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Tim Cook, Director Ejecutivo de Apple.

In a special program of Recode with MSNBC, Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, has spoken openly of his strong support for the Deferred Action program.

[OP-ED]:DACA Opponents Are American Dream Killers

 08/22/2017 - 10:14
Prudence Powell (right) with his sons Jalen Latiner (left) and Bryana Nunes (center). Photo: Edwin López Moya AL DÍA News

Among the persons that provided poignant testimonials on positive benefits from DACA during the recent ceremony in Philadelphia’s City Hall commemorating the fifth anniversary of that fair-minded initiative instituted by former President Obama were two persons from countries that few ever connect with the controversy around undocumented immigrants in the United States.

[OP-ED]: Hispanics’ sunny spirit is a reminder of what made America great

 07/31/2017 - 08:28
A group of people perform a vigil, in El Paso, Texas, in honor of the Guatemalan immigrants who died this week trying to cross the Rio Grande, also known as the Rio Bravo, which serves as the border between the United States and the United States. And MexicoEFE

 News headlines are screaming about how fearful Latinos are due to moves the Trump administration is making toward stepping up deportations. These are valid concerns for many Hispanics, a majority of whom have acquaintances or family members who could be at risk.

Vender Pupusas para Becar a Estudiantes Indocumentados

 05/31/2017 - 10:53
Placa del foodtruck So Good Pupusas (vía Twitter)

Consciente de lo costosas que son las universidades en EEUU, Cecilia Polanco, nacida en California de padres inmigrantes, decidió montar un foodtruck especializado en las famosas tortillas salvadoreñas, cuyos beneficios se destinan a dar becas a los estudiantes indocumentados de North Carolina.  

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[OP-ED]: Is the American dream on a ‘self-defeating quest’?

 04/04/2017 - 15:06
 La mayor parte del nuevo libro del economista Tyler Cowen, titulado “The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream”, es una lectura mega-deprimente.

Inequality is rising. Segregation by socioeconomic class, educational attainment and race is skyrocketing. The country is generally less dynamic and more risk-averse -- when people have the opportunity to move for a better quality of life or more rewarding job, they tend to settle for staying put.

Plain Text Author: 
Esther Cepeda

[OP-ED]: Is the American Dream killing us?

 04/04/2017 - 10:31
One theory attributes the spike in “deaths of despair” to growing income inequality. There would be fewer suicides, drug overdoses and alcohol-related deaths if incomes were distributed more equally, the argument goes. People take out their frustrations and anger by resorting to self-destructive behavior.

It isn’t often that economics raises the most profound questions of human existence, but recent work of economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton (husband and wife, both of Princeton University) comes close. You may recall that a few years ago, Case and Deaton reported the startling finding that the death rates of non-Hispanic middle-aged whites had gotten worse — they were dying younger.

Plain Text Author: 
Robert J. Samuelson

[OP-ED]: Has America gone complacent?

 03/03/2017 - 10:10
Photograph provided by the New York Stock Exchange that shows the president of Santander Consumer Finance, the Group's consumer finance unit, Jason Kulas (C) along with other colleagues after opening the session of the New York park in the United States. EFE

”We have met the enemy and he is us.”

- the comic-strip character Pogo by Walt Kelly, 1970

The same may be true of the economy. So says Tyler Cowen, author of the new book “The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream.”

Although we’ve recovered from the Great Recession, there are widespread fears that the economy will stagnate or grow only slowly. Government won’t be able to handle the next crisis, whether a war, financial meltdown or pandemic.

Plain Text Author: 
Robert J. Samuelson

[OP-ED]: ¿Está Estados Unidos durmiéndose en sus laureles?

 03/03/2017 - 10:05
Fotografía facilitada por la Bolsa de Nueva York que muestra al presidente de Santander Consumer Finance, la unidad de financiación al consumo del Grupo, Jason Kulas (C) junto con otros compañeros tras abrir la sesión del parqué neoyorquino en Estados Unidos. EFE/

“Conocemos ahora a nuestro enemigo y está entre nosotros"

-Pogo, el personaje de la historieta de Walt Kelly, 1970

 Lo mismo puede decirse de la economía. Eso es lo que sostiene Tyler Cowen, autor del nuevo libro titulado: “The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream”.

Aunque nos recuperamos de la Gran Recesión, existe el temor de que la economía se estanque o crezca solo lentamente. El gobierno no podrá manejar la siguiente crisis, ya sea una guerra, un derrumbe financiero o una gran epidemia.

Plain Text Author: 
Robert J. Samuelson

[OP-ED]: Who’s hoarding the American Dream?

 07/18/2017 - 15:54
“Upper-middle-class parents have the means to spend two to three times more time with their preschool children than less affluent parents,” he wrote. He also excoriated “the structural ways the well-educated rig the system” -- mainly restrictive zoning and easier college admissions, including legacy preferences. impakter.com

To hear Richard Reeves tell it, the upper middle class is fast becoming the bane of American society. Its members have entrenched themselves just below the top 1 percent and protect their privileged position through public policy and private behavior. Americans cherish the belief that they live in a mobile society, where hard work and imagination are rewarded. The upper middle class is destroying this faith, because it’s impeding poorer Americans from getting ahead.

Latinos following Irish immigrants' path to power

 06/23/2010 - 11:41
Latinos following Irish immigrants' path to power

DUBLIN, Ireland -- This column is a love note to the country that has -- more than any other -- made Chicago what it is today: a city defined by a group of immigrants who came to the U.S. tired and poor but overcame institutionalized discrimination to become a politically empowered majority.

Plain Text Author: 
Esther Cepeda

Economic tier scheme for CPS selective enrollment schools: go back to the drawing board

 11/16/2009 - 11:53
Economic tier scheme for CPS selective enrollment schools: go back to the drawing board

Looking back on it, I just don’t know how I made it in.

Growing up at Addison and Lincoln there was no question where I wanted to go to high school: the gorgeous, ivy-covered walls of Albert G. Lane Technical High School up the street at Addison and Western.

The place where, every time I mentioned it, older folks would say "that place, yeah, my brother went there…before they let girls in."

Plain Text Author: 
Esther Cepeda