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Economic Decline

Economic Roots of Violence

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 07.16.2016 | Impact
Peter A. Georgescu

When it comes to why we're beginning to see some of the unrest that led up to the presidential election of 1968, including the racial violence we're n...

19 Eerie Photos That Put America's Problems In Plain Sight

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 09.10.2014 | Business

Seeing an abandoned home can be a bit creepy. But seeing one that represents the decline of an entire way of life? That should elicit an even more sol...

Positive Thinking Leads to Economic Decline

Matthew Hutson | Posted 04.14.2014 | Business
Matthew Hutson

As much as popular culture preaches against negative thinking, our capacities for vigilance and pessimism evolved for a reason

Winners of Globalization: The Rich and The Chinese Middle Class. Losers: The American Middle Class

Branko Milanovic | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Branko Milanovic

The period between the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Great Recession saw the profoundest reshuffle of individual incomes on the global scale since the Industrial revolution.

The Deeper Issues in the Shutdown Crisis

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

As the partisan warfare in Washington continues over the government shutdown and looming debt ceiling, it is important to examine some of the deeper i...

Has the U.S. entered into long-term economic decline?

RealClearMarkets | Larry Kudlow | Posted 11.03.2011 | Business

No sooner had President Obama shocked the political world with a gloomy economic forecast - projecting 9.1 percent unemployment for this year and a re...

Giving It All Away

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 06.13.2011 | New York
Lita Smith-Mines

I was chatting with a man who declared that he was withdrawing his home from the real estate market. Why? "I'm absolutely not giving my house away!"

Are American Workers Just Getting What They Deserve?

Ian Fletcher | Posted 04.18.2016 | Business
Ian Fletcher

Can ordinary American workers be blamed for their economic plight? To some extent, they can, simply because yes, they did vote for the clowns who have made the mess we're in.

President Obama and This Generation's 'Sputnik Moment'

David Coates | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
David Coates

Less and less is it the case that the United States remains, to quote the president, as "the home of the world's best universities."

Report From the Epicenter of the Fraudclosure Crisis

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Danny Schechter

In all of the economic issues we are dealing with, there is always a "back story, a deeper context" that is usually missing, "disappeared" like those ...

Why the U.S. Needs More Immigrants

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Fernando Espuelas

If we want to maintain our superpower status, assure economic growth, save Social Security and other entitlement programs, we need a growing pool of (immigrant) tax payers to fund it.

An American Heartbreak: From Earning $90,000 each year to the Streets

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Working in the auto industry and as an electrician, James seemed to be on top of the world. He accepted an early buyout, took the chance to go back to college, and graduated only to find no opportunities.