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Capitalism

Rasmussen CAPITALISM POLL: Stunning Results

Rasmussen Polls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Only 53% of American adults believe capitalism is better than socialism. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 20% disagr...

The Road to Capitalism 2.0 (from G20 to GM)

Tantan Pablo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tantan Pablo

If the economical model that defined the 20th century is about to dive into a new stage, there is one thing we can all agree on: although a useful metaphor, "Capitalism 2.0" would be a horrible name.

Why the G-20 Protestors Were Astoundingly Wrong and Naïve

Steve Strauss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Strauss

The G-20 protesters have it completely backwards. Capitalism is not the problem, capitalism is the solution.

Obama Declares Himself President-For-Life (No Fooling!)

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

"I am ashamed at getting my stimulus bill passed so quickly. Republicans, those masters of bipartisanship, offered their sincere efforts to delay this bill for months and, I admit, I ignored them."

The Un-Malling of America

Bob Giloth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bob Giloth

"More than 400 of the 2,000 largest malls in the U.S.have closed in the past two years...[I]n the past 12 months, retail sales have dropped an unprece...

How Japan's Other Hybrid Can Save American Jobs

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sally Kohn

The days of Japan as No. 1 are over. But it's worth noting the Toyota Way motto: "Base your management decisions on a long-term philosophy, even at the expense of short-term goals.

Inclusive Capitalism Not Economic Colonialism: the G20 and the Future

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

We have seen what happens when Capitalism runs amok and is not inclusive. The problem is not capitalism, it is greed and the lack of the human element.

The Beast Runs Free

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Harry Moroz

True change will not come from altering how we regulate the financial sector -- at least not in statements of the sort Secretary Geithner issued this week.

Capitalism - the Gift That Keeps on Taking: Part I

Michael Gene Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Gene Sullivan

Most Americans are not capitalists. They might want to be capitalists, but no matter how much you, or that hardworking barista, that well paid techno-nerd, small farmer, or gangsta rapping bank teller may want to be capitalists, you are not capitalists. You are workers.

Blue Dog Democrats and Republican Triangulation

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

We must not allow the Blue Dogs to slow down President Obama's momentum or water down the sweeping reforms the nation needs in these trying economic times.

The Years of Agonizing Reappraisal

Larry Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Larry Abrams

I was thinking about going down to DC for the inauguration last month, but decided it was too cold to sell my new "I was there for the fall of capital...

Capitalism's Future And The 50 People Who Will Frame The Debate

Financial Times | Steven Bernard, Jeremy Lemer and FT Reporters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The credit crisis has placed the global financial system under almost unprecedented strain. Tackling the many problems and charting a course throug...

Involuntary Simplicity?

Jasmine Boussem | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jasmine Boussem

It is well known that disease symptoms are sometimes the result of the body working to cure an underlying condition. I suspect we will not only survive, but actually be healthier in the long run.

A Year In David Mamet's Marketplace

Rob Warmowski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rob Warmowski

One year ago, Mamet wrote of his transformation from a "brain-dead liberal" to a person who sees the country mainly as a "marketplace." I can't help but ask: how's that free market working out?

Muhammad Yunus: Social Business, the Financial Crisis and the Little Engine that Could

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

Muhammad Yunus, the poor, and countries which we have always considered "underdeveloped" have a lot to teach us about sustainability!

Our Moral Audit of the Budget

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

My prediction is that many in the faith community, especially those on the front lines of serving the poor, will rally around the principles and priorities of this budget.

The Simplest Plan For Helping Homeowners

Henryk A. Kowalczyk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Henryk A. Kowalczyk

By offering short-term loans, the government would be using taxpayer money wisely to stimulate banks to reform their lending practices.

Obama's Economic Paradox: Can You Have "Bailout" and "Stimulus" at the Same Time?

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randall Amster

Perhaps the centerpiece of the current bill (at least for people's pockets in the short-term) is an actual weekly paycheck bump to the tune of about eight bucks.

CON GAMES: Capitalism -- The God That Failed

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Conniff

When it comes to capitalism under a putatively conservative administration, the emperor may have had no clothes but the God of the Free Market was buck naked.

Recession Porn: A Hard Spot for Soft Times

Richard M. Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard M. Benjamin

You'll notice your friends, co-workers, or spouses obsessively doing it. They're checking out Recession Porn in all its sundry glory.

Our Best Days Are Not Behind Us: Daniel Gross

Newsweek | Daniel Gross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The dumb, willfully blind optimists who dominated the late boom have been evicted--and the ardent declinists, the bears and the prophetic historians h...

We're All Socialists Now: Newsweek

Newsweek | Jon Meacham and Evan Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In many ways our economy already resembles a European one. As boomers age and spending grows, we will become even more French....

The Hypocrisy of the West

Ben Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben Cohen

The Third World exists in a precarious state of neo colonial dependency and cannot follow our path out of economic disaster because we insist they don't.

CNBC's Clueless Mark Haines Calls Me "Clueless" on Morning Joe: I Respond

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Arianna Huffington

Haines, clearly still wearing his Wall Street blinders -- and still speaking out for the Marie Antoinettes of the Meltdown -- was apoplectic over my suggestion that taxpayers should stop subsidizing equity holders in insolvent banks.

HuffPost Readers Share Their Solutions to the Global Economic Crisis

Matthew Palevsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Countless theories about the economic crisis were aired last week in Davos during the World Economic Forum. But many of the voices heard were the same...