About 5 years ago

02/21/2017 - Midnight Reads – Trump’s Failed Labor Secretary Pick Reveals a Fast-Food Industry at War

Trump’s Failed Labor Secretary Pick Reveals a Fast-Food Industry at War
– Business Insider Australia
While the Trump considered Puzder’s role as a “job creator” to be a major plus for the secretary of labor, Puzder’s position as CEO of CKE Restaurants dragged the White House into a raging labor battle. Ultimately, opponents framed Puzder as the embodiment of all that needs to be fixed in the fast-food industry and neither Puzder nor the White House was prepared to defeat the fast-food labor movement.

How Restaurant Industry Chaos From ‘Day Without Immigrants’ Strike Sets Stage for Big, New Trend
– Forbes
From Forbes: We are now in an era when the restaurant industry is forced to re-think its civic stance and perspective like never before. There is a new standard of ephemeral restaurants with a social impact angle.

Sanctuary Cities in Name Only
– The New York Times
It’s not enough for cities like New York to declare themselves “sanctuaries,” which simply means that the local police won’t detain noncitizens on the federal government’s behalf. If cities really want to protect immigrants, they must also end the quota-driven style of policing.

WSJ Survey: Fears of a Trade War Are Dampening Economists’ Optimism
– The Wall Street Journal
Asked to identify the biggest risk to their economic forecasts, via an open-ended question, 75% of economists identified a trade war or other form of damage to the U.S. economy from new trade restrictions. Other risks include a global economic slowdown, perhaps led by China or Europe, that could drag down the U.S., or the risk of monetary policy raising rates too sharply.