Opponents who wanted to make the case that comprehensive reform of our current "system" would be a net cost just got some pretty bad news.
Detroit, which grew and prospered for much of the last century, has become a wasteland of abandoned buildings, lawlessness, and municipal debts. Who'll pay the price for the fall of Detroit?
People need to get out of their car leases for a variety of reasons. It's notoriously difficult to escape a lease. One way around this, if your finance company allows it, is to transfer the lease to another party for the remainder of its term.
I got on my plane to NY after 48 hours in Detroit with tears in my eyes. Why was I so moved by the people, entrepreneurs, and start-ups I met during such a short visit? Trips to London, Milan, Los Angeles and San Francisco have never affected me in such a way.
Older workers who are creative and entrepreneurial are taking advantage of this shift in the labor market, seizing it as an opportunity to work past retirement age without being tied to a nine-to-five schedule.
Highly educated talent is mobile and New York City, the center of the metro area, needs to advance policies that attract, retain and cultivate that talent.
In addition to his timeless observations on love and death and empire and pretty much every other aspect of the human experience, Shakespeare devoted quite a bit of ink to money and how it affects us.
Once again, the facts speak for themselves: Unions are the first and last line of defense for America's workers.
Our understanding of human nature, the laws of economics, the history of mankind, and a quick glance in the mirror tell us everything we need to know. In short, that so-called "self-policing" doctrine promoted by free market zealots is a howling fraud.
Ethan Stock lived the Silicon Valley dream. He had recently sold his company to eBay and emanated the tanned skin and relaxed composure you'd expect of someone who just cashed a big corporate check. But I was surprised by what he said next. "Mediocrity is worse than failure, you know?"
We often are told that work and life should be separate and therefore balanced, like two objects on a scale. Over the years, however, I have discovered that greater fulfillment comes from finding ways to integrate these two important parts of my life, rather than thinking of them in isolation.
Predatory mortgage lenders aren't the only ones under fire for racial targeting -- the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is now probing auto lenders for allegedly discriminating against Blacks and Latinos.
The Fed has recently expressed a desire to begin winding down its Quantitative Easing program in the next few months. This would be the first step towards the eventual raising of interest rates.
A trade association of for-profits college could work to advantage those honest member schools who actually are helping students to learn and train for careers. But APSCU, instead, appears to subscribe to the quick buck ethos of its biggest, wealthiest, most powerful members.
Nothing the Greek people have done merits the ongoing and systemic destruction of their lives and livelihood. The Troika's program is not helping the economy and is dangerous politically.
From Barack Obama to Veronica Mars, just about everyone and their co-founder is raising money these days through crowdfunding. But for every breakout campaign, there are thousands that fail to hit their goals.
Feynman's one sentence, to pass onto to future generations, was the atomic hypothesis. I often think of what my own piece of information, my one sentence, would be.
My daughter's friend is a programmer, and he works two days a week from home. He isn't caring for a child or a sick relative. He and his generation simply think: Why endure the hassle and expense of a long commute when you don't have to?
Did the London Whale revelations result in protections for bank customers -- and their federal insurers -- from this kind of gambling?