JERRY HAAR, PH.D.

Immigrants are an Economic Boon to America
January 7, 2020 | The Hill
Will President Trump make immigration a centerpiece of his 2020 re-election campaign? Pollsters, pundits and political insiders seem to think so. After all, anti-immigrant sentiment is a hallmark of the very base that helped catapult the president to election victory in 2016. One needs to recall that in announcing his candidacy for the presidency on June 16, 2015, Donald Trump excoriated Mexican immigrants as follows: “They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people." Actually, an impartial, factually-based assessment would have addressed immigration this way: “They’re bringing skilled and semi-skilled labor which we sorely need. They’re bringing entrepreneurs. And I assume there will be some bad people in the group.”..... more

Women on Boards of Directors—A Boon to Companies and Shareholders
January 7, 2020 | Miami Today
One of the most salutary developments in the business world during the last decade has been the rise of women in professional, managerial and leadership positions in companies. Often over looked, however, is their ascent, as well, to boards of directors..... more