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Supply And Demand Isn't Enough

Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson | Posted 03.10.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

Biblical Israel aspired to attain a vision in which all people were recognized as reflections of God's image -- each person of equal worth and dignity.

Occupy Next Step: Reinvesting Our Money!

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics
Michael Berkowitz

Some of the most constructive attempts at change have taken place in local agencies where progressive political leaders have used their powers creatively.

Car Service: 'Surge Pricing' Shouldn't Have Been A Surprise

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.04.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The CEO and co-founder the smartphone app-enabled Uber car service has a message for all those shocked by their expensive rides home on ...

We Are Witnesses

Kenneth Kales | Posted 02.28.2012 | Business
Kenneth Kales

We are witnesses to one of the most dramatic periods in our country's history and that of the world. Not only is the tumultuous nature of The Great Re...

The Voices of Poverty

Sasha Abramsky | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics
Sasha Abramsky

Maybe 2012 will be the year that voters and political leaders finally start paying attention to the tragedy that is mass poverty in contemporary America.

Sorry Ron Paul, "End the Fed" Is Just Another Republican Plan to Help the Financial Sector and Hurt Everyone Else

Kyle Victor | Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics
Kyle Victor

Many liberals, myself included, have long harbored some sympathy for Ron Paul. I suspect that this is not only because of his refusal to follow the neo-conservatives on issues like civil liberties, but also because the man, like a squirrel, has always seemed so very harmless.

2012: Keep Paying Your Bills, It's Not the End of the World

Michael Lutin | Posted 02.26.2012 | Home
Michael Lutin

It looks as if those ancient Mayans were pretty sharp cookies after all. They figured out that this year was going to be a doozy.

Citizens Against Government Waste Promotes Waste

A. Siegel | Posted 02.20.2012 | Green
A. Siegel

An oft-heard element of political debate is horror at government standard setting and regulations... even if leads to an CFL Light Bulb improved marketplace.

Arin Greenwood

Bryan Caplan, The Serenity Dad, Does Christmas | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.21.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Bryan Caplan, the George Mason University economist, espouses the world's least neurotic parenting philosophy: "serenity parenting." ...

Restaurant Stock Declines May Portend Economic Doom

Posted 12.21.2011 | Home

An article in Bloomberg today argues that restaurant stocks, which have seen some steep declines in recent months, may be the "canary in the coal mine...

Kim Jong Il & Václav Havel: The China Connection

Julian Baird Gewirtz | Posted 02.18.2012 | World
Julian Baird Gewirtz

In the days following the strange coincidence of December 18 -- the deaths of both Kim Jong Il, North Korea's totalitarian "Dear Leader," and Václav ...

Crude Politics: Is Chevron Involved in a Billion Dollar Bait-and-Switch in Ecuador?

Mitch Anderson | Posted 02.18.2012 | Green
Mitch Anderson

As the Yasuni-ITT Initiative deadline approaches, did its chief negotiator make a deal with the devil?

Havel the Dissident: A Legacy Worth Claiming

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 02.18.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Today we're told that the Occupy movement is too idealistic, too naïve. Naïve? Try Havel's words if you want naïve: "May truth and love triumph over lies and hatred."

Eurozone Woes - Is The Union Falling Apart?

Seth Engel | Posted 02.14.2012 | World
Seth Engel

The original goals of the European Union of were peace, stability, security, economic solidarity and the promotion of humanitarian values. In the all-out effort to retain Moody's AAA status, it is integral to keep those goals ahead of us, not in the rearview mirror.

Obama on Republican Economic Policy: "It Doesn't Work"

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

Trickle-down economics has been tried, the president recently said, and it "has never worked." Is he right? Or is this just more political blather? To see, we need to go back to basics, back to Reaganomics.

Durban Climate Change Agreement: 'A Remarkable New Phase'?

Bill Chameides | Posted 02.12.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

Does the Durban Platform really "set a new course for the global fight against climate change"? Maybe, but it will require a whole lot of work by the likes of the United States and China to keep the world on that course.

It's All About the Benjamins

Ellen Siminoff | Posted 02.11.2012 | College
Ellen Siminoff

Many of us don't fully realize the level of our own financial ignorance until we are 25 years old, three years out of college, living with two roommates in a small, dingy apartment and continually on the lookout for great new Ramen recipes, with really no clear way to climb out of the financial hole.

Could We See An Historic Triple Flip In 2012?

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 02