastructure for training for paid leave you know whatever it is you think you're going to need for the recovery of the economy on a sustained basis that is Jason Furman he's an economics professor at Harvard and he served as chair of the council of economic advisers to president Obama Jason Furman thank you
GM ignition switch settlement with vehicle owners wins U.S. court approval
"General Motors reaches a settlement with car owners who sued claiming a defect affected with the cars are worth district judge Jesse Furman gave his approval of the settlement during a hearing by phone automobile owners sued saying faulty ignition switches dropped the value of their vehicles the switch is a proven problematic for GM having had to recall millions of cars over the last six years costing the company nearly three billion dollars in penalties and other settlements this proposed resolution would have G. M. fund seventy million dollars of the settlement another fifty million would come out of an existing bankruptcy trust the settlement must still get final approval once owners are
Pelosi: House 'close' to striking deal with Trump on coronavirus response package
"Breaking news from Capitol Hill as House Speaker. Nancy Pelosi announced that she is close to an agreement to legislative deal with the trump administration on a package that could be passed tomorrow to deal with mostly the economic effects of the Corona virus and Donald Trump has not been involved in the negotiations is treasury. Secretary has done the president's job for him because the president is not in the mood to speak with Nancy Pelosi and reportedly believes that Speaker Pelosi would humiliate him if he involved himself in the discussions. This is of course one way of looking at the other way of looking at it as Donald trump humiliates himself whenever he opens his mouth as he did last night. While Donald Trump was addressing the nation last night for ten minutes from the office stock market futures trading started to drop dramatically and then when the market opened today proceeded to crash by the largest amount since nineteen eighty-seven losing almost ten percent of its value today. Harvard economics professor and former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers tweeted hostess sets. What I believe is a new world record for presidential market value destruction. Joining us now. Is Jason Furman? The former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. The President Obama. He is now professor of the practice of economic policy. At Harvard's Kennedy School. Thank you very much for joining US tonight. Professor Ruin what. What would you suggest the government action that could be taken now? What action could be taken to deal with what we're seeing as the economic effects of this crisis? Lawrence this is the most serious economic crisis. This country may have faced since the Great Depression bigger than what we faced in two thousand eight. Two thousand eight was terrible. It was devastating but most people kept their jobs. Many people kept spending right now. Everyone is cutting their spending large swaths of the economy. People's jobs are at risk. And so once you start to think about that the answer to your question of what we should do the more. We can do the better so my next question was going to be. Is this one thousand. Nine hundred eighty seven or is this nineteen twenty nine which you've already answered that it's closer to that of maybe about six months ago. I reread John. Kenneth Galbraith book the Great Crash About The nineteen twenty nine stock market crash. And when you read the things people were saying As it was already underway as the crash was happening others so many people who sounded like Donald Trump that saying it will bounce back as the president said today the stock market will bounce back. Don't worry about it Larry cudlow the other day saying invest As it's going down you know you'll be very happy with that. Of course it's dropped dramatically since Kudlow said that so just to set this of for our audience perspective you are comparing this now to the nineteen twenty nine crash of the stock absolutely and you know the difference is it depends on what happens if we get through this virus and the next two months then maybe it bounces right back if it takes us nine months even at that point if we find a cure for the vaccine a lot of damage a huge amount of damage will be done to companies to workers on to unemployment of type. That would persist. And you could take a long time to to recover from so I I'd love to have more reassuring things to say for Lawrence but I just I am. I am worried right now. Well you're confirming what. I've been feeling in my my amateur way about this but so this presents an enormous policy-making challenge because when you talk about things like payroll tax cut which the president mentioned a few days ago and it died instantly when the Senate Finance Committee chairman said he wouldn't even consider it. That could come back. But a payroll tax cut to a person. Who's no longer on payroll Doesn't work the way it bye-bye in the stimulus way. You might have wanted it to a while. That person was still on the payroll. That's absolutely right so what I think we should do. Is Number one everything. We can do on health free testing which is in the house legislation. I think that's terrific. We're GONNA eat a lot of hospital beds. A lot of ventilators. We're going to need that fast
