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The Robots are Coming: How a Caring Economy Is the Best App for a Shrinking Job Market

Riane Eisler | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics
Riane Eisler

The tech and automation job-quake is finally gaining attention, with predictions that nearly half of American jobs will be lost within a couple of decades. Yet too many leaders still avert their eyes, making decisions through a rear-view mirror rather than planning for a horizon already upon us.

When Religion Fails, Economics Becomes Demonic

Rev. Michael Dowd | Posted 05.20.2016 | Religion
Rev. Michael Dowd

Carbon pollution is undeniably the material cause of Earth's climate breakdown, but what is the root cause? Blaming our growth-dependent economic systems does not, in my view, go deep enough. Ultimately, religion is responsible -- but not in the way secularists might assume.

Irrational Exuberance?

Michael Farr | Posted 05.21.2016 | Business
Michael Farr

I've stated repeatedly that a massive amount of stimulus has been required to generate GDP growth of just 2.0%-2.5% annually since the end of the Great Recession (June 2009). We have further said that the removal or reversal of some of these stimulants will be a tough hurdle for the economy to overcome.

Piketty: 'I Want To Contribute To A Democratization Of Economic Knowledge'

The WorldPost | Peter Mellgard | Posted 05.28.2015 | Home

French economist Thomas Piketty recently explained what he hoped his landmark book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, would accomplish. "I want ...

Rise of the South: the New Masters of the Global Economy

Tatiana Didier | Posted 05.18.2016 | Impact
Tatiana Didier

Thinking back on my undergraduate years in Rio de Janeiro in the late 1990s, my professors used to point out that historically Brazil had been thought as having an enormous potential to become "o maior do mundo" -- the greatest in the world.

The End of Economics

Lyric Hughes Hale | Posted 05.17.2016 | Business
Lyric Hughes Hale

Why was the economics profession caught unaware by the financial crisis of 2008? Why did their models fail to predict a recession that very nearly became a worldwide depression?

Maxwell Strachan

President Of Big Ten School Says Dramatic Division I Reform Needed

HuffingtonPost.com | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 05.13.2015 | Sports

“The Wildcats, sponsored by the University of Kentucky."

Poking Holes in the Strong-Dollar Thesis

Michael Farr | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business
Michael Farr

The dollar began its ascent against other major world currencies in mid-2014. The move higher was fast and furious, but the greenback ran into some resistance beginning in the middle of March.

Mothers As Benign Dictators: 3 Economic Problems Solved By Motherhood

Dr. Rebekka Grun | Posted 05.09.2016 | Impact
Dr. Rebekka Grun

In short, mothers can undo those problems that economic theory has found a so called 'well meaning dictator' can solve. The issue is that in the great wide world, well meaning dictators are a rare species. In our families however, we may know one or two.

A Mother's Day Wish: 21st Century Workplace Policies

Ellen Bravo | Posted 05.09.2016 | Impact
Ellen Bravo

My opponent described her volunteer work at a local school and how angry she was at the mothers who didn't come to pick up their kids when the school called to say they were sick. "I'm angry, too," I said. "But why are you angry at the moms and not at the boss who would fire them or dock their pay if they answered that call?"

A Letter From Burundi to the World

Brian D. McLaren | Posted 05.06.2016 | Religion
Brian D. McLaren

The following is a report from two of my dear friends from Burundi. The husband, a social entrepreneur, and the wife, a writer-theologian, asked me if I would help get this message out to the world.

Jonathan Cohn

Pennsylvania's Fight Over Paid Sick Days Could Be The Presidential Campaign's Next Issue

HuffingtonPost.com | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics

You’ve got a nasty head cold, or maybe your kid is home with the flu. If you’re a waitress and you call in sick, should the law forbid your employ...

The Quest for Asia's Next Manufacturing Miracle

Sabina Dewan | Posted 05.02.2016 | Home
Sabina Dewan

Countries should encourage the development of large, legitimate trade unions that truly represent workers' interests and engage productively with employers, rather than stamping out strikes in the fear that they will drive away business.

Will Immigrants Destroy Our Freedom?

Benjamin Powell | Posted 06.29.2015 | Business
Benjamin Powell

Early evidence indicates that immigrants are more likely to enhance our economic institutions than they are to destroy them.

Three Ways Research Triangle Startups Are Tackling America's Challenges

Adam M. Klein | Posted 06.30.2015 | Impact
Adam M. Klein

By cultivating diverse leaders and technology companies, these businesses will have a fundamental advantage in serving a more diverse economy and world. That means new jobs and opportunities, which feed into our next big issue.

Why Bernie Sanders' Long-Shot Run for the White House Helps Hillary

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

He is a true progressive with an economic view that is considerably to the left of likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Sen. Sanders will undoubtedly discuss important economic issues from a left-wing angle throughout his campaign.

The True Value of Sea Turtles

Wallace J Nichols | Posted 06.29.2015 | Green
Wallace J Nichols

Some people live wonder-free lives. For those who work with sea turtles, awe can be a daily experience. When we share our work, we make the world better. More sea turtle lovers equal more ocean advocates -- a virtuous, positive feedback loop.

Fighting Against the $15 Minimum Wage

Dan Lambert | Posted 06.29.2015 | Business
Dan Lambert

New Yorkers are fighting for higher wages, with increasing intensity over the past several months. In early April, between 10,000 and 15,000 laborers and students marched on New York. The genesis of the protest seems to be from the fast food industry as well as activist students.

Grateful for Gen Z

Amy Schoenberger | Posted 06.27.2015 | Impact
Amy Schoenberger

We all know more than enough about Millennials - who they are, how they consume media, what they want from brands, and other assorted minutiae from the foods they eat to the slang they use.

Tavis Smiley: My Conversation With Joseph Stiglitz on the Failure of Trickle-Down Economics

Tavis Smiley | Posted 06.28.2015 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

Last night, I was joined by Columbia University professor and Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, one of the nation's most outspoken advocates on the critical issue of income inequality.

What if the Key to Job Creation is Baseball?

Mark Newberg | Posted 06.27.2015 | Business
Mark Newberg

With another baseball season underway, I've been reflecting on the revolution within the game. Since Michael Lewis' Moneyball hit the shelves, baseball analytics departments have become the "thing" in front offices all around the game.

Hitler, Franco, and a Banker: The Path Not Taken in Nazi Germany

Elizabeth Nicholas | Posted 06.22.2015 | Home
Elizabeth Nicholas

I spoke with Pierpaolo Barbieri about his re-framing of the relationship between two of the world's most despised men, the intrinsic danger of absolute power, and historical memory's very long shadow.

A Duty to Preserve the Middle Class

Illah Nourbakhsh | Posted 06.13.2015 | Technology
Illah Nourbakhsh

Technological progress has led to incalculable increases in quality of life, in health and nutrition. But the "progress" enjoyed by the many does not extend into our presently laid future trajectory.

Eight Percent Tax Free With a Government Guarantee

Robert Rosenkranz | Posted 06.14.2015 | Business
Robert Rosenkranz

Puerto Rico, though it is not a state, has the privilege of issuing municipal bonds. Interest on those bonds is free from U.S. taxes. Typical municipal bonds pay 3 percent returns these days. But Puerto Rico's municipal bonds pay 8 percent or more.

The Economics of Music Festivals

Kelsey Clark | Posted 06.13.2015 | Entertainment
Kelsey Clark

Event producers, advertising sponsors and booking agents have successfully monetized every aspect of the "festival experience," from the actual ticket to the branded festival grounds themselves. When did festivals become more about money than music?