Monthly Archives: July 2020

The Economics of Belonging

I just finished an interesting new book by Martin Sandbu, economics writer for The Financial Times. The Economics of Belonging: A Radical Plan to Win Back the Left Behind and Achieve Prosperity for All was published pre-COVID 19 but is … Continue reading

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New Rules for ESG Funds: Public Comment Requested

I will admit that I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about or studying fiduciary rules related to retirement plans, but a new proposal from the Department of Labor has me a bit concerned.  Recently, DOL issued a proposed … Continue reading

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American Farm Bureau Federation’s Ag Innovation Challenge: Sign up Now!

If you’re an entrepreneur working in rural America or in sectors with a focus on food and agriculture, consider competing in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 2021 Ag Innovation Challenge.  This annual competition recently kicked off, and the Farm Bureau … Continue reading

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Broadband Resources from NC

As communities push toward economic recovery after COVID-19, many regions will be making a big push to improve local broadband capacity.  The poor quality of broadband in many rural locales is a disgrace, and I’m hopeful that our current mess … Continue reading

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Economic Recovery and Resilience: Lessons from Japan

Economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic is uncharted territory, and none of us really know how,  when, and if things will return to “normal.”   I’m on the hunt for any type of lessons learned from past experiences, from history (such … Continue reading

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