March 8, 2014 § Leave a comment
50% of Americans have less than $500 in their savings accounts, while most of the world survives off of $2.00 a day.
Raising the minimum wage to $15.00 is a start, creating affordable housing and education, another, equal pay for women only makes sense, as it is 2014 for God’s sake, and women do make up the majority of the American workplace. Teaching financial planning in grade school should be mandatory, while creating manufacturing jobs in the US is definitely a way to boost the economy.
In 2012, manufacturers contributed $2.03 trillion to the economy, up from $1.93 trillion in 2011. This was 12.5 percent of GDP. For every $1.00 spent in manufacturing, another $1.32 is added to the economy, the highest multiplier effect of any economic sector.
1.Manufacturing supports an estimated 17.4 million jobs in the United States—about one in six private-sector jobs. More than 12 million Americans (or 9 percent of the workforce) are employed directly in manufacturing.
2. In 2012, the average manufacturing worker in the United States earned $77,505 annually, including pay and benefits. The average worker in all industries earned $62,063.
3. Manufacturers in the United States are the most productive in the world, far surpassing the worker productivity of any other major manufacturing economy, leading to higher wages and living standards.
4. Manufacturers in the United States perform two-thirds of all private-sector R&D in the nation, driving more innovation than any other sector.
5. Taken alone, manufacturing in the United States would be the 8th largest economy in the world.- http://www.nam.org/Statistics-And-Data/Facts-About-Manufacturing/Landing.aspx
February 26, 2014 § Leave a comment
If you grew during the Cold War, or if you are following the Russia/Ukraine events, you MUST catch up with Season 1 of “The Americans” on amazon.com, as Season 2 begins on February 26, 2014 at 10pm on FX.
February 20, 2014 § Leave a comment
February 3, 2014 § Leave a comment
All your characters told VERY IMPORTANT stories.
“Othello” at Skirball and Willy Loman in “Death of a Salesman” were incredible.
Thoughts are with your friends and family.
January 23, 2014 § Leave a comment
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better!
One World Cinema
January 19, 2014 § Leave a comment
Will be performing live at “Bowery Ballroom” this Friday, January 24, 2014 at 8pm (doors)/9pm for $15.00.
One World Cinema
January 13, 2014 § Leave a comment
Congrats to “La Grande Bellezza.”
The film is an absolute masterpiece.
It is an amazing Fellini-esque Italian film and symphonic soundtrack, about a 65 year old mid-life crising Italian writer looking for inspiration, who finds himself on a spiritual journey forced to look at his past, present, and future.
“Rush” deserves more credit. It is based on a true story about two rivalling racecar drivers; the very serious, pragmatic, Niki Lauda, from Austria, and the party going, popular, and good looking playboy, James Hunt, from England. I was routing for Niki.