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Economic Growth

This Is The Next Generation Of Global Cities

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 04.15.2014 | World

Cities in lower-income countries are rapidly catching up with the world's top business capitals, according to a new report. Chicago-based consulti...

Indian Democracy: Maturing But Flawed

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 04.11.2014 | World
Parvez Ahmed

Indians are caught between a rock and hard place. On one hand they want the government to reignite India's economic growth. And yet the party with the most pro-business credential is also cloaked in anti-modern social views that will further disadvantage India's struggling minorities and women.

Congressman Bill Foster Explains Why Middle Class Tax Cuts Lead to Economic Growth

Mary Manning Cleveland | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Mary Manning Cleveland

If you give a dollar to a middle class family, they will spend it in the local economy and spur growth, or they will use it to make a high return investment, such as paying for their children's college.

As Demand Improves, Time to Focus More on Supply

Olivier Blanchard | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Olivier Blanchard

The dynamics that were emerging at the time of the October 2013 World Economic Outlook are becoming more visible. Put simply, the recovery is strengthening.

The Ryan Budget Is an Affront to Economics and American History

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

Paul Ryan has issued a new proposal to cut the budget even further, to the point where most unemployment programs will be half the size that they were during the Reagan administration. This is a cruel, counterproductive path we are on, and that is not a statement of mere opinion.

A Tough Job: Tackling Poverty and Fragility in Afghanistan

Borany Penh | Posted 04.03.2014 | Impact
Borany Penh

While the country's uncertain landscape presents new and evolving challenges, even a child (of war) can see the importance of our continued work to address poverty and fragility in Afghanistan. None of this will be easy to undertake but it is a job well worth finishing.

Understanding How Americans View the Environment

Steven Cohen | Posted 03.24.2014 | Green
Steven Cohen

It is a mistake to think that most Americans, especially young Americans, "don't get it" or don't care about the planet. They do.

The New Populist Movement: Organizing to Take Back America.

Roger Hickey | Posted 03.16.2014 | Politics
Roger Hickey

A new progressive populist movement is rising up in the United States. Inspired by an expansive vision of greater economic opportunity for all Americans, this new movement is also fueled by anger over politicians' broken promises.

Secular Stagnation: A Working Pair of Scissors Needs Two Blades

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Otaviano Canuto

There is a core divergence among some "Keynesian" and "Schumpeterian" economists who have proposed stagnation hypotheses; each camp points to different underlying factors for continued anemic levels of growth.

White House Has Optimistic Growth Forecast For 2014 And 2015

Reuters | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics

By Mark Felsenthal and Will Dunham WASHINGTON, March 10 (Reuters) - The White House on Monday forecast more robust economic growth in ...

Unblock America!

Charles Kolb | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics
Charles Kolb

If economic growth and job creation are to be restored in America, we must unblock the country and enable smart people -- innovators, creators, and entrepreneurs -- to unleash their creativity.

Harsh Winter Puts Drag On Economy, Fed Says

Reuters | Posted 03.05.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Severe weather across much of the United States took a toll on shopping and consumer spending in recent weeks, leading to slowe...

A HOME GR/OWN Approach to Central City Redevelopment

Tom Barrett | Posted 03.05.2014 | Impact
Tom Barrett

Industrial and former industrial cities, many on or near the Fresh Coast, have been pursuing extremely innovative strategies to deal with the impact of manufacturing job losses.

Time to Break the Cycle of Unemployment

Majid Jafar | Posted 03.03.2014 | Impact
Majid Jafar

Just over three years ago, Arab youth took to the streets protesting and demanding a better life, a better job and a future that includes dignity and respect.

Government Slashes Economic Growth Estimate

Reuters | Lucia Mutikani | Posted 03.02.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government slashed its estimate for fourth-quarter growth as consumer spending and exports were less robust than initi...

IMF Economists: Income Inequality Hurts Economic Growth

Reuters | Posted 02.28.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Income inequality can lead to slower or less sustainable economic growth, while redistribution of income, when measur...

Land: They're Not Making Any More of It

Anita Verma-Lallian | Posted 04.23.2014 | Business
Anita Verma-Lallian

There is an upswing for raw land. As demand for housing grows, demand for land grows. It's a simple fact of economics and American ingenuity.

The Paradox of Africa's Growth

Obadias Ndaba | Posted 04.16.2014 | World
Obadias Ndaba

Why is Africa's job growth so weak while its economic growth outlook is just fine, even robust? The reasons are structural in nature and three-fold.

The Call to Action -- Do More!

Barbara Dyer | Posted 04.15.2014 | Business
Barbara Dyer

Flash-back, January 7, 1964. Lyndon Baines Johnson made his first State of the Union address to a nation in mourning. President Johnson rallied Congre...

Why the Lousy Jobs Report Boosted Wall Street

Robert Reich | Posted 04.11.2014 | Business
Robert Reich

How can bad news on Main Street (only 113,000 jobs were created in January, on top of a meager 74,000 in December) cause good news on Wall Street?

It's the Economy Stupid

Thierry Dufay | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
Thierry Dufay

If we want economic growth we need to consume more, if we want to reduce climate change we need to consume less.

The Devil in the Pie Chart

Mark Morford | Posted 04.07.2014 | Money
Mark Morford

Here it is, the single most toxic, fossilized, hammered-down maxim our culture -- along with most of the barely civilized world -- lives by, pounded into our fundamental ethos since birth.

Women Presidents Outperform Their Male Counterparts in Complex Economies

Nicholas A. Pearce, Ph.D. | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Nicholas A. Pearce, Ph.D.

Despite their increasing presence on the global stage, the relative effectiveness of women national leaders in growing the world's toughest economies compared to their male counterparts was largely unknown -- until now.

U.S. Economy Shows Solid Growth

AP | Posted 04.01.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a 3.2 percent annual rate in the October-December quarter on the strength of the strongest consumer spend...

Myanmar: A Critical Moment for the Country's Future

Jim Yong Kim | Posted 03.31.2014 | World
Jim Yong Kim

Myanmar is emerging decisively from conflict, fragility, and isolation toward a prosperous and peaceful future. It is in the midst of a triple transition: from a military government to democracy, from conflict in border areas to peace, and from a state-centered to a market-oriented economy.