Crosswalk - Jerry Bowyer's Weblog|
|Anti-Bush Bias (in Black & White)|
The 2007 edition of the report was released on April 17, with the media immediately seizing on the conclusion that "gaps continue to exist between black and white Americans." What the media did not note, however, is that the current rate of black unemployment is lower than the average rate achieved during President Bill Clinton's second term, and that black unemployment has dropped precipitously since the full implementation of President George W. Bush's tax cuts in late May 2003.
Markets are leadership evaluators. They assess the pronouncements of presidents and Fed chairmen. They appraise the decisions of CEOs. They prove or disprove the predictive power of financial forecasting models: Keynesian, Rubinomic, populist, Marxist, supply-side. Each model guessed at what was in store for investors and the economy all across the 2000-07 period. And only one model, the supply-side one that links growth and prosperity with low taxation and low regulation and free markets and a general environment of entrepreneurship and opportunity, consistently outperformed the rest.
|Robots, Branding, Politics and More|
This week our host, Mark DeSantis, Managing Director, ANGLE Technology Group, is joined in-studio by Craig Gomulka, CFA, Director, Draper Triangle Team. Mark and Craig talk with Simon Anholt, author of "Brand America: The Mother of All Brands" about America 's image in the world. Then Lee Gutkind, from Carnegie Mellon ' s Robotics Institute and author of "Almost Human: Making Robots Think," about some amazing breakthroughs in robotics technology. Then Mike Wishnow, Senior Vice President for Marketing and Communications of the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association talks about a terrific, responsible alternate to payday lending schemes being offered by Pennsylvania 's credit unions, called Credit Union Better Choice. And Kevin Acklin, candidate for Allegheny County Council-At-Large, discusses his platform, including his plans to donate his position's annual stipend to charity-after taxes!
|Minimum Wage, Global Markets and Much More|
Our host this week is Bob Cranmer , former Allegheny County Commissioner and Director of the Pittsburgh office of Pugliese Associates, talks with Brian Kelly, Director of Government Affairs with the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business & Industry, about proposals to increase the state's minimum wage. Professor Robert M. Sauer, co-founder of the Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies, talks with Bob about Jewish Theology and Economic Theory. And Mike Holland, Chairman of Holland & Company, tells us about global economic and market conditions. Then Allegheny County Councilman Bill Peduto, talks government reform.
|On Hating Rich Kids...and More|
We know a lot more now than we did on Monday. And we know for sure that Cho Seung-Hui had a problem with America. Today, of course, we are being bombarded by the contents of a package sent by the killer to the folks at NBC: videos, photos, writings, and ramblings - all disturbing and in their own way telling. But I contend that the play's the thing.
|Jerry Bowyer on Your World with Neil Cavuto & Cavuto on Business|
Jerry appeared as a guest on Fox News Channel's Your World with Neil Cavuto this afternoon at 4:00 PM EST. He'll also be appearing on Fox News Channel's Cavuto on Business with Jack Welch, former chairman and CEO of General Electric this Saturday morning at 10:30 AM EST.
|Ismail Ax: The Shooter Was Another 'Son of Sacrifice'|
The Virginia Tech shooter died with the name Ismail Ax written in red ink on his arm. The mainstream press doesn't seem to have a clue as to what this might mean. To quote Indiana Jones, "Didn't any of you guys go to Sunday School?
|Mises vs. Imus|
Pretend for a moment that you are a hard-core Leftie. I tell you a story in which a wealthy and powerful middle-aged white man insults several young black girls. His fate is to be determined by the hierarchy of a large multinational conglomerate peopled with old friends of his. Oh, and by the way, he personally brings millions of dollars of profits into the business. Who, dear temporary Leftie, will the good old boy corporate network back - the wealthy white guy or working class black girls?