“What both candidates failed to mention — and Harris should have been prepped to say — is that the jobs created during the Trump administration have been overwhelmingly low-wage/low hours jobs,” says Daniel Alpert, senior fellow in financial macroeconomics at Cornell Law School.
Steve Yale-Loehr, a Cornell University Law School professor, says companies might opt to avoid the costs associated with more frequent visa renewals or higher wages by establishing offices in other countries such as Canada, to access overseas tech talent.
The fact that imports to the U.S. are rising says a lot about how far the economy’s come since the start of the pandemic, says Eswar Prasad, professor of trade policy at Cornell University. “Economic recoveries are usually associated with increases in demand for goods and services produced both domestically and abroad.”
“There are going to be a lot of really amazing things that come from this time, but it is asking us, and young people, to dig deep, and it’s scary because most of us haven’t been here before,” says Janis Whitlock, research scientist in the Bronfenbrenner Center.
Alexandra Cirone, assistant professor of government, says, “Individual citizens shouldn’t amplify any speculation. Nefarious actors are banking on the (likelihood) that citizens will be very concerned about this and accidentally spread fake news.”
Stephen Yale-Loehr, professor of immigration law, says the announcement, is “basically a political statement that [the US government] opposes the governments of Hong Kong, Cuba and Venezuela, so we’re identifying those countries specifically in this document.”
“Nobody should ever think that this is actually an economic indicator of the sort that is produced by statistical agencies,” says Erica Groshen, senior economic adviser, about the weekly unemployment claims.
President Martha Pollack and Provost Michael Kotlikoff co-write this opinion piece about the measures Cornell has taken to keep its students, faculty, staff and community safe while holding a hybrid of in-person and online classes. Their piece highlights Cornell’s robust testing program and notes that Cornell’s leadership meets daily to evaluate its programs.
Sasa Zivkovic, assistant professor of architecture, says the cabin he created with Leslie Lok, assistant professor of architecture, is “proof of a concept,” as it shows an example of real-world construction using mass customization and alternative building materials.