Economic Pall Hovers over America - Homelessness & Return of "Hot Beds"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

With such a dark economic cloud hovering over America, so far no rats have surfaced. The grim issue of homelessness in the U.S. is broadening.

2020 52

Economic Downturn, COVID-19 Uncertainty Put Higher Education in Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"The economic freefall and uncertainty from the virus have families questioning expensive tuition even more."  "  - Chris Quintana, USA Today , April 14, 2020  Like giant corporations and small businesses, higher education in America is struggling financially. Part of that is the current economic freefall.

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“It’s Halftime in America” — An Analysis

Manner of Speaking

One commercial that caught my attention was Chrysler’s motivational offering entitled “It’s Halftime America” and featuring Clint Eastwood. However, I want to leave aside all commentary about politics and economics and bailouts, and analyze the speech on its own merits. It’s halftime in America too. Yeah, it’s halftime America and our second half is about to begin. And what’s true about Detroit is true about America.

Disney Can't Mickey Mouse With America Any More

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The COVID-19 economic downturn is the third to pummel consumers during the 21st century.  Mickey Mouse had a good run. But now, the ethos of happiness through paying high prices visiting Disney theme parks is collapsing.

2020 56

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. You bet, in America, more and more could be all-ears for the socialistic ideology of Alexandria O.   It was only after I completed my education that there was that blast of economic reality: In America you need money, lots and lots of it.  As anticipated, after the MLK holiday, the DOW opened lower.    It's 9:33 AM ET and the DOW is down 152.63.

2019 43

AirBnb Vs. Small Town America

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Like so many of us he can use the extra money in these non-boom economic times. Airbnb is usually associated with large urban areas. There, motivation is high to get a deal on lodging for a short-term stay. Hotels can run into the hundreds of dollars per night.    And, given the high cost of maintaining a roof over your head in big cities, there is also motivation to generate income by renting out your long-term space.

2017 40

9/29/2019 - Whistleblower in Federal Protection, America's Institutions Paralyzed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And long-in-the-tooth "60 Minutes" glued America's eyeballs with its breaking news.   The issue Man the Economic Animal frets about: Will this downsize GDP growth? Sunday probably will never again be embedded in the media mindset as a day of slow news. Today, the Drudge Report, although conservative, brought back the flashing blue light for this development.

2019 40

Class in America - Founding Fathers Were Snobs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Well-researched and with a sophisticated tone, the book documents how class-obsessed America has been, right from the get-go.  So, the newly minted college graduates had to go off to further education or Corporate America. As career paths blow up, what had been imprinted about making it economically in America frequently is proving to be actual obstacles to survival. Ranking #317 on Amazon is "White Trash" by Nancy Isenberg. 

2017 40

Canada, Economic Change, Suicide - Northern Neighbor No Longer Model Of How Life Could Be

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At the top of the list was for America to tame its brand of capitalism. Now, economic change has unleashed the same kind of darkness that hovered over America after the series of financial shocks to our systems since 9/11. This mirrors the surge in suicides among white, middle-aged Americans who had been thrust into the vortex of economic change.  have to reach out to our economically distressed relatives, neighbors, and former colleagues.

2015 43

State of The Union Speech - "Middle-Class Economics" Good Catch Phrase For Campaign '16

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That is: middle class economics."  Everything can rotate around middle class economics.   The GOP better not try reality distortion that it's morning in America.  The State of the Union speech was well-crafted. For example, it leveraged the rhetorical device of triplicates: " when everyone gets their fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same set of rules." " Also, the delivery was confident.

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Middle Class Economics - Rebrand That As Affording A Satisfying Lifestyle, Safe Community

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The political meme, transmitted directly from the White House as well as Campaign 2015, is middle class economics. Campaign 2015 should capture this ethos and show, don't tell (the first fundamental of communications), that Everyman and Everywoman in America can achieve it. But that isn't resonating. The concept of "middle class" is both too abstract and too subjective.

2015 47

Corporate America needs a new story

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

Corporate America needs a new story – badly.    Layoffs, company implosions, and economic dire straits put paid to all that.  Corporate America needs a new story.     A huge part of America’s malaise at the moment – the anger from the left and the right – has to do with that sense that our hold on the middle class is slipping.    Corporate America needs a new story to tell. 

America Is Land of Financial Opportunity for Only 3 out of 10

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  After the war to end all wars (World War II), the nation experienced an economic boom. "Opportunity." " There are plenty of definitions for that.    But, according to the American ethos, it frequently means being a step or many steps beyond financial survival. What a study by Financial Health Network found, reports CBS , is that only 3 out 10 see themselves that way.

2019 43

US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce: Being the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Your Economic Destiny

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

America wanted to make Iacocca president. Go to the "about" web page for US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC). There, Chief Executive Officer and President, Javier Palomarez, delivers a single unambiguous message. That's this: The USHCC is all about business. More specifically, the success of the more than 4 million Hispanic enterprises. The platform for the USHCC messaging is entrepreneurship.

