Eating the seed corn won’t help Trump achieve 4 percent growth

When President Trump took office in January, the White House web site rolled out a goal consistent with his campaign pledges on the economy.

“To get the economy back on track, President Trump has outlined a bold plan to create 25 million new American jobs in the next decade and return to 4 percent annual economic growth,” reads a portion of the page on “Bringing Back Jobs and Growth.”

There’s nothing wrong with ambitious goals: Elected officials often set them to challenge their colleagues, competitors and citizens alike.

For a stronger economy and national security, don’t cut science

MADISON – With his proposed cuts in federal research and development spending, President Trump risks harming a priority he puts at the top of his own list – national security.

The history of federal investment in R&D, especially since the end of World War II, reflects a bipartisan consensus that money spent on basic and applied research pays economic and security dividends over the long haul while helping the nation respond to short-term crisis.

Intel, in Show of Support for Trump, Announces Factory in Arizona

Intel, the world’s largest computer chip manufacturer, will invest $7 billion to finish a factory in Arizona, adding 3,000 jobs, the company’s chief executive said on Wednesday after meeting with President Trump at the White House.

The completion of the factory, which will complement two other Intel semiconductor plants in Chandler, Ariz., had been under consideration for several years.

Rise of ‘mission investing’ is trend companies should follow

The latest round of investment in Midwestern BioAg Inc. caught many eyes simply because of its size: The 33-year-old company has raised $21.3 million to continue a $40-million recapitalization that began in 2014.

It also deserved notice because of a phrase used to describe the role of two of its latest financiers: “Mission-related investments.”

The Seven Dwarfisms of 2017

Economy laid flat on the long marble slab in a very large hall, dead from eating the poisoned apple while under the spell of witchcraft. The air in the hall is foggy and still; it reaches high into the rafters of this massive white marble edifice, and it is surrounded by a thick forest with cold winds blowing. The audible hisses of sorrow from the far distant make the burden of failure loud and clear.

White House’s SXSL shows what it’s like to be in the criminal justice system

The criminal justice system in our country is broken. Just imagine if technologists put their resources and knowledge toward solving some of our country’s biggest issues, instead of toward the next dating app. Today at South by South Lawn, the White House’s first-ever festival of art, ideas and action, I got a glimpse of what that world might look like.