Since when is an increase of 4.9% for the GDP bad news? That story comes to you first and make sure you stick around for the conversation with Joseph Jones from the Harkin Institute...we're talking public policy. But, first the news:
- That troubling GDP number;
- Ramping up another round of earnings;
- Careful what you say in the drive-thru;
- Hard to find stuff...we've got a list;
- Electric Vehicles and automakers;
- Why is beef so expensive...we have an answer;
- The Wall Street Report;
- Is a 4-Day Work Week...possible? Some thoughts.
Also, for the interview Dr. Joseph Jones is with me to talk about the Harkin Institute. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) served in congress for a total of forty years. Ten in the House of Representatives and thirty as a United States Senator. During that time he amassed a great deal of public policy. Prior to his retirement in 2015 Sen. Harkin announced the creation of the Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement. Today that organization, under the direction of Dr. Joseph Jones, engages in four core areas of public policy research and development. The reason it exists is to inform, inspire and "catalyze change on issues of social justice, fairness and opportunity". Meet Joseph Jones...
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