2016 43

Ireland to America: No more Kennedy sagas

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The economy, the law, and public mood in America have all changed since the era when Irish could emigrate and mutate into the Kennedy dynasty.    Immigration/naturalization attorney Alan Lubiner, partner in New Jersey's Lubiner & Schmidt, provided me with an exclusive inerview about what those in Ireland can expect if they're considering coming to America.   Be prepared for some sobering economic realties.

THE ECONOMIST: America = one bright spot in global economy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Thank heavens, one might say, for America, which is finishing the year with the nearest thing to good economic news to be found on this benighted planet." " THE ECONOMIST , December 17, 2011. On the other hand, Europe is a basket case, Britain is likely slipping back into recession, and emerging economies are slowing down.    Will this positive development, along with winter, slow down Occupy Wall Street? Current Affairs

What Could Bring Together America The Radicalized - Reflections from Counterculture Kid Who Had To Grow Up Fast

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge high-profile headline reads: "America the Radicalized." During that 1970s economic downturn, the left and the right labored side by side in jobs we were thankful to have.  If it looks, walks, smells, and throws verbal grenades like what was business as usual in the Counterculture, maybe it is a return to radicalism. On both the left and the right.

2018 40

America's Superheroes: We love them because we don't love ourselves

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  We can blame the Puritans who settled America for this emotional default.    Those oddballs, like many who tend to be off, did have winning traits such as high energy, a severe work ethic, and a talent for innovation, which helped build the unique economy America became.    That means figuring out what it means to be human and in America. That might be a theme Richard Edelman discusses at the World Economic Forum in January 2013.

2012 40

Class: Does it matter less in America?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Obviously his socio-economic class of origin didn't hold him back.  MIT economics professor Paul Krugman joins me in predicting that the usual class markers probably won't be shapers of success in the future. [Maybe The now-infamous John Michael Farren, accused of attempted murder of his wife, started out in the working class.    As David Lat tells us in Abovethelaw.com, his father was a policeman and his mother a nurse. 

America's Flight into [safe] Fright: Why Halloween has already started

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" This flight to [safe] fright seems to be the way we're managing the real economic fright. "Already!" " That's what the woman ahead me on line in Wal-Mart exclaimed today when she spotted M&M Peanut package with a Halloween motif.    But, she bought it.    That's what's happening a lot these days. 

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Lincoln Chafee: Is there a limit to re-inventions, even in Jay Gatsby's America?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This is America, the inventor of re-inventions.    A whole bunch of misfits came here from England and transformed themselves into what would be a unique force of economic growth. Current Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee had been a Republican and an independent. Today, as he announced to POLITICO , he will become a Democrat.    In itself, that is not unusual.

America's New Lost Generation (18 to 24): They Simply Ran Out of Time

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Tragically, the Board notes, "While the worst is over, economic conditions are still subpar, damaging the immediate job prospects and long-term living standards of young adults starting out now." In the influential The New York Times, the Editorial Board laments how those 18 to 24 got caught in lousy-economy timing.   That generation, observes the Board, "should have been the lucky ones." " They were born at a time to wait out hard times.

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America, Land of Individuals: When there's a setback, we have no one to blame but overselves

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In America the land of individualism, success tastes especially sweet because the assumption is that we singlehandedly created that whatever.    Perhaps self hate has become America's most viable export. Might the more productive response to lack of economic progress be to analyze the system and figure out how to play a better game. 

2012 40

This is America, Kiddo: Art is rarely a day job

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Come on, kiddo, this is America, the leader of capitalism.    A writer, I toiled in the bowels of corporate America and for the past two decades performed consulting assignments for the lion's share of my income.    Only now I'm experiencing some degree of economic success through my non-consulting writing.  Call it a hangover from our previous affluence. 

Drudge Report Headlines "Jobs Go Boom" - Economic Man Belts Out" For He's a Jolly Good Fellow"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After two awful recessions since the turn of the recession, Everyman/Everywoman had turned into Economic Man. You bet, the soul of America (as opposed to the elites) is belting out "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow." Conservative Drudge Report has gone long on Donald Trump. Recently, it had taken some short positions on Trumpism. But today's headline is "Jobs Go Boom."

2017 40

Keeping the Peace in Time of COVID-19: ABC's David Muir

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Keeping human beings rational and calm during COVID-19 and its economic impacts seems to have been the mission of ABC's David Muir. His niche feature "America Strong" even adds a bit of hope. Those were the memes William Shakespeare hammered in his dramas.

2020 52

When COVID-19 Recedes, the Mental Carnage It Triggered Might Not

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Census Bureau documents that one third of those in America are experiencing severe anxiety and a fourth clinical depression.    In addition to the unpredictable gyrations of the pandemic are the economic impacts. Nothing changed that, not even the post-war economic boom.

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Coronavirus - First Shoe to Fall

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Today, part of the double coronavirus headlining is the first economic shoe to fall. Higher education in America could also take a hit.   Drudge Report headlines will continue highlighting the economic devastation. What impeachment?

