Manufacturing Job Losses Are A Product Of Technology Not Globalization

The United States isn’t the only country that is losing manufacturing jobs. China is facing a monumental manufacturing dilemma, and the Chinese don’t know what to do about it. China has been making cheap products for years, and those products helped curb inflation in their trading partners. But the massive factories in China have been coping with soaring land prices, tax increases, safety regulations and a major spike in labor cost. China is the second largest economy in the world. The Chinese earned that title by producing cheap goods and exporting them. But those days are coming to an end. The Chinese economic boom started to deteriorate in 2012, due to labor and other costs, and those costs continue to increase.

 

 

The United States went through a similar situation in the 1970s. More than seven million factory jobs were lost back then. Many of those jobs went to China and other countries. But even though there was a massive job exodus in the U.S. forty years ago America is making more products now than it did then. The reason for the increase in product manufacturing is due to automation.

 

 

Donald Trump promised his followers more manufacturing jobs. But many of those jobs will be filled by robots. The tech industry will fill a void in manufacturing plants around the globe, but the amount of people needed to fill those jobs will not be what Trump promised, according to several economists. China and the United States both have manufacturing issues. But the United States is correcting some of those issues with technological advancements. The Chinese are behind in that regard. Their manufacturing base is eroding, and that may produce worldwide inflation sooner than later.

 

Italy’s Referendum Result Signals Troubled Times Ahead For The European Union

Global financial strategists are still digesting the Italian referendum result earlier in December. Italians went to the polls on December 4th and clearly rejected Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s proposal to streamline the Italian senate. Prime Minister Renzi staked his political career on this decision and, after hearing of the “no” vote won by 60 percent, he has kept to his word and stepped down from power.

 

The “no” vote was yet another symbolic vote against the European Union (EU). Following Brexit in June, and Donald Trump’s win in the USA, the EU looks set to go through even shakier times in the next few years.

 

Although the euro was designed to bring Europe together, many investors see it as fanning the flames of political instability and the rise of the political right.

 

Most of the opposition to Prime Minister Renzi’s proposal came from Italy’s youth. Italy has one of the most abysmal youth unemployment records, currently at 36 percent.

 

Some economists are worried about the Five Star Movement in Italy. If this right-wing movement should gain traction in Italian politics, Italy, which is the fourth largest economy in the EU, could potentially leave the eurozone.

 

Another uncertainty in Europe is the upcoming French elections in 2017. Marine Le Pen, the leader of the right-wing National Front party, could potentially win the election. If she does win the presidency, this could dismantle the EU as a whole.

 

Investors are currently pulling out of all Italian banks. Few economists see any powerful ways to inject growth into the Italian economy. The only thing economists seem to be certain about is that the EU is in a very bad situation right now.

Seattle Genetics Has Successful Trial

The company Seattle Genetics may move into new areas of research and treatment. It has long focused on blood cancers, but it is looking at developing therapies for solid tumor setting. Trials have already been conducted in which positive results were achieved in treatment for these tumors in the early stages of cancer. The company has produced an antibody-drug conjugate. It has proven to be effective in some patients who suffer from breast cancer that is triple-negative metastatic. This type of cancer has been very hard to treat in the past, and that is why the success seen in Seattle Genetics’s research has been so encouraging to so many.

This new drug is made from targeted monoclonal antibodies that are connected to a payload which kills cancer cells. It is just one of four potential candidates that Seattle Genetics is testing in the lab right now. The results showed a 37% response rate within patients. These are patients who are no longer responding to other methods of treatment. Experts say these results are very impressive given that the drug is just a single agent. This could mean impressive gains to Seattle Genetics’s stock price in the coming days.

When it comes to breast cancer, nearly 20% of new cases are triple negative. This means that they do not have the classical biomarkers that enable early detection of the cancer. The total number of new cases per year is 1.67 million. This type of cancer is very devastating and those who are diagnosed with it often have a poor prognosis.

Seattle Genetics was founded by Dr. Clay Siegall. He became a board member of Ultragenyx in 2014. He is not only the CEO of Seattle Genetics but also the Chairman of the Board. He founded the company in 1998 because he had a dream of helping people through discovering new ways of treating cancer and other diseases. Dr. Siegall got his Bachelors degree in Zoology and pursued a Ph.D. in Genetics which he earned at George Washington University. He continues to pioneer new methods of treatment through his company. He is a man devoted to saving lives.

