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JP Morgan 2021 Mid Year Investment Outlook-Market Direction

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Government, Investments, Entrepreneurship and Manufacturing as a Growth Strategy in Digital Economy. The markets are what greases our economic machinery. Reviewing reports from big investment banks like JP.Morgan helps us get an idea of what the markets are going to look like in the near future. I'm spending more time exploring different stocks and options within the global market to determine growth value and possible unexplored avenues of investment and development ( i.e. trends and cluster development to meet those future needs . Delta County, MI as my working model . ). That also doesn't include watching how stocks prices and global markets react to government decisions and natural phenomenon ( There is always underlining logic/mechanics to animal spirits and even to seemingly random events. ) The report  JP Morgan 2021 Mid Year Investment Outlook  provides three things investors should look at... 1) Which markets are more geared toward the global recovery?,  2) Which marke

Developing Higher Education Systems that Discover and Enhance Latent 'Gifted" Talent

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We are in a new era that has long left behind the chalk boards and pull down maps we so fondly remember learning from in classrooms without air conditioning ( Go back further and people sat under trees .🌲🌳🌴). We are now in a time when virtual education has rises and will someday likely be parallel to traditional schools ( at least for some degrees. STEM education will likely still need campus for the "hard" sciences. That also doesn't discount some of the benefits of being on ground and socialized into the educational system . Proximity and face-to-face is a rich environmental and channel expansion  great for learning . What we can say is that education/communication is not limited to physicality but can be expanded beyond that. ) What the era of big data allows is for the discovery and fostering of those with latent gifted potentials to better ensure they move to actualized performance for the benefit of themselves and their nation ( i.e. an alternative form of servic

Bill to Honor Navy Corpsman Steve Andrews Passes House

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It appears  H.R. 1281  to honor Steve Andrews passes House of Representatives. Its a straight forward bill designed to honor the life of a a valued community member in Northern Michigan's 106 District . You can read the actual document on Congresses webpage here . Who is Steve Andrews? I looked him up and came across an interesting article Petoskey News that outlines his life as Navy Medic that saved countless lives and was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal and Purple Heart. After service he/wife started Sturgeon River Pottery, supported teams and artists in the area.  What we find is that Steve Andrews served his country and then served his community and is an example for many of us to follow. This is why naming and honoring helps us remember those did well and gave honor to themselves and country. Yet it does more...it also provides the next generation with a social learning opportunity through role modeling. Bergman's Bill to Honor Navy Corpsman Steve Andrews Passes Hou

Biden Speaks on Economy (09-16-21) Taxes, Business, and Community

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A speech from President Biden a few days ago on the economy that I missed that seems interesting from a policy standpoint. I'm not going to comment on much other then on the general concept of tax reform, business balance, and sense of community/national orientation. What I can say is I believe there may be other ways of designing taxes, outside of our norms that may make more sense in a global digital economy ( Here is a calibrated tax plan I'm thinking about but isn't yet fully vetted. ). In this case, the President is discussing more of the issue of imbalances between corporate taxes and middle class taxes and then leads into a few more concepts. There should be a balance between the needs of small, medium and large businesses to create a resilient economy where the "mix" strengthens the entire system ( opportunity, innovation, business diversity ). When there are different types of businesses run by lots of different people of different backgrounds we have a

China Evergrande Group Failure-Causes and Concerns

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A debate has risen on what happens when a large Chinese real estate/lending ( real estate is about lending, appreciation, and rent ) company fails in the post-Covid global market. We may be seeing a default with stock sell offs at China Evergrande Group that could indicate its on the brink of insolvency. The company appears to be overleveraged and unable to be able to pay its debts ( its crashing on itself from a lack of liquidity and complexity ). Fox News's article, ' China's Evergrande: What to know ' and Bloomberg's ' America’s Corporate Bond Binge Interrupted by Evergrande Tumult ' offer some insight into why Evergrande might fail and its implications for world markets if it does ( The news  appears to show that there was a growing problem for at least the past year reaching back perhaps 10 years .).  If we look at examples in history we will find that very large bedrock real estate/financial institutions that fail can have an impact on the overall stab

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki Press Briefing (09-20-21)

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Keeping up with the news......Watching the press briefings helps us to understand what changes we can expect and some of the problems we are facing as a nation. It also highlights potential strategies forming in real time ( I'm thinking more as to the process of strategic decisions when information is ambiguous, the basic assumptions used to make those decisions and what the differences are between the last and present administration. Essentially I just want to understand the process .🤓). No matter who is the president there are lots of unknowns and as things emerge we understand the environment better and in turn create greater awareness potential strategies to put the U.S. in the best economic, social, strategic position. 

Escanaba City Council Meeting September 16th, 2021 (Granting Permission to Look for Grants)

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The meeting was all about grants, possibly hiring grant writers ( It is so much work...and detailed work . I did it a couple of times and it went into someone's computer "trash bin" I'm sure . 😭), possible recycling (Green City), rezoning, and housing around Ludington ( Good ideas for business, tourism, and senior/young housing that helps the downtown be busier and of greater commercial/tax benefit .).  Closed session ( hmmmm 🤔). You can some additional information on the September 16th, 2021 Meeting Agenda  and City Government Meeting Page . What I can say is that Escanaba City Hall appears to be working together to enhance their community and the benefit to local residents that rely on their decisions.  Government often does best when normal administrative problems are solved closest to the community of stakeholders; there are exceptions for national issues. In this case, it appears that motivated city admin and elected officials are working toward gaining resourc