"furman" Discussed on WTOP
"This is Steve Furman outside the crash site in Calabasas California the scene here one of shock right now the news media members of the public being kept away from the actual crash site as the investigation goes on we have not seen the bodies at this moment taken away from the scene as far as we know very limited details right now Kobe Bryant was in a helicopter around ten o'clock this morning when it came down in this area now the skies were not perfectly clear but it was not a big overcast day there were some clouds in this area people here I've spoken to her just in shock right now we've actually seen a few people in tears I'm bill Rakoff reaction to Kobe Bryant's death has been quick in coming across social media NBA hall of Famer Scotty Pippin tweeted I'm stunned words can't even come close to describing it just an incredibly sad and tragic day to England patriots quarterback Tom Brady shared a picture of the two of them on Instagram saying we already miss you my brother R. I. P. and host Ellen DeGeneres has tweeted that her heart is broken for his wife and family Brian's daughter was also on board the US now has five confirmed cases of the new virus from China all of whom travel to the city that's at the center of the outbreak two new cases reported today one in Arizona one in California rubber Ferrer as the director of the LA county public health department our staff are working with the individual who's infected along with the airport LAX and CDC to identify persons who may have had close personal contact with this individual dozens of people have died from the virus in China the latest polls have senator Bernie Sanders leading heading into the Iowa caucuses with CBS news director service elections Japanese self auto says those expecting to vote on super Tuesday well they're leaning toward Joe Biden is widely seen as being prepared to be commander in chief that's a topic that's come up lately also he is seen as a safer choice but he doesn't have quite that enthusiasm and that solidity of support that Bernie Sanders does mines pulling a twenty six percent had a super Tuesday Democrats in the Virginia house for advancing a package of gun control measures less than a week after tens of thousands of pro gun advocates from all around the country rallied at the state capital Richmond the democratic led house committee voted for several pieces of gun legislation the Republican majority has been blocking many of those for years this is CBS news never miss a moment top news from W. T. O. P. twenty four seven three sixty five listen on air on Alexa and the WTOP app.
"furman" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"Hotline my friend Steve Furman Ohio standing by patiently good morning Steve how are you hi morning item they grant feel better okay yeah on Ken burns yeah I watch the entire country music thing and I I have to tell you that once again like civil war and baseball ninety percent of what burns does is really really good yeah I can't comment on you know the music part of it in other words a blinding and John rose and all that kind of stuff because I what now but I was enthralled by the history of these people here's what I took away from a lot of people wouldn't have to have taken away from it because I saw all three of these burns pieces. in the previous ones on civil war and baseball there's a not so subtle. thing that snakes through the F. white southerners are bigots rotten people and races his treatment Bedford Forrest in civil war was really pretty unconscionable because there's a heck of a great story there about Nathan Bedford Forrest the Confederate general right he released as slaves by the way in writing and nineteen sixty four being AT sixty four before the war was over and that was ignored the fact that he was cleared by a northern military court martial of anything having to do with that massacre of black troops I was ignored a lot of stuff about that third forest that military people would enjoy was not discussed in baseball of the Thai cop treatment was unconscionable because it was a one hundred eighty degrees opposite of the man it was based on on al stump piece that was done and I brown nineteen sixty I think what sport magazine that was dead dead wrong stop was a drunken journalist if I may use that term what is the port of impeachment of trump Cobb was not bad at all it is.
