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Universal Basic Income

Universal Basic Income

    By Jim Sullivan The idea of a Universal Basic Income (UBI) came about primarily as a result of job losses caused by globalization and the automation of jobs through robotics.  In addition, we have the seemingly ever present and growing problems of homelessness and inequality in the United States. Several countries and some […]

Senate plan would scrap income and property tax deductions

Senate plan would scrap income and property tax deductions

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans on Thursday proposed a tax overhaul that does away with deductions for all state income and property taxes, going further than the version proposed by the House and delivering a blow to residents high-tax states, according to senators briefed on the plan.

The Second 100 Days (Trump Briefs: May 27-June 2/Day 128-134) Week 19

The Second 100 Days (Trump Briefs: May 27-June 2/Day 128-134) Week 19

By Michael Hernandez   Saturday, May 27 (Day 128): Melania Trump:  “Your sacrifices do not go unnoticed”  “This trip has been incredible for me as First Lady,” Melania Trump said.  “I also want to take a moment to thank you all for the sacrifices you make on behalf of our country.   To the families who […]

Make America Great Again

Make America Great Again

By: Peter Schiff, President and CEO Euro Pacific Capital   Donald Trump’s critics have heaped scorn on his calls for protective tariffs to deal with America’s widening trade imbalance and the resulting loss of higher–paying blue color jobs. Some have accused him of trying to turn back the clock in pursuit of a cheap populist ploy […]

Poor in CA whipsawed by disorganized health agencies

Poor in CA whipsawed by disorganized health agencies

California, Leading the World to a Post-Industrial Economy

California, Leading the World to a Post-Industrial Economy

By Sheryl Hamlin The Museum of Ventura County’s eight-part lecture series ended on March 25 with the telling of an economic drama into California’s future that is unfolding rapidly. Bill Watkins, Ph.D. who heads California Lutheran University Center for Economic Research and Forecasting or CERF, physician described a bifurcated society in California comprised of the […]