The current debate about when and how to reopen schools and colleges misses the point. Of course we have to reopen schools. Just like we have to reopen businesses. Not only do we have to educate our kids, but parents… Read More »A Proposal to Reopen by First Saving America
Lee R. Nackman is a retired computer scientist and executive. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and has published academic papers, built software products, and co-authored a technical book. As an executive at IBM, Microsoft, and HP, he managed large (500-2000 people) global teams. He also led product development in a ten-person startup, and served as advisor and/or board member for several small companies. Politically, I lean liberal and have always voted Democratic. My business experience, however, has taught me about economic reality and what makes businesses succeed or not. My liberal instincts are tempered by understanding business, but I believe that everything is about making choices and little is black and white.
Tesla’s Model 3 autopilot and “full self-driving capability” features are awesome but also fraught. I explain them, including their usefulness and safety.
I’m voting for Elizabeth Warren. I’m explaining my thinking in the hope that it might help you think through your decision (even if you decide I’m wrong). The “We Must Beat Trump” Electability Argument Like many people, my priority is… Read More »Why I’m Voting for Elizabeth Warren
Since my last post about my Tesla Model 3 experiences, I’ve driven it another 2,700 miles and have taken two long trips. Here are new things that I’ve learned.
I’ve owned a Tesla Model 3 for about two months and have driven it over 4,000 miles. Here are my impressions so far.
I’ve seen many articles about how Wall Street is attacking progressives, especially progressive Democratic candidates Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. Both have responded in pretty much the same way: If Wall Street doesn’t like us we must be doing something… Read More »Wall Street Attacking Progressives
The 2017 corporate tax cuts and the tax break on repatriation of profits from foreign subsidiaries were supposed to increase investment and create jobs. As most economists predicted, corporate profits have soared but few companies have increased investment or created… Read More »The 2017 Corporate Tax Cuts Went to Shareholders
In a New York Times Op-Ed yesterday, Thomas Edsall noted that Trump is on a path to surpass Obama’s record collection of small donations — those under $200. What is Trump’s appeal to small donors? Confession First, I confess: When… Read More »Trump’s Appeal to Patriotic Forgotten Small Donors
As progressives we share common values and a vision of a just and equitable world articulated as the progressive freedom vision. The “essential freedoms” that flow from our shared values require advocating relentlessly for specific policies, and advocating for candidates… Read More »The Progressive Freedom Vision: Federal Tax Policy for Individuals
People sometimes ask me: What do progressives believe? Here’s my answer.