"furman" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"A federal judge turns thumbs down on the administration's efforts to change lawyers in the census case also on our Wednesday rundown from the U._S.. Supreme Court to hear a case that could alter public school funding plus I ever research on public views of transgender people topping our news federal judge in New York Tuesday denied a bid from the Justice Department to replace at least the team of lawyers all the case about the sense of citizenship question writing its request to do so was patently deficient. The Washington Post reports department had earlier this week announced its intention to swap out the legal team on the case ace but the post reports U._S.. District Judge Jesse Furman the night the formal legal bid to do so he stated defendants provide. No reasons let alone satisfactory reasons for the substitution of counsel Yahoo News reports in the wake of the arrest of Financier Jeffrey Epstein of sex trafficking charges. Democrat leaders are calling for the resignation of Labor Secretary at Kosta as a prosecutor accosted negotiated a plea deal with an exceptionally light sentence for Epstein trump for his part is standing by Ahah Kosta saying he feels badly for him the U._S. Supreme Court will hear a case out of Montana next term that could have implications nationwide Eric. Take it off explains justices will hear Espinosa versus the Montana Department Department of revenue a case that grapples with a one hundred fifty dollar tax credit for donating to tuition scholarships state lawmakers passed legislation allowing tuition support for private religious schools but the Montana Supreme Court struck that down in two thousand eighteen gene president of the Montana Federation of Public Employees Eric Fever fears a High Court ruling against Montana could ultimately threaten funding for public schools. If in fact the supreme court were to rule that indirect appropriations can be made to new religious education to the state and we set ourselves up for a competition of public dollars for religious education and for Public Education the Montana Supreme Court ruled five to two that the program violated the State Constitution noting that Montana all draws a stricter line between church and state and the U._S.. Constitution the Organization Institute for Justice Representing families that would have benefited from this program has said the ruling is bias against religious schools violates federal freedom of religion and equal protection clauses causes the State Supreme Court ruling against the tax credit program shut down completely two centers in the case said the program never violated the Montana Constitution Oregon workers at Kaiser Permanent Day Rally today over concerns concerns about staffing changes some Sara leaving hospitals and medical offices shorthanded service employees International Union local forty-nine members picketing at Kaiser permanent as North Portland medical campus and they picked it earlier at the clackamas campus two weeks ago. One issue for employs is disbanding of these safe team which specialized in transporting high risk patients Stephen Hawkins a certified nursing assistant who is part of the team says what a patient recently fell there wasn't a set set protocol for how to help him it was disheartening to me because they have the equipment available to take care of this properly but now we had to motivate people and pull them from what they were already doing to come down and help this person and it actually thinking laid a respond while the team no longer exists Kaiser's spokesperson Michael Foley says Specialized Training has been given to all employees involved in patient care members of the U._S.. Senate Health Committee have proposed the lower healthcare care costs act. It's aimed.
"furman" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"A federal judge in New York Tuesday denied a bid from the Justice Department to replace laced team of lawyers on the case about the sense of citizenship question writing its request to do so was patently deficient. The Washington Post reports department had earlier this week announced its intention to swap out the legal team on the case ace but the post reports U._S.. District Judge Jesse Furman the night the formal legal bid to do so he stated defendants provide. No reasons let alone satisfactory reasons for the substitution of counsel Yahoo News reports in the wake of the arrest of Financier Jeffrey Epstein of sex trafficking charges. Democrat leaders are calling for the resignation of Labor Secretary Kosta as a prosecutor accosted negotiated a plea deal with an exceptionally light sentence for Epstein trump for his part is standing by DIAC Austa saying he feels badly for him the U._S. Supreme Court will hear a case out of Montana next term that could have implications. They should why Eric Take it off. Explains Justices will hear Espinosa versus the Montana Department of revenue a case grapples with a one hundred fifty dollar tax credit for donating to tuition scholarships state lawmakers passed legislation allowing tuition support for private religious schools but the Montana Supreme Court struck that down in two thousand eighteen gene president of the Montana Federation of Public Employees Eric Fever fears a High Court ruling against Montana could ultimately threaten funding for public schools. If in fact the supreme court were to rule that indirect appropriations can be made to new religious education to the state then we set ourselves up for competition of public dollars for religious education and for Public Education the Montana Supreme Court ruled five to two that the program violated the State Constitution noting that Montana all draws a stricter line between church and state than the U._S.. Constitution the Organization Institute for Justice Representing families that would have benefited from this program has said the ruling is bias against religious schools and violates federal freedom of religion and equal protection clauses causes the State Supreme Court ruling against the tax credit program shut down completely dissenters in the case said the program never violated the Montana Constitution Oregon workers at Kaiser Permanent Day Rally today over concerns concerns about staffing changes some Sara leaving hospitals and medical officers shorthanded service employees International Union local forty-nine members picketing at Kaiser permanent as North Portland medical campus and they picked it earlier at the clackamas this campus two weeks ago. One issue for employs is disbanding of these safe team which specialized in transporting high risk patients Stephen Hawkins a certified nursing assistant who is part of the team says what a patient recently fell there wasn't a set protocol for how to help him it was disheartening to me because they have the equipment available to take care of properly but now we had to motivate people and pull them from what they were already doing to come down and help this person and it actually thank you laid a respond while the team no longer exists Kaiser's spokesperson Michael Foley says Specialized Training has been given to all employees involved in patient care members of the U._S.. Senate Health Committee proposed Lower Healthcare Care Costs Act. It's aimed at reducing patients out of pocket charges for medical care critics say the legislation does not hold insurance companies accountable to cover lifesaving air transport to the hospital Whitney. Korbi is a nurse who survive car wrecks six years ago for Corby.
