35 Burst results for "Senior Fellow"
Evangelical Hero Kelvin Cochran Accepts Position With Alliance Defending Freedom
"Back. I'm talking to Kelvin Cochran, facing the fire is the book. Kelvin, have you ever thought about the fact that your name Kelvin, many people think of temperatures? Yes, I think one of those divine indications that God probably wanted me to be a firefighter in the first place, before the foundation of the world as the virus. And aren't you glad your parents didn't name you Celsius? Or centigrade or fan? Kelvin is the one I would go with. I'm just telling you. So when the book you talk about your faith, what I did not know, and I'm not kidding until just now is that the way the alliance defending freedom walked with you through the hell of this experience. Made you decide you want to become a part of the alliance defending freedom. I didn't realize that. I was just going to talk to you today and we're doing this fundraiser with them trying to get people excited. But you are now a part of the alliance defending freedom, which I honestly did not know until a seconds ago. Yes, about three months ago, I was appointed to senior fellow and vice president for a lasting freedom. It's just another addition to the chapter of God's story in this whole saga of how I was a client. And then I was a member of the board of directors and now I'm on the executive team of alliance defending freedom. And one of the joys of this appointment Derek is one of my primary responsibilities is to develop a national deployment strategy to respond on behalf of any Christian who has publicly attacked for living out their faith. And so if you can imagine a coordinated effort from allies of alliance defending freedom, the body of Christ that every time a school teacher, a homeschool, mom, a firefighter or a police officer or whoever is a tax for living out their faith. We're going to have an organized coordinated response so that they all know as totally max sounds say help is on the way. And we'll do that every single time a believer is
Christopher Rufo's Reaction to the Federalization of School Board Meetings
"Chris ruco senior fellow Manhattan institute who's been on top of this critical race theory issue for years Chris thank you for all that you've done and all that you're doing You know this national school board association letter I was an old school board member when I was 19 or 20 years old This board represents nobody This looks like an inside job They write a letter on the 29th with all these allegations of very few examples And to the president of the United States and then within 5 days the Department of Justice issues this Stasi like memo What do you make of this Yeah I think it's absolutely clear from the timing and also the context that school board officials as well as the national teachers union including Randy weingarten and the NEA which represent millions of public school teachers They're starting to lose the argument about critical race theory about masking and schools And so they realized that they have to take more heavy handed measures So they reached out to their longtime partners people who are willing to do their bidding and the Biden administration And you see immediate compliance and then immediate celebration from the school board association president from the national teachers union president This is a very clear politicization of the Justice Department of the FBI of the office of attorney general to send it very clear signal If you're protesting against the authorities in your local area we're going to monitor you We're going to suppress you We're going to chill your speech and you're very basic rights of speech and assembly I think it's very concerning And I'm glad that people are starting to take notice and push
Thinner, More Energetic Kim Jong Un Appears at North Korea
"Last week though. Midnight parade in pyongyang mark. The third anniversary of north korea's founding the thirty seven year old dictator kim jong un. He appeared well looking remarkably slimmer than just a few months ago. So doesn't north. Korean leaders slimmer waistline represent a sign that perhaps kim is healthier. If so does that just improve. He's position at home or does a sudden white loss reflect health condition if so is the jockeying for succession happening. Jeanne lee is a senior fellow at the wilson center in washington and a former pyongyang bureau chief for the associated press jane. Welcome to ibc's aaron. It's great to join. You know kim jong owns father. Kim jong il and grandfather kim. You'll soon they both died of heart attacks. So what's the significance of kim significant white loss actually north koreans consider being plump a sign of prosperity and success. So this is you know. Of course only. The elites can afford to eat well in north korea but in kim jong lions case his weight has crept up over the years. I've seen him over the past ten years. At first it was a little bit of baby fat but it's it became a lot more than that. Clearly somebody has said you need to address this
North and South Korea Both Test Missiles as Tensions Rise
"Arising on the korean peninsula both north and south korea tested ballistic missiles. Today within hours of each other over the weekend. Pyongyang's said that it had successfully launched a long range cruise missile. Its first test in six months. Sumi terry is a senior fellow and the korea chair at the center for strategic and international studies. She joins us now from seoul. south korea. Explain the timing of these tests for both north and south korea. Why are we seeing this spike. In missile tests on the korean peninsula now the north koreans usually greet new. Us president with missile tests. What was unusual is not that they conducted these tests but they took this long to greet the biden administration in conducting these tests. I think that had to do with the fact that north korea had a very unusual year with a couvet pandemic and right now there have been going through severe food crisis in economic uncertainty trade with china dropped to about a fifth of normal levels this year. So i think they've been distracted and now they are to the regular policy apprenticeship tactics by conducting the test. I think they do probably want to return to talks with washington at some point because they badly need sanctions relief. What about the biden administration. I mean do you think they interpret these. Kind of tit for tat. Missile testing as sort of way into restart talks with north korea. Yes the biden administration and knows create team. They're they're used to this. There's a long pattern of north korea returning to provocations so for them. It took awhile for north korea to return to testing and again because these are show range ballistic missile tests better than intercontinental semester. Long range. i don't think will be alarmed. But they were seeing it as a sign. I think that. Kim wants to return to talks in again. And this is a move to pressure. Washington to sort of remind the biden administration saying. Hey we're still here. Don't ignore us. We're still working on. There are nuclear missile program.
Iran to Allow UN Nuclear Watchdog to Service Monitoring Equipment
"Yesterday an agreement was reached between the head of the united nations nuclear watchdog and iran's nuclear chief. It's hoped this will prevent another crisis looming over the prospect of restoring. Iran's two thousand fifteen nuclear deal. The hastily-arranged meeting comes after the international atomic energy agency. The ira released to worrying reports sharing the agency's concern over iran's nuclear program. Holly digress is senior fellow at the atlantic council and curator of the iranian newsletter. She joins me now to discuss this. All you can you tell us what was within those reports. What are the. Ira ea specific concerns. Well these two reports were confidential and so what we learned about it basically. Was that the two issues. The international atomic energy agency had noted specifically was that iran had not given urgent access to some of its monitoring equipment to swap out memory cards and the other one. Was that There hadn't been any There there were actually still for the past year looking into investigating uranium traces. That were found at several old undeclared sites and iran had yet to provide answers for them. So these were too large concerns. The iowa had about iran's nuclear program and so there was some worries last week When these two reports came out because of course There hadn't been any talk since june. And the fact that raphael grassi there were talks that he would visit tehran and that these memory cards had actually ran out of space so they had they have to be switch every three months and without these memory cards on these security cameras. That monitor iran's nuclear program. They wouldn't be able to see what's going
Who Is Horace Cooper?
"Is senior fellow with the national center public policy research. Also with project. Twenty-one horace kupa welcome back to america. I well thanks so much for having me back on so we every time we talk to you. I could do it for hours. You are a thinker. You are a candidate individual however we've been growing exponentially we've got more than three million listeners. Video platforms you. Name it so for those people who've just locked upon this channel just been sent this link to this interview. Let's start at the beginning. Who is horace cooper. Where did he come from to be where he is today. Well i don't know if that's a simple question. I would say that i was born in texas. I am my mother and more importantly my grandmother's grandson Virjee johnson Was an amazing influence on my life. And i you know my mother and father had a little something to do With everything but she. Because my brother and i got to spend summers with her helped to instill in me a sense of independence a sense of the importance of how we as a individuals are stewards of our lives How we're responsible for what happens in our circumstances and She had nine children. She was able to get seven of those children to graduate from college. Three of those children including my mother get phd's and it helped really encourage the importance of education in our family and with me in
Political Commentator Bill Roggio's Reaction to Joe Biden's Defiant National Address
"We just heard the man who calls himself the president Blame everybody except himself. And say it's time to focus on threats here in america and al qaeda is decimated when i heard What was happening in kabul and what to expect from the count incumbent. I thought there's one guy. I need to talk to sadly more relevant than ever. When the obama administration wanted to know what's going on with the jihadi international movement they didn't ask the intelligence community they would steal unclassified information from something called the long war journal established by bill roggio senior fellow at the foundation for defense of democracies. I wanna start with the bottom of his resume because he left it at the end of it and it should be the first. He has served this nation as an infantryman as a signalman with the us army and the new jersey national guard embedded with the marine corps and the army in iraq and with the canadians afghanistan. Bill welcome to america first and our millions of listeners. Across the nation as you to join you all right. Thank you for making time today. Everybody needs to check out the long war journal. Just your initial reaction to what you heard from the man who sadly bears the title. Commander in chief speech is just a rehash old excuses that he shape for the failure in afghanistan The president is just he was hell bent on getting out and he was willing to do so at any cost cost of course to american citizens who remain trapped in actress helping an effort to try to some of them out. This is disgraceful in a private citizens. Private citizens should be trying to do this when our own government won't do this Yeah i it's it's frustrating watching this year have you. I really literally am forced to watch these conferences. I'm just you know in one of the big lies. That's comment about being decimated. This is something that i've covered for years. This is alive. It's been told by successive us. In order to justify their betrothal president obama's at it president trump says it and now president biden has. They've used decimated degraded. Done all other you a d. word they use it And this is now where we're have is Listen it's not a resurgence because al qaeda's always in
Cyber Citizenship Education Is Essential
"Scholars and researchers from the think tank new america recently released an education policy initiative titled teaching cyber citizenship bridging education and national security to build resilience to new online threats. The report outlines challenges facing educators when it comes to preparing students for the online world describes the broad spectrum of reasons why it's important that they are properly prepared and provides resources and potential solutions for communities and school systems to adopt joining us. This week are two of the reports. Co-authors lisa guernsey director of new america's teaching learning and tech program and peter w singer strategist and senior fellow. Stay with us. This really was a meeting of the minds report. In many ways the subtitle is bridging national security and education and that's because My my colleague and co author on the report peter singer. He's in the national security world. I'm in the education world and the two of us were both recognizing at around the same time that there were some really big issues To grapple with when it comes to the way students. Today's youth but also adults are are taught about how to see and verify what's coming across their screens online and the social media platforms that they're experiencing And that this has repercussions for national security but it also has a lot of for what we're teaching students in school and how teachers are equipped to do that kind of teaching so that prompted us to to pull this together. We have working with cyber florida. Which is a partner on this project with us in our co-authors Nate fisk and jamaica anderson at a big role in this as well. But we wanted to start pulling these threads together on the national security side and the education side.
Karim Sadjadpour Echoes Women's Rights Are Gone Under the Taliban
"There's a gentleman by the name of Karim Sadjadpour, senior fellow Carnegie, a Carnegie endowment. Adjunct professor Georgetown. I know nothing about the man. First question from Taliban to Al Jazeera female reporter asking about women's rights. Tabbouleh mujaheed spokes. Spokes barbarian. For the Taliban says women have rights as long as they follow Sharia law will be free speech. He says. This is exactly how the Ayatollah Khamenei answered questions when he first came to power quote. Quote. Freedom of speech. Human rights. And women's rights will all be protected in accordance with Islamic law. What That means with these barbarian throwbacks. Is, none of these rights will be protected. They learned From the Islam, a Nazi regime in Tehran. And now we have an Islamo Nazi regime in Kabul. And you know why I use that phrase Islamo Nazi regime to distinguish it from Reformed Islam, the type that Zewdie Jasur talks to us about and so many Muslims do practice. This is 7th 8th 9th century. Barbarism.
A 10th Provisional Capital Falls to Taliban Control
"In Afghanistan, the Taliban have captured a string of crucial cities. They've driven out government forces in the third biggest city, Herat and say they've gained control of Kandahar, the second largest and the birthplace of their movement. They also appear to have seized Lashkar Gar, the capital of Helmand province, with government and army officials retreating to a single military base since American led forces pulled out just weeks ago. The Taliban have gained control of large areas of Afghanistan and now American troops are coming back not to fight the Taliban as such, but to evacuate US staff from the embassy in Kabul. To discuss all this. We're joined now on the line by Bill Rodgers, senior fellow at the Foundation of Defense of Democracies and editor of the Long War journal. Welcome to the program, Bill. Uh, Every day seems to bring a new string of military successes for the Taliban. How can we explain it? Hello, James. And yeah, this is The Taliban are having dramatic success. I'm not surprised. That the Taliban about the Taliban's plan about the Taliban strategy, only that the speed in which it was executed. The Taliban have been preparing for this offensive for a decade now. They had carefully. Their strategy has always been to take rural areas and use those rural rural areas to expand its control. Outward, uh, approaching the cities, the U. S and NATO and Afghan military. They ignored the Taliban strength in the rural areas, and instead they tried to defend the cities. And this has played to the Taliban strength that we have to understand about this offensive is that it was planned, organized, uh, supplied and forces were deployed. And and executed under the nose of U. S. NATO and Afghan intelligence. No one saw this coming because everyone was so focused on Peace talks with the Taliban being the solution. Meanwhile, the Taliban all along have used diplomatic means to hoodwink the west and hoodwink
Bernie Sanders Passes Legacy Defining Budget, Republicans Call It Socialism
"The united states senate turned himself over to bernie sanders and went full on socialists. This week jim talent joins me senior. Fellow at the bipartisan policy center. Follow him on twitter at jim talent former member of the united states. Senate jim did you ever think it the day that the democratic party became socialist. Well i said earlier in the year you that they were going to borrow and spend an enormous amount of money. And that's what they're doing they're They're burning the remaining credit of the united states and not even on the basic. Even the social safety needs of the country so nothing's going to be done here To fix a shortfall and social security to make medicare more secure for an aging population to address student loan debt in the bubble economy for math healthier for the poor. Nothing there a grab bag of programs. Most americans will be able to identify and it's going to drive up. It's driving up inflation. I sent her talent. I think it's a very crafty strategy. It's the reverse oregon strategy expand the entitlement culture to the point that it bankrupts the united states and we have to withdraw from the world. Well i guess. I think that's kinda be the effect of it. I don't know that there's that much long term thinking in this going on you. But i mean look the the the interest on the federal debt last year was about i think about three hundred and eighty billion dollars with treasuries at two percent right. So what happens when the fed jack up interest rates as they will In order to fight inflation so if if if they if it goes to four percents it's gonna cost us another four hundred billion dollars to service. The death entire discretionary budget is about one point seven charges. So that's more than a quarter of the entire discretionary budget and the a senior trump administration officials. Tell me last night the only way out. We'll be devalue the currency. You get to do that once. And you're no longer the reserve currency to debase it. Will it is debasing. The currency and americans. Of course you're going to. They're feeling right now. So you're gonna get maybe it depends on how it actually works out. They're gonna pay for some pre k. Programs for people and you're gonna be paying an are paying now already a lot more. I mean you got to laugh or cry. Randomized says all the time. And i you know that this is i think to show that they can do something big and beat the
China Sanctions Wilbur Ross and Others, Responding to Hong Kong Warnings
"Fresh sanctions on a handful of US individuals. It's retaliation for sanctions the bite and administration imposed on Chinese officials last week. Over Beijing's crackdown on democracy in Hong Kong. Its latest attack comes just days before a visit to China by Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman and US China ties are already tense, though, as NPR's John Ruit reports there is no sign China's sanctions will derail the visit. Sanctions are the first imposed by China under a new law passed in June, which facilitates retaliation for foreign sanctions. Among those it hits a former Commerce secretary Wilbur Ross, and the China director at Human Rights Watch Sophie Richardson. For years, Beijing's responded to US sanctions and tariffs with tit for tat measures in Beijing's calculation, it had to respond to the US Bonnie Lynn, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, says doing so before Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman's trip makes sense would disappear better if it happened a couple days after Deputy Secretary Sherman's trip that she says might risk being interpreted as a signal that the meeting didn't go well. And Sherman will be the most senior U. S official to travel to China since President Biden took office. Relations are at their worst in decades. But there's speculation that the trip could start to lay the groundwork for a meeting sometime this year between Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping. There is a desire to be able to showcase that the two world leaders can work together and part of that is being able to meet and discuss issues they agree on as well as those where they have differences, and I really hope As we see more of these incidents is on either side that they won't derail progress towards the usual meeting because both sides, she says, have significant incentives for Biden and she to meet sooner rather than later. John Ruijin
State and Local Republican Parties Are Turning Ever More Toward Trump
"January six dr day history of the united states cap president trump is spoken many times since we left office. And i don't know if we'll ever see. But i will always be proud of what we accomplish for the american people over the last four years in new hampshire this week downplaying his differences with president trump Over the course of their partnership president trump of course returned to the stage last night as well with that speech in north carolina. Talk about it on our roundtable. We've got rahm emanuel donna. Brazile wall street journal columnist jason ryan riley a senior fellow at the manhattan institute and author of new book. Maverick a biography of thomas sowell and former libertarian member of congress justin amash and carson let me begin with you. The new york times is an interesting analysis of president trump this where they call them diminished but dominating at the same time of course. He had to give up basically his blog this week. He's still has a hold on the republican party. You serve with a lot of republican members of congress. How do you explain it. What republicans do about it well over the last couple years. I've really seen it. Take off. When i first got to congress. I could see this nationalist sort of starting to swell and by about two thousand fifteen. It took hold of the republican party in in a pretty big way at first members of congress when donald trump took office were doubtful about him. They would make fun of them in private. They'd criticize him They'd insult him. Even i thought they going too far and i was a big critic of donald trump and i couldn't believe some of the things that were said about him and then around two or three years ago around the beginning of twenty nine or so. I saw people really start to shift and the party really became donald trump's party completely and that's going to be the way it is over the next few years. I don't think. I don't think we're going back to a different kind of republican party.
Why Black Entrepreneurship Surged During the Pandemic
"Is of course the one year anniversary of the murder of floyd in a year of protests and reckoning there have been signs of hope even during a pandemic that hit black americans particularly hard and closed many black owned businesses new data suggests that people in black communities started new businesses over the last year in cities like new york and atlanta the study from the national bureau of economic research says. Black americans were more likely than white americans to take steps toward entrepreneurship. during the pandemic marketplace's euler has more on. Why so the study found that. After a relief package is passed last year. There was a big surge in registered business formations in the following weeks. Catherine facia teaches business at boston university and helped write the study. She says that's despite the cares. Act not directly infusing. Any money into new businesses are passed not to pat is a lot of start up formation so it was very interesting for us to see that cares out had that ripple of fat another reason for the surgeon. Black entrepreneurship could be the americans. Now have a better understanding of historic inequality or he goes. Mom is an assistant professor of management at columbia university and a co author of the study. There's being clear intends in banks and government to make sure all the financial reports out this year. Which is wachner hurts. And andre perry says that speaks to a bigger lesson to be learned from this study about access to capital. He's a senior fellow at the brookings institution. If you really want to see the economy grow figure out two ways to invest in the under appreciated assets in our community in that happens to be black and brown communities it happens to be black and brown entrepreneurs he says black people represent about fourteen percent of the population in the us but only two percent of all businesses with more than one employee this investment and black businesses. He says shouldn't be a pandemic induced
Lack of Paid Sick Time Could Be a Barrier to Vaccination
"Of today everyone sixteen and older is now eligible to receive a covid vaccine in every single state more than two hundred million shots have already been given in the us so far about half of all adults have received at least one dose. The vaccine is free whether you have health insurance or not but even minus the massive logistics of distributing the vaccine there are logistics involved in getting it and some workers are having trouble getting paid time off to get their shots or to deal with side effects from the workplace culture desk. Marketplace's megan mccarthy carino has the story when washington dc software engineer lori. Barth got the vaccine last month Kind of kicked her but headache chills. brain fog. I don't think i could have read taxed on screen comfortably. Loan sit up in a chair. Barth didn't have to worry about working through the pain because she got her vaccine on a weekend and she has plenty of paid sick time. She could've used but not all workers do says vicki shavuot a senior fellow with new america. And you could very easily see how it would be financially impossible and potentially job risking for a worker to be able to get a vaccine. There is no national requirement that employers offer any sick leave much less a couple of days to get vaccinated and low wage. Essential workers are among the least likely to have paid time off says elite schools with the economic policy institute. They may not have a lot of power negotiate for when the best time is to have the vaccines that they make sure. They don't have to work the next day. In case there's side effects said that impact them thirteen states and several dozen cities do mandate some form of paid sick leave and many employers like mcdonald's starbucks and wal mart have offered paid time off for employees to get vaccinated doric rice a law professor at uc hastings. Says it's important. That workers have vaccine time off on top of their usual sick leave.
Reconstruction: Australia after COVID
"Australia's economic recovery in the wake of the pandemic. Well we all know. Australia has weathered the pandemic bit of the most nations. It's been five months since the last reported virus related death and several months since any serious community transmission. It's quite extraordinary. Isn't it in coming. Wakes the most vulnerable. Australians will have been vaccinated on april. Nineteen this news. This week there will be reopening of the trans tasman travel route although they remind risks and uncertainties it's fate aside that the pandemic is pretty much forced drawings. But what does all this main for the economy. John edwards is a senior fellow of the lowy institute and a former member of the board. His new book is called reconstruction australia covered. It's published by the low institute. Get i john. Welcome back to the shy unpleasant to be on for the past year. We've been told we face the most terrifying economic conditions for generations yet australia. You think about it. The unemployment rights less than six percent the stock market is within a few percent of its high level and according to the imf this week international monetary fund australia is poised to grow at its fastest pace in twenty two years. It's four point five percent this year. Indeed we are among the world's standout performance in the recovery from last year's covid recession john. What accounts for our economic resilience. Well first of all. I think we handle the health trip. Caught will lettuce. We responded promptly. We put in social distancing. We prepared our health system for a bigger emergency than one. We presumably and australians will comply with the health guam. So that's that's important that we we contained the pandemic tilting but on the economic side. I think we also risk owner will be response in monetary policy the reserve bank and a very big response from fiscal policy treasurer and the morrison government.
