Although the Main Street Lending Program was announced in late March, participation in the program did not begin until June 15. Since then, bank executives have noted a lack of interest from borrowers; several institutions have reported less than 200 interested borrowers each. Continue Reading
With over $130 billion in PPP funding still unused as of early June, a more inclusive and comprehensive set of lending regulations would help streamline the loan process and provide small businesses with much-needed funds. Continue Reading
As China increases its military and paramilitary activity in the South China Sea, previously timid countries in the region must ignore the short-term risks of publicly rejecting China’s incursions in favor of the long-term prospects of creating a framework for stable and equitable governance over the waterway.
If the U.S. does not authorize investments in research and development for a sustainable human space exploration program, the nations that do will receive the accompanying diplomatic, technological and economic benefits. Continue Reading
Automation can be used in a way that complements the workforce, shifting responsibilities rather than creating competition for jobs. The congressional bill — the Workforce DATA Act — is a promising program that could help to gather data on which jobs are at risk of being replaced by automation while also finding ways to retrain workers for new jobs. Continue Reading
This post explores the software systems used by state and federal governments to implement three provisions of the CARES Act and the underlying causes behind their technological failures. Continue Reading
Everyone should take immediate action to preserve rivers, lakes, ponds and aquifers by introducing initiatives such as proper water management and waste disposal techniques, flood and rainwater control and wastewater mitigation measures. Continue Reading