Does the Deficit Matter?
"As evil number one fat, sandy not wanna eat fat. It was bad. There was no such thing as good fat. It was just all bad fat. And so in the store there was low fat everything there were these Lafayette cookies your snack cookies cardio. Yes. Like hockey pucks like had the consistency of packing phone. We're like frozen yogurt. Then it was like a low fat alternative to ice cream, which also kind of had the consistency of packing foam eighties. Eating a lot of stuff with the consisting of packing foam, like even low fat butter. You could've mentioned cholesterol, good, cholesterol, and bad cholesterol. Is at all bad. You know, that's that's another one for your list. That is Jason Furman. He's a professor of economic policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, and he also worked as an economist for the Obama administration. And we wanted to talk to Jason because he writes anything's a lot about another kind of universal evil that we had back in the eighties deficits the deficit is the shortfall between the tax revenue. The government collects in a given year and the money it spends when the government spends more money than it takes in. It has to borrow money to cover the shortfall that is the deficit, by the way, the deficit is not to be confused with the national debt. So the debt is like the amount of water in the bathtub and the deficit. Is like the amount of water. That's coming out of the tap in a given period of time and flowing into the bathtub to the debt is you're running total. The deficit is what you do in any given year politicians on the right on the left in the center. The one thing they could all agree on was the deficits were bad. It came up a lot deficit spending should not be a feature of budget. We have to cut the deficit because the more we spent paying off the debt the less tax dollars. We have to invest in jobs and education, the massive national debt, which we accumulated is the result of the government's high-spending diet. Well, it's time to change the diet and to change it in the right way. Government spending is a dangerous road. The deficits the people of America have been overcharged and on their behalf. I'm here asking for a refund, but now attitudes about budget deficits are evolving a lot. There's even a whole sort of tr. Trendy school of thought economics now, saying budget deficits, don't matter nearly as much as we thought that unless budget deficits lead to inflation. We can rack up all the deficits we want. No big deal. Jason Furman is not in that camp. But he says, you know, just like fat deficits are not the universal evil that we used to think they were. Although he did say that he didn't think it was an exact analogy it's a little bit different in that there. Probably is some timeless truth about dieting undefeated. I don't even think there is an underlying timeless truth because the world actually is changing and financial markets are functioning one way in the eighties and other way now and you need to. You know, change, your your an update, your ideas with with us changes in the world this indicated for planet money, I'm carseat, and I'm Stacey Vanik Smith. Dan, the show deficits why did everybody used to think deficits were bad, and what changed? Support for this podcast in the following message. Come from Jimmy Nye, the regulated exchange making it easy to add bitcoin and other crypto currencies to your portfolio, protecting your investments with oversight and state of the art cybersecurity open a free account at Jim ni- dot com slash indicator. Support also comes from WordPress dot com with powerful site building, tools and thousands of things that she was from users can launch site that's free to start with a room to grow. Get fifteen percent off any new plan. Purchase at WordPress dot com slash indicator. Today's indicator is a trillion as in a trillion dollars this year. The budget deficit is set to hit a trillion dollars. Jason Furman urine economist with Harvard's Kennedy School, you also served as an economist under President Obama trillion dollar sounds like a lot. That's scary Ohno's lot and that'll be popping for people absolately. Do I wish the deficit was smaller? Yes. Would I feel better about our economy? We had a lower debt as sheriff are Konami. Yes. So I feel like when I was growing up in eighties. The deficit was just this universally acknowledged terrible thing like the deficit was was bad. I feel like that his changed. But why has it changed? I mean, why did I mean it was really talked about. I think sort of this universal evil. Like, the one thing we could all grand was that the deficit was bad. Sometimes deficits can be good. Sometimes they can be bad. And sometimes they can be just not nearly as important as you'd like to think the time when they're good is in a recession you need to get yourself out of a recession. A'deficit means