Unpacking Inequities in Unemployment and Economic Recovery
"I am marcellus co bari. A senior fellow in the global economy and development program here with a sustainable development spotlight as part of the greater recovery from cove nineteen. The biden administration has an opportunity to tackle three into related challenges facing the american economy. The first one is unemployment. Even as unemployment rates have gradually fallen. Since last april the labor force was a whole has shrunk. We still have ten million fewer workers employed today than before the pandemic and because covid nineteen proportionately disrupted sectors like cleaning hospitality and food services high contact sector that also typically pay low wages. The workers most affected are more likely to be black hispanic female anion second even before the pandemic made things worse the. Us labor market was incredibly precarious. Almost half of the american workforce some fifty. Three million people were working in low wage jobs. Earning on average eighteen thousand dollars a year. These workers also see very little upward mobility looking at the transition of some twenty million workers in the lowest paid jobs. We found the low wage workers sticky for every two years or worker remains in lower work their chances of escaping get cut in half and third. The us just doesn't invest enough in infrastructure. We spent just over. Two percent of gdp on infrastructure while european country spend five percent on average in china around eight percent this lack of investment hamper productivity in long-term growth by looking at new infrastructure proposals to a workforce lands. The administration has the opportunity to address the precarious low wage labor market and speed up reemployment while providing much needed infrastructure like broadband. Roads and bridges. Should be the primary goal. We think that the jobs that go into it can make all the difference to workers hit hardest in this crisis in a new policy. Brief we provide an example. What this analysis might look like we use data from hundreds of thousands of real occupational transitions in the last twenty years to answer some questions. That may help policymakers prioritize and adapt projects to maximize their workforce in impact. I absorption how many what kind of workers will new projects employees each will require a unique occupational mix and occupations employed different kinds of workers take broadband an eighty billion dollar investment. The amount proposed in clyburn. Bill would enjoy about two hundred thousand workers over the course of a year in occupations like telecom line installers electronics engineers. Most of them eighty five percent can be sourced from currently unemployed and underemployed people from the telecom construction industries. These workers tend to be older wider in mail. So policymakers might consider a diversity inclusion strategy when hiring for infrastructure projects second. How good will be the recovery from the two thousand and eight recession left too. Many workers behind the quality of jobs created and who has access to them matters if we want to make sure the recovery for the economy also means recovery workers given the urgency to accelerate. Reemployment policymakers may favor investments that create jobs with low natural barriers to entry and that provide living wage basic labor protections instability here infrastructure. Jobs to well. They generally pay more than the national medium offer opportunities for upward mobility and are accessible to workers without a college degree. Third what specific reskilling may be required if we assume that the two hundred thousand jobs in broadband are created in year. One we find there are not currently enough unemployed and underemployed workers to fill about fifteen percent of the jobs created. The potential shortages aren't highly technical jobs specialized telecom industry. These jobs pay well and many workers would benefit from the opportunity to learn the skills needed to fill up. This type of analysis can help maximize the long term impact of these investments on the workforce and informed local reskilling efforts. They can help follows. He makers prioritize projects that can absorb locally displaced workers plugging abandoned oils for instance not only can reduce harmful methane emissions but maybe helpful to workers in places like pennsylvania transitioning from fossil fuels. There are precedents for programs like this. During the great depression federally funded infrastructure investments amounted to six point seven percent of gdp at speak it provided paid work for up to forty percent of unemployed americans equivalent to about four million jobs today. So what we're thinking about the great new bridges and broadband will end up with. We also need to be considering the people who build them and how. This is a massive opportunity to really break ground on both our economic recovery and to reconcile with labor markets card by equity and lack of opportunity.
Some Scientists Question W.H.O. Inquiry Into the Coronavirus Pandemic’s Origins
"About the recent commission that was looking into the origin of covert 19 over in China. Specifically, Jamie, you know one thing I want to ask you do you could see that there's a real possibility that we Are ultimately never going to get Maybe the data and information from the Wuhan lab that will ultimately maybe tell us whether or not it was a lab accident or whether it was truly Transmission from bats and animals. Yeah. No, I think that's quite likely and Anyone who's been paying close attention that China has engaged in a massive cover up over the last year, they immediately started destroying samples, eliminating or moving access to records. Imprisoning journalists and others asking questions, and they established a universal gag order not allow any of their scientists to speak publicly will write anything about the origins of the of the pandemic. And so the question is not is China engaged in an active car up to try to office Kate? The issue of the origins of the pandemic is should we play along? And that's why In open letter, but we've said that the world community needs to articulate what castigation looks like. We'll kind of access to records, samples and personnel. We need in order to find where called it comes from nights. I think it's almost it's very, very clear to that question is answerable thing. China is going to sell. Jeez, sorry about that. We've been in each in this cover up are bad here, is it but Let's set the standard and tells them tell the world I will not help and that's on them. And we shouldn't start with the compromise. If it is ultimately case that China is covering stuff and again, you know We? We don't know what this this juncture on day two be fair, But I do wonder Is this just not though? Potentially, You know another indication, Jamie, you'd have talked about this a lot, the complicated relationship that is the world with China. To be quite honest going forward, and so you know. Companies. Major companies want to be involved in China, and they're willing to maybe look the other way government's willing to look the other way. If there are, you know policies that they're uncomfortable with on this is just how it is. I mean, that's that is partly right. You mean China is a very big, very important country. There are areas where really need t collaborate Actively China even whether we like it or not. The betterment of the world. But my view do on this. And Eric, you and I have discussed over the carol is that you have to have standard right own behavior. In those interact can't be lowest common denominator relationships. It has to be. Oh, well. Here's the standard of what we believe and when so many people are dying. I'm a terrible enough believe totally of will pandemic. We have to be able to add very least the tough questions where this comes from, for all of our good, including the good of the people, China right exactly. But you also know, too, that it's kind of have been an interesting political global political world where China has also pointed the finger at the United States to say, you know, what are you doing to your people? You know what I mean? It's just kind of an interesting time here. It's true and they're not wrong in every ace. I mean, they're all kinds of terrible things. And whatever the origin of the pandemic, there is a reason why Nine people have died of covert 19 in Taiwan, and we're over 500,000 here in the United States. That's not the origin. It's the In many ways they're significantly The response our government, so there's a lot of fingers to point, including it ourselves, but we should just we need to be honest. When pointing in all directions. Hey, listen, we just have about 40 seconds left her. Do you think at this point to maybe a key conversation is to have is to identify other high risk lab research. That's being done on pathogens so that we just in case we make sure where aware of this and just got about 40 seconds. Yeah, absolutely. It's Cove. It comes from an accidental Lavely, which I think is most likely origin. But your listeners can go to the guy. Jamie Metzl dot com site, read the evidence and judge for themselves. I mean, maybe we have a bigger lab safety problem than we thought we had and then let's look carefully for is now looking to build another level for Virology Institute. In a high since it is the high throughput city next to that is an international travel. We need to be asking tough questions. Pandemic can't have to ask the tough questions. Are we going to ask? That's why we like talking with you because you're always asking the tough questions. Hey, Jamie. Nice to check in with you be well. Jamie Metzl, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and former National Security Council official founder and chair of the global movement, one shared world which you confined. Online are you're
"senior fellow" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"A senior fellow with the urban of Brookings Tax Policy Center about how the pandemic continues to affect a local government funding Well, those stories and more this hour just after news headlines, Please stay with us. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Louise Schiavone with a critical runoff vote just five days away. Senator David Perdue of Georgia is now in quarantine after coming into contact with a covert infected person. Georgia Public broadcasting. Stephen Fowler has more producer and fellow Republican Kelly Leffler have been crisscrossing the state to turn out voters in a January 5th run off that will decide control of the U. S. Senate. But now he is quarantining after coming into close contact with the campaign staff for that tested positive produced has regularly been tested on the trail and a test Thursday came back negative. It's not clear how this impacts of planned Monday night rally in northwest Georgia, headlined by President Trump that part of the state, a GOP stronghold, is lagging behind other regions and early vote. Turnout for NPR news. I'm Stephen Fowler in Atlanta Congress is ending a chaotic session, starting with longest federal government shutdown in history. GOP senators are ignoring the outgoing presidents demand to increase the $600 Covad 19 8 checks to 2000. They're poised to override his veto of a major defense bill. Meanwhile, Trump allies Senator Lindsey Graham says that Congress might try again to approve bigger covert aid checks after the new session opens Sunday. But the Senate majority leader says Congress has provided enough pandemic aid, and he responded to accusations from Senator Bernie Sanders, Our colleagues who purport to be the champions of vulnerable Americans now say that what struggling people really need For Congress to stop focusing on targeted relief for them specifically, And to instead send thousands of dollars to people who don't need to help. Experts from across the political spectrum agree that our colleague from Vermont is dead wrong on this. Socialism for rich people is a terrible way to help the American families that are actually struggling. The says the spirit will miss today's deadline for reporting the first set of results from the 2020 head count NPR's Hansi Lo Wang reports. The delay could jeopardize President Trump's efforts to alter the count before leaving office in Trump's final days in the White House. The president is seeking to exclude unauthorized immigrants from census numbers that the Constitution says must include the quote. Whole number of persons in each state. Those numbers are used to determine representation in Congress and the Electoral College for the next 10 years, and federal law says Thursday is the deadline for delivering them to the president. Cove in 19 and schedule. Changes by the Trump Administration are forcing the bureau to miss that deadline. There's no penalty, but this delay could mean that it will be President elect Joe Biden and not Trump, who receives the numbers. Azula Wang NPR NEWS New YORK on Wall Street After a radical spring plunge in market value, Wall Street came roaring back on the final day of the year. The S and P 500 the Dow ended 2020 at record highs. The Dow closing up 1 96. This is NPR. This is W When will I see in New York? I'm Shawn Carlson. New Jersey's minimum wage will increase by $1. Starting tomorrow, Workers will make at least $12 an hour under 2019 law that gradually increases the state's minimum wage over five years. Governor Phil Murphy says he knows many businesses are hurting due to the pandemic, but has no plans to roll back that wage increase, He says workers need the extra cash. Now, more than ever. We need war. Federal help to help us help our small businesses and we need to let the minimum wage continue to go on its march toward $15. We have far too many people in our state. Living below the poverty line by 2024. The minimum wage will reach $15 an hour in New Jersey in New York City. The minimum wage is already 15 an hour while on Long Island and in Westchester County. It went up to $14 an hour today. Of course, all this is happening because we're kicking me in the new year here if you're thinking of going to Times Square tonight to celebrate New Year's Eve. Do not traditions like the ball drop and performances will continue, but mostly for a televised audience. No pedestrians or Spectators will be allowed in the area near one Times Square, and the NYPD began closing off some streets, two vehicles and pedestrians at midnight last night. So please avoid the area 41st Street to 49th Street from 6 to 8 avenues. The NYPD says no one will be permitted past police lines. And of course, if no one's going outside tonight, What are we supposed to do? Pop open a bottle of bubbly and Netflix and chill well. Many New Yorkers will be marking year's Eve with solitary celebrations, but door, Matthew says she's making the best of it. She sells incense and crystals on 125th Street. You haven't been in the house Corn team, you know,.
