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notes for me on the debates

Foreign policy

October 22, 2012 – Debate Transcript

Interactive replay of the final debate, using fact-checks and graphics to take a closer look at attacks and assertions by President Obama and Mitt Romney.

Reference:

The New York Times. “The Third Presidential Debate”. Accessed October 17, 2012. http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/10/23/us/politics/20121023-third-presidential-debate-obama-romney.html

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notes on debates 3

notes for me on the debates

Foreign and Domestic policy

October 16, 2012 – Debate Transcript

Interactive replay of the second debate, using fact-checks and graphics to take a closer look at attacks and assertions by President Obama and Mitt Romney.

Reference:

The New York Times. “The Second Presidential Debate”. Accessed October 17, 2012. http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/10/17/us/politics/20121017-second-presidential-debate-obama-romney.html

notes on debates 2

notes for me on the debates

Vice-Presidential Debate

October 11, 2012 – Debate Transcript

Interactive replay of the vice-presidential debate, using fact checks and graphics to take a closer look at attacks and assertions by Mr. Biden and Mr. Ryan.

Reference:

The New York Times. “The Vice-Presidential Debate”. Accessed October 12, 2012. http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/10/11/us/politics/20121011-vice-presidential-debate-biden-ryan.html

if you build it, they will come

I read a story this morning about James Dyson, the vacuum guy, donating $8,000,000 to a university for the construction of a building for product innovation. It was a reminder that the world will not be sustained by software and that real engineering of hardware is profitable. He is quoted in the article saying, “The current fixation with digital is misplaced. Long-term it is unlikely to generate jobs, growth, and exports. Instead, we need to encourage more young engineers to commercialize their technologies.” (Wilson, 2012)

It got me considering manufacturing in America and the economy and how they are related. It has been said that the decline in the US economy started with the decline in manufacturing. Linkages have been made to the fact that  jobs and production were shipped overseas to other foreign markets where employee costs were dramatically reduced.

We no longer build much as a country. I am not advocating for a focus on manufacturing or any one industry because one thing I know from my own work experience is that if you are not diversified in your revenues than you are risking quick downfalls. Our economy is not diversified. A solid mix of manufacturing, agriculture, technology, financial markets, education and tax rates are all equally necessary. All of this supports the idea that to invest in americans and in innovation in multiple areas is a good idea for the economy.

Though, I like the idea that America builds things. Bring back some balance to the Wall Street America. Today I am asking myself what can I do as a citizen to make sure this is an America that builds things like Dyson is doing in the UK?

Marc Wilson. Why James Dyson Invested $8,000,000 In A Student IncubatorCo.Design by Fast Company. Accessed October 5, 2012.

notes on debates

notes for me on the debates

Domestic Policy

October 3, 2012 – Debate Transcript

Interactive replay of the presidential debate, using fact checks and graphics to take a closer look at President Obama and Mitt Romney’s assertions and attacks.

Reference:

The New York Times. “The First Presidential Debate“. Accessed October 4, 2012. http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/10/04/us/politics/20120804-denver-presidential-debate-obama-romney.html

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