you're spending money or cutting taxes, that's helping the economy and in the nineteen eighties deficits back then really were a problem now deficits aren't causing high interest rates. So I don't think they're causing nearly the same magnitude of problems for the economy as they once were. Feel like they're kind of two parts of the deficit that people tend to worry about one is this kind of like there's almost sort of a morality like a moral principle at stake about deficits and the other one is just that sort of drags are Konami down. You could think about it in terms of morality because it can affect the distribution of income between generations. They're it depends on what you're doing it for if you're running a deficit to invest in infrastructure. You might actually be helping a future generation if you're running a deficit to give big tax cuts to people who are going to just run out and spend it today, you might be hurting a future generation. So I think there is a morality play between how this affects different generation. So what do you think is the best approach to the deficit right now? I mean, it sounds like maybe one extreme the other extreme don't like neither of those are good idea. What's a good idea? I can't give you. Scientific certainty. Exactly what the right way to handle the deficit is if you have a great new idea for college or a great new idea for social security or a great new tax cut. You wanna do then, you know, cut spending or raise taxes so that you're not adding to the deficit and making even higher than otherwise would have been that strikes. Middle course, it says you're not making a major exit for deficit reduction. You're just doing no harm. What I wouldn't do though is pass a law that makes that deficit even larger what are some good things about running a deficit. You know, the good is in a recession. It can help stimulate demand. Get people in businesses to spend more and help you get out of the recession in normal times. If you're using the deficit as a way to spend money on good things like infrastructure like scientific research, then it can actually make you richer in the future. Not. Poorer the flip side, the bad is if you're spending money on bad things, it can make future generations poorer, and it can drive up interest rates. Probably only happens a little, but it can that results in less business investment unless economic growth, you mentioned that like the economics of deficits have changed. How how have they changed? What has changed? And what is what does it mean for deficits the single most important number to know in? Judging country's fiscal situation is the difference between its interest rate and its growth rate 'cause if your interest rate is higher than your growth rate, your debt is going to be spiraling up as a share of the economy. If your interest rate is lower than your growth rate that helps contain how much your debt is rising relative to the economy right now in the United States growth rates are higher than interest rates, and that's helping us. To grow out of some of our debt burden and it's that key variable or minus Chee watching how that changes over time is I think a real key to understanding how much you should be worried about deficits at any point in time. Jason furman. Thank you so much. Thanks for having.
"furman" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Safeties Furman of the crop year for two thousand eighteen for many years. Now, I've been doing safety sermon in the spring during planning time and again in the fall during harvest time, and well is Jim Posselt will Nys said this morning winter will finally come to an end. The planting is underway barely across much of the country. And the planting will certainly pick up when the snow is gone, and we get sunshine and warm soils. So I wanna talk about the danger that exists on rural roads at this busy time of the year if bring planting season, and I'll direct my remarks versus city folks who after the long hard winter might enjoy. Taking a ride in the country during spring time to enjoy the flowers and the greenery that really come with spring is rug. But I make this demand slowdown to enjoy the scenery. Because at this time of the year, you're going to win counter allot of farm equipment of those rural roads and highways. Keep in mind that farmers have every legal right to be using those roads and highways that transport him but quickly from one field to another. And that's the case in all of the states. So slow down. You'd never know. When you go over a hill around the corner that you might have counter attractor in the Gordon planter, traveling about fifteen miles an hour directly ahead of you while you're traveling at fifty five miles an hour, and now to my farmer friends, keep in mind, but even though you have a legal right to be there. And you certainly do it needs to happen. If you get a long.
"furman" Discussed on Chicago's Business Authority
"And my partner here nigga, I'm Andy Furman warrior for Jason McIntyre before we sign off on the day and go-to Hartman and Swisher it's been a pleasure. It's been real as always I loved every minute of it. I wanna thank you before we sign away before we get some business at hand here. But thank you once again for joining me, absolutely Vilis mutual had a blast. Love love getting opportunity to work with you too fast. Does not it does three hours in a flash. She's like we were just saying. Hello. To the other night, North Carolina. Do people pay twenty five hundred dollars for tickets one tickets sold. I saw this on vivid seats dot com. One tickets sold for ten thousand six hundred fifty two dollars. You gotta be out of your freaking mind to spend that anything. Yeah. They they got Hamilton. This should a Broadway show Hamilton's playing in Cincinnati four hundred ninety eight thousand ticket no way, I'm trying to find out how I could sneak in. I'm looking at the back. I'm trying to find out how to sneak I pain for me, and my wife a thousand dollars for a show. No way, no way. I'm always interested in what people will and won't spend money on. But I a thousand dollars ten thousand dollars twenty five thousand dollars for a twenty to twenty five hundred bucks to to go to a game. I just not per me. That's not. That's not for me. I will. I'll just go home and watch it on TV. Now, some tickets for last year's title game between Villanova and Michigan where as low as fifty seven bucks. The. The average price for UNC home game is seventy dollars. I don't know. How lucky you are that you could go into those Creighton gays for for NAT? Yes. You on the wrong got even have this conversation with the price of a ticket a crate man, I'd have twenty five bucks. Maybe I'd have to go look at it. It probably Berry's right? But like, I'm I'm so spoiled because I get media passes. So I'm so conditioned to not even having to think about like ticket prices that I? That's so far off my radar that I'm the worst person ever to talk about this. Look, I'm I'm in the same boat is yummy. I just I wanted my head. And my part was I know I get it for free. And it hurts it hurts. I know I'll watch on TV. I I'm not paying the question, and I'm gonna start with our executive producer Gavin goon Gavin, the goon how much would you pay to see your favorite rivalry in person? I'm not not even a favorite game. You're right. I know you're a San Diego fan, but there's nothing going on San Diego except the fleet. Now. Now first question is what is your favorite rivalry? I'm an old school charger raider guy. So that's a great rival nice. And what would you shell out because I know you kind of a cheap SOB, but. It runs in my blood is the charger fan to be cheap from the Spanish says myself. No, I mean, if you're talking like fifty yard line seats heated when it is an actual real rivalry competitive rivalry, I shall out a few hundred. Let's let's go four hundred five hundred maybe even if the game was on TV, of course. Yeah. You would pay five hundred see I I don't get that. What has to depend on the time? Like if you asked me earlier this season. To go to a charge game, no interest. But the ravens game end of the year when they're making a playoff push. There's an enticement there to be there live now when you admit, and I'm throwing this out to to both you guys it's Nicki, and you would you admit that it is better on TV, you could lay on your couch the cheaper cheapen the toilet over there. You have to go to wait on line to go to a urinal really ninety ninety percent of the time, and you have to pay for parking Brock is at least forty bucks. Right. And that's charged games. It's one hundred. Barak. I'll go bicycle. I mean, really. Yeah. You still do that. Well, I'm not saying, maybe I go to a loved one and say, hey, you know, this is what I'd really want for my brilliant. Okay. Well, what about the parking at Creighton is it free? At least it's not one hundred dollars. It might cost you ten bucks some places. I mean, it is going to be a one hundred dollars. But yeah, I'm just so to me the at home experience is so much better in a lot of different ways. But like if I like Lakers Celtics would a Laker Celtics regular season game. I'm not dropping really very much money at all in that. But Lakers Celtics NBA finals not now. Now, we're if I'm courtside all that stuff. Yeah. Now, I drop five hundred bucks. Maybe maybe while look I went to an NBA all star game back in the day. And I and I use the media credential from a weekly newspaper in Brooklyn, and I got in. I got in with a good, man. That was the beginning. That was the beginning of my huxterism, really. I learned back then I went to summer camp in upstate New York Timberlake camp. I had let had picked up w TLC. I'll tell you that story. Some other time we don't have enough time to finish a great story. Have a great day. I love working with you on FOX..
