Category Archives: economics

Trump’s Economic Fallout

Guestwords in the East Hampton Star: Trump’s Economic Fallout for Suffolk County and Long Island By John Tepper Marlin and Steven Newman October 1, 2020 President Trump’s three main economic initiatives have been radical 2017 cuts in taxes (at the … Continue reading

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Lee Zeldin’s Record

No matter where you live — Montauk or Manorville, Smithtown or Shirley, Patchogue or Port Jefferson — we all want our communities to thrive. To do that, we need a representative who puts our needs first: safe drinking water and … Continue reading

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Lowe’s or Home Depot? Your call.

Marvin Ellison, is the CEO of Lowe’s Lowe’s announced Wednesday that it would assist minority-owned businesses with $25 million in grants to support efforts to relaunch the American economy. Lowe’s is dishing out the funds to help small businesses, especially home … Continue reading

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When the Forgotten Remain Forgotten, no one is Secure

The Covid-19 pandemic is putting the deepening class divide in America into stark relief. Four new classes are emerging. The Remotes: These are professional, managerial, and technical workers – an estimated 35% of the workforce – who are putting in … Continue reading

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“I am a Tariff Man” and Credit for the Stock Market

  US stock markets fell sharply on Tuesday as investors lost faith in a trade truce between the US and China that had been negotiated by Donald Trump at last week’s G20 summit.   On September 8th, 2018 I wrote: … Continue reading

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New York’s Suffolk County Economy: Not so Hot?

Representative Lee Zeldin likes to claim that he has contributed to a “booming” economy resulting in jobs in his district (the eastern part of Suffolk county). Lets examine this for a minute. First, jobs This is the graph of unemployment since … Continue reading

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Zeldin Supports GOP Shenanigans

Published as Letter to Editor, The East Hampton Star Fiscal Chicanery July 10, 2018 Dear David, If you are under any illusions about congressional Republicans’ intentions to undermine the financial security of American families, just take a look at their … Continue reading

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Local Economy Dependent on Immigrants

Recent reports describe  increased round up of latinos. Along with suspected “bad guys” ICE is sweeping up many more innocent undocumented workers.  This was highlighted by the latest Trump visit to Long Island and Lee Zeldin’s cheer leading.  Read more … Continue reading

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Jobs? Where are they?

From: John Tepper Marlin, Ph.D., President, Boissevain Books LLC,  Principal, CityEconomist WHERE ARE THOSE GREAT NEW JOBS FOR LONG ISLAND THAT TRUMP AND ZELDIN PROMISED These figures were released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. They are for Nassau and … Continue reading

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The Republican Tax Scam

By Saumya Narechania, National Issues Campaign Manager, Organizing for Action Yesterday’s tax scam will go down as one of the most shameful acts in Senate history. In a single bill — finalized Friday night (Dec 1, 2017) in scribbled handwriting, … Continue reading

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Why are Drug Prices Going Through the Roof?

By Francesca Rheannon, Journalist Writer’s Voice with Francesca Rheannon, Producer and Host Twitter Accounts: @WritersVoice On Facebook & LinkedIn http://www.writersvoice.net/2017/11/wendell-potter-gerald-friedman/ Why are drug prices going through the roof? We talk with Wendell Potter about Big Pharma and what his new investigative journalism site, Tarbell, is … Continue reading

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Nassau-Suffolk continues to Lag Well Behind New York City in Job Growth.

Submitted by John Tepper-Marlin New York State Department of Labor Contact Us: 518-457-5519 October 19, 2017 NYS Economy Added 84,400 Private Sector Jobs over the Past Year From September 2016 to September 2017, New York State’s private sector job count … Continue reading

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Short Hospital Stocks!

I have been waiting for this:  Wall street is jittery about Hospital stocks.  Here is why: (1) Investors are approaching hospital stocks cautiously As  Les Masterson   has said: “Some unfavorable financial trends and an air of uncertainty for healthcare’s future … Continue reading

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Tax Cuts for Oligarchs

Letter to the East Hampton Star published Sep. 28, 2017 There is so much in the news today about oligarchs. Do most readers know who or what they are? “Siri,” I asked into my iPhone, “what is the definition of … Continue reading

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Republicans are victims of a discredited economic ideology

Posted on Brookings.edu Isabel V. Sawhill Friday, July 7, 2017 Editor’s Note:This article originally appeared in Real Clear Markets on July 7, 2017.   Sometimes people do inhumane things. The Senate health care bill is a case in point. It denies … Continue reading

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