Posts by Algernon Austin

America will be greater when everyone who wants to work can find a job. Unfortunately, the Federal Reserve and our policymakers don’t seem to think so. They have not done all that they can to put...
June 20, 2017 | Algernon Austin
The more Americans that are working, the healthier our economy. Policymakers and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve are supposed to strive to achieve maximum employment. The governors of...
June 5, 2017 | Algernon Austin
This blog post adds details to “Infrastructure Priorities for Racial Equity: How The People’s Budget Helps and Trump’s Budget Hurts.” It is one of a series of blogs on the priority areas for...
May 8, 2017 | Algernon Austin
This blog post adds details to the discussion of lead poisoning and “water poverty” in “Infrastructure Priorities for Racial Equity: How The People’s Budget Helps and Trump’s Budget Hurts.” It is one...
May 7, 2017 | Algernon Austin
Great societies depend on great infrastructure. The American Society of Civil Engineers gives America’s infrastructure an overall grade of D+ in their latest Infrastructure Report Card. We need to...
May 2, 2017 | Algernon Austin
Of course, climate change is a global issue affecting everyone on the planet. But too often people of color are put into narrow “identity” boxes that do not recognize all of their concerns. I’ve...
April 27, 2017 | Algernon Austin
There is a great deal of excitement about self-driving or autonomous vehicles and how they will make travel safer and more efficient. What isn’t being discussed nearly as much is the impact of this...
April 23, 2017 | Algernon Austin
President Trump called last night for “one of the largest increases in national defense spending in American history.” He has proposed increasing the military budget by $54 billion—a proposal that...
March 1, 2017 | Algernon Austin