Vermont labor gap: a matter of demographics

I recently came across an article in the Vermont Digger that highlights Vermont Futures Project’s identification of the workforce gap in Vermont.  It referenced a report, which concludes that: The so-called workforce supply gap is the result of more people retiring and fewer people entering the workforce. According to the report, 11,375 Vermonters retire every year, and…

Is Bernie in the pocket of Lockheed Martin?

Robert Maynard While Vermont’s own Bernie Sanders has long been a critic of multinational corporations, and what Eisenhower has labeled “The Military Industrial Complex,” he recently was fingered as the top recipient in the U.S. Congress of funding from the defense contract industry.  Furthermore, he has been particularly hesitant to criticize Lockheed Martin’s F-35 program.  He…

Sub-Saharan Africa’s economic success story

Robert Maynard In March of 2013, TNR introdced an exciting effort going on in developing countries to deal with the issue of poverty.  A film was made on this effort entitled “PovertyCure: From Aid to Enterprise.”  As a follow up, we now want to present our readers with a look at an economic success story in…

Howard Dean Supports Charters?

By Alex Darr Howard Dean was at Castleton State College addressing several hundred college students this week, and he came out strongly for Charter Schools, at least in the inner cities. They are transforming the lives of the blacks in New Orleans, he said. Charter Schools are run more or less autonomously with a degree…

Governor Shumlin discusses Single Payer with AARP

By Robert Maynard and Alex Darr On March 11th, Governor Shumlin met with Robert Romasco, the President of AARP to discuss the Single Payer System planned for the 2015-16 session, when the funding mechanisms are in place.  True North Reports was there with a video camera to film that discussion: At the very beginning of the…

Vermont Law School Immigration Symposium

by Alex Darr and Robert Maynard The Federalist Society chapter at Vermont Law School hosted their second symposium on October 23.  This one was on immigration policy and featured Stuart Anderson from the Cato Institute and Professor Art Edershiem from the Vermont Law School.  One matter that Mr. Anderson noted, was that the number of illegal immigrants…