"senior fellow" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"This is Bloomberg Radio. From Bloomberg World Headquarters. I'm Charlie Appellate. We move into the final are creating on this Monday, December 21st back to work Monday, looking at a mixed day for the US equity market. The Dow higher as subpoenas stank lower We are off session highs. Stocks slumped around the world is a new variant of the Corona virus in the U. K on the wave of lockdowns and travel restrictions. Damn spirits, but U. S equities have pared their decline in afternoon trading right now, the S and P is down. 12 dropped their of 3/10 of 1% The Down up 71 hard by 2/10 of 1%. At the worst level of the day the Dow had been down 423 down 1.4% has stacked down 18 a drop now of 1/10 of 1%. Tenure up one 32nd 10 Year Yield 100.93% Gold Down 2/10 of 1% 18 78 Beyonce Ham West Texas Intermediate crude oil down 2.8%. 47 this 74 barrel wt I health insurance company Oscar has filed confidentially with the S E. C four and I Po. The house is released the text of that massive 5500 page package of legislation that combines pandemic relief for the bill to fund government operations just hours before lawmakers aren't scheduled to vote on it. Meghan Green is a senior fellow senior fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, and she was interviewed this morning on Bloomberg. Television Stimulus really is a stopgap. It's become really late, and it's a little lame. Honestly, it's not a big is I would have liked It's better than no stimulus the end of the year it all if.
"senior fellow" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Also senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, when it's actually time I really appreciate it. Thanks for having me The longer this pandemic lasts, the more likely it seems that those of us who can are going to be working from home forever. Anu S and P Global survey shows nearly two thirds of organizations. Say a significant increase in remote working is going to be permanent. Granted, There are many who love working remotely. No commute more flexibility, pajamas. Marketplaces. Mariel's together, heard from a lot of people who have found it really, really challenging. Richard find began Our conversation with a warning about the hammering sound I was about to hear his downstairs neighbor has recently undertaken some construction. That's just, you know, the joys of working from home. Fine, who talked to me from the bedroom of his Manhattan apartment because his wife and son were working and learning remotely in the other rooms, is an executive at Doc Doc, the doctor appointment booking site we have committed to the full company. That's way will not mandate people to come back until Labor Day of 2021. And find doesn't love working from home. Think it's ah, pretty inferior form ofwork. Remote Working is leaving Nyla con kind, afraid to. She's the head of talent at the health care company eating health and a single mom living in a small apartment in Queens with her six year old daughter, who's doing school online. I feel like I'm a meter mom to her because my patience is immediately low now compared to before, And my stress is incredibly high. And she claps, Doc. Pretty hard, like Mummy. You just yelled at me. That was not nice. She is grateful that she gets to spend more time with her daughter. At the same time she misses interacting with her colleagues in person. So does Kate Adams in Milton, Massachusetts. She's a marketing exec at a tech company called Drift. She has friends at the office. You know, Fridays at four o'clock sent up the bat signal, and we'd go like Joined each other in the kitchen and grab a glass of wine and hang out. And just like decompress like I missed that desperately last, she heard the office probably won't reopen until June. So for now, she and her coworker have come up with this game. We're the contest. Sometimes, Loren zooms like if we can make each other laugh, they even keep score. It's not the same, but it's the best they've got right now. Mariel Segarra.
"senior fellow" Discussed on KQED Radio
"From NPR and W bur. I'm Jeremy Hobson. I'm Tanya. Mostly it's here and now we're seeing more images of the devastation in Beirut after that massive explosion yesterday that rocked the Lebanese capital. Blast killed at least 100 people and wounded thousands, and the grim search for survivors continues. Rommie Corey is a senior fellow at the Middle East Initiative at Harvard's Kennedy School. He's also the former editor of the Daily Star newspaper, and they root And Rami. You live in Beirut when you're not at Harvard. What's going on through your mind at this point as you watch these horrible images. Thank you. Actually, I live in Beirut most of the year where I'm, a professor and journalism professor. And I'm, a senior fellow at the American University of Beirut. That's my main works on going back from fourth between Boston on Beirut. What's going through my mind is that this terrible tragedy Did not happen in a vacuum. It happened because of incompetence and corruption. And I'm carrying attitudes by government officials over many years and many governments. With the sort of silent the complicity, acquiescence of international agencies, foreign governments, even those who are rushing out to give aid new off with the Lebanese government, another out of governments have been doing for decades and decades. In terms of not serving their people well, and this is just one example of the kind of results that you get from this legacy off, essentially amateurish, incompetent government. We've been hearing a lot over the last few years about what you're talking about about government corruption. We know that there's a lot of violence there is well. Initially, folks thought that this was a direct attack. Now we're learning that this could have been an accident. But you're saying that all of this plays into what ultimately is being deemed an accident. What are you hearing from your family and friends? There? Are they all safe? Well for the 1st 2 tremendous shock at the humanitarian tragedy and human suffering. It's an enormous level 300,000 people now are have been home. Not been able to live in their homes. Their homes have been destroyed, other than the dead than the injured on DH, the destruction of life. The fleet stock report was destroyed. Imports will not be slowed down. Medical requirements are not there so extraordinary humanitarian suffering, and that's what people are focused on now, the second thing that focused on Is we're not surprised. They're saying this is this was inevitable because the government knew this ammonium nitrate was there four years they knew about it. Appeals were made to judges, too. Government officials. Nothing was done. Therefore it's not a accident. I mean, it happened. It was an accident that happened, but it was an inevitable accident. Given the complacency and lassitude and incompetence off the Lebanese government that many levels and the terrible thing is that this is common throughout the Arab world. Not every Arab countries like this, but certainly Maybe 2/3 of them have these kinds of governments, and that's why people have been demonstrating in the streets since 2010 nonstop to change their entire regime, So I think we need to listen to what the Arab demonstrators have been saying peacefully. We need to change the entire political systems of most of the Arab countries because this is the result. Rommie. You mentioned that an ammonia nitrate people have been calling for. For that to be taken away from the port for quite a long time. The port is an important part of the infrastructure and the economy there. Lebanon is a country that was really on the verge of collapse due to an economic crisis. Corona virus is surging there as well. And now this how bad is the overall situation as you assess it now, with thes thousands of people displaced and more than 100 people now, Abed The situation is terrible. It's about as terrible as I can get with the conversions of all of these points that you mentioned the ways of human suffering, all of which all of which could have been avoided. Because they are all a consequence of poor management cumulatively over several decades, that's the real tragedy, and that's why that's why the Lebanese are rebelling and asked me for Better government and you will see it in the a demands to have AIDS fund to disperse jointly but the government and.
"senior fellow" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Serves as the senior fellow for fiscal policy at the National Tax Payers Union. Maddie, How the heck are you? I guys I'm doing great. You, Janet on that intro. I like it. Absolutely. Thank you Waited for you. All right. So, Matty one year from now, if Joe Biden somehow becomes the president, What are we looking at here in terms of paychecks, Taxes, hell breaking loose here. What's going to go down? Oh, man, There's a whole lot to take in to consideration. Guys. You mentioned his tax day's not usually the case that I'm saying that in July, But we have three extra months of file our taxes because of the Corona virus. So if you are someone who is filing your taxes today and realizing that you owe you might be upset, learning that the federal government and taking more of your hard earned dollars, however. If we have a change in leadership, the federal level this November that situations get a lot of work. We know a couple things about what Joe Biden has said he wants to do on taxes. One is repeal attack cutting jobs that we put in the law in 2017 by President Trump, What attacker and job that do Well, Basically it reduced taxes for Americans across the board. The typical average American family got a $2000 tax cut as a result of that tax cut that increases introduction in double But it doubled. The child passed credit. So that means you have to be cut in half. If Joe Biden work to repeal a cast and job that you know the other thing that the tax cut and job does that the president pledged it would do is make America more competitive for businesses up until 2017 We had the highest tax rate in the developed world, and that cut the corporate tax rate down to 21%. Joe Biden has done you don't want to do that. He wants to Jack that corporate tax rate back up. Not only does he want to increase it to 28% he wants to create a minimum tax. Hold for all corporations, which means if your company you're trying to, you know, make do environment such as this Corona bar for you really at the core ball. Joe Biden still wants to pay taxes on money that you're making, even if it's not a profit, because you have expensive and cost. Consumers potentially have gone by the wayside because we're in the middle of Ah, crisis. So I would say on the personal side tax, you're going to go up that corporate tax side is going to create a really top to bottom for businesses to be there for the United States. The two main points that I think you know, it's an interesting proposal for the vice president, remaking given that he was in charge for the previous, you know, almost 10 years and what we saw. The result of that was not a lot of wage growth, not a lot of investment in the United States a lot of talk about jobs going overseas because that an economic environment simply wasn't competitive in a lot of that had to do with taxes. Maddie Dubler is senior fellow for the fiscal policy of the National Taxpayers Union. She's on here with the hammer, Nigel Show, Maddie. I know this is going to shock you and a lot of people, but I'm not a Wall Street expert, and now I am. I've been Continuously stunned week after week since Cove it hit and the stock market just plunge. But I look up there today at the stock market. It support 26,800 points. It's up again today. Do you know First of all, Do you know where the stock market was before Cove? It hit Can you remember? Yeah, so we so well, I mean, Okay, Here's a south market, right? It's all relative. So before in February before Cove it hit we were still hitting all time high. I mean, we have been on a date. Their market the size of some of the things that talked about reductions in taxes reductions in regular just for America. But I okay, But since then it's plunged. And now we're seeing the stock market every day at four o'clock in, you know, in the green. And it seems like we're at a level that we were at almost. You know, Before Cove it hit How is that even possible? And what does it say? Is there a correlation between what Wall Street thinks about Cove it? I'm not saying covert isn't something to take serious. But is there a correlation between what Wall Street thinks about what's going on with Cove it and what is actually going on. So part of the stock market reaction had been because both Congress and the Federal Reserve has had an unprecedented in response to the crisis by pumping money into the economy by trying to keep businesses afloat as the virus has taken its toll across the country. So part of that is why prices had remained elevated is because there's a lot of support for them. But the one thing we do know is that tax policy a cumbia businesses pay very close attention. Too, So if you're looking ahead in the future and you're one of those dancing continue, we don't know how it's gonna happen within the Corona virus. But certainly when it comes the November election, we have stock market analyst telling us every day that the stock market could could could could come down anywhere from 10.5% as a result of some changes in the corporate tax code that Joe Biden is suggesting. Chatting with Matty Dubler here on the Hammer and Nigel Show she is the senior fellow for fiscal policy. The National Tax Payers Union. It's Tax Day here now, Maddie. I want to talk about schools real quick here before we let you go. I don't know how it is where you live. But here in Indiana, the schools that are wanting to start with just the learning and not open up tend to be democratic liberal areas. Meanwhile, a lot of Schools that want to open up tend to be more Republican type areas. How have we gotten to this point? And can we have this full economic recovery if schools are open for classes? Well, let me tell you, I am the mother of an 11 month old. So the whole question of whether or not parents can work and parent full time has been one that has been on my mind way before Corona virus even head. I think it's extremely important that we take note that child carried an important component of what it takes to be a productive and economic society. And, you know, every parent the country experiencing right now they're making the choice between my kid and my work and you can't do both. Well, when you have Out of the same time. I do think that it is extremely regrettable that we're making the conversation about school political and I'm saying that you guys are saying that the conversations become too politicized. At the end of the day we the public health responds to a public health crisis because we have all of these economic consequences that follow from it. So we need to make sure we're doing our part in order to get the virus under control. Doing what we can stay healthy and back to our families. And then that would make the decisions about big decisions like fools. Hoping that much easier if the small stuff that we can all commit to doing just washing your hands. Right guys, if we commit to doing that baton of itself could contribute to having the bigger questions answered more quickly. And one more thing, Manny just just for a quick I know your time is limited. Do you think the government should we should do another stimulus like they did the first time? I think we're certainly going to be some kind of English measures. I have said for a long time measures trying keep employers hole and keeps you connected to their employer are the most impactful ones that we can make it. She is all on Twitter at M Doppler. Maddie Duffner. Thank you so much for bringing this all down for us. We appreciate the time you guys way weekend. Masha, 93..