Financial Flood Gates of Cash Donated To The Democratic Party

The most recent volatile presidential election kept onlookers clambering to stay on top of the breaking news each day. Along with the volatile atmosphere of the election was the financial contributions donated by political enthusiasts on Time to their favorite candidate in an effort to sway the election in their favor.

No stranger to the political arena is George Soros, a multi-billionaire financier throwing his pocket book into the political ring for Hillary Rodham Clinton as the Democratic Presidential Candidate. George Soros donated a whopping $8 million dollars in 2015 to pro-Clinton groups. If that wasn’t extravagant enough, in 2016 George Soros turned on the cash faucet, and the cup runneth over at $25 million.

Of course, George Soros was only one of several billionaires supporters attempting to guarantee the presidential election for Hillary Clinton. San Francisco environmentalist Tom Steyer poured $31 million into the super PAC. Don Susman, New York hedge funder contributed $13.2 million to various Democratic campaign organizations and the last of the big contributors were Haim Saban and Fred Eychaner whose contribution totaled $11.1 million each. With all the millions that poured into the campaign on Politico, George Soros still holds the top bill for being the most vocal supporter of Hillary Clinton. Note that these funds fell under the registered tax code. Other donors fall under the undisclosed list of donors not required to report donations under specific government laws.

The donations on project-syndicate.org that flooded the Clinton campaign were supposed to guarantee the election and the presidential election awarded to Hillary Clinton. Whoever made the statement “Money Can Buy Anything” certainly needs to go back to the drawing board.

The recent election strategy will certainly be reviewed and revisited for years to come. What went wrong? What really happened? And, where did the money go? You would think that the economy would have received a financial injection and spending showing a rise during this election period. Who did benefit from the injection of millions of dollars in this past election, and what was the message delivered that turned the voters off.

George Soros, a philanthropist through his international foundations at http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2014/11/20/wake-up-europe/, has donated over $13 billion in the past 30 years in defense of human rights and shaping the democratic process in Eastern Europe, not to mention his efforts to expand health care and increase education worldwide.

It appears that along with the financial donations to an election, the message needs to be revisited and honed to work in unison with the Democratic Party.

Sujit Choudhry Spectacular Expertise in Comparative Law

Comparative law is the study of differences and similarities between the laws of different countries. It involves the study of legal systems existing in the world such as the common law, canon law, Hindu law, civil war, socialist law, Islamic law, canon law and Chinese law. It involves describing and analyzing foreign legal systems.

There is a global increase in the importance of understanding international and comparative law principles. The increased democratization and globalization has been attributed to the growing importance of comparative law. This consequently led to the introduction of courses in international legal studies in most of the law universities in the United States of America. Comparative law is crucial in analyzing laws of different countries while factoring in their treaties especially for international legal institutions such as the United Nations.

About Sujit Choudhry

Sujit is a professor of law, who is an internationally recognized authority on comparative constitutional law. He has earned his respect through combining various research agendas with a vast experience as an advisor in constitution-building processes. He has participated in constitution building process of many countries such as Jordan, Egypt, Libya, Nepal, Ukraine, Tunisia, Sri Lanka and South Africa. His research primarily focuses on addressing constitutional design as a tool that can successfully manage a transition from violent conflicts to peaceful and democratic politics ethnically divided societies.

Moreover, he has published over 90 articles, working papers, reports and book chapters. His collections include; The Migration of Constitutional Ideas, Constitutional Design for Divided Societies, Integration, and Accommodation, Constitution making, and The Oxford Handbook Of the Indian Constitution just to mention a few.

Professor Sujit is the founding director of Center for Constitutional Transition; an organization aims at generating and mobilizing knowledge to support of constitution building by assembling leading international experts to carry out research. Moreover, Sujit is a member of the United Nations Mediation Roster. He has also worked with several other organizations such as the World Bank, Supreme Court of Canada and South Asian Bar Association of Toronto.

Sujit Choudhry holds law degrees from Oxford, Toronto, and Harvard Universities. Currently, Professor Sujit is working on several projects including; dealing with Territorial Cleavages in Constitutional Transitions, Security Sector Oversight, and Security Sector Reforms and Constitutional Transition in Emerging Democracies.

