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Enslavement of the Middle Class

Harlan Green | Posted 02.24.2015 | Business
Harlan Green

It is the ideology of austerity that has prevailed in the U.S. at least since the 1980s, and Paul Krugman says is putting Europe into its Second Great Depression.

Hottest Year on Record, 2014, Brings Economic Opportunity

Michael Shank | Posted 01.07.2015 | Green
Michael Shank

With 2014 weighing in as the hottest year on record, the window to mitigate global warming rapidly shrinks. It's time to eliminate the debate that action on climate change will harm economic growth.

White House Urges Higher Pay For Tipped Workers

Reuters | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 26 (Reuters) - The White House said on Wednesday raising the minimum wage for workers who receive tips would disproportionately be...

Sam Stein

Obama Adviser Tells The Super-Rich To Have Some Perspective | Sam Stein | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The hysteria of the nation's wealthiest appeared to hit a crescendo this past week when Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tom Perkins co...

White House Official Nominated To Key Economic Post

AP | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics

BY JIM KUHNHENN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has nominated Jason Furman, a veteran White House economic officia...

Obama To Name Top Economic Adviser

AP | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics

BY JIM KUHNHENN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will nominate Jason Furman, a veteran White House economic official, a...

White House: Raising Taxes On The Middle Class Will Doom Everyone

Reuters | Posted 01.26.2013 | Business

* Report says economy would suffer if AMT tax not patched * Latest salvo from White House in fiscal cliff battle By Jeff...

I'll Raise You a Santa Claus

Marvin Meadors | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics
Marvin Meadors

So Democrats may have to come up with a new narrative. They can not flourish by promising to be the party that raises taxes and makes cuts to popular programs, even if they succeed in inheriting the Republican's former mantle as the party of fiscal responsibility.

America's Ten Disappearing Industries: Report

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.13.2012 | Business

In the recession's aftermath some of the nation's most prominent industries are going to be left behind. The automotive, restaurant and newspaper ...

Imagining President Obama's Council of Elders

Paul Stoller | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics
Paul Stoller

Why not convene a council of unconventional elders -- academics, writers, artists, technology wizards, farmers, small business owners and public officials? They would give President Obama unfiltered advice on all sorts of issues.

Krueger Sounded The Alarm: Will He Answer It?

Peter S. Goodman | Posted 10.29.2011 | Business
Peter S. Goodman

Back in March, when he still enjoyed remove from the policy fray as an academic at Princeton, Alan Krueger used unusually blunt language to sound the alarm that the American economy was staring at the sort of crisis that seemed unlikely to be fixed absent sustained and aggressive action. So the real question now is whether Krueger's appointment to the top spot on President Obama's economic advisory team will in fact alter the policies coming out of Washington, delivering initiatives that can create jobs. On that score, unfortunately, there is limited reason for optimism.

Why Obama's Top Economic Adviser Should Be Missed

The Atlantic | MEGAN MCARDLE | Posted 10.10.2011 | Business

Why the White House—and Washington—should miss departing economic adviser Austan Goolsbee....

Obama Adviser: U.S. Can't 'Stand Pat' Despite Recent Job Growth

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 10.05.2011 | Business

Despite the 2.4 million jobs created in the U.S. over the last 17 months, Austan Goolsbee leaves his post as Chairman of the President's Council of Ec...

CEO: 'Mismatch' Between Jobs Available, Workers Needed

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.21.2011 | Business

The United States might have millions of unemployed workers, but one company is having a hard time finding people that fit. Eric Spiegel, U.S. regi...

Larry Summers: U.S. Credit Worthiness Being Held 'Hostage' By Officials

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 06.04.2012 | Business

Safe to say Larry Summers is happier with the current state of economic recovery than he is with the whole debt ceiling debate. On Monday, Summers,...

Top Obama Economic Adviser To Resign

AP | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Austan Goolsbee, a longtime adviser to President Barack Obama, will resign his post as the chairman of the Council of Economic Advi...

Obama Adviser: Don't Worry About Recent Lack Of Job Creation

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 08.06.2011 | Business

Although the U.S. private sector added only around 54,000 jobs in May, Austan Goolsbee, chairman of Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, still says t...

Maxwell Strachan

What Causes High Unemployment? Blame The Business Cycle, Report Finds | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 07.16.2011 | Business

America's current unemployment crisis is predominately the result of a pronounced dip in the business cycle, according to a new paper by economists at...

WATCH White House Adviser: How The U.S. Will Create History's Biggest Export Increase

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Austan Goolsbee, chairman of the president's Council of Economic Advisers, is out with a third video defending the Obama administration's approach to ...

Innovation: Leading The Great American Comeback

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

If we want a strong economy we need to do something about it. We need to reverse course and try another strategy. I suggest one based on innovation of entrepreneurs, rather than new federal spending on government jobs.

Obama To Tap Goolsbee To Replace Romer

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama elevated his longtime adviser Austan Goolsbee to chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers on Friday, sig...

Ben Bernanke's Summer Reading List | SEWELL CHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Ben S. Bernanke was an economist at Stanford and Princeton for more than two decades before he moved to Washington to 2002, first as a member of the F...

Departing White House Economist Calls For More Spending, Tax Cuts

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Departing White House economist Christina Romer says the government has the tools for bringing down unemployment, but policymakers ...

Sam Stein

Romer's Departure Raises Questions And Concerns About White House's Economic Team | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Upon entering the White House in the winter of 2009, President Obama asked his economic team to come up with potential solutions to the economic crisi...

Obama Loses Second High-Level Aide This Summer

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Christina Romer, one of President Barack Obama's most pivotal economic advisers, is resigning, a change that comes as the White House struggles to sho...