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The New Populist Movement: Organizing to Take Back America.

Roger Hickey | Posted 05.04.2014 | 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 05.12.2014 | 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 05.10.2014 | 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 05.07.2014 | 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 05.05.2014 | 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 05.05.2014 | 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 05.03.2014 | 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 04.28.2014 | 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 | Posted 04.23.2014 | Business
Anita Verma

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.

Mr. President: To Reduce Inequality, Good Job Creation Is a Must

Sabina Dewan | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Sabina Dewan

Obama's goal is the right one. Inequality endangers democratic institutions, limits economic mobility, and -- as recent research has shown -- can be damaging to economic growth.

How to Make N.Y.C. Economic Development More Effective

Carol Kellermann | Posted 03.29.2014 | New York
Carol Kellermann

The beneficiaries of city capital dollars should be neighborhoods, not individual firms.

Colombia: A Shooting Star. Who Knew?

Martin Santos | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Martin Santos

Who would have imagined that a virtually failed state, with rampant drug trafficking, kidnappings, murders, institutional instability, lack of justice...

On the Horizon: Small Business Spending Predictions for 2014

VisualNews.com | Posted 03.25.2014 | Small Business
VisualNews.com

One of the best indicators of how well an economy is doing is the strength of small businesses. With that standard, 2014 is looking to be a good year for the U.S.

Climate Change: The Wrong Top Priority for Environmentalists and Conservation Professionals

Brian Czech | Posted 03.25.2014 | Green
Brian Czech

Let's start with a disclaimer: Climate change is one of the biggest threats of the 21st century, and it is an issue that warrants substantial attention. The crux of the matter is how much to prioritize it. Priorities have to be balanced, and the current balance is way out of kilter.

Growth Is Not Enough, Young People Want to Live in a Decent Society

Michael Green | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Michael Green

A newly published global survey reveals that, for young people at least, social -- not economic -- challenges are the major priority. Politicians and business leaders should take heed.

The 'Expectation Revolution' Is Rattling Chile, Turkey and Brazil

Kemal Dervis | Posted 03.23.2014 | World
Kemal Dervis

Big challenges lie ahead for the emerging economies. To avoid serious social and political pressures, growth has to be not only rapid, but broad based and equitable, in the sense that if there are steep income increases for some accompanying rapid growth, they must be perceived as deserved by effort and job creation, and not due to exploitation of rents or political favours.