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Economic Growth

Dissecting the Political Race, Hollywood-style

Lynn Vavreck | Posted 01.01.2013 | Politics
Lynn Vavreck

Candidates must bridge these types, persuading voters to see them both as the big budget hero -- "He's all of us" - -and at the same time, as an indie-protagonist -- "He's one of us."

Why Economic Growth Happens in Some Places and Not in Others?

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 11.01.2012 | World
Marcelo Giugale

Have you ever wondered why, sometimes, poverty continues to increase in countries that grow super-fast? Take the case of India, a model of economic take-off.

Built to Last: Why Obama's Economic Plan Is Superior to Romney's

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 12.30.2012 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

A capitalist free-for-all under a Republican White House will likely lead to the creation of another asset bubble of the type witnessed in 2008, and result in another economic crisis when the bubble inevitably bursts.

Romney Calls Improving Economic News 'Discouraging'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says a new report on the nation's economic growth is "discouraging." The Commerce Depa...

American Foreign Policy and Adult Vaccinations

Michael Hodin | Posted 12.25.2012 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

In Monday's debate, both President Obama and Governor Romney agreed that the U.S.'s foreign policy strategies hinged upon domestic economic success. There is no richer potential for economic growth than keeping older adults integrated in the heart of the economy.

Digital Fire: Northwest Voices in the Arts, Books, and Business on Reinvention

Russell C. Smith | Posted 12.22.2012 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

The topic of reinvention is everywhere in American culture. Cultural shifts and economic forces have affected artists and entrepreneurs, people on the street and people in high-rise towers.

Why High Oil Prices Aren't Necessarily a Bad Thing -- Interview With Ed Dolan

James Burgess | Posted 12.22.2012 | Business
James Burgess

We were fortunate enough to speak with the well-known economist Ed Dolan on various energy and economic issues. Ed writes the popular economics blog Ed Dolan's Econ Blog.

A Conversation With Noam Chomsky

Michael Nevradakis | Posted 12.22.2012 | World
Michael Nevradakis

Noam Chomsky, who in six decades of teaching, writing, and activism, has not hesitated to express his opinion on such matters, takes a different view than others towards Greece.

Connecting Wagons: Why and How to Help Lagging Regions Catch Up

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 12.17.2012 | World
Otaviano Canuto

If it weren't for the economic performance of China, Brazil and other emerging markets, the global economic slump following the 2008 financial crisis would have been much worse.

Making Foreign Policy Work for American Business

Thomas R. Nides | Posted 10.16.2012 | Business
Thomas R. Nides

What do fish farms in Oman, grapefruits from Florida, and Chinese movie theaters have in common? They are all part of an ambitious strategy to create American jobs and to accelerate economic growth at home and around the world.

Growth Alone Is Not the Answer

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 12.10.2012 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

Why do you think Calgary-based Nexen Inc. is so eager to sell to China National Offshore Oil Corp.? While state-owned CNOOC thinks it is buying a strategic reserve, what it is really buying are huge cost overruns and production delays.

Presidential Debates and Middle-Class Economics

Michael Farr | Posted 10.05.2012 | Business
Michael Farr

While a lack of middle-class income growth can create headwinds for any economy in the short term, the longer-term risks of political instability and civil unrest can become much greater.

Selecting "Surrogate Species" for Conservation: How About an 800-Pounder?

Brian Czech | Posted 11.24.2012 | Green
Brian Czech

It's time for the conservation community to wake up and smell the notoriety it's courting for fiddling while Rome burns. If there is a surrogate species in need of attention, it's the 800-pound gorilla called the economy.

A New Economic Growth Strategy for the Election Year: Integrate Immigrants

Manuel Pastor | Posted 11.18.2012 | Los Angeles
Manuel Pastor

What is often lost amidst partisan political rhetoric is how immigrants are a benefit and contributors to our nation. Their well-being is our well-being. I

'Siri, How Can Aging Populations Drive Economic Success?'

Michael Hodin | Posted 11.17.2012 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

In a year, the iPhone 5 will be the world's most expensive paper weight. But throughout the 21st century, the fate of aging populations will parallel -- and determine -- the fate of the rest of society.

Bill Clinton to Treasury

Brent Budowsky | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Today the economic pain in the nation is real, but for many Americans there has been an economic recovery. America has come a long way since Obama took office.

The Long-Term Price of Financial Reform

André Oliveira Santos | Posted 11.12.2012 | Business
André Oliveira Santos

In response to the global crisis, policymakers around the world are instituting the broadest reform of financial regulation since the Great Depression.

Africa Is Not Hopeless

Ruzan Sarwar | Posted 11.07.2012 | World
Ruzan Sarwar

Africa will never pull itself out of its economic abyss. Everyone in Africa lives in poverty. The kids are all malnourished. Malaria is ubiquitous and...

What Are Boards Thinking About as They Go Back to the Boardroom?

Lucy P. Marcus | Posted 11.10.2012 | Business
Lucy P. Marcus

I worked with a number of boards and board chairs over the summer, and here are the things on their minds and the things they'll be grappling with this autumn, above and beyond the usual business of the year.

George Will, Doomsday, and a Straw-Man Sighting

Brian Czech | Posted 10.28.2012 | Business
Brian Czech

Despite the fact that Will has the combined credibility of Barry Bonds and BP Oil on environmental and sustainability affairs, there are reasons for empathizing with him at times. In fact, one reason plopped in my inbox this morning!

Manufacturing In America

Hal Sirkin | Posted 08.12.2012 | Business
Hal Sirkin

Economics is driving insourcing but government policy can facilitate it. Here are seven helpful steps that the U.S. government can take to create good jobs for our children and ensure the long-term success of the economy.

Market Continues to "Melt Up" on Talk of Open-Ended QE

Michael Farr | Posted 08.08.2012 | Business
Michael Farr

Stocks are sharply higher thanks mainly to comments by Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren.

Hong Kong -- Low Taxes, High Rewards

Bill Marriott | Posted 10.02.2012 | Business
Bill Marriott

We opened our very first hotel in Asia in Hong Kong in 1989. This was really a big jump for us all the way across the Pacific Ocean. Many asked me wh...

Sometimes the Price of Success Is Just Too High

Christina Patterson | Posted 10.02.2012 | Sports
Christina Patterson

When the top American swimming coach said that Ye Shiwen's performance was "unbelievable," he sounded pretty fed up. You would be fed up if you thought your country might be beaten by a country that was cheating. But you might also be fed up if you were beaten by a country that wasn't.

Small Business Lending Falls In June

Reuters | Posted 08.01.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Lending to small businesses fell in June to the lowest level since October, a report showed on Wednesday, suggesting the economy's recent ...