OTOH, this is kind of good news. If Trump pisses off China so that it begins to dump US public debt, it will be nice that US corporations have significant incentive to pick up the debt.
Teaching is about the only professional job I know where corporate wants random people with dubious qualifications and no experience working. This is different from what it used to be, where teachers were put through a trial of fire but trained and mentored so that those who could be good teachers in 5 years were kept. These then helped the new teachers. It is important to have a long probation, simply so that good teachers can be identified and bad teacher let go. But this probation period should not be an excuse to just have a staff that can be worked until they are burned out, and students are not learning.
Corporate education does not work. We see this at the college level with the default rates on student loans, at the school level with the constant lawsuits against firms who steal money. Public education already knows how to educate a curated population. I went to such public schools, many of friends did as well, and we all are productive tax paying members of society. It is the general population that is a challenge, and all results show that corporate schools funded with public money do worse, or at best as well, as public schools. And this does not even take into account that corporate schools have much more leeway to choose who they wish not to educate.
The problem with these reviews is that they get elevated to the to-, presumable because sellers then have everybody click to find it useful. If amazon would mark these reviews, the relegate them to a lower position, they would serve a purpose without being overwhelming.
The NHTSA traffic study that inspired this legislation and (also a related recommendation from an advocacy group for the blind) was unbelievably bad science.
They did not adjust their findings for the (well documented) geographic distribution of EVs and PZEVs. They compared national averages for gas cars with national averages for EVs - this is invalid methodology, because EVs are predominant in urban environments where pedestrian/car accidents are very much more common than rural environments where there isn't sufficient charging infrastructure to support EVs. When adjustments are applied, there is no difference between the rate of gas car and EV pedestrian/car accidents. Then, the study fantasizes an unsupported conclusion - having falsely concluded that EVs are more likely to run down pedestrians (they aren't) the NHTSA report authors then completely invent a rationale to explain this, with *no data to support that rationale*. It's just "EVs are quiet therefore the problem is EVs are quiet". Literally no falsing or experimentation whatsoever, just guesswork. Bad science.
As I understand this legislation, it purports to help the blind avoid quiet cars, but does not do that. It actually just penalizes the makers of EVs and PZEVs while allowing diesel and gasoline cars to be as silent as they wish, up to and including total silence.
However, there's nothing wrong with having noisemakers on EVs and PZEVs. It's just unfair to exempt pollutionmobiles from audio requirements, that's all. It's blatant market manipulation in favor of the Petroleum industry, targeted at Tesla, the only EV that doesn't already have a noisemaker.
So even though the people who elected Trump is broader, the basic tenet of isolationism and coal miners is still inherently anti-innovation. The wind mills and solar panels that are being installed in Texas and other states, and are going to be a significant part of the energy grid in the next decade, is an extensional threat to the unskilled workers who elected Trump. The semi-skilled service jobs that require an associates degree and significant computer literacy are beyond the average Trump supporter who thinks that they deserve a middle class income for doing work a computer could do more accurately.
Which further opens the path for Asia and Germany to take over the technological world. Our trains are not designed in the US, but in Germany. More of out high technology is not only going to be built, but engineered, in Asia.
Kids are given computer so they can learn skills and etiquette so when they grow up they can be successful for a lifetime. Teaching them now so they don't get fired for making p0rn on thier work laptop is a good thing.
The larger than 100% number is because most firms operate at a loss. For example, one can easily be 200% more productive than a very lazy coworker.
But what is going to change everything is when the rest of the US follows Texas which now gets at least 10% of the power from renewables, mostly wind. This is where the climate change problem will begin to decline.
Which is not to say the carbon capture technology is dead. In other developing countries it may be useful,and the US could be the supplier for those systems.
In the US laws tend to protect the debtor. If you owe money, there will always be time to pay. Firms buy old debt without knowing if he debt is genuine. I get calls all the time trying to collect fake debt.
Can anyone remember when the times were not hard, and money not scarce?