Handy’s Path to Profitability

As companies go from emerging in a competitive market to fully focused on profits, only the fittest of the bunch survives. Handy, previously known as Handybook, is an unquestionable savvy young company. It is a cleaning service provider that lets you order a cleaner, plumber or a handyman with just a tap on your smartphone.

It is certainly one of the most suitable ways to get a cleaning service in a world where there are not enough reliable cleaning services available. Dua and Hanarahan are Handy’s co- owners who met as classmates at Harvard University while sharing an apartment together in Cambridge. Like so many want-to-be businessmen, Dua and Hanrahan were wondering how they can use omnipresence of smartphones to get a settled and profitable market.

Their timing was good and in 2012, they launched officially but financial crisis was their main problem. Handy.com were lucky to start right when tech- savvy company investors were looking for companies who would provide on demand and gig based innovative products. The company gathered ten million dollars in a swift in funding in October 2013 and by the end of the year, Handy was live in twelve cities. In 2014, just a few months after receiving a three and a half million dollars infusion, Handy launched in a dozen more cities including its first international one Toronto. Another thirty million dollars followed that June and in July Handy was headed to London. The company and its customer base were growing exponentially.

In March 2013, Handy had one customer every ninety minutes, a year later, it became one customer every three minutes and by September 2014, it became one customer every ninety seconds. With the rash of expansion also came a rush of work. Handy went on a hiring spree. The team of employees which were once five grew to fifty over the next twelve months. In the first two years as the demand rose, the company hired dozens of hourly paid customer service officers to handle the flood of incoming complaints.

 

Talk Fusion receives its second award and tends to grab more

Talk Fusion is a rapidly growing company that initially offered its members the ability to create and send videos as regular emails. This feature can benefit both: individual users and business accounts. A regular user of his cell phone can use the application to create and share fun videos with his pals, while business companies that can share newsletter videos with their customers. It is no doubt, that the feature opens new options bringing the communication process on the higher level.

 

Talk Fusion offers two packages:

 

  • $250 includes one user account, up to 5 minutes video recording, storage for 1,000 emails

 

  • $750 includes five user accounts, up to 10 minutes video recording, storage for 1,000 emails, additional bonuses, and customization features.

 

Recently, Talk Fusion introduced an innovative Video Chat product. This cross-communication product allows users to communicate face-to-face with anyone across the globe. All that is needed is the Internet and any smart device – would it be phone, tablet or laptop. The application is now available on iTunes and Google Play Stores.

 

Shortly after its announcement, the application received the 2016 Communications Solutions Products of the Year Award. This wasn’t an unexpected reward, as Bob Reina mentions and assures the public that this is only a beginning. The founder and CEO of the Talk Fusion, Bob Reina is proud to employ so talented and highly valued IT professionals. He is sure that even more innovative ideas will bring more awards in future. The team likes to keep it up ahead of the trends. Whenever something new is going on in the word of video communication, Talk Fusion is right there catching the wave. In fact, Talk Fusion is the company that sets the pace for other companies. Being only seven years old the company has become a leader in video communication market. It has now surpassed the industry giants such as AOL, Yahoo, and MegaVideo. It is estimated that around 92 percent of mobile video viewers tend to share the video with their pals. It is expected that online video users will hit the number of 1.8 billion in 2016. This brings a great potential for Talk Fusion to bring more innovative ideas to life.

 

Jason Halpern is More than a Real Estate Developer, He is also a Philanthropist

Jason Halpern is the managing partner of JMH Development. Mr. Halpern is the third generation Halpern in real estate development with more than 50 years in the industry and an unqualified track record. His philosophy is to build a rapport with the cities he brings his development projects to and respect for the communities and the vision they wish to achieve.

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JMH Development has currently invested more than $500 million in New York real estate including transforming a warehouse into more than 300 apartments. JMH Development has also added luxury townhouses to the Brooklyn area, as well as bringing luxury properties to several other New York areas, as well as Miami Beach.

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Mr. Halpern is involved in all aspects of his projects from strategy to site and building design to construction. He constantly works on maintaining a superior brand for the company name and philosophy. His team embraces the company philosophy and is well versed in the development and construction process and committed to the construction of enduring properties.