"senior fellow" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Might currently a senior fellow at Marquette University he joins us live on WTMJ Mike good morning I think most of us at least have a very rudimentary the view or or knowledge of Milwaukee and socialism the fact that this was the home of the source suit could soon see we're socialised back in the day but the fact that this is become such an issue again today is if fascinating on several levels to the point where you decided to do an hour for this on PBS well good morning Gina it's gonna be with you this morning yeah we decided that because of the fact that Milwaukee been selected as the site of the Democratic National Convention and because as you point out to the word socialism is is talked a lot about in today's political discourse we thought to be an interesting time to take a look at this unique slice of American history a nearly half century in the twentieth century when the walkie was run by three socialist mayors elected the first socialist congressman in the country Mike what were some of their policies that would be considered socialist well the the socialists did a number of things so they came in the office starting in about ten nine nineteen ten and they promised to clean up a corrupt city and they promised to literally clean up of the city so they ran a sewer socialists they were they were trying to improve the sanitary conditions in the city that was one of the big things they did most obvious to people who live in the Milwaukee area park system that was the work of the socialists we hear about with no park Charles with no was there a socialist he was the the grand design owner of the Milwaukee park system you it talk about the lake front the lake front as we know it today did not currently exist the area along Lincoln Memorial drive is a newly created like crime by largely done socialist ministrations it was designed to give working people a chance to use electronic not just have it in the domain of people who have money so those are sort of some of the more visible things that people take up with the socialist you're not walking might do she joining us on W. T. M. J. the brains behind it on a show that's coming coming up on this among others I I know you're you're so modest but you will take the credit for all of it but this this program is going to be premiering on PBS next week I should see June eighth and ninth in Milwaukee Green Bay in other locations in nationwide yeah that's the the there's a lot of interest in and around the country and so we'll be hearing and about ninety percent of PBS more than three other markets all right after we show the film statewide on the eight and then at the Waukee on that buying we circulated around the country and so on June the twelfth for example will be in Los Angeles and it follows in New York and Washington San Francisco soon after that American socialist experiment the name of the show it might have when you say socialism part of the thing that makes it so hot button is in a lot of people's minds it goes to communism when did that when did those two terms start to become co joined I think that was something you could see materializing over time G. del Dan hold the longest serving socialist administration Indian American history for a large city Daniel Randall Walker nineteen sixteen nineteen forty and he was a socialist who eventually became a Democrat and and I think hold and others began to see that the political times were changing we began to see socialism being equated with communism particularly I think in in the right place nineteen forties and early fifties yeah one of the fascinating contradiction you would think in this the store here in nineteen fifty two you had the countries leading anti communist crusader kill McCarty elected senator in Wisconsin and in nineteen fifty two you have Milwaukee reelecting their socialist mayor Frank Zeidler arguably the most prominent socialists in the country so you have these weird contradictions but to your point Jean I think that the two began being equated socialism communism war in the late forties into the fifties and that definitely played a part in the demise of the Socialist Party and the walkie America's socialist experiment a PBS documentary coming up next month featuring Mike Boucher's wife when Springer's former channel four photojournalist Steve Boettcher and others can't wait to see if my great job congratulations to you and leaving the rest of the crew thanks again is a great learning experience for all of us and a story that you know some of us know something about in Milwaukee but the lot of us really don't know that much about it and I think that's true around the country to seller we're glad to tell a story great thank you so much make best everybody so long yeah thanks to you seven twenty eight at WTMJ turned out for news about your money here's the namesake Tony trick with the W. T. M. J. Drake associates market update the S. and P. five hundred nasdaq composite and the dollar up two point seven percent point nine four point four percent since the start of the holiday shortened week the Dow was on track for its best week since the April eighth some traders believe that this week's rally is largely in part to optimism about the re opening of the U. S. economy equities of companies that stand to benefit the most under re openings such as the airlines and retailers led the major indices higher on Tuesday and Wednesday Kohl's Nordstrom and gap all rose at least fourteen percent on Wednesday while airline stocks like Delta American Alaska and United rose two point six seven point five two percent and three point.
"senior fellow" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"A senior fellow at Yale University in the United States well continues our front what's first of all let's say let's look at let's look at China we were speaking to David Rennie the economist Beijing correspondent about the di Lemah that China is facing at on the one hand trying to contain the spread of the virus but on the other hand continuing to ensure that economic growth targets all home next how difficult is it for them to square that circle well we can't have it both ways Roger yeah certainly the highest priority is controlling the virus the economy will come later and I understand that the leadership is urging companies to send their workers back to to their factories but given the stringent quarantines in this critical who bay province given the draconian restrictions on intercity travel returning some three hundred million migrant workers sugar factories is not feasible under those circumstances so there's going to be a major shortfall in Chinese economic growth in the first half of this year whether the government wants it or not I'm so so I mean what what your outlining of course is the are the indications that the global economic slowdown was what we were all living ways how much should we be concerned then about the current trajectory outline for us kind of key indicators that we should be looking at well you only need to know a few things one by accepted metrics of the International Monetary Fund China is the largest economy in the world is about twenty percent of world output secondly since the financial crisis of two thousand eight China alone is K. accounted for thirty seven percent of the cumulative growth in world GDP China's up flat lining right now there's no other economy stepping up to fill the void Japan's back in recession France and Germany were exceptionally weak late last year and that the U. S. viewed as you know the the strongest economy in the world only grew two percent late last year so without China the world economy is probably in recession right now in the first half of two twenty twenty yeah shocking outcome for investors who believe that that was a largely impossibility are we already seeing a real manifestation of this a physical manifestation of this in the global supply chain given the importance of China sure I mean look no further than the announcement last week by by apple there's a major shortfall in revenues their supply chains clog and they're also losing demand so this is not just a supply shock but a demand shock especially as a Chinese consumers have really stepped up to emerge as a new source of a global demand in the world today what when we look at the the nerves on the stock markets around the world that that seem to be a reaction to the imposition by its heavy of a strict quarantine but well of course we've been seeing drops like this echoing in in the Far East to well in controlling a virus like this is extremely difficult China has really gone overboard in terms of quarantines in and travel restrictions and other countries are sort of following that template but the transmission of this disease whether it's from you know ships of the Yokohama harbor or other unexpected developments that are very very difficult to control man makes it exceedingly exceedingly difficult to limit this from becoming a global pandemic I'm not a scientist but certainly that's what the scientists are most concerned about today Stephen Roach former Morgan Stanley Asia chairman and now at Yale University thanks for joining us we are going to stay with the corona virus and the impact of it in African countries have so far been limited as far as contagion goes with any one case recorded on the continent in Egypt but African countries with close truck trade ties to China have begun feeding the economic impact of the outbreak six continental airlines have stopped direct flights to various cities in China while traders who buy goods from there are now reporting shortages of goods for sale China is Africa's largest trading partner the value of that trade estimated to be around two hundred billion dollars last year Emanuel the guns that reports from the Kenyan capital Nairobi.
"senior fellow" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"Hanson the Hoover Institution a senior fellow running in National Review online about the tragedy in China the tragedy that is yet unknown we know it's covered nineteen we know that there are quarantines but we don't know much else because the reporting is spotty your note the news that the Chinese average ejected three Wall Street journal reporters who have been doing an extremely careful job of reporting on the crisis we also know that there have been no officials from the CDC permitted into China for the ordinary testing of the epidemic however Victor's writing about what we are guessing about the failure of huge in paying the president for life head of the Chinese Communist Party victory right that China or shoot in paying of the communist party's an existential threat how so Victor well I mean we as we've seen with trade they have the the ability to destroy other countries and they really harmed a lot of their neighbors and they are about and then as we're seeing with a corona virus what state trying to the stage they have the ability to export this virus and what does that mean it means that when you have a first generation scientific revolution or new post industrial revolution and you don't have the regulations or the culture of all of it or transparency or freedom really allowing these the values of western trained scientists to come back to their mother country and then to do the types of research or not research without any without any freedom are on it and without transparency there the part of the government org so to speak and that's dangerous it's like handing a hand grenade to a seven year old so we don't know what how this virus originated we don't know it's kind of coincidental that was near weapons lab at people mention an open air market there's all of these weird explanations but the one thing that's constant new there's a lot of very sophisticated first generation scientific researchers in China and they're doing things whether it's cloning or biological research weapons research in a fashion that other scientists can't do because it's considered too dangerous in Europe or too dangerous the United States are too dangerous and you're proud and that's why I think it's an existential threat and then trump started this confrontation the showdown with China events sort of took over the narrative and now three years later it's not just China technological appropriation patent copyright that occurred don't be in our currency manipulation it's China or well in surveillance great trying to re education camp with the million waders and that China the Hong Kong protests China China and the more you Paul Walker trying this gap that will no longer need to trick and what do you like it or not trump's view on China now the orthodox we used to be heterodox an eccentric China sort of proved him right the more that we looked at it under a microscope picture our capitalist country made a deal with the devil twenty five years ago China have we learned a lesson or is it too early to tell I think we learned a lesson early on in the west and the idea of George H. W. bush and Bill Clinton and George W. bush and Barack Obama was the more concessions that you give to China on trade and commerce in politics on military affairs the more they're gonna see that magnum energy to be reciprocated when fact they see if his weakness to be exploited and they're never going to turn out like you know the upper west sider Cambridge mass he's not going to happen with the Communist Party in control and that idea that they would liberal arts and I don't know any Communist Party liberal arts bring a lot to me loaded and blew up but I don't know any of that gradually and willingly became more liberal we don't have good information about what's going on inside China where we can we guessing a lot of this but we have sense of history of the Chinese people themselves are using the euphemism Chernobyl for the virus and Chernobyl is a way of of noting that after Chernobyl the Soviet Union fell apart in five years do you sense that China's failing here or they gonna pull themselves together and and close the doors and go back to becoming the manufacturing hub which where they're gonna go Victor we have about a marketing yeah I think it's a force multiplier effect before the corona virus there were already a process of be engaged in the coupling contrivance so a lot of suppliers were going to Southeast Asia Mexico crafter under already started and we turned out to be a lot stronger than China expected and we found trying a lot weaker than we anticipated and that's coronavirus were confirmed out I don't see them coming back and that the chart Chernobyl it's sort of a false comparison because more people are probably died one day China right Darden Chernobyl them Chernobyl but there is some similarities that the Russians were way over there have the nuclear power research and didn't have a protective shell should have never been allowed to do that and yet they in danger other countries Zachary the fact they didn't Victor Davis Hanson of the Hoover Institution China some trouble I'm John Nash numbers mean much to me because of prostate cancer Johnny brags the number two for my step father who died of prostate cancer and my uncle who suffered so much of the prostate cancer surgery the number fifteen.
