Category Archives: economy

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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“Trump Slump” in tourism

I have previously posted on the “Trump Slump” in tourism. And here, and here too.  But it is time to reexamine the issue because the data over one solid year indicate that the slump is here to stay!   How will … 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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Protect Internet Freedom

https://georgelakoff.com/2017/11/26/protect-internet-freedom/ November 26, 2017 By George Lakoff Donald Trump and the Republicans are trying to restrict American freedom and destroy the Internet as we know it. They want to hand control of a crucial public resource – the Internet – … Continue reading

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The da Vinci Lode

 The painting ‘Salvator Mundi’ by Leonardo da Vinci at Christie’s. Credit Drew Angerer/Getty Images To the Editor: “The da Vinci Lode” (NY Times editorial, Nov. 17) is an important warning. The idea that the obscenely rich see nothing untoward in … Continue reading

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Republican Tax Plan Eliminates Social Justice

Nobody wants to relieve the middle class tax plight more than I, but as people debate the Republican tax plan, let’s look at the big picture in perspective. Our Congressman, Lee Zeldin, states, “I believe that the state and local … Continue reading

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