All posts filed under: Jobs and the economy

Podcast – Barbara Bry and Mary Walshok – The Evolution of San Diego’s Innovation Economy

We were delighted that club Patron and candidate for San Diego City Council District 1, Barbara Bry was a co-presenter at this meeting. Barbara has spent the last 30 years of her life helping to start companies and create jobs from her early days at CONNECT to becoming an entrepreneur and serving on the initial management team of companies like ProFlowers.com.   San Diego’s economy has long been dependent on federal funds with 50% GDP today coming from federal sources to support, military functions, defense contracting companies and basic research such as on the Torrey Pines mesa. Barbara and Mary emphasized the importance of innovation to San Diego’s future. They dove into the history and what it means to local citizens to have companies that operate in a global arena – where we put our priorities will be shaped by these forces.   We encourage you to subscribe to our Podcast channel here. You can also find us on the iTunes Store just search for Point Loma & OB Dems or click here, as well as on Stitcher. …

24 July – Monthly Meeting – Barbara Bry and Mary Walshok – The Evolution of San Diego’s Innovation Economy

We are delighted that club Patron and candidate for San Diego City Council District 1, Barbara Bry is a co-presenter at this month’s meeting. Barbara has spent the last 30 years of her life helping to start companies and create jobs from her early days at CONNECT to becoming an entrepreneur and serving on the initial management team of companies like ProFlowers.com. Mary Walshok is an author, educator, researcher, and Associate Vice Chancellor for Public Programs and Dean of Extension at the University of California San Diego. She is a thought leader and subject matter expert on aligning workforce development with regional economic growth. Mary is the co-author of Invention & Reinvention, the evolution of San Diego’s Innovation Economy. In the preface, she writes that our city is a paradox— the desire of citizens to build a world class city with only minimal investments and/or costs in terms of taxes, environmental stewardship, labor conflicts or infrastructure development. We want to have our cake and eat it too.  San Diego’s economy has long been dependent on federal funds with 50% …

Dec 15 – San Diego Climate Action Plan Vote at City Council

Tuesday Dec 15 is when the full City Council will vote on the Climate Action Plan to commit to 100% renewables by 2035 and to halve greenhouse gas emissions. If you can, join the historic decision Tues, Dec 15, 12:30pm Rally @ City Hall Plaza, then 2pm Council Hearing @ City Hall, 12th Floor, 202 C Street, San Diego CA 92101. Last Saturday San Diego 350 organized an impressive turnout at Balboa Park demanding Climate Justice with a great line-up of speakers. There’s a writeup of the event, the Paris COP21 conference and the City Council vote by Doug Porter on the San Diego Free Press. If you weren’t able to attend here’s a short overview video by Dennis Stein.

Dec 7 – Demand Presumptive Health Coverage for San Diego Lifeguards Today

Ed Harris spoke to club members at the end of the Annual Holiday Party about the need to provide San Diego lifeguards with presumptive health coverage. The City Council will discuss this on Monday December 7, 2pm at City Council Chambers, 202 C St. If you can please attend, or call or email your City Councilmember to demand fair treatment for San Diego lifeguards. Contact details are available here.

Capital in the 21st Century with Thomas Piketty – Helen Edison Lecture Series

Income inequality is not just a catch phrase, it is the focus of noted economist Thomas Piketty’s groundbreaking bestseller, “Capital in the Twenty-First Century.” Detailing the origins and the implications of our growing economic disparities, the book has earned Piketty comparisons to Adam Smith, John Maynard Keynes and Karl Marx from The New York Times. Join the conversation between Piketty and Peter Gourevitch, founding dean of UC San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy, on what rising income inequality means for society. Watch more great interviews at UCTV – University of California Television http://www.uctv.tv/ This interview is from the “Helen Edison Lecture Series” [11/2015] Listen or download the podcast here. You can also watch on Cox (135) Time Warner (1231) AT&T U-verse (99) or on channel 35. Follow UCSDTV on Twitter and Facebook.

Podcast – Fight for $15 – Rabbi Laurie Coskey of the Interfaith Center for Worker Justice

Rabbi Laurie Coskey led an invigorating discussion on the fight for $15 and how the Point Loma Democratic Club can participate in passing the minimum wage ordinance and get more involved in exciting campaigns for economic sustainability. For more details of the meeting read our summary here. We have not edited the questions from club members and guests for audibility so please bear that in mind while listening . We encourage you to subscribe to our Podcast channel here. You can also find us on the iTunes Store just search for Point Loma & OB Dems or click here, as well as on Stitcher. Recordings used during the discussion do not contain explicit language. Music used by kind permission of the Oily Buoys. What are Podcasts? Our podcasts are edited recordings of our meetings made freely available on the Internet. They’ll usually be audio but we may make video recordings available as well. One-third of all Americans (12 years of age or older) have listened to a podcast according to Pew Research on Podcasts. Our podcasts are a great way to share information from our guest speakers for free …