2019 - Big Media Story Will Be Media

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, it's predictable that its own activities will be the big story of 2019. The story of media could even upstage the saga of the coming global economic slowdown. More powerful than governments, business enterprises, and nutty leaders is the media.

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Economic Jitters - All-Ears for Socialism (remembering days of heaven as doctoral student)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Big ticket items are already experiencing economic winter in the U.S. The College Class of 2019 could struggle to find that first job and not luck out. As anticipated, after the MLK holiday, the DOW opened lower.    It's 9:33 AM ET and the DOW is down 152.63.

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David Stokoe - The Invisible Hand Gets a Gun

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was economic thought leader Adam Smith who explained that all's well that ends well when the marketplace is allowed to operate unfettered. Who doesn't have a gun in 2019!

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BuzzWordWorld

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And, some folks at the World Economic Forum at Davos are making the phrase "gray rhino events" resonate. Language, like all human institutions, keeps changing. Those who keep up with those shifts remain credible and in-demand.    Those who don't become invisible.

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Student Loan Debt, Compassion Fatigue, No Life/Work Balance - Veterinarians Are Driven to Suicide

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Even before this article was published, I have been advising iGens and their parents to research the economics of training to become a veterinarian. How many of us animal lovers regret not training to become veterinarians?

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Davos? Mom, Was That a Battlefield in World War III?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Among those not attending the World Economic Forum this year include Donald Trump, Theresa May, and Emmanuel Macron.  Reflection: Can being "caught" attending the World Economic Forum actually tarnish a personal brand?  Davos Man and Davos Woman.

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Billionaires & Barbarians at the Gate

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

According to Bess Levin at Vanity Fair, the billionaires attending the World Economic Forum in Davos are shaking in their boots. Here is that article.    The barbarians seem to be at the gate.

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BigLaw Brands - How Much Politics Can They Weather?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

are highly sensitive to the highly charged political and economic relationships among nations. On Tuesday, BigLaw firm Skadden Arps settled with the Department of Justice. Details were released Thursday. Here is coverage by The Wall Street Journal. 

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Dallas Morning News Cuts 4% of Workforce, Including 20 Newsroom Jobs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If there is an economic downturn, that could be more of a squeeze on what buyers will pay for our services.  Another sad day for newsroom employees. The Dallas Morning News announced that to survive and eventually scale it had to lay off 4% of its employees.

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Experts on Measuring Gig Economy Admit Flawed Studies

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One factor was that the first study was done during an economic downturn. Again, we get the message: Beware of what the experts assert. Twice, Alan Kruger and Lawrence Katz had conducted surveys of supposed gig-economy workers.

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Will Mr. Smith (The UnCharisma) Go to the White House?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Hard times, which are predicted to hit us by the end of 2019, would help Brown. A Lordstown shut-down and a whopper of an economic downturn could push Trump loyalists into his arms.  Here in Ohio, U.S. Senator (Democrat) Sherrod Brown is staring opportunity in the face.

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Cluster or CopyCat Suicides - Chicago's Dane Anthony Smith 5th Police Officer in 6 Months to Take His Life

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

During these uncertain economic times, the notion of suicide could also catch on among both the working class and professionals who fear losing it all. Why are police officers in Chicago killing themselves? Most recently, Dane Anthony Smith, age 36, took his own life.

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The New Aging - Japan Boosts GDP Growth By Hiring/Re-Hiring Elderly, U.S. Still Mixed Bag

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's by hiring and re-hiring the elderly that the nation is, as The Wall Street Journal reports, generating its "second-longest economic expansion since World War II."  The aging. Are they a challenge to developed economies or a catalyst for GDP growth? In the U.S., those over-50 continue to be positioned and packaged as a problem demographic.

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Social Security - 60 Million to Receive 2.8% Increase in 2019

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

increase for 2019. Given that inflation will eat most if not all of the 2.8%, it's doubtful if this development will provide an economic stimulant. What welcome news after our portfolios took such a hit yesterday. We fear more carnage, of course, in our retirement nest egg.

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Credit Cards as Economic Indicator - Fear Is Palpable

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And not how it may play out in 2019. If credit cards are considered an economic signal, they reinforce that fear. But the economically wounded in the region know it will. Economic fear doesn't have to keep anyone stuck. It's obvious. Many in the U.S.

Unity - Democrats, GOP Join Together to Save Lordstown

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In March 2019, the GM plant in Lordstown, Ohio is scheduled to stop production of the slow-selling Cruze sedan.   Eventually, if Lordstown is permanently shut down the economic carnage will be immense.

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Beyond Rich, Middle Class, Poor - No Longer Labeling Ourselves Via Class

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That could take the form of a financial reversal during the Crash of 2008 (which could happen again in 2019, of course), the collapse of an industry such as print, loss of a job when over-5o and not landing a comparable one, bankruptcy because of medical bills, and/or a game-changing scandal.

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Millennial & Unemployed In The U.S. - It's Much Worse Overseas, Even In STEM

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Benoit adds that according to economic expert Ekkerhard Ernst the youth unemployment overseas is going to get worse until about 2019. In Spain, the unemployment rate for those 29 and younger is 42%. In Greece, it's 49%.

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Recession, Of Course - Lots More Accidental Retirements

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

chief financial officers expect one by the end of 2019 and 80% by the end of 2020.  Such an initiative usually raises the stock price and corporations will need that during an economic downturn. Most Americans haven't bounced back financially from the 2008 downturn. 

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Protecting the Brand - Leadership Changes at Boies Schiller

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  However, if a global economic downturn comes into play in 2019, even that top could find its business negatively affected. Legal media outlets keep hammering: 2018 was not a good brand year for David Boies.

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