"senior fellow" Discussed on WJR 760
"Retired US army senior fellow and military expert at defense priorities we count on him for expertise middle eastern situation's I'd like to get into air Iran and the the nuclear stockpile threats as well they they said that the will break the uranium stockpile limit that was set by originally that the nuclear deal that we pulled out of and they're going to do it within the next ten days what what would that possibly mean yeah that and look what it is we have we we don't hesitate to call let others when they make mistakes but I think we have to honestly look at ourselves and say look we had an agreement in place that had our own allies it has some of our at this year's all working together to constrains Iran's ability with this J. C. P. away and they'd have some quality had some problems but it was effective especially on that area of of preventing them from getting nuclear weapons because we have people inside their country to make sure it didn't happen now then that we have gotten out of it an album that we're putting pressure on our allies not to abide by the terms now the only thing left to Ron to say okay then we're going to start you know processing more doubt they're saying still even to prime minister all they want to from Khamenei when he was there last week he again reiterated we have no intent of notice are no plans to construct nuclear weapons but by saying this today but it you know increasing it up to the higher grades what they're still claiming out loud is that was for our legal nuclear power plants and whether that's true or not doesn't make any difference there intentionally doing this to try to press are our allies in Disney and look you guys have to abide by the JPC await or we're going to pull out too and of course that's going to ratchet up the pressure and and make the potential for war even higher and that's why I say we need to provide a diplomatic all correct and not let it get to that point because then you'll be too many people and you know there are here in Washington who would love that because no say aha see now we have to use military and that's just a lose lose situation yeah you know the other part of this that that's kind of interesting is that Iran has it has agreed that it could stockpile no more than six hundred sixty pounds of low enriched uranium but they say that they want a quadruple their production of low enriched uranium and pass the six hundred sixty pound limit by late July now they say that you know will back off of this if if the European Union pulls through and gives Iran access to international banking systems what is that all about right yeah that's that's one of the sections we had bought by taking off with school the swift banking system where they can engage in international transactions by blocking and do that that prevents them from having your even normal commerce and so that's one of the key things that they want from the people who work with the you know Germany and France and several others that are still in the JPC away they say look you guys have to abide by your green if you want me to stay in it and that means you have to lift the sanctions all these the Swiss banking system so that we can engage in international commerce good that's that's like their last blood because that's one of the things that you know the these economic sanctions or strangle him and that's one of the key ways it does it it is that one of the reasons why the Obama administration agreed to drop off the of the cash on the airport runway when when they were come in that agreement to to give around some of this money back are not I'm not sure that was directly related to this with part a and it was part of the larger larger organization which of course the Iranians and I think even the Obama administration claimed that was not as giving the money but it was releasing physical cash that we had impounded in the past exactly exactly there was a lot of money a lot of cash I love that run away with this cash like that I don't know about you but I'm suspicious somebody's got their hand in the till that's all yeah you just say it go to disagree with that at all yeah because who's gonna cut all that money you know all right it do you think were at the at risk of possible outbreak of hostilities with Iran anytime soon I guess that's a big concern of of everybody in America right now it is a that is on our own wow that is a concern of mine and I think that's why we need to pay a lot of attention to this we need to bring public attention to it because every poll shows and and certainly Ahmadi rightly so if you mereka people are sick of war and they don't want another one and I'm here to tell you because I was on the ground twice in a rack and twice in Afghanistan and you think either of those were bad you get it just to the situation on a war with Iran and it will be like orders of magnitude potentially worse because unlike both of those they have some limited ability to actually strike back in ways that will harm us it heard us in a unit and it would go on for ever because there's no unless you put five hundred thousand troops on the ground just wipe out all of the I. is the Arabian military you're talking about get into a years long possibly generational long you know low level conflict or next that would be catastrophic for our country so we all we need to do is make sure our military keeps us safe from any unprovoked attack which your runs not going to do because they know that we can virtually you know there were the with with any kind of long range fires so they're not going to do something to cause them harm but he was always we don't push them to four we'll keep ourselves safe we don't need any war to do that yeah well they know they'd be a bright spot in the night time but they ever started anything with us so actually yeah that's I I I'm I'm with you I just hope that never breaks up because I don't think it it gives us any kind of advantage over what they're doing there and it was in your right up to the all right at thank you lieutenant colonel Dave is always a pleasure to have you on the show Sir and we'll check in with you again when reported in Detroit seventy five southbound.
"senior fellow" Discussed on KCRW
"Soon as a senior fellow in technology law and policy at Georgetown University the hype around this technology is enormous and also the hype around needing to speak when a so called race around five G. telecom companies and politicians are pushing the claim that we have to beat China the five G. but Phil apparent Broich policy director the telecom advocacy group public knowledge in DC's as a lot of the country is it wired with the fiber optic cable that networks need for five GB if you live in an area that doesn't have access to four G. LTE E. right now you're not getting five G. anytime soon and wireless providers have been exaggerating how much the country has four G. service right now all five members of the Federal Communications Commission were on Capitol Hill today to talk about a recent investigation that found Verizon T. mobile and U. S. cellular lied about four G. coverage an official filings Christopher Mitchell had a community broadband at the institute for local self reliance as companies tell regulators one thing and Wall Street another and many of us say you should listen to what they tell Wall Street because they're not allowed to lie to Wall Street they are allowed to lie to the regulators SEC chairman archer pies that yesterday there will be no punishment for those telecom companies I mean dealer for market place the generally accepted figure for total outstanding student debt in this economy is something close to a trillion and a half dollars that one imagines was the motivation behind a new proposal from senator rand Paul of Kentucky it would let people use some of their four one K. or IRA savings to either pay for college or pay off student debts without extra taxes or penalties one does not have to be a congressional scholar to know this bill will probably linger for awhile and then just fade away but Paul's proposal isn't the first to suggest that four oh one K.'s might be used to pay for all kinds of non retirement spending marketplace Justin now has more on the retirement account as bank account the penalty for early withdrawal is ten percent plus whatever tax you owe on that money Laurence Kotlikoff is an economics professor at Boston University his appeal the free and tax free withdrawal like the one senator Paul's plan would allow could make it easier to pay off expensive debt and the status investment in the world is the peril of higher interest rate loans federal student loan rates can run as high as seven percent in telecom says you can't count on making that back in a four one K. so paying off expensive loan can be a better decision every year people withdrawal one and a half percent of their retirement assets early is a lease Yemen al director of the center for retirement research at Boston College the implications of that and the fact that happens every year is that people end up with balances that are twenty percent less than they would have been if these leakages hadn't occurred I think it's robbing Peter to pay Paul that's player do canais investment adviser.
"senior fellow" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Army he is a senior fellow at military expert for defense priorities dot org and that will give the NATO summit and what's at stake in this gathering in London presumably of your brothers the most of the different does papered over they'll be some kind of communique issued and if they say that the discussions were Frank that means that they were arguing a lot of the wise we know they were arguing at least a little bit I mean it's entirely possible I suppose that the whole thing will prove to be a Tempest in a thimble and it made a will come out of the much as what it is today flawed but they're still there yeah I think it's a about a bad man I I would say that the most likely outcome but you know drop as is shown his his willingness to control room Rick you to thank his as he did when he surprised a lot of people are you know firing the secretary of the navy not long ago when he crossed the land that the trump did more crossed internally possible that he may say Hey look I've been talking for years since the last NATO summit but you know on the on the requirements here and and I'm going to require something in you know some tangible evidence that you're actually follow through I mean it's always possible and I I frankly kinda hope that's what he does we used to have a course a number of of such alliances they they they for the most part fallen by the wayside sento act you one point a rock under its monarchy was a part of of central the central treaty organization than there was Seto the southeast Asian treaty organization that's gone awry the boards I'm not sure the extent to which the organization of American states is a military alliance per se then again I suppose we have a number of of bilateral alliances of presumably with the Japan of the right Taiwan the Philippines of the like a give us your take on the status of our military alliances in general besides NATO yeah I I think that generally speaking that we are a way over made it into the extent that we don't need to be so much so in and you know you don't have to look too much further than you know than the tower one issue that we don't have a direct military creepy as as is the case with NATO or as is the case with South Korea and Japan with the bilateral agreements there there but it's something kind of before he kind of clothes but some people consider special United States and some in China for that matter considerate you know a defacto military agreement and you know if if something were to happen there I mean obviously we want peace due to rain everywhere but if something were to happen to go south in Taiwan and we did get militarily involved I mean it could be just devastating for our interest in prior military boulder forty eighty a particular and and you would have to say to what you would benefit how is our country benefit about that because it's it would be extraordinarily difficult to actually defeat the chat at the Chinese armed forces in their backyard there it would be normally expensive we got a question but you better not as expensive as as of course played the part of Neville Chamberlain of the twenty first century well the idea he brought about World War two Neville chamberlain's desire for peace led directly to Hitler's invasion of Poland which led directly to World War two well the issue to the current often and I don't dispute that I mean that the history is very clear on that but the geopolitical environment in nineteen thirty three are in nineteen thirty nine it was Eric thirty eight rather in Munich was very different than what it is out here because we don't need to get into a war here Russia I mean in that particular case Germany had the ability to to walk across Europe they had the military structure they definitely have the desire that's not the case in in in China it's not like they're going to go you know island hopping across the Pacific and start taking the other islands they have no interest in learning have this before structure do that worries terminate it and I think that's a big difference more to come but we'll be back in a moment thirty million people come down with the flu every year it could be you or your family the best way to tell if it's a cold or the flu is by taking your temperature and no one does that better than the eggs are Jim temporal scanner the.