Sessions backs Rosenstein and rebukes GOP for attacks on DOJ
"Surly as October NPR's Hansi. Lo Wong reports US district. Judge Jesse Furman wrote in his opinion that the decision to add the citizenship question may have been motivated by quote, discriminatory, animus and decision was made by commerce, secretary Wilbur Ross overseas. A census he has said the Justice department initiated the requests for the question to better enforce the Voting Rights Act, but internal emails released as part of the lawsuits show that Ross wanted to add the question soon after he took over the Commerce Department and Ross did show by overruling warnings about the question from the census bureau still judge Furman did note that the commerce secretary does have broad authority over the census. The plaintiffs he wrote quote, may not ultimately be able to prove that he exercised that authority in an unlawful manner. Ozzy Lewan NPR news, new York Attorney General Jeff Sessions is defending his deputy rod Rosenstein, Philip Martin of member station w. g. b. h. reports sessions used an appearance in Boston today to stand by Rosenstein who's facing an. Impeachment effort by House Republicans rod Rosenstein overseas special counsel Robert, Muller's, Russia investigation would sessions recused themselves from, last year Rosenstein has. Been a target of criticism from President Trump and House Republicans with members of the house freedom caucus looking to push, the deputy g. out of office over what they say has been a lack of cooperation in their counter investigation of the Muller probe but sessions applauded Rosenstein and urge congress to focus on the border instead my deputy rod Rosenstein is highly capable I have the highest confidence in him sessions was in town. To announce the arrest of, unauthorized immigrants accused of fraud and other crimes I'm Phillip Martin for NPR news in Boston. Vice-president Pence is demanding, Turkey release an American pastor who is now under house arrest accused, of supporting a failed coup two years ago release pastor Andrew Brunson now or be prepared to face the consequences Brunson was held in Jail for nearly. Two years President Trump is, threatening sanctions encore, calls the, threat unacceptable, this is NPR from k. q. e. d. news. I'm Jeremy Siegel governor Jerry Brown is declaring a state of emergency in Mariposa county due to the, massive wildfire there the blazes forced Yosemite officials to close Yosemite valley and the won't area of the park until Sunday you're seventy spokesman Scott Gettleman says the evacuation, of the parks most popular area will likely have a significant financial. Impact, on a busy typical summer day like. Today we'd have over three hundred campsites Paul up campers we'd have all the hotels and lodges Paul, restaurants given the fact that none. Of that is happening is both an economic. Impact in an impact to the, visitors the Ferguson fire has now scorched more than, forty three thousand acres and it's twenty seven percent, contained the Muny system in San Francisco is experiencing a high level. Of delays and cancellations This summer because the agency hasn't kept up with driver training. Needs that's according to a, report from the San Francisco. Examiner here's reporter Joe FitzGerald Rodriguez there were transit. Planners who. Knew hey. We're buying new trains we're buying new buses and we're gonna shut down one hundred year old. Twin peaks tunnel for two months and run buses instead the transit division sought common and yet the. Training division it. Just didn't gel they didn't train enough people, in time and now there's a shortage about Rigas says things may improve when the twin. Peaks tunnel reopens at the end of next month but some..
