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Economic Growth

A Vote Against Brexit

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
St. Gallen Symposium

By Susann Eberlein & Jessica Williams Brexit - Britain has been a part of the EU since the 1970's but with the referendum soon approaching this allia...

States With The Fastest Growing Economies

24/7 Wall St. | Casey Williams | Posted 06.17.2016 | Business

This article was originally published on 24/7 Wall St. The U.S. economy grew 2.4% in 2015. This is the most the economy has grown in more than five y...

More fun, less stuff

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 06.11.2016 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

By Elías Camhaji Get over it - For decades, growth has been the answer to almost every economic problem. Somewhere along the line, growth lost its ...

When Experts Get Stunned: Fed Tightening Cycle May Stimulate Inflation

Timothy J. Barnett | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics
Timothy J. Barnett

The Federal Reserve's core guiding belief is that economic stimulus boosts economic growth, thus increasing employment opportunities, payrolls, tax revenues, corporate profits, retirement security and Wall Street wealth.

"We have a problem"

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 06.08.2016 | World
St. Gallen Symposium

By Elías Camhaji & Sara Rosati (Text), and Lukas Rapp (Photo) What is growth? - Why is growth still important? Do we need it? And is there a formula...

Thank You, World Health Organization!

Michael Hodin | Posted 06.08.2016 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

The WHO has long been a leader in matters of public health, from its successes against such dreaded diseases as smallpox to its campaign to control tobacco. Its new Health and Ageing Strategy, passed recently in Geneva, follows in this admirable tradition.

Africa's Female Entrepreneurs Part III: Devotha Ntuke Minzi, Improving Lives via Microfinancing

O'Brien Browne | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
O'Brien Browne

In this interview, co-author Pamina Mullins and I speak to Devotha Ntuke Minzi, Chief Executive Officer and founder of K-finance Limited, a microfinan...

Obama Explains What's Fueling Trump's Rise

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Wednesday acknowledged that anger toward him, along with three decades of economic upheaval, is fueling the po...

Easy Money and the Fed's War on the Middle Class

Timothy J. Barnett | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics
Timothy J. Barnett

As a high level organization that manipulates monetary apparatuses, the Fed merely feigns concern about inflation as a theoretical risk.

Happiness Level as an Alternative to Economic Growth

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 05.28.2016 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

By Yang Chuyi, member of the St. Gallen Symposium's global Leaders of Tomorrow community In the famous 75-year long Harvard Grant Study, it is reveal...

Answering Anxiety With Opportunity

Rep. Scott Peters | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics
Rep. Scott Peters

A year ago, I joined my colleagues in the New Democrat Coalition, a group of 52 pro-growth Democratic lawmakers, to release the American Prosperity Agenda. Earlier this month we released a one-year report that benchmarks our progress

Cuba's Slow-Brewing Economy and Homegrown Opportunity

Enrique J. Rueda-Sabater | Posted 09.21.2016 | Business
Enrique J. Rueda-Sabater

Creating an environment in which returning is an attractive possibility could produce a great growth boost and reassure potential foreign investors that Cuba is a place where business can thrive.

Safe, happy, healthy - forever: Finding an alternative to growth

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 05.18.2016 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

By Scott Colvin, member of the St. Gallen Symposium's global Leaders of Tomorrow community [T]he increase of wealth is not boundless. The stationar...

TPP, a Global Stimulus for Local Communities

Kanu Iheukumere | Posted 05.13.2016 | World
Kanu Iheukumere

America, particularly its middle class and poor, has felt the decimating influence of macroeconomic forces that extend far beyond our local communitie...

CEO's Gloomy About Economy

MoneyTips | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business

If you really want to find out about America's economy, whom do you ask -- economists or CEOs?

For High-Growth Firms, Cash Is Still King

Emad Rizkalla | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
Emad Rizkalla

When people find out that Bluedrop is a "high-growth firm", they are often impressed. I am guessing they feel that the company has "arrived" and that ...

Top 10 States Where Incomes Are Booming

24/7 Wall St. | Casey Williams | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business

This article was originally published on 24/7 Wall St. The combined sum of all income received by all Americans was $12.2 trillion in 2010. It was th...

HUFFPOLLSTER: Obama Isn’t Getting Credit For Economic Improvements

The Huffington Post | Natalie Jackson | Posted 01.05.2017 | Politics

Economic improvements usually help sitting presidents, but that hasn’t been the case for Barack Obama. Donald Trump's nomination will probably hurt ...

America's Economic Dilemma: All Big Business Present But Not All Accounted For. Part Two: A Solution.

Frank Islam | Posted 05.04.2016 | Business
Frank Islam

For a large part of the 20th century, the fate and fortune of American big business and its "average citizens" were intertwined. In the 21st century, they are almost completely disconnected.

Derivatives: Good for Risk Mitigation and Growth

Ross DeVol | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business
Ross DeVol

As volatility in equity markets this year demonstrate, the world continues to be a risky place.

'Rise of the Robots' and the Success of Electronic Banking

Don McNay | Posted 04.25.2016 | Books
Don McNay

What is so gripping about Rise of the Robots is the unpredictability of the jobs being wiped out. Ford argues that nearly EVERY job or position can be ultimately eliminated by technology, especially as artificial intelligence improves.

Tackling Climate Change Could Jump-Start The Economy

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.23.2016 | Business

There's little doubt that curbing pollution and halting the relentless rise in global temperatures would improve the environment. Turns out, it could ...

The real cost of energy: why renewables make more sense

Adnan Z. Amin | Posted 04.20.2016 | Green
Adnan Z. Amin

Energy-related greenhouse gas emissions have plateaued for the second year running - an extraordinary fact considering the global economy grew by more than 3% in the same period.

Averting a recipe for disaster

Justin van Fleet, Ph.D | Posted 04.17.2016 | Education
Justin van Fleet, Ph.D

Daily headlines rarely wander too far from the topics of security, migration, inequality, unemployment or extremism. As politicians scramble to addres...

The time dilemma between satisfied and hungry professionals

Miguel Marshall | Posted 04.17.2016 | Technology
Miguel Marshall

Time is the most valuable treasure we have because it's unlimited, said Alexander the Great at his death bed. I believe that Alexander was wrong, time...