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Economic Optimism

Conditions Are Right for GOP to Make Big Inroads with Hispanics

Mark Pfeifle | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics
Mark Pfeifle

We so often hear that Republicans have lost ground with Hispanic voters. But the real story is that Hispanic voters feel like both political parties -- Republicans and Democrats -- are more interested in securing their community's votes than in solving their problems.

Optimism for a More Peaceful World

Katherine Krauss | Posted 05.12.2012 | Teen
Katherine Krauss

Although new methods of perpetrating violence have been developed, relative peace in the world's most powerful nations is evidence that we as a globe are moving towards an era of collaboration.

The Most Confident States In America

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 02.07.2012 | Business

Americans across the country might have felt worse about the economy last year, but pockets of hope remain. Nine states and the District of Columbi...

Choosing hope over fear drives a recession away

Jurriaan Kamp | Posted 12.04.2011 | Business
Jurriaan Kamp

Ever since I was in charge of the economics desk of a newspaper in The Netherlands almost 20 years ago, I have been convinced that recessions are subs...

What We Can Learn From John Maynard Keynes's Optimism

The New York Times | SYLVIA NASAR | Posted 11.18.2011 | Business

For someone who’s been dead for 65 years, John Maynard Keynes has amazing presence. Open a paper, click on a blog or TV, and, voilà, like Waldo, he...

7 Of Warren Buffett's Biggest News Moments

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.25.2011 | Business

Warren Buffett's actions might not be predictable, but people certainly do take notice of them. His investments are mimicked, his remarks publicized a...

Alexander Eichler

Debt Ceiling Standoff Is Hurting Consumer Confidence, Goldman Economist Says | Alexander Eichler | Posted 09.19.2011 | Business

Washington is struggling to reach a deal on the debt ceiling, and American consumer confidence is slipping. Do these facts have anything to do with ea...

Three Not-So-Optimistic Economists (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

By now, you've probably heard of the much-ballyhooed "green shoots" in the economy. On Friday, the Dow actually closed positive for 2009, leading some...

Obama Officials Sound Optimistic On Economy... Until You Reach The Fine Print

US News And World Report | Rick Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

So you think we're on the verge of a recovery? Let's see whether President Obama seems to agree: On April 14, he acknowledged that a recovery is poss...

Optimists Anyonymous!

Jeff Goldsmith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeff Goldsmith

What we actually need to do is to clear away the wreckage, learn the important lessons about why you can't make risk simply disappear, and start dreaming again.