COVID-19 has enabled a vast swarth of professionals to work from home. Those at the bottom of the economic ladder who work directly with people are going to be further affected adversely.
With the economic downturn caused by the lockdown and also the potential replacement of manual jobs by robots, the U.S. needs to seriously think again about using universal basic income to avert severe poverty in the population.
In these uncertain, stressful and turbulent times caused by the tiny Coronavirus, we can be certain of two things: First, it is certain that this novel coronavirus will pass as all pandemics do. Second, almost certainly Donald Trump will win a second term as President and it will be the fault of the DemocraticContinue reading “Coronavirus Conundrum: The Democrats Dilemma”
First Published June 2018 Just recently, the five conservative members of the Supreme Court upheld Ohio’s practice of purging its voter rolls based on a failure to vote in previous elections. The state mails a notice to anyone who does not vote in two consecutive years; if the person does not respond and fails toContinue reading “The U.S. Undermines Its Democracy Much Better Than the Russians”
The promise of artificial intelligence seems to be all the rage today. The media is full of wide-eyed discussions about the promise of AI and how this is going to transform economies and societies. The technology has certainly moved from the labs into every day lives. It is currently being used in medical devices, smart-homeContinue reading “Social Values Needed to Direct Artificial Intelligence Advancements”
There is no doubt in the next budget significant money will be allocated in a bipartisan way to fight the opioid epidemic, and rightly so. It is imperative that Congress should also allocate equivalent money for those that need rehabilitation from drug related imprisonment. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation around 33,000 died from overdosingContinue reading “End Injustice: Opioid Crisis vs Drug War (appeared in The Hill 9/28/2017)”
By all accounts, India should be the world’s second or third largest economy in 2047 after China and the United States. In 2016 purchasing power parity (PPP) India is #3; in nominal terms #7. If India grows at an average rate of only 6% per year for the next 30 years, it should be theContinue reading “India: All Set to Be the 2nd or 3rd Top Economy (published in INDIA ABROAD, 70th Anniversary Issue, August 2017)”
According to the Kaiser Family Foundation around 33,000 died from overdosing on opioids in 2015; the New York Times estimated it at 60,000. New Hampshire and West Virginia are among the states with the highest per capita opioid death rates. In July 2017, FDA Director Scott Gottlieb wrote that opioid addiction had become “FDA’s biggestContinue reading ““Opioid Crisis” vs “War on Drugs””
Part 1 spoke to the need for change in leadership of the Democratic Party. Besides leadership, we also teach strategy, tactics (operations and supply chain management, and marketing) and financing (finance and accounting) in a business school. With change in leadership, there is a better chance for improvement in these business attributes. Strategy generally involvesContinue reading “MBA Guide for the Democratic Party – Part 2”
Having lost the recent Presidential election, failed to get a majority in the Senate or the House, and lost 65% of the governorships not to mention multiples of local elections in the United States, the Democratic Party really needs to revive itself in order to get back some modicum of power in this country. IfContinue reading “MBA Guide for the Democratic Party – Part 1”