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Can philanthropy fill R&D grant gap if feds back away?
SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, March 24, 2017 - Question: Can philanthropy fill the gap left by reduced federal research grants? Continue reading »
Will defense gains offset budget cuts to science, technology in San Diego?
SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, March 19, 2017 - In a region largely shaped and driven for more than a century by federal spending on the military, President Donald Trump's first budget proposal last week triggered cheers from defense hawks and cries from researchers, academic leaders and others concerned about funding cuts to San Diego County's scientific, medical and high-tech industries. Continue reading »
San Diego experts weigh in: Do U.S. trade deficits really matter?
SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, March 17, 2017 - Question: Do trade deficits matter? Continue reading »
The trade war that could wallop San Diego
SAN DIEGO READER, March 15, 2017 - The law of unintended consequences warns individuals, governments, and corporations that any action may backfire. The possibility of a trade war with Mexico is a classic example: the consequences could be brutal, especially for San Diego. Continue reading »
The South Bay's Craft Beer Boom Is Upending Assumptions
VOICE OF SAN DIEGO, March 14, 2017 - At the end of 2015, San Diego County had 114 breweries and brewpubs – only two of which were in the South Bay. Citing low incomes and its minority-majority population, some brewers, sales representatives and distributors have assumed residents there only have taste buds for Bud Light, Corona and Dos Equis. A recent boom in breweries and tasting rooms is proving them wrong. Continue reading »

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