economics

[OP-ED]: Globalization’s false sins

 05/17/2017 - 08:26
Las importaciones a menudo son más baratas que los productos norteamericanos, ayudan especialmente a las familias de bajos ingresos, cuyos presupuestos constan de más productos manufacturados, donde el descenso de los precios fue agudo.
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Globalization has gotten a bad rap. The Trump White House associates it with all manner of economic evil, especially job loss. The administration has made undoing the damage a central part of its economic strategy. This will almost certainly fail and disappoint, because globalization’s ill-effects have been wildly exaggerated.

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Imports are often cheaper than U.S. products. Think clothes, shoes, consumer electronics. Trade especially aids lower-income households whose budgets are weighted toward manufactured products, where price declines have been steep.

[OP-ED]: Los falsos pecados de la globalización

 05/17/2017 - 08:22
Las importaciones a menudo son más baratas que los productos norteamericanos, ayudan especialmente a las familias de bajos ingresos, cuyos presupuestos constan de más productos manufacturados, donde el descenso de los precios fue agudo.
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La globalización adquirió mala fama. La Casa Blanca de Trump la asocia con todo tipo de males económicos, especialmente la pérdida de puestos de trabajo. Dar marcha atrás en los males que ha causado constituye una parte central de su estrategia económica. Esa idea sin duda fracasará y decepcionará, porque los efectos nocivos de la globalización fueron enormemente exagerados.

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Las importaciones a menudo son más baratas que los productos norteamericanos, ayudan especialmente a las familias de bajos ingresos, cuyos presupuestos constan de más productos manufacturados, donde el descenso de los precios fue agudo.

OP-ED]: Trump is hurting America’s friends abroad

 05/10/2017 - 09:26
t is now quite possible -- in fact, likely -- that the next president of Mexico will be an anti-American socialist-populist similar to Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was polling around 10 percent at the start of 2015. He is now around 30 percent, the front-runner among the potential candidates for next year’s election. File
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There has been much focus on Donald Trump’s erratic foreign policy -- the outlandish positions, the many flip-flops, the mistakes. But far more damaging in the long run might be what some have termed the Trump effect -- the impact of Trump on the domestic politics of other countries. That effect appears to be powerful, negative and enduring. It could undermine decades of American foreign policy successes.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 9:00am
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It is now quite possible -- in fact, likely -- that the next president of Mexico will be an anti-American socialist-populist similar to Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was polling around 10 percent at the start of 2015. He is now around 30 percent, the front-runner among the potential candidates for next year’s election. File

Who is Emmanuel Macron, the new President of France?

 05/08/2017 - 14:41
With 65.5% of the votes, Emmanuel Macron is elected the new president of France. EFE/EPA/THOMAS SAMSON
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Yesterday's elections in France gave the victory to Emmanuel Macron, with 65.5% of the votes, transforming him into the youngest president in the history of the European country.

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With 65.5% of the votes, Emmanuel Macron is elected the new president of France. EFE/EPA/THOMAS SAMSON

¿Quién es Emmanuel Macron, el nuevo Presidente de Francia?

 05/08/2017 - 14:14
Con el 65.5% de los votos, Emmanuel Macron es elegido el nuevo presidente de Francia. EFE/EPA/THOMAS SAMSON

California’s new attorney general, Xavier Becerra, prepares to battle Trump.

 05/01/2017 - 14:04
From left to right, Congressman Xavier Becerra; Senator Elizabeth Warren; Senator Cory Booker; Congressman John Sarbanes Congressman John Delaney (Panelist) on April 6, 2016, at a meeting with  former Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez. Photo: US Labor Department/Wikipedia
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 Born in Sacramento, Xavier Becerra is the son of working-class immigrants from Jalisco, Mexico, and the first person in his familiy to graduate from college.