Trump administration must turn over information about 2020 census question
"Things have good on new jersey transit on the subways we have delays on the d train and alternate side parking rules are suspended today attorneys general from new york new jersey and fourteen other states have filed statements in federal court about what life is like for immigrant families separated at the us border the documents from children parents and organizations serving them come in support of emotion in a lawsuit the pursuing against the trump administration amy spittle nick is a senior policy adviser for new york ag barbara underwood we have for instance a south american boy he was pulled apart from his father at the mexican border and brought to a social services organization in new york where they found him about to jump out a window of his group home because he was so distraught to be separated from his family if the judge grants the motion the attorneys general will be allowed to interview parents in federal detention and provide information on their whereabouts new york governor andrew cuomo wants state health officials to oversee the blood testing of children who may have been exposed to lead paint in new york city's public housing buildings the announcement comes after it was revealed that the city has not been notifying parents of the results of earlier tests that showed children living in nitra apartments could potentially toxic levels of lead in their blood cuomo says his office has been receiving calls from anxious parents there in certain heard so many different accounts cuomo says state health commissioner dr howard sucker will meet with representatives from various new york city agencies niger tenants groups and the federal government to develop an independent system supervised by the state quote hundreds of thousands of children could be eligible the city says it's current program of free testing and home inspections is adequate a federal lawsuit challenging a question about citizenship status on the us census is moving forward a federal judge in new york has ordered the trump administration to provide information on its decision to include the question on the twenty twenty cents is form in a hearing yesterday judge jesse furman says there's evidence the administration acted in bad faith in new york new jersey and several cities and states around the country are suing the department of commerce and the census bureau over the question arguing it could result in an inaccurate count by discouraging immigrants from participating in the survey and the nypd won't be allowed to release anymore footage taken by officers body cams for awhile that's after a state appellate court temporarily blocked the practice the city's largest police union the patrolmen's benevolent association had argued that releasing the footage violates police officers writes this is wnyc support for npr comes from constant contact with email marketing tools that include drag and drop editing and customizable templates learn more at constant contact dot com american icon sometimes dive.
Trump administration must turn over information about 2020 census question
"The us justice department more from npr's yuki noguchi glencore shares plunged after it revealed that is under investigation for violations of money laundering and corruption laws the investigation relates to its operations in nigeria the democratic republic of congo and venezuela over the last decade but the company was already under scrutiny for its ethics glencore which operates metal minds and makes and markets agricultural and energy commodities already faced a potential bribery probe related to its mining operations in the congo the company says it is reviewing the subpoena you can achieve npr news washington major us trading partners including the european union china and japan are voicing their concerns about possible us measures on imported autos and parts they appeared before the world trade organization japan's warren such measures could trigger a spiral of countermeasures on wall street the dow dropped one hundred and thirty two points the nasdaq was down sixty five points this is npr and you're listening to wnyc i'm jamie floyd the new york city public housing authority now says it needs thirty two billion dollars to make repairs and improvements over the next five years that's a twentyseven percent increase over its previous estimate andrew ryan a consultant for the citizens budget commission says the authorities only slated to get a quarter of what it needs if you go on this path you are not going to reverse the decline of niger which is already insignificant state of disrepair ryan says federal state and city governments have all failed to support public housing for decades a federal lawsuit challenging a question about citizenship status on the us census is moving forward federal judge in new york has ordered the trump administration to provide information on its decision to include the question on the twenty twenty cents is form in a hearing today judge jesse furman said there is evidence the administration acted in bad faith new york new jersey and several cities and states around the country are suing the us department of commerce and the census bureau over the question arguing it could result in an inaccurate count by discouraging immigrants from participating in the survey and the mta has released the beta version of its new app it's called my mta james ramsay from wnyc's we the commuter project tried it out he says all it works well as an accurate countdown clock if you're standing on a hot subway platform it has some other shortcomings the problem is once i'm on the train and we stall out in a tunnel for about eight minutes and not only is the announcement on the intercom unintelligible but there's no way in the app for me to send a message to the mta saying i'm on this train stalled out.