The First Amendment is primarily a restraint on government intrusion and a bedrock principle of our society. How do commercial interests interact with those protections? How can unpopular dissent resist government pressure when that dissent depends on commercial Internet providers to reach its audience?
When you manage a foreign company, the image that Europe portrays is different in many respects from what you're used to hearing. The continent is the most important foreign investor in many regions of the world, including South-East Asia.
The news reports say that the test scores of American students on the latest PISA test are "stagnant," "lagging," and "flat." The myth persists that once our nation led the world on international tests, but we have fallen from that exalted position in recent years. Wrong, wrong, wrong.
Technology and globalization are driving the good deals American consumers are getting this holiday season. But the same forces are keeping wages down, and are even on the verge of eliminating many of the low-wage retail and related service jobs many Americans now need to make ends meet.
There is no way that a typical Walmart worker could support one or two children without help from the government. In this picture, the government is the helping hand that allows workers to make ends meet despite the bad cards dealt to them. The problem with this story is that the cards were not just dealt out randomly; there was a rigged deck.
The American Dream is alive and well in Generation Y; its entrepreneurial spirit as strong as any generation since the so-called Greatest Generation. It would be a shame if the inevitable erosion of hope in crowdfunding turns entrepreneurs away.
Tomorrow, in 100 cities nationwide, fast-food workers are speaking out and taking action. Their message is simple: they want a wage that allows them to raise their families without living in poverty.
At first blush, proponents of active management might find solace in Shiller's views. A closer analysis indicates such a view would be misplaced.
Raising the minimum wage is a better way to cut spending on assistance programs because higher wages cut the need for assistance such as food stamps. Raising the minimum wage increases other wages as well, for example low-paid supervisors of minimum-wage employees.
QE is neither a quantitative nor an 'easing' term of art for the most important calibrator of the world economy to use.
By declining to hear a challenge to New York State's "Amazon law," the U.S. Supreme Court has now helped pave the way for states and localities to collect more of the roughly $13 billion that they're owed each year in uncollected sales taxes on Internet purchases.
It's one of the oldest right-wing claims: "Excessive" regulation will harm job creators and kill the economy. But is it based on sound economics?
While most people agree, in principle, that ex-convicts shouldn't be released into the job market with no discernible skills, there's always been opposition to prison job-training programs, and that opposition has always been about money.
What if you build it, and no one comes? A great website, that is. Many times, a lack of website traffic is due to common mistakes that cause the search engines to penalize you.
The archetypal image of two guys in a garage cranking out a tech-based, soon to be VC-backed startup in Silicon Valley is one of the many myths of the entrepreneurship world that drive away a lot of potential entrepreneurs.
Pensioners, Wall Street and art lovers. That's a coalition that could get Washington and state capitals to honestly and openly confront looming municipal bankruptcies.
Men and women truly want to work more successfully with each other, but we're unsure how. We often have difficulty reading each other's intentions and understanding each other's behavior.
My only capital when I started Trans Pacific Traders in 1946 was my accumulated military pay. What I did have was a willingness to research, find opportunities, and make deals. Fancy furniture and a large office would have to wait.
In many companies today, performance appraisals are all about what is going wrong. That should be turned around, so that there is more of a conversation of what is going right, and if it isn't, how that can be fixed.