2020 56

Ancient Danish monarch: Alive and well in Paris

The Presenter's Blog

The two most likely suspects hinted at must therefore be the economic migrants who cross into France from North Africa, and the “Anglo-Saxon” economic models perceived as crossing from the U.K. and America. Paris is becoming politically plastered. Last-minute election posters are popping up everywhere.

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Travel Writing - Nice Work When We Could Get It

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

My dream for semi-retirement was to fix up a rundown RV and go around America interviewing the aging, asking "How are you doing?"   According to a new report from Oxford Economics , the travel industry is kaput+. Great Wall of China. Tombstone, Arizona. Nogales, Mexico.

2020 56

The Current Radical Savings - Can It Become U.S. Norm?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Bureau of Economic Analysis."   In addition, radical savings can't be encouraged in an economic system which is a consumer one. About 70% of America's GDP is determined by consumer spending.  "As of April 2020, the U.S.

2020 52

FinTech - Darkening Symbolism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

economy can slide into an economic downturn faster. Currently, after the long recovery, recession is a major source of economic anxiety. The economy is strong. Wages are moving up. Yet, found Equifax, personal loans are up this year.

2019 52

COVID-19 Economy - Beyond a Few Lousy Quarters

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Corporate America unveiled another wave of job cuts and warned of additional reductions, as executives signal they are resigned to a lengthy coronavirus-induced economic downturn."  Yes, most of business is positioning itself for an extended economic ordeal.

2020 52

Repositioning and Repackaging a Former U.S. President - Not Unthinkable Barack Obama Could Become SCOTUS Justice

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

He had been the first African-America to be president of the Harvard Law Review. The economic plus would be keeping those dollars within the U.S.  The scenario goes like this. A seat opens on the U.S. Supreme Court. Sure, maybe Ruth Bader Ginsburg decides to retire.

2019 52

Those Extended Moratoriums on Foreclosures, Evictions - Yeah, Sure

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

According to the Congressional Budget Office , a recovery from the economic fallout from COVID-19 will not kick in for decade.   This economic downturn could be an unemployment one. In addition, come on, who expects any kind of economic miracle facilitating the ability to pony up that money by July 1st.   During the COVID-19 economic crisis so much state-level policy seems poorly thought-out.

2020 40

Wersell's Bike Shop, Toledo, OH - Building a Biking Infrastructure(one fix-it course, at a time)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those are among the factors creating a passion for bicycling across North America. As yet, America isn't where Europe, especially Denmark and Holland, are in nurturing a biking culture , but there is progress. Climate change. The high cost of maintaining a car.

2019 52

Stockton, CA - Can Universal Basic Income Soften Capitalism?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As the Sacramento Bee reports, as part of the Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration (SEED), 130 residents will receive $500 a month for 18 months. At the January meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, there was a peek under the hood of current capitalism. But that trend has turned America into LandLord Nation. Can UBI make this kind of economic shift more humane? Stockton, California has seen hard financial times.

2019 43

Paris Winter of Discontent - Perfect Timing for Barbarians at the Gate

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The question is: Will this uprising spread to America ?   Currently that frustration can lead to violence again in America - this time beyond the urban areas. A decision by GM to put in a new product or a purchasing deal by Tesla could save that community from economic death. Yes, economically vulnerable communities could erupt into collective pushing-backs which turn ugly.   And the economic inequality gap seems to keep widening.

2018 43

Gas Prices: So, How Can Everyman Plan?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's bad news for economic growth in a consumer economy such as America's. According to the Energy Information Administration, the price of gasoline is on the way back up. Everyman has noticed the same thing. Here at Fry's at East First Avenue and E. Roger Road, Tucson, Arizona, within a week the price shot up from about $1.71 a gallon to $1.79. So, how can Everyman plan a summer vacation or whether to buy the RV?

2015 47

Summer of Rage: Protestors March on Hamptons as Symbol of Inequities

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It has come to this: Protestors in cars and on foot really have made the Hamptons on Long Island the symbol of what has gone so wrong in America. The brutal irony is that so many had come to America in search of a better life than they had in their homelands.

2020 52

Conformity - We Need To Bring Back Eisenhower-Era Values

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Corporate America, established on the military model, became the economic engine which made the U.S. If we return to the values of the Eisenhower era, America could become great again. Like we are someone, even though according to the size of our residence, our job, and our stock portfolio, we aren't much in America. The next TED Talk has to be on the value of conformity. That was how we Baby Boomers made it to college, en masse, the first generation to do so.

2015 50

Is President Obama Speaking Too Much?

Dahle Communication

His fundraising on-line, using his organization skills to create OFA (Obama For America - now known as Organizing For America) and his bevy of volunteers helped propel him to the Presidency. For those who are not big into economics think of it this way: Let's say you can eat all of the donuts you want. In 2008, then candidate Barack Obama revolutionized the way campaigns were done.

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Minimalism No Longer Simply Symbol of Lifestyle Cool - 41% Find It Necessity

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  But now, because of the economic catastrophe of COVID-19, minimalism has become a necessity, reports Studyfind.org. And, in America, the land of the free, the only thing we have to do is pay our bills.  Opting out of the consumer economy might be bad for GDP growth.

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