World War II

[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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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 8:00am
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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]: Will robots dis-employ us all?

 05/11/2017 - 10:11
The robots won’t steal all our jobs, because their efficiencies will create more purchasing power for other spending or new products that require human involvement and oversight. For proof, consider smartphones. In 2012, they had created nearly 500,000 jobs for “mobile apps,” up from zero in 2007.
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 We have yet another study that debunks the widespread notion that robots -- and other forms of automation, including “artificial intelligence” -- will destroy our jobs and lead to a future of permanently high unemployment. According to the study, that would completely rewrite history, which has shown job creation to be an enduring strength of the U.S. economy.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 10:00am
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The robots won’t steal all our jobs, because their efficiencies will create more purchasing power for other spending or new products that require human involvement and oversight. For proof, consider smartphones. In 2012, they had created nearly 500,000 jobs for “mobile apps,” up from zero in 2007.

[OP-ED]: Why taxes will go up

 05/01/2017 - 11:15
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and top White House economic adviser Gary Cohn at a press conference on US tax cuts promised by US President Donald Trump , At the White House in Washington, USA. EFE
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 Let’s be clear: America is an undertaxed society. Our wants and needs from government -- the two blur -- exceed our willingness to be taxed.

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Monday, May 1, 2017 - 11:00am
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and top White House economic adviser Gary Cohn at a press conference on US tax cuts promised by US President Donald Trump , At the White House in Washington, USA. EFE

[OP-ED]: America the complacent

 04/26/2017 - 10:54
In his new book, “The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream,” Cowen argues that we’ve overcorrected and gone too far toward trying to create perfect, insulated “bubble worlds” for ourselves and our kids. And now we’re afraid to change anything, lest we burst the bubble. 
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The headline grabbed my attention: “Americans have become lazy and it’s hurting the economy.” 

Lazy? Now there’s a four-letter word you rarely hear Americans use to describe themselves.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 10:45am
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In his new book, “The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream,” Cowen argues that we’ve overcorrected and gone too far toward trying to create perfect, insulated “bubble worlds” for ourselves and our kids. And now we’re afraid to change anything, lest we burst the bubble. 

Philly Grows Into Its Anarchist Shoe

 03/29/2017 - 09:18
Wooden Shoe es una librería que encierra una atmósfera distinta a la de otros establecimientos dedicados a la venta de libros, aquí el enfoque es colaborativo y político. La librería está ubicada en el 704 South Street.  Foto Archivo Particular.
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Past a chalkboard that says, “Come inside to read a good book,” on one side and “Don’t be an asshole!” on the other, you come across a tattered SEPTA Union Strike poster from the early twentieth century, preserved underneath an equally withered-away lamination. A few cautious inches deep inside of this surreal time machine, a pillar manages to stand from the 1890s home of an anarchist feminist writer and speaker who lived near Drexel University.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 12:00pm
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Wooden Shoe is a library that contains an atmosphere different from other establishments dedicated to the sale of books, here the approach is collaborative and political. The bookstore is located at 704 South Street. Photo: Mónica Marie Zorrilla.

[OP-ED]: The national slush fund

 03/27/2017 - 09:29
El presidente de EE.UU., Donald Trump (i), y la administradora de los Centros de los programas de seguros de salud Medicare y Medicaid, Seema Verma (d), durante un panel sobre el plan sanitario republicano en la Sala Roosevelt de la Casa Blanca en Washington, Estados Unidos,
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There was bound to be a political commotion when the Trump administration released its 2018 budget.

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Monday, March 27, 2017 - 8:30am
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President Donald Trump and Republican congressional leaders on Wednesday redoubled their efforts to try and secure the necessary votes to pass their healthcare reform bill in the House of Representatives later this week.

Antonio Banderas: "The best of my career is yet to come"

 03/27/2017 - 05:17
Spanish actor Antonio Banderas, who suffered a heart attack two months ago, tells a press conference at the Malaga Spanish Film Festival on March 25, where he won a lifelong career award, that he is well and that the best of his career is yet to come. EFE/Daniel Perez
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Spanish actor Antonio Banderas, who suffered a heart attack two months ago, said he is well and and wanting to get back to work." He is waiting to play Pablo Picasso in a film by Carlos Saura showing the creative process of the famous painting "Guernica." 

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Monday, March 27, 2017 - 5:15am
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Spanish actor Antonio Banderas, who suffered a heart attack two months ago, tells a press conference at the Malaga Spanish Film Festival on March 25, where he won a lifelong career award, that he is well and that the best of his career is yet to come. EFE/Daniel Perez

Hollywood comes knocking at ‘Peruvian Schindler’s’ door

 08/20/2014 - 16:34
Madeleine Truel (c) was the youngest of eight brothers and sisters. In the photo she appears next to her father Alexandre Truel (R). Photo by Luis E. Cam.
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Known as the biggest Peruvian heroine during World War II, a Hollywood studio plans to take the story of Madeleine Truel to the big screen.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 3:50pm
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Madeleine Truel (c) was the youngest of eight brothers and sisters. In the photo she appears next to her father Alexandre Truel (R). Photo by Luis E. Cam.

Hollywood apuesta por la 'Schindler peruana'

 08/20/2014 - 16:07
Madeleine Truel (en el centro de la imagen) era la menor de ocho hermanos. En la fotografiá aparece junto a su padre Alexandre Truel (der.). Foto de Luis E. Cam.
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Hollywood planea llevar a la pantalla grande la historia de Madeleine Truel, catalogada como la mayor heroína peruana en la Segunda Guerra Mundial.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 3:50pm
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Madeleine Truel (en el centro de la imagen) era la menor de ocho hermanos. En la fotografiá aparece junto a su padre Alexandre Truel (der.). Foto de Luis E. Cam.