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From left to right, Congressman Xavier Becerra; Senator Elizabeth Warren; Senator Cory Booker; Congressman John Sarbanes Congressman John Delaney (Panelist) on April 6, 2016, at a meeting with  former Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez. Photo: US Labor Department/Wikipedia

[OP-ED]: The bumpy road to adulthood

 04/27/2017 - 14:43
The Great Recession’s high unemployment surely drove many young people back to their parents. The actual number of 18- to 34-year-olds living at home totaled 24 million in 2015. Two-thirds say they’re happy with their home life. The fact that more Americans go to college and graduate school than in the past has also delayed marriage, living independently and having children.
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Growing up isn’t what it used to be. There’s a yawning gap between the end of adolescence and the beginning of adulthood: a period when millions of 20-somethings and 30-somethings have many adult freedoms without all the responsibilities. Social scientists have tried -- so far in vain -- to name this new life-stage, but no one should question its significance.

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The Great Recession’s high unemployment surely drove many young people back to their parents. The actual number of 18- to 34-year-olds living at home totaled 24 million in 2015. Two-thirds say they’re happy with their home life. The fact that more Americans go to college and graduate school than in the past has also delayed marriage, living independently and having children.

[OP-ED]: The importance of minority teachers in our schools

 04/27/2017 - 14:30
According to a new statistical analysis by the U.S. Department of Education, even though minority teachers remain underrepresented, both the number and proportion of minority teachers in elementary and high schools grew by 104 percent between 1987-88 and 2011-12, compared with 38 percent growth in the number of white teachers.
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Black teachers make a difference.

I know because I attended a prestigious college-preparatory public high school in the heart of Chicago where approximately half of the teachers were black. They included my AP Biology teacher and AP English teacher, several of my art teachers, one of my history teachers, a chemistry teacher -- and probably many more I’m forgetting in the haze of the past quarter-century.

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According to a new statistical analysis by the U.S. Department of Education, even though minority teachers remain underrepresented, both the number and proportion of minority teachers in elementary and high schools grew by 104 percent between 1987-88 and 2011-12, compared with 38 percent growth in the number of white teachers.

[OP-ED]: La importancia de los maestros de minorías en nuestras escuelas

 04/27/2017 - 14:27
Según un nuevo análisis estadístico del Departamento de Educación de Estados Unidos, aunque los maestros de minorías siguen sub-representados, tanto el número como la proporción de los maestros de minorías en la escuela elemental y secundaria crecieron en un 104 por ciento entre 1987-88 y 2011-12, comparado con un crecimiento de un 38 por ciento de los maestros blancos. 
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Los maestros negros son un factor importante.

Lo sé porque asistí a una prestigiosa escuela secundaria pública en el corazón de Chicago, donde aproximadamente la mitad de los profesores eran negros. Entre ellos, mi profesor de Biología AP e Inglés AP, varios de mis profesores de Arte, uno de mis profesores de Historia, un profesor de Química—y probablemente muchos otros que no recuerdo en la bruma de un cuarto de siglo.

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Según un nuevo análisis estadístico del Departamento de Educación de Estados Unidos, aunque los maestros de minorías siguen sub-representados, tanto el número como la proporción de los maestros de minorías en la escuela elemental y secundaria crecieron en un 104 por ciento entre 1987-88 y 2011-12, comparado con un crecimiento de un 38 por ciento de los maestros blancos. 

[OP-ED]: El accidentado camino a la adultez

 04/27/2017 - 10:18
El alto desempleo de la Gran Recesión sin duda hizo que muchos de los jóvenes volvieran a casa de sus padres. El número real de jóvenes entre 18 y 34 años viviendo en casa de los padres sumó 24 millones en 2015. Dos tercios dicen que están contentos con su vida familiar.
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El camino a la adultez no es lo que solía ser. Hay una gran brecha entre el fin de la adolescencia y el comienzo de la adultez: un período en que millones de muchachos en la veintena y en la treintena tienen muchas de las libertades de la adultez sin todas las responsabilidades. Los científicos sociales trataron—hasta ahora en vano—de dar un nombre a esta nuevo estadio de la vida, pero nadie debe cuestionar su importancia.

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El alto desempleo de la Gran Recesión sin duda hizo que muchos de los jóvenes volvieran a casa de sus padres. El número real de jóvenes entre 18 y 34 años viviendo en casa de los padres sumó 24 millones en 2015. Dos tercios dicen que están contentos con su vida familiar.

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