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BB8 vs. Dogmeat: Racing to Achieve Entertainment Milestones

Rich Taylor | Posted 02.04.2016 | Entertainment
Rich Taylor

Between strong sales, groundbreaking gameplay, and critical acclaim, video games once again topped the entertainment mountain. Here is a quick look at how the end of 2015 shaped up for the game industry.

The Silver Lining in America's 'Grey Tsunami': How an Aging Population Could Empower Women and the Economy

Daanish Hussain | Posted 02.04.2016 | Impact
Daanish Hussain

According to the Census, more than one in five (twenty per cent) Americans will be over the age of 65 by 2030 - a 'Grey Tsunami' poised to shrink the ...

Trans-Pacific Partnership Being Sold With Bogus Economic Models

Ian Fletcher | Posted 02.06.2016 | Politics
Ian Fletcher

As documented at length in my book Free Trade Doesn't Work, most of the economics used to justify free trade and free-trade agreements makes sense if you grant its intellectual premises, which tend to be buried. Feretting out these hidden assumptions -- I identified the eight big ones in my book -- is thus the master key to understanding how we're being snowed.

Merger Mania in the Travel Industry and How it Will Impact You

Jim Pickell | Posted 02.01.2016 | Travel
Jim Pickell

In 2014 over 1.1 billion tourists traveled abroad. That means that one in seven people took an international trip. International tourist arrivals are ...

Economists Deny What's Driving the Inequality Trainwreck

Lynn Parramore | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics
Lynn Parramore

What's really causing the growing gap between haves and have-nots? Is it mechanical market forces? Outsourcing? Real estate?

Tunisia Targeting 5 Percent Growth by 2020

Boutheina Ben Yaghlane | Posted 01.28.2016 | World
Boutheina Ben Yaghlane

Five years since the Arab revolutions, Tunisia stands as the lone country to have embarked on a democratic path -- our exceptionalism instilling both a sense of pride and significant concern.

"It's Obama's Fault," In Rhyme

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

If one believes nay-saying conservatives: It's Obama's fault for Palin's son's PTSD, For hair loss, acne, and the sting of a bee. It's Obama's ...

Saudi Arabia: Facing Unprecedented Choices for Survival

Ryan Rappa | Posted 01.24.2016 | World
Ryan Rappa

What Saudi Arabia needs to do, in earnest, is take steps to diversify away from oil dependence. There are ample opportunities here -- in tourism, alternative energy, education, the arts, entertainment, entrepreneurship... And there's no better time than now.

The Amazon Effect: Worshippers Flocking to Larger Churches

David Briggs | Posted 01.21.2016 | Religion
David Briggs

Just as one-stop shopping behemoths such as Walmart and Amazon are fulfilling the retail needs of America's consumers, larger churches are increasingly meeting the spiritual needs of America's faithful.

Operation HOPE Founder, Inspiring Change Through Financial Literacy | Posted 01.20.2016 | Black Voices

A native of South Central Los Angeles, John Hope Bryant was always a business-savvy kid. Now, the CEO and Founder of Operation HOPE, a non-profit that brings financial literacy to low-wealth communities, Bryant just wrapped the organization's 2016 HOPE Global Forums Annual Meeting.

An Economist Breaks Down Single Payer Healthcare

Michael Sainato | Posted 01.19.2016 | Politics
Michael Sainato

A single payer healthcare system would correct the shortcomings of Obamacare, and save Americans billions of dollars. Instead of Americans soliciting healthcare from private insurers, everyone would have access to healthcare as right of American citizenship, similar to citizens of every other advanced capitalist nations.

Will This Year's High School Seniors Get to Witness the Burst of an Economic Bubble?

Alan Singer | Posted 01.18.2016 | Education
Alan Singer

To begin exploring recent global economic developments tied to a Chinese economic downturn students can read and analyze a modified version of a recent New York Times economic report and use it to identify their own questions and topics for research.

Ranking the Urban Future: Global Cities with Momentum

Colin Dyer | Posted 01.15.2016 | Technology
Colin Dyer

Cities with momentum pulse with creative energy from the minute you arrive--the palpable buzz of technological, artistic and economic progress emerging from every café, office and street corner. Sometimes it seems like ideas may burst from air itself.

