Links for September 13, 2010: PATCO begins random searches of passengers, others.

September 12, 2010
  1. The article says that SEPTA and Amtrak also conduct similar searches. I’ve been a SEPTA rider for 16 years, and I’ve never encountered this. I get this whenever I try to enter a state or federal building….

  2. From 2004. A representative of a protectionist organization argues against free trade among nations. In principle, I disagree with that agenda, but the point of this article is noteworthy. The writer criticizes a representative of the Cato Institute for apparently arguing that manufacturing has not been on the decline in America, and that job losses in manufacturing are attributable solely to increases in technology that render human workers obsolete. It should be noted that this is contrary to the claims of Peter Schiff, who has argued that America’s industry is mostly a service industry, and that Americans need to do more manufacturing. My two cents: I was raised to believe that manufacturing jobs are only for people who do poorly in school. I was raised to believe that manufacturing jobs were something to avoid. Here is an answer to that ideology: We need to do more manufacturing to remain economically competitive on the global market. Who is going to do it? Read the rest of this entry »