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JMH Development has been a pioneer in residential and commercial development and constructed many hundreds of residential apartments in New York. Halpern has found a niche in the historic development area and has been responsible for working with several significant historical and landmark buildings. They are committed to bringing the highest quality projects to their clients and giving neighborhoods and community’s property they can be proud of.

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Jason Halpern is also involved with several charitable organizations in his community. He fully supports the Westchester Medical Center Trauma Center. The facility offers several medical complexities including orthopedic surgery, open heart surgery and emergency neurosurgery. The facility also offers care for those with multiple life threatening internal injuries and burns.

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Halpern is an advocate for philanthropy and through JMH Development he has brought forth several initiatives to fund water projects in Nepal and Ethiopia, bringing safe and clean water to locals in those areas. Mr. Halpern is committed and very involved with helping those around him and make a better world for everyone. It is very important for Jason Halpern to give back some of the goodness he has received during his life time.

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Exploring The Strides Seattle Genetics Has Made Under Clay Siegall

Seattle Genetics has emerged as one of the most successful biotechnology companies across the world and this can be attributed to their emphasis on research and innovation when making their products. They offer several drug pipelines and are growing their network to offer drugs in other areas apart from cancer. Through this resolve, they have partnered with leading pharmaceutical manufacturers like GlaxoSmithKline.

Since establishment in 1998, Seattle Genetics has run on the need to come up with solutions that are relevant to the needs that emerge with changes in time. Their antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) technology has been successful and they now have variations of the product for different treatment options.

Such include the SGN-CD33A, mostly used for treating acute myeloid leukemia. SGN-CD19A on the other hand is used in the treatment of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Their ADCETRIS therapy has been adopted by more than 15,000 lymphoma patients and is currently used in more than 65 countries across the world. Additionally, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the product for distribution.

The co-founder of Seattle Genetics, Clay Seagall has also contributed largely in the development of the company to its current position. He is responsible for various technological innovations and partnerships that have led to the development of superior products. In 2013, Siegall was promoted by Mirna Therapeutics to join their Board of Directors. Mirna Therapeutics specializes in the production of microRNA therapeutics and Dr. Clay Siegall guides them in the production of different products.

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Clay Siegall, a clinical scientist by profession, is among investors who founded Seattle Genetics in 1998. He works as the CEO of the company and the chair of the Board for more than one decade. His foundation on science and clinical medicine inspired him to lead Seattle Genetics and transform it into an innovation and research institution that is focused on developing unique products that can be applied in cancer treatment.

Under the leadership of Clay Siegall, Seattle Genetics has signed several partnerships including GlaxoSmithKline, AbbVie and Pfizer. Siegall has authored over 70 publications and has 15 patents. He earned his Ph.D. in Genetics from the University of Washington.

Chris Burch: The Fashion Industry’s Serial Entrepreneur

Wearable tech is evolving beyond smartwatches as fashion designers, sports equipment manufacturers and shoe designers are finding new, innovative ways to to make clothing functional. For example, when we move, we create kinetic energy, which until now, was wasted. Designers, however, have found ways to capture the energy, convert it into electrical energy, and then use the energy to power mp3 players and other devices. One company is working on a method for having their shoes charge cell phones.

 

Other advances protect us from harm. Cycles often neglect to wear their helmets because they restrict their field of vision. Two enterprising entrepreneurs developed a wearable airbag that that cyclists wear around their neck, where it does not restrict their vision. Upon impact, the airbag inflates, protecting their heads from harm.

 

Both fashion and technology are constantly changing, something that Chris Burch, with his diverse background in both sectors, knows well. His first foray into entrepreneurship was in the fashion industry while he was still in college. Burch and his brother started Eagle’s Eye apparel, which was very successful, however, they sold the company and Burch took his money and invested in the IPO of an Internet firm. More investments followed; Burch developed a portfolio of real estate invests both here and abroad.

 

Despite developing an impressive portfolio, Burch is a serial entrepreneur` at heart. In 2001, he founded an apparel and home decor company called C. Wonder, which he sold to Xcel Brands. In 2014, Burch co-founded a lifestyle brand, called ED, with talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and developing prefab housing brand Cocoon9. Between launching his companies, Burch found time for charitable activities, including sitting on the board of the Rothman Institute Orthopedic Foundation and donating funds to The China Association of Social Work, The Sumba Foundation and The Child Welfare League of China.