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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 | World
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?

Circular Economy

Woodrow Clark | Posted 06.08.2015 | Technology
Woodrow Clark

By Woodrow W. Clark II, MA3, PhD (1) and Danilo Bonato, MBA (2) There are currently many pressing climate, environmental and economic issues facing ...

Individuals Without Nationalities Are Deprived of the "Right to Have Rights" in West Africa

Mohamed Askia Toure | Posted 06.10.2015 | Impact
Mohamed Askia Toure

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, which I represent in Côte d'Ivoire and whose mandate includes the eradication of statelessness, estimates that hundreds of thousands of people are stateless or at risk of statelessness in West Africa.

Fed Near the Cliff

Michael Farr | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Michael Farr

The incessant parsing and analysis of each and every Fed utterance is becoming quite comical. God love Steve Liesman and Mark Zandi, but are they really adding much value by trying to read between the lines of each statement from each Fed member?

Truths & Illusions: The Profound Importance of Thinking Fast and Slow

Ahmad Khan | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Ahmad Khan

In 2002, the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics was oddly enough awarded to a classically trained psychologist. Daniel Kahneman is considered to be one of the world's most influential individuals in the field and is the founder of a unique and revolutionary new field known as Behavioral Economics.

The End of National Economies?

Nancy K. Humphreys | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Nancy K. Humphreys

I believe that one of the biggest things that will occur in this century is the diminution of theories of national economics. What's happening in Greece and Argentina right now suggests that this should happen -- sooner rather than later. Each of these countries is in conflict with the national law of a foreign country. Greece is in conflict with German law, Argentina with U.S. law.

The Mandate of Jesus on Maundy Thursday

Sarah Thebarge | Posted 06.02.2015 | Religion
Sarah Thebarge

The root of every problem in the world is the absence of love, and so the infusion of love must be the beginning of every solution. Jesus invites us to follow our Master's example, and reminds us that by taking this posture, we will be obeying all of his commands.

The Dangers of Devaluation

Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes | Posted 06.01.2015 | World
Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes

One of the countries I am involved with has been hit badly by the drop in the price of oil. Government revenue has been significantly reduced given that the government owns the oil companies. What effect has all this had on the nation?

Romania's Missed Opportunity

John Feffer | Posted 05.29.2015 | World
John Feffer

Could Romania have caught up with the rest of the region if it hadn't delayed implementing economic reforms? "It definitely would have lost fewer years than otherwise," Negrescu responded.

An Afternoon With Doug Carmichael

Patrick Daniel | Posted 05.27.2015 | Science
Patrick Daniel

The conversation talks of making your own judgment, appreciating the ordinary things in life and showing vulnerability. We began our conversation by questioning the motto of the conference.

Why Do Interest Rates Keep Decreasing?

Michael Farr | Posted 05.27.2015 | Business
Michael Farr

The market's response to Wednesday's economic data was somewhat perplexing at first blush.

The Success of Monitoring the Economy With Big Data

Jon Hartley | Posted 05.17.2015 | Business
Jon Hartley

It's rare to find academic economists in the Ivory Tower creating new technologies that generate waves of interest jointly from policymakers, Wall Street and Silicon Valley. Roberto Rigobon and Alberto Cavallo, two professors at the MIT Sloan School of Management, make an exception.

The World Is Becoming Safer, Wealthier and Healthier

Ali Wyne | Posted 05.16.2015 | Impact
Ali Wyne

It's no accident the world is becoming safer, wealthier and healthier: there are extraordinary people around the world who're trying to make it better. Too often, though, their names remain unknown; their contributions, unacknowledged.

Democrats Answer the False Choice of Growth Versus Redistribution With Inclusive Prosperity

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

Democrats have not done well at all in telling their story and explaining their policies in a coherent manner. At the same time Republicans have been doing at least as well in addressing their message to the middle class voters.

This One Issue Could Help Pull The Country Together, According To Congressman Tim Ryan

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 03.16.2015 | Politics

While there seems to be little room for bipartisan issues in the current congressional climate, Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) believes that transforming the...

The 3 Biggest Myths Blinding Us to the Economic Truth

Robert Reich | Posted 05.10.2015 | Business
Robert Reich

1. The "job creators" are CEOs, corporations, and the rich, whose taxes must be low in order to induce them to create more jobs. Rubbish.

Jacqueline Howard

WATCH: What Makes Something Money? | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 05.28.2015 | Science

Today we know money as coins, bills, and credit cards. But it wasn't always this way. Over the centuries, money took many bizarre forms--from sea ...

Rifkin: In New Economy, 'Social Skills Count More Than Work Skills'

The European | Lars Mensel and Max Tholl | Posted 03.06.2015 | World

Economist and bestselling author Jeremy Rifkin argues that our grandchildren will pity our working conditions and that a bright future is not a utopia...

Are Black Americans the Most Religious -- and Virtuous -- of All?

David Briggs | Posted 04.29.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

In a nation where rising numbers of people are dropping out of organized religion, one dynamic religious movement continues to display remarkable strength. The black church.