Religion Offers Practical Hope for Reconciling the Economic System and the Environment

Robert 'Robin' Gottfried | Posted 01.15.2016 | Religion
Robert 'Robin' Gottfried

Sometimes we may think that the religious dimension of the environment amounts to romantic tree-hugging, while what we really need to address environmental issues are practical, on-the-ground solutions.

Power, Economics And The 'Islamic Terrorism' Narrative

Alev Dudek | Posted 01.16.2016 | Politics
Alev Dudek

Shortly before 130 were killed in the tragic attacks in Paris, 43 people also died in Beirut in a similar attack. Innocent human lives were taken in both instances for which ISIS claimed responsibility.

Callused Hands: The Shrinking Working Class White Vote

Keith Gaddie | Posted 01.14.2016 | Politics
Keith Gaddie

Once upon a time, the white working class was the colossus of U.S. politics. White working class voters were the largest bloc in the electorate. They provided the foundation for the New Deal, the most durable political coalition in U.S. history Today, the white working class vote faces multiple challenges to exerting influence, as their numbers and clout have declined.

A Basel Brewery and its Beeronomics

Olivia Deng | Posted 01.15.2016 | Business
Olivia Deng

Luzius Bosshard, CEO of Unser Bier. PHOTO BY OLIVIA DENG On a Tuesday morning, the streets are relatively quiet on Gundeldingerstrasse in Basel, ...

Conservative Myths on Minimum Wage Have Dangerous Implications

Duncan Hosie | Posted 01.14.2016 | Politics
Duncan Hosie

Ultimately, paying people more than poverty wages doesn't just help workers. It strengthens the foundation of our economy and paves the way for growth. But don't expect the Republicans running for President to change their positions and rhetoric.

Saving the Planet Starts With Discovering the Hidden Depths of the Environment

Robert 'Robin' Gottfried | Posted 01.06.2016 | Religion
Robert 'Robin' Gottfried

What is it we can discover deep in creation and in ourselves, and what does it mean? Therein lies a story. One of God's own creatures, to whom God had given free will, decided to try to control creation, to grasp power onto himself in a tremendous act of self-love.

Iceland Has Jailed 29 Bankers. Why Can't the UK and US Do the Same?

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 01.05.2016 | World
Stefan Simanowitz

Just before Christmas, the former CEO of Iceland's Glitnir bank and two other senior bankers were sentenced to jail terms of up to five years for market manipulation and breach of fiduciary duties.

Sanders' Economic Plan Best for the 99 Percent

Roger Hickey | Posted 01.05.2016 | Politics
Roger Hickey

Here's the bottom line: The middle class is in crisis, and Secretary Clinton's proposals merely tinker at the margins of that crisis. They would not shift the fundamental direction of an economy that is growing more unequal every day.

Outlook for 2016: Middle-class Woes, Hopeful on Wages, the Fear Factor

The Conversation US | Posted 01.04.2016 | Business
The Conversation US

We asked a few of our regular writers to weigh in on what will (or should) be the key economic themes and issues of 2016 or offer their predictions.

Action on Climate Change Creates a Circle for Health and Economic Growth

Flavia Bustreo | Posted 12.31.2015 | World
Flavia Bustreo

As negotiations in Paris drew to a resolution earlier this month, developing countries' concerns about having carbon "space" for development and the notion of "differentiated responsibilities" for cutting carbon emissions were common refrains.

When Discrimination Costs $400 Billion Annually

Jason Cianciotto | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jason Cianciotto

For the first time ever, the president of the General Assembly addressed a U.N. forum on LGBTIQ issues. In opening remarks, H.E. Mogens Lykketoft made it clear that members states are obliged to protect the human rights of LGBTIQ people.

The Sneaky Way Austerity Got Sold to the Public Like Snake Oil

Lynn Parramore | Posted 12.23.2015 | Politics
Lynn Parramore

As economic inequality reaches new heights and austerity programs are debated around the world (most recently, in Spain and Portugal), learn how a lie becomes a political and economic "truth."