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Manufacturing not a dirty job; someone will be paid well to do it

By Steve Gratz

        Manufacturing jobs in Ohio are going unfilled, and experts say the problem is projected to get worse.

        According to the National Association of Manufacturers, seven out of 10 Americans consider manufacturing a cornerstone of the economy, but only three in 10 want their children to go into manufacturing. Additionally, the National Association of Manufacturers predicts that 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will be created in the next 10 years, but more than 2 million of those will go unfilled.

        I like the idea that National Newspaper Week and Great Books Week both happen on Oct. 7-13. Journalism has been famously – and accurately – described as “the first rough draft of history.”

        The authors of great books must paint complete pictures from the rough sketches that journalists start. There are countless examples such as “The Best and the Brightest,” the late David Halberstam’s account of the politics and tragedy behind the war in Vietnam.

Right to Try provides a license to cash in on patient fears

        More than 1.7 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer this year. One in three of those patients will eventually succumb to it.

        Knowing these odds, patients and their loved ones want quicker access to the latest medicines -- even if they are still at an experimental stage.

        That's why so many Americans applauded passage of the "Right To Try Act," which was signed by President Trump in May. The measure creates a legal pathway for terminally ill patients to access new medications that have only been through one phase of Food and Drug Administration approval.

 

Universal Income

What do you think of presidential candidate Andrew Yang's proposal for a universal basic income of $1,000 per month for every adult?
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