(photo credit: Kidd Madonny) First of all, this is NOT a Rahm-related blog post. This is a five foot long barracuda that I came within inches of swimming into with my hand a few days ago off of St. John’s Island in the Caribbean.
Tomorrow at 8 am EST, I will be chatting with Democracy Now‘s Amy Goodman about the impact of Sunday’s Japanese national elections on US-Japan relations. At about 10 am EST, I will be talking yet again about Hatoyama, Aso, Ozawa, Okada and the other rising and falling Japanese political players on Berkeley’s listener-supported KPFA radio….
Here is a very quick clip of my views on the Citibank bail-out and the importance of realigning the interests of US-based multinational firms that take taxpayer money with the interests of America’s workers. This segment played on PRI’s The World which airs on National Public Radio affiliates around the country.
A bit more than a decade ago, I received a briefing at Sandia National Weapons Laboratories on a few of their private-public partnerships, or CRADAs (Cooperative Research and Development Agreements). Intel had a CRADA with Sandia and Los Alamos Labs on developing extreme ultra-violet lithography. Many other top tier firms did too.
This is a sweet 77 seconds in TV history.
I’m not satisfied with the roster of economic personalities and thinkers we see Barack Obama mixing with.
The New America Foundation’s Sherle Schwenninger and industrialist and philanthropist Bernard Schwartz were out way ahead of the pack in calling for massive government commitment to infrastructure investment. Now this has become conventional wisdom of late.
I snapped this picture on Monday morning this week in Bartlesville, Oklahoma where I paid $2.09 a gallon for gas. Bartlesville is the original home base of Frank Phillips and Phillips 66 (now ConocoPhillips). This ought to worry everyone. We’ll be under $2.