Bold POV

Elon Musk Warns About AI; Is He Right?

Elon Battles AI Robot

Space X and Tesla Motors entrepreneur Elon Musk startled attendees at a National Governors Association meeting in Nevada when he warned about the economic disruptions that automation and artificial intelligence will cause. For good measure he also sounded the alarm about the threat AI could pose to human life on Earth. In an interview  with Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval from a state where Tesla is building a highly automated electric ...

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Build a Bigger Budget Window for Economic Growth

Man builds a wider window while another looks on.

Donald Trump was sent to Washington for a lot of reasons, not the least of which was major tax reform. He promised to reduce income tax across the board, abolish the death tax, and do a complete overhaul of the system in order to make taxes simpler and fairer. One of the largest obstacles to implementing Trump’s tax reform through the budget reconciliation process is the arbitrary budget window put ...

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Cuomo Sends SOS to Trump on Infrastructure Trouble

Cuomo Sends SOS to Trump

Asking the Feds to Fix Penn Station is the Wrong Solution Recently, Andrew Cuomo sent an SOS letter to Donald Trump. He pleaded with the Federal Government to allocate funds to fix and renovate Penn Station. Apparently, Cuomo missed the irony of asking the Federal government to fix a problem whose responsibility lay squarely with state and local agencies. While it is true that Penn Station is not your ordinary ...

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Will Trump Avoid Infrastructure Mistakes?

Will Trump Avoid Infrastructure Mistakes?

Since the election on November 9,  the press and pundits are discussing new infrastructure projects that might get implemented by the new President-Elect Trump.  The New York Times recently suggested Trump should follow the lead of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and do something big to the U.S. infrastructure.  Something that is lasting.  We believe some of the advice that is being offered by the NY Times and others is deeply flawed. ...

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After the Election: Will America Go Bold?

The U.S. elections to many were shocking.  President Elect Donald Trump and the Republicans were unexpected winners on November 8.  For the first time since President Obama’s  2009-2010 years the Presidency and Congress will be controlled by the same party.   President Obama and Democrats chose to use those years to pass healthcare legislation and a stimulus as their signature policies. President Elect Trump ran on a very different platform. ...

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