Is manufacturing the canary in the coal mine? The ongoing trade war, coupled with the imposition of new tariffs on Chinese goods and the threat of additional tariffs later this year, have slowed U.S., Chinese, European and Asian economic growth.
Should tax incentives be used to foster economic development and if so, how? In short, they should, but with clear plans on how those incentives restructure the local economy so they actually create greater, sustained future economic growth.
Given the wackiness od 2018, making a 2019 prediction would seem like a fool’s game, but despite this year’s volatility, the economy performed largely as expected. It’s just that it did it in a very odd way.
Over the last five years, the number of students graduating from Pennsylvania teacher training programs has fallen by over 60 percent, while the number of teacher certifications granted dropped by over 70 percent.