Voters have a right to know where the allegiance of their lawmakers' lies. They should be asking if their elected representatives have sworn to serve ALEC first. And if so, those should be the first to go.
In theory, economists are rewarded for seeking the truth. In reality, many are rewarded for outlandish soundbites for "talking head" shows and supporting whichever special interest group pays them.
It's amazing how a little sunlight will change the behavior of some of the biggest names in corporate America -- sunlight here meaning greater transparency and accountability.
After paying for housing, utilities, transportation, food -- and Walmart's most basic health insurance -- a single person living in a relatively low-cost community would have about $395.50 to cover the rest of the month's expenses; a parent with a 6-year-old, about $143.10.
The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act is important, and JP Morgan should be nailed for bribing Chinese officials. But, if you'll pardon me for asking, why isn't there a Domestic Corrupt Practices Act?
Stop telling yourself that you are going to take the stairs, cut back on the $6 Starbucks lattes, or park as far away from the Whole Foods entrance as you can, and just follow my advice.
By removing the Scrooge-like obstacles embedded in the tax code, exiled cash could be fueling our sputtering American economy instead of creating jobs and investments in China or Vietnam by American multinational corporations.
You have to ask yourself if you're in an organization where your preferred style of politics is suited to the prevailing one and whether you're willing and able to adapt. Are you where what you have to offer adds value, where what you have to say is heard, and where your management/leadership skills have been duly noted?
Two minutes. That is not a lot of time to shower, shave, answer nature's call, meditate, dress, review a stack of yellow-highlighted note cards, and descend 12 flights to Ballroom "A."
Society, and culture, has changed around us and with us over the past few decades. It's evolution at work, or perhaps another revolution, as where we are now seems to be a high-tech iteration of somewhere we've been before.
No matter how you look at it, no matter which field you are in, no matter how brilliant your ideas are, success is a team sport.
Staring at your dream job posted online and wondering how you can get your resume into the right hands? Look no more. The six steps every LinkedIn user should follow to navigate their way to success.
In a very difficult year for restaurants of all types, burger joints are doing just fine, thank you.
I've been fascinated by IBM for decades. They are one of the few companies who have been able to figure out how to reinvent themselves radically, from a product-centric company to a services-centric company.
In the past two days we've seen a federal judge rule that Detroit can go bankrupt, putting its workers' pensions in jeopardy, and we have seen Illinois' legislature vote for substantial cuts in its retirees' pensions. Undoubtedly these two actions are just the tip of the iceberg.
Democrats are hammering out a deal with transparent fraud Paul Ryan when they should be shouting the truth to anyone who'll listen. And the rest of us? We should be reaching for pitchforks.
At the root of inequality is a moral choice: we either believe in the maxim, "I am my brother's keeper, I am my sister's keeper," or we don't.
America needs a strong middle class, but the mindless sequester cuts threaten the very priorities that help build and sustain it: childhood nutrition, student aid, job training, and housing assistance programs.