Markets in Everything: Digital Hitchhiking App
Note: It's only available right now in San Francisco, with plans for expansion to other parts of the country.
HT: Fred Dent
Professor Mark J. Perry's Blog for Economics and Finance
From my article "Manufacturing in Our Favor" for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce:
Bloomberg -- "As costs in China rise and owners consider the challenges of using factories 12,000 miles and 12 time zones away, many small U.S. companies have decided manufacturing overseas isn’t worth the trouble. American production is “increasingly competitive,” says Harry Moser, founder of the Reshoring Initiative, a group of companies and trade associations trying to bring factory jobs back to the U.S. “In the last two years there’s been a dramatic increase” in the amount of work returning."
"Mitt Romney hasn't revealed all of his fall campaign strategy yet, but what if he launched a "White Americans for Romney" movement in an effort to get out the white vote? If the Romney campaign did that, there'd be a media-led outcry across the land, with charges ranging from racial insensitivity to outright racism. When President Barack Obama announced his 2012 launch of "African Americans for Obama", the silence was deafening. Should the same standards be applied to Obama as would be applied to Romney? The answer turns out to be no, because Obama is not held to the same standards as Romney."
(CBS News) -- "There are 228 dead: That's the number of murders this year in Chicago. It's nearly twice as many as the number of Americans lost on the battlefields of Afghanistan over these last six months. And the number of deaths is up 35% over the same period last year.
1. Robert Samuelson in today's Washington Post: "President Obama committed a colossal error of judgment in making health-care “reform” a centerpiece of his first term."