"senior fellow" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"A senior fellow at the American enterprise institute and she's looking at the various the polling data out there of course there are similarities between now and the twenty twelve you've got an incumbent president seeking reelection Donald Trump today Barack Obama back then there was a field of Republican contenders as I recall from twenty twelve that was not more than eighty four five deep that's really not the the the two does of that though you've got for the the Democrats this time around of the challenger role but there are basis for comparison and let's see what's on the mind of the Kirk in Burlington Vermont tonight to good evening Kirk hi there hi and what's the other one well I just heard your previous comments about the under reporting of from both and I just think that anybody that lives in a liberal yes boating state or area just doesn't even talk or bring up the subject of because you're gonna be vilified and you I would agree in public yes do you think that carries over to a pollster were you told that you know that in fact that is a lot of us but you you think it would carry over to a poster definitely it was a boy you know I suspect if I got a call I wouldn't be even admitting that will call said that I was voting for trial the stick that of course obviously is a confounding factor for the posters garland yes indeed and so that's something that they really have to to guard against it probably does happen I think your caller is one of many people like that by not want to say that he or she was voting for Donald Trump so as we get closer to election to try to guard against that the posters ask a lot of different kinds of questions they expand the size of their sample they as people who are registered to vote people who actually have voted before her a lot of things they try to do but still it is quite possible that you have a large closet so that people just not willing to tell the pollsters are going to vote for Donald Trump this is now we've seen another election yes yes David in the saliva Texas or is that right the David very good welcome the large number of the large number of people that are hiding out there all the promoters I saw a lot of the moderates and I was not intrinsically the pharmaceutical market is doing and I'm a song and I'm not afraid of talking about anything from trial because my left his friends of my lotus in these will be on the line one is the one thing that he can log on is the economy not like this in the in the stock market St slap six nine months another soon the other way around I'd rather see a rate stay where they all are rather not operates solutions yeah because that's the one thing that can are you yeah the certainly the the these are factors of course Carla obviously not under presidents control I've always argued that presidents get too much credit for good economies of two much blade for bad economies presidents don't controlled economies even chairs of the federal reserve don't controlled economies although they come closer to it than that the president of course of your presence control the economy will they would never ever ever ever ever be a recession your thoughts absolutely the economic issue though is still one that's of great so good great concern to voters and so they're always thinking about it right now because the economy's been so good for so long he's standing to take a bit of a backseat to health care which is one of the hardy perennials when people are asked about issues that are most important to them but certainly the economy is important I think one of the keys to trump's reelection will be whether or not the economy stays strong yeah I would have to think that absent a major foreign policy situation like say the the hostages the Jimmy Carter face it is as James carvel so famously noted from the ninety two Clinton campaign it's the economy stupid and it it does very much tend to be so and goodness knows from the standpoint of the economy you have to wonder how this president doesn't have even stronger numbers of the record low levels of unemployment especially the minority community you've got the Wall Street figures at record highs of the like good even by the standards of of other recent administrations it's been a pretty spectacular economy absolutely it's the longest expansion I think and and and and history at this point this is an extraordinary economic numbers in so many ways but I think what's holding some people back because of the president's demeanor the way he carries himself the tweets so without that I think you'd see the numbers be much higher than they are yeah I have long argued that the president's Twitter account to be placed in a blind trust but will come back and talk about the the the the the tweeting in the second here right out top in the port Saint Lucie Florida next on the edge of both had a job to be the job you know I think a lot of your we're taking the poll the relay the third what they really believe what well of course it and they'll all be ridiculed if in fact the the poster turned around and called all of this the person's neighbors that Hey did you know that the Joe blow just told me you though going to vote for trump I mean these are anonymous I mean telling a pollster something is shouldn't to get you subject to ridicule dot all provisional well no posters the legitimate posters of their various kinds of polls that's certainly true legitimate pollsters don't present a position there were clear but they but I still like the bottle you've got two kinds of posters I need to explain that tear at this time and I will also get some comments from but I guess garland Bowman you do have what are known as push polls these repose that are are not polls at all they're simply designed to plant negative thoughts in the in somebody's mind that poll might say with with the fact that candidate Joe blow has sex with mules influence your vote well that's not decide to fight at your point of view is designed to plant the thought that candidate Joe blow has sex with mules legitimate posters and I buy a legitimate posters have a reason to be accurate because this is their stock in trade if you go to polling company that that starts calling things raw they don't just do a lecture generally do a lot of other kind of pulling for commercial products of the like there's a name for posters which should get it wrong all the time that's called former pollsters and I just want to make that point to do we'll have our guest amplify on that it takes a more calls as well of the Jim Bohannon show when we continue in just a moment well you're navigating the roads.
"senior fellow" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Thank you for an excellent report. Discuss ways that Russian trolls, exploited racism to distort our democracy is Lara Rosenberger. A senior fellow at the German Marshall fund our other partner in this report. She is also the director of the funds alliance for securing democracy. Please welcome Laura. Good morning, everybody. I'm gonna apologize for this lightly. Scratchy voice and the occasional cough. I've come down with a bit of a cold. It didn't want to miss the opportunity to join you all this morning. First of all, I'm just really pleased to be here with the National League for this really important day. And I and I really wanna thank Marc for his vision. And leadership in wanting to include this really important issue in this year's reports. I think as Mark mentioned, my my view is very similar. We've heard a lot of discussion about Russian interference in our democracy in two thousand sixteen election. There's been a lot of discussion about the Muller report. But one of the things that concerns me that I think has been severely under discussed is the way in which the Russian federation not only used social media as a weapon but use race as a weapon to divide polarize Americans and suppress the black vote in two thousand sixteen and I worry that without significant change between now and twenty twenty from our elected leadership and social media companies where you may see the same thing in two thousand twenty. So I want to underscore the urgency of this as I begin to give an overview of now Mark gave a really good almost. Introduction to mytalk that was essentially could have given a lot of what I was going to talk about. So let me just springboard off of a couple of those things one is I think that we think about Russia's interference as an election issue by large and one of the things I'd like to point out is that while I'm quoting one of my colleagues here. She's a really nice phrase elections are not a starting point or an ending point for Russia's operations. They are a flash point. They provide a moment in time to take particular advantage of vulnerabilities in our democracy and a particularly focused electorate, but it is not the beginning and end. In fact, we know that the Russian efforts to target the two thousand sixteen election began in two thousand fourteen and what I can tell you is that they actually increased in the aftermath of the two thousand sixteen election. We saw significant mobilization on social media after the two thousand sixteen election. And of course, we saw ongoing activity in the run up to the two thousand eighteen midterms in the run up to twenty sixteen for instance. Only eleven percent of the total content that Russian trolls pushed online was related to the election, though, that produced a disproportionate level of engagement. So they were actually able to get more people to engage on that content. One of the things that we know according to the department of Justice that was a goal of the IRA was to quote, build political intensity through supporting radical groups users dissatisfied with the social and economic situation and oppositional social movements. They were particularly effective at trying to use divisive issues in our politics. So things like. Police shootings of African Americans were something that we saw seized on by Russian internet trolls as a particularly divisive moment in our politics. But even since two thousand sixteen and one of the things we've seen them leap onto was believe it or not the taken debate around the NFL, and whether or not African American players should be able to meal and protests, and in fact in that incense, we saw them jump on both sides of the political debates. So they were actually playing both sides of that. So let me just walk you through a couple of the particular ways that we have seen the Russian social media efforts and other efforts targeting our democracy exploit race as a weapon of their attacks. On us the first is they use Mark talked about my favorite Russian internet troll woke Louisa Louisa Hanes. She was not only by the way, a prominent purveyor of content on social media. You would if you. And look online, you would find that she was quoted in numerous newspapers as an African American activists from New York who was particularly active on these issues and was particularly skeptical of Hillary Clinton. So her voice was lifted up. Seemingly as genuine activist in media beyond just the social media. They also formed fake groups fake black lives matter groups groups that appeared to be mobilising on the same issues as many real black lives matter activists, these groups not only gained followers online, but actually were used by the IRA in some cases to mobilize protests and rallies in real life. So you have activists showing up to protest that they believe are being organized by fellow activists, but are actually being organized by Russian internet. Trolls sitting in Saint Petersburg who. Don't give a bleep about the issue of police shootings of unarmed African Americans what they care about is trying to divide Americans, Laura Rosenberger director of the alliance for securing democracy, and what they were doing was seizing on a on a popular. A highly discussed issue online in order to gain followers. So once they would gain those followers through these prominent activists accounts, or these groups what they would do then is inject other kinds of content. So the kinds of voter suppression. You saw that marks showed on the slides was possible because they had spent all of this time developing communities of people who thought that they were engaging with like minded, folks. And therefore, we're more likely to think it was credible and more likely to agree with it. So you saw content as you were saying vote online, but you also saw things like Hillary Clinton has a terrible record on criminal Justice. So you shouldn't vote or not voting is just as much of a vote is voting or you should vote for Jill Stein, because she's better for the black community all these kinds of narratives that were essentially voter suppression voter misdirection, seemingly by you know, by counts that people thought were fellow Americans. But we're not another thing that we saw I mentioned briefly was that this season on both sides of the debate. And there's some really fascinating research in particular on the black lives matter. Blue lives matter conversations online where a researcher found that the clusters of the IRA accounts in his conversations. The Russian troll accounts were the most polarizing most divisive most extreme in those conversations. So they were taking legitimate conversation. Amongst Americans and trying to pull it further to the extremes using our real wound of racism as an opportunity to further polarize further divide us and manipulate our democracy. We also see them on the on the other side of the debate helping to stoke the racist, toxic vitriol, that's often directed at black activists and one thing that I am quite worried about goes beyond just the social media peace, and it is in the two thousand sixteen election. You may have seen that Russian. Hackers were also able to probe or gain access to at least twenty one states election system. So some part of their election systems, in some cases that included. The voter rolls. And one of the things that many of us are deeply concerned about is not just the ability to get into the election systems, but the potentially manipulate the voter rolls. So that you could potentially try to suppress a certain elements of the electorate. So this is something that I think people should be particularly concerned about a last word about the dynamics that I'm really worried about with with this kind of activity. Mark talked very eloquently about the voter suppression aspects, I'm also very worried beyond that about how I see essentially legitimate activists and legitimate activists movements being hijacked, these are movements. That are being undermined and de-legitimize by an adversary of the United States, and it's not only having an effect on activists ability to exercise, their free speech. But potentially when we see these fake rallies being organized it undermines free assembly. And so for me, this goes, very profoundly to the very foundations of our democracy and the ability. Of Americans unwilling to exercise their right to vote, but to speech and assembly. So I hope all of you will use the opportunity to shed some additional light on this issue. And raise your concerns about it. Thank you so much for your time today..
"senior fellow" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Senior fellow at the Atlantic Council. Global energy center, a contributor to Bloomberg opinion, and a very wonderful guest on this. Show Dr wall. Thank you for being with us. What stood out most to you about the financial disclosures from Saudi Aramco? Hi, it's good to be here. What what stood out most most significantly to me was the number that Aramco's paying and dividends to the Saudi government. And we all knew that Aramco was a very profitable company. We didn't know quite how profitable. But the fact that it is the most profitable company in the world isn't really a surprise. But what more interesting is that we learned that since the government lowered Aramco's income tax rate to fifty percent. They had to be making up that money somehow that that deficit in money somehow, and I'd always suspected that. They were getting it in dividends. But it is information gives us a sense of just how much the government is getting a dividend. It's a fifty eight point two billion dollars in in two thousand eighteen and that's a very significant number. And and has a lot to say, I think about Aramco's financial future should it ever pursue. Do an IPO on international markets. It's really it's showing the government is still ended up with a lot of money. And even though it switched its its income tax rate and could potentially impact, and I tell in the future, particularly if it perhaps does offer this kind of dividend rate to other shareholders right now the government is the sole shareholder. But if you do an IPO you've got other shareholders it offers such lucrative dividends to other shareholders. If so back and make Aramco of very valuable investment on the other hand, they may choose to not offer that in their share classes, which might make Aramco not quite as valuable and investment. I if they do I so Dr wall, do you anticipate, or is it you're thinking that maybe this dollar bond offering coming to the market with might be a precursor for an IPO? I think it's definitely a way to test. The waters to see what people how people respond to this. What people make up their financial data one of the things that we've seen throughout Aramco's history is that it has been a very secretive company really had no reason to ever share any financial data, which is why it seen a secretive, but people have taken that to believe it something nefarious was going on perhaps Aramco was bleeding money to the government in social projects or palaces for the kings. And what we learned from this is that that's not actually the case at all. So Aramco maybe using this as a way to test the waters to see what the responses to to financial data ahead of, you know, doing this this IP, oh, perhaps a few years and releasing more financial data. Well, the interesting thing is Bloomberg oil correspondent heavier Blas put out a piece where he said that looking at this financial data means that the valuation of Saudi Aramco. Is probably closer to one point two trillion dollars rather than two trillion dollars. Would you agree with that? I'm not sure I agree with one point two. But I definitely think that based on this data devaluation has to be at least one trillion because if you're going to evaluate apple Microsoft at about a trillion dollars, then this company is is significantly more profitable. So they've got to be above one trillion. So just where they are between one and two trillion is questionable. And I do think that there's a significant liability that Aramco faces in terms of evaluation due to their connection to the Saudi government. That was what I was gonna say. I mean, how does a company go public and be beholden to public investors? When ultimately it still is very beholden to a government that can wield authority over it and demand higher tax. It more do what it needs to do depending on its revenue streams. Yeah. And that's and that's. A significant question historically Aramco has always had kind of a a tax rate. Although it at times, it was actually an adjustable tax rate to make sure that the government had enough money. So there's always a possibility that that could happen again. There's also this issue. I would have said if you'd asked me that question five years ago, I would've said Aramco's a very independent company. The king really has a sense of this. This company should be independent. They let it run itself, and they take what they can get, but they get from the company, but that's not the case anymore. We're seeing a king and also across a much more involved in the various power centers of the kingdom, and that includes Aramco. And so I do think when you're looking at at a future for Ramco. There's really no telling what kind of demand divorced family may make on the company and what the future could hold so far. None of this is really damaging to the core profitability of the company. The Sabah position is not a significant out of significant liability. In fact, may be. More profitable for the company in the long run. But we just don't know. And that is a significant risk. Dr ellen. Thank you so much Dr WADA's president of transversal consulting. She has also nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic council's global energy Senator and a contributor to Bloomberg opinion. I think this really interesting Lisa for the market to watch the Saudi Aramco deal go through and see what kind of reception it gets. Because clearly the patients at some point a Saudi Aramco will need to go public it for no other reason than for the kingdom to diversify away from its reliance on oil, which it says is one of it's a longer term strategy. So we'll have to see how the bond offering plays out. And whether that is a good precursor for an IPO. This is Bloomberg. This is what percentage of global GDP is the United States half two-thirds. Guess again America is just twenty four percent, which means that seventy six percent of global GDP comes from outside..
"senior fellow" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"A senior fellow at the Hoover Institution since nineteen eighty please welcome back to the program. Professor, Thomas soul. Tom. It took almost an hour for me to get through your resume. My goodness. We need to stop slacking. Oh my goodness. I don't know. I'm I I'm hard at work. What right now Tom are we optimistic pessimistic or somewhere in the middle about where the country's going? I am extremely pessimistic. Because. I see so many signs on a deterioration degeneration both in words and deeds. And I see so few. Countervailing forces at work. You know, the previous election twenty sixteen. I saw it as a choice between a. A serious danger on one side and again T catastrophe on the other. And. Voted voted for Donald Trump? Two years into his presidency. How do you feel? I think in terms of number of policies an argument can be made for good things. He's done. But. The characteristics of the man himself. What's your personal thing, which they would be fused with private individual? But there are people around the world countries the leaders of countries. Who have to decide if they're going to stand with us, or with our enemies off stay away from it. All. And when a president of the United States says things that he backs away from later, and he and he. Fritters away. The. Prestige and more than that the credibility of the office that cell. The time may come when the lives of millions of people may depend on whether others. React to some wanna he gives them. I think he's just kidding. And we can't have a leader that people think is just kidding. In a nuclear age. I mean when John F Kennedy. Sit sit the fleet out there into Atlanta to intercept the Russians fleet he knew he was taking us to break up nuclear war and the Russians knew it, and they knew he meant business, and for that reason there was no war. Now at the same situation arises. Similar in principle. Donald Trump does the same thing and issues that warning. The people on the other side may or may not take that warning seriously, and we may get the nuclear war precisely because of that Mike, professor Thomas soul, the book is discrimination and disparities, it's revised and enlarged edition. Tom two years after the election and reelection of the first black president. Did you have any idea that serious democratic politicians would be discussed discussing reparations? I thought about it. But I I I see no reason why they wouldn't given the nature of the vision of the world that they have. Yeah. You talk in your book about how why we have different outcomes disparities and prerequisites one of the things I remember you're saying is that envy used to be one of the seven deadly sins. It's now been repackaged as social Justice. The difference between equal rights and equal results. Two very different things. Absolutely. I it would take more time than we have to go through all the factors that lead to disparities and outcomes. And they've been there for thousands of years of recorded history. And almost every aspect of life, whether or not even the possibility of racial discrimination, or any other kind of discrimination, one of the things that I mentioned in the first chapter free sample is that a study of people who are young people who became finalists in the net for the national merit scholarship. And families with five children. The first one was the finalist more often than the other four siblings combined that was true in the enforce our family and intrigue jowl families get into Giles families. And when you think of all the things that are the same for people who are born to the same parents and raised under the same roof. Just one factor being different should make such a huge difference in the outcome. Just that there was no basis for assuming equal outcomes when the factors are by. No means that that's similar one or the other factors. You say is under underappreciated in terms of thinking about why there are differences and outcomes is geography. Oh, yes. I mean, one one fact is just dominant. If if you if you think through the implications of it..
"senior fellow" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"Mouth to your ears is Brian Kilmeade who's impossible to think about the president's schedule and nothing about every single day seemed to be impactful was whether it's the national emergency declaration that he just made and is about to sign whether it's a long negotiations for border funding border wall funding, which is about to sign or whether it's the China trade negotiations with sees in the middle of. Before that before president, she comes to mar-a-lago, which is rumored to be happening sometime in March, the prison will be going to Vietnam to meet with Kim Jong on the next phase the number two phase in our relationship, which I think is getting better it's hard to imagine get worse with North Korea board has actually changed since the first time these two met in historic fashion, and what's going to change this time. Young park is a senior fellow in South Korean foundation chair in Korean studies at Brookings Institution center for eastern policy. She's a go-to person when it comes to what to do with North Korea. And what they're actually up to Joan. Thanks so much for joining us. Hi, Brian good to be with you. Well, first off this second you you wrote about this. What's at stake in our second summit? What's at stake is how much we build or power Kim Jong Il and to continue to believe that he can have is nuclear weapons and have economic prosperity which she has been touting over the past year. So I think the second summit, I think would be an important way to reinforce the US position on a final fully there. Nuclear station, and how willing he is came is to move forward on that too. What's changed besides the lack of testing what's changed since the two countries met? I mean number one, I'll just look at the subtle things. Did you pick up on? I mean, it's almost forbid now to say anything bad about President Trump. You might say something about America. But anti-trump talk is not allowed. You mean from the North Korean regime it? Kim gentleman has doubled down on appealing personally to President Trump. And but on the other hand, they have not been restrained at all in criticizing or name calling the vice president or the secretary of state ignoring the special Representative, Steve vegan and also badmouthing the national security adviser John Bolton. And so that's just to me that Kim might think that he has more of an opportunity with President Trump and with the national security establishment that has been calling for inspection verification. A declaration of it says all material and production facilities. So what do you expect to happen? This time they're looking for something from us. What do you think we're willing to give what do you think they're willing to give? Yeah. I think I I don't have high expectations for the second summit. I think special Representative has been working at the working level to to figure out the the outcome of this summit is that I think North Korea wants sanctions removal, they've been pretty much harping on this for the past few months and sanctions are removed. All it's important for North Korea because they want to build a economic prosperity model that they've been touting but the past few years, and I think the US thanks mobile without a significant movements on nuclear denuclearization by North Korea is going to be a non-starter. So we'll see where it goes. I'd love to see some progress before we go. So the expecting these two men to do something earth shattering behind closed. Doors makes a lot of people on the on our side nervous. And you wonder if they were going to follow through on their side. But at least, you know, what we're not shooting each other. Right. The junk pack. Thanks so much. Thanks, bryan. All right. And we'll as it gets closer and Vietnam gets more real. And we see straight ahead. We'll follow that story. Meanwhile, in the few minutes, we have in this block, let's dip into a little bell with the president's to he's taking more questions. Let's listen..
"senior fellow" Discussed on 1170 The Answer
"Worked for Russia? I think it's a disgrace that you even ask that question because there's a whole big fat. Again. This is an NPR piece heard on morning morning edition. July twenty twenty eighteen headline is Trump the toughest ever on Russia. It's hard to get more left wing than NPR. And it says that president said there's never been a president is tough. It's on Russia as I have been he told reporters, here's what NPR said. And I'm quoting them that may sound like Curbishley. But in this case, there's actually some basis for the president's post. Quotes a senior fellow at something called the Atlantic Council. When you actually look at the substance of what this administration has done not the rhetoric, but the substance this administration has been much tougher on Russia than any in the post Cold War era said Daniel flat H, senior fellow at Atlantic Council into quota. And then the pure peace writes, this take military spending Trump sought to add one point four billion for fiscal year two thousand eighteen to the European deterrent initiative a military effort to deter Russian aggression that was initially known as a European reassurance initiative. That's a forty one percent increase from last year of the Obama administration. The president also agreed to send lethal weapons to Ukraine a step that Obama resisted and Trump gave US forces in Syria, more leeway to engage with Russian troops in the nickname. And then they go back. They quote the man from the Atlantic Council, quote, those loosen rules of engagement have resulted in direct military clashes with Russian militants and mercenaries on the ground actually resulting in one incident in hundreds of casualties on the Russian side into quote. Quote. The NPR piece also writes this, quote, the administration has also imposed sanctions on dozens of Russian oligarchs and government officials and Trump has aggressively promoted US energy exports. To compete against Russia. And then they caught another guy named Richard Fontaine center for a new American security again, not a right wing organization. Quote. There's a real disconnect between the president's words and the underlying policy. Even NPR is agreeing with Trump's assertion. There's never been any president more tougher on Russia since the post Cold War period. Is this thing on? Credit thanked Jim Acosta for inadvertently making the case for the usefulness of a border. Border barrier that and more when we come back triple eight nine seven one s eight GE triple.