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Bloomberg Businessweek on Obama, Economic Steward

Robert Teitelman | Posted 05.28.2012 | Business
Robert Teitelman

Mostly, it seems to mean that if Obama doesn't fully embrace your economic faith, then he has no faith at all, that he's a sort of economic atheist. But that's not the case at all.

Wealth Inequality and Women of Color: A National Emergency

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 05.27.2012 | Money
Dedrick Muhammad

Black History Month and Women's History Month are often viewed as separate entities. But black women and other women of color know that their economic circumstances are affected by being both a person of color and a woman.

It's Not Capitalism, It's Cruelty

Kenneth Kales | Posted 05.27.2012 | Business
Kenneth Kales

While we can show the proper self restraint to not take advantage of our power, cruel people will tear the faces off of civility and decency if given the chance. Please remember this. Because as the flood waters of the Great Recession recede, the cruel are wanting to nestle back in to their nests.

Re-Thinking Old Age: In the National Interest

Michael Hodin | Posted 05.24.2012 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

As Americans live longer is it any wonder the country is struggling to balance its budget? Is it any wonder we can't figure out how to pay for long-standing "entitlements"?

How Johnny Depp Helped Gulf of Aden Pirates Go Legit

James Doran | Posted 05.22.2012 | World
James Doran

Johnny Depp has a lot to answer for. The "mockney" drawl, the swagger and the healthy disdain for maritime authorities he perfected as Captain Jack Sparrow lent a cachet to piracy that had eluded the profession for centuries.

Americans: Our Economic Model Is Broken

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.20.2012 | Business

If the economy's so great, then why do so many of us feel bad about it? A new survey finds that a large majority of Americans think the country's "...

"We Are the 99 Percent" -- The Unlikely Journey of a Revolutionary Slogan

Jigar Bhatt | Posted 05.19.2012 | Business
Jigar Bhatt

Could it be, I asked myself? Could these activists and my niece's generation be defining themselves in terms of rigorous quantitative analysis on inequality in top economics journals?

What Can Ben Do For You?

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.13.2012 | Business

Here comes your nineteenth nervous breakdown. But first, here come the seven and a half things you need to know today: Thing One: Fed Up: Once upon...

Art Without Borders

John M. Eger | Posted 05.12.2012 | Arts
John M. Eger

Just a few blocks away is Arturo Rodriquez's La Caja, a converted warehouse where artists from Tijuana and around the world are beautifully exhibited, and where San Diegans and locals visit for food and wine with their art.

Dave Jamieson

Romney Walks Back Controversial Wage Comments | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Back in January, GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney was asked at a campaign event in New Hampshire whether he supported the idea of ra...

5 Scientists (and Dr. Oz) Make Clean Air Sense

Ronnie Citron-Fink | Posted 05.07.2012 | Green
Ronnie Citron-Fink

Scientists know that stripping the EPA of its ability to protect our children against environmental pollutants means more asthma attacks, more respiratory illnesses and disease, and more premature deaths.

What If Football 'Competed' Like Healthcare?

Deane Waldman | Posted 05.06.2012 | Business
Deane Waldman

In health care, there is no agreement upon goals and therefore, you don't know where the goalposts are that you must defend.

From a Beach in Sierra Leone: A Sustainable Manifesto

Filippo Bozotti | Posted 05.05.2012 | World
Filippo Bozotti

There are three pillars to sustainability: economic, environmental and social.

National Medal Awards at the White House

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 05.01.2012 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

Every visit to the White House is special, but there is something very exciting about witnessing this event. Perhaps it is because I am a painter and I understand the years of work that went into what they have achieved and I can rejoice with them in their successes.

Economy Scores Passing Grade, Today Anyway

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.01.2012 | Business

President Obama has bet a second term on selling an economic comeback. A big truckload of economic data released today suggests he's not losing that b...

Obama's Big Bet

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.01.2012 | Business

Thing One: Sexy Sexy Economic Sex: We should put a brown wrapper around this blog post today, or do an age check or something, because this is going t...

Can We Please Stop Giving This Man Important Jobs Now?

Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.30.2012 | Business
Mark Gongloff

What exactly does Larry Summers have to do to stop being offered important jobs? Hold up a liquor store? Kill a guy? That is the question many are as...

Blame Ben: Seven And A Half Things To Know

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.29.2012 | Business

Leap Day comes along only once every four years, but you need to know seven and a half things every day. Here's your daily allotment: Thing One: Al...

Questionable Economics From The Economist

Michael A. Livermore and Richard L. Revesz | Posted 04.29.2012 | Green
Michael A. Livermore and Richard L. Revesz

The Obama administration is already on the case here, requiring agencies to come up with plans to revisit old rules and identifying outdated regulations for the chopping block. This strategy represents the most robust effort of any president to clean out cobwebs in agency rules.

Corporations Are People, But Only Sometimes: Seven And A Half Things To Know

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.28.2012 | Business

One is the loneliest number that you'll ever do. Seven and a half, on the other hand, is a far friendlier number, and it's the number of things you ne...

Syria Economic Destruction as Deadly as Bullets And Bombs

James Doran | Posted 04.27.2012 | World
James Doran

As soon as hostilities begin, most normal economic activity ends. Add to this the indiscriminate impact of sanctions against the likes of Syria's Bashar al-Assad and Libya's Muammar Qaddafi, and the hope of making a living to feed, clothe and house one's family evaporates.

Obama's Revenge: Seven And A Half Things

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.27.2012 | Business

In the year 2525, you will still need to know only seven and a half things each day. Here they are: Thing One: Great-Like Expectations: You may hav...

Mark Gongloff

Economists Sneer At Your Higher Gas Prices | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.24.2012 | Business

So everyone in the world is worried about high gas prices. Or not. Because they really matter. Or not. That sums up the current razor-sharp state o...

Over-Thinking the 20th Century -- A Book Review

Tom Alderman | Posted 04.23.2012 | Books
Tom Alderman

If you have a graduate degree in philosophy plus an additional one in economics, this book might be for you. Everybody else: lots of luck.

In Praise of Inefficiency

Carl Safina | Posted 04.22.2012 | Green
Carl Safina

Some people get rich by creating good things, and they support many people. But some people -- they used to be called robber barons -- succeed at others' expense. So just as wealth isn't necessarily bad, "efficiency" isn't necessarily good.