The result of the Republican budget would be opportunity only for those who already have money. So, of course, the GOP had to try to kill a budget conceived under the proposition of opportunity for everyone.
I'm often asked to speak to women about investing. And for years, I've typically started with the basics of saving, diversification and asset allocation. But, before getting to that, there is an investment that women can make that has by far the greatest risk-adjusted return available.
It causes me actual, real pain when I run into young people afraid of risks -- afraid to strike out on their own because it "might not work out." Might not work out? Of course it won't "work out" at first. That's part of the fun. OK, maybe not fun, per se. But it's part of the adventure.
Today, women around the world are marking International Women's Day, a day to celebrate the social, political and economic achievements of women, while focusing attention on the many things we still need to do to achieve equality for women and girls.
Now that we're having a serious conversation about capitalism, we can also have a conversation about solutions. Along with calling out flaws of capitalism, I'm proposing four solutions that would fix the most glaring problems in capitalism and blaze a new path forward for the next generation.
Why are media stories on poverty in America so insufficient? Stories that showcase the faces of poverty do not grab the public's attention the way that entertainment, political and economic stories do -- unless poverty stories are controversial or negative, that is.
The nation is still in an economic crisis -- a crisis of jobs, social mobility, wages and growth. We need to start focusing more on the lives that are being devastated by this crisis, and less on the artificial crisis of "debt reduction."
Thomas Piketty's new book on the history and future of capitalism is a bold attempt to pick up where Marx left off and correct what he got wrong. While there is much that is useful in this lengthy and well-written book, it owes too much to the master, and not in a good way.
So what's happening to make such radical changes in the way we do business? People want a bigger purpose now -- for themselves and for what they choose to support.
There should be a serious debate on how to reinvent the Arab state, establishing a developmental regime that fosters a reorientation of the national economy towards industrial productivity, agricultural dynamism, and inclusive growth.
While you are still unemployed and attempting to impress an interviewer, put the wine glass down and drink the water.
The crisis in Ukraine has brought attention not only to the military influence that Vladimir Putin can exert, but also upon the influence that Russian natural gas can wield.
The crisis of sustainability is a distinctly global crisis, but one that manifests itself in different ways in different places. As we learn more about how to solve problems caused by West Virginia's chemical contamination of its drinking water, we may have lessons to offer local governments in China.
Silence has been valued since humans started traveling, of course. But the debate about cellphone chatter on planes has touched a nerve, and if the law passes, it could even do something unprecedented: establish that air travelers have a right to a little peace and quiet on their journey.
It is now clear that while Governor Christie is embroiled in 'bridgegate', which is about clogging and blocking of traffic movement over a bridge, another scandal is brewing.
George Naddaff is nearing his 84th birthday but still thinking entrepreneurially. It is a tribute to America that George Naddaff could come from humble, new-immigrant beginnings and succeed beyond anybody's wildest dreams.
For both iPhones and iPads, Apple's newest product lines have succeeded in pushing higher priced models and presumably higher margins.
For 20 years she directed the brand and took risks that others would have thought crazy. Still married to her sweetheart of 38 years, and living between NYC and France, she has created her ideal life -- after much hard work and prioritizing. So, how did she do it, and as women, how can we succeed like her?
President Obama's manufacturing initiative, centering on regional "hubs" where advanced concepts will be developed, is evoking yawns from Republicans in Congress and only scattered support from business, but it strikes me as an excellent concept and one the business community should rally behind.