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Supply Chain Issues: Stock Winners And Losers, And What You'll Pay This Holiday Season

Supply Chain Issues: Stock Winners And Losers, And What You'll Pay This Holiday Season

Investors Business Daily, November 19, 2021

On Oct. 8, as retailers braced for an onslaught of holiday-season supply chain issues, 185 shipping containers, each filled with thousands of Care Bears, weren't where they needed to be. Some were in China, some stuck outside the Port of Los Angeles and others sitting on railcars in Chicago.

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Let's plan for human ingenuity in our fight against climate change

Let's plan for human ingenuity in our fight against climate change

The Hill, November 16, 2021

To anyone who followed the news from COP26, the UN climate summit in Glasgow, it is clear that the world needs to act quickly and decisively if we are to avoid climate disaster. This is especially clear to those affected by wildfires across the American West, flooding in New Jersey and Tennessee, as well as heatwaves in Portland. We must reduce carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions radically.

How voting — or choosing not to — might slow gerrymandering

How voting — or choosing not to — might slow gerrymandering

The Hill, November 16, 2021

Gerrymandering season has begun, as state legislative and independent commissions begin the process of drawing new state house and senate districts, as well as new congressional districts. Politicians seeking reelection have a stake in the process, since winning or losing may depend on how districts in their state are drawn. Democrats in states like Illinois and New York drive the gerrymandering wagon, while Republicans in states like Florida and Texas handle the reins. States with independent commissions enjoy the benefits of a bipartisan process, although governors hold veto power in numerous states to override such efforts.     

Why that Xbox you ordered might not get here for the holidays

Why that Xbox you ordered might not get here for the holidays

San Francisco Chronicle, November 16, 2021

Rescuing Christmas from the supply-chain Grinch won’t be easy. To make it happen, policymakers and business leaders must take an expansive approach, paying attention to logistics beyond our nation’s clogged-up harbors.

National Recycling Day: sizing up Atlanta’s efforts to reduce waste

National Recycling Day: sizing up Atlanta’s efforts to reduce waste

WABE, November 15, 2021

Every day on the west side of Atlanta, tons of plastic arrive at the Nexus processing facility. Most of it is thin plastic like shopping bags, packaging and “bubble wrap, huge amounts of bubble wrap,” said Nexus’ CEO Jeff Gold. “And where this comes from, I don’t really know or why we get it I’m not sure.”

Got $1.2T to invest in roads and other infrastructure? Here’s how to figure out how to spend it wisely

Got $1.2T to invest in roads and other infrastructure? Here’s how to figure out how to spend it wisely

The Conversation, November 15, 2021

The American economy is underpinned by networks. Road networks carry traffic and freight; the internet and telecommunications networks carry our voices and digital information; the electricity grid is a network carrying energy; financial networks transfer money from bank accounts to merchants. These networks are vast, often global systems – but a local disruption can really block them up.

Consumers: Get used to it. The supply chain problem is because you're ordering too much stuff. At least that's the message we're getting. But is th...

Consumers: Get used to it. The supply chain problem is because you're ordering too much stuff. At least that's the message we're getting. But is the answer to just stop buying so much?

USA Today, November 14, 2021

Just when consumers have come to terms with, and have even embraced, online shopping during the pandemic and after, the proverbial rug's been pulled out from under us because of supply chain logjams – and during the holiday season to boot. Investors in the retail space might want to know what to expect for the industry.

$1B transmission smack down may upend Northeast renewables

$1B transmission smack down may upend Northeast renewables

E&E News, November 12, 2021

The challenge to a $1 billion New England transmission line is raising concerns about how the region’s largest state will now reach its clean energy targets, underscoring the obstacles facing large infrastructure critical for renewables and President Biden’s decarbonization efforts.