This is the time of year for movies to rake in the cash

The more movies I see, the more I become aware of the seasons in the industry. Because the prestigious awards are bunched just after the start of the calendar year, fine quality movies are often put out in late fall to meet the issue date requirements and allow potential voters to easily view potential winners. … Continue reading This is the time of year for movies to rake in the cash

U.S. GDP remarkably concentrated in a limited number of cities

We've been fed the information regularly about how the economy's engine is based in large metropolitan areas but it's even more concentrated than thought. Click thru to the charts in the article to see it visually. A few tidbits: the five counties comprising New York City produce 4.8% of the country's GDP. This area also … Continue reading U.S. GDP remarkably concentrated in a limited number of cities

More flight delays resulting from climate changes — not your imagination

The repercussions from not only warmer temperatures but more extreme weather (including lengthier storms) is having an impact in ways that haven't yet been added up. Weather is getting bad enough frequently enough that airlines are actually needing to change which hubs they use as well as to plan for lengthier, heavier rains and snows. … Continue reading More flight delays resulting from climate changes — not your imagination

Biggest risk to our agricultural strength is farmers who are not going bankrupt because of tariffs

Each individual farmer who leaves the business of producing food on American farms makes this country weaker. One of the most dangerous things Trump's agricultural tariffs have produced is a surge in bankruptcies rather than the needed surge in financial support as they attempt to develop new approaches to impending disaster. https://www.ecowatch.com/farm-bankruptcies-2641366835.html? Farm Bankruptcies Are … Continue reading Biggest risk to our agricultural strength is farmers who are not going bankrupt because of tariffs

Want to go crazy? Try signing up for several streaming services

Hasn’t it occurred to any of the streaming services that we can add? AND notice the number of bills showing up in our mail or email? I love going to the movies. So before I go into the irritation of monthly bills, here's a shout-out to my nearby single screen theatre showing foreign, documentary, and … Continue reading Want to go crazy? Try signing up for several streaming services

A look at how Amazon infiltrates every part of Baltimore whether customer, employee, or neither

This is a very lengthy article but does a superb job at describing how Amazon has entered almost every aspect of our daily lives. All the people who were unhappy with what Walmart did to small business had no idea how much more destruction was possible. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/30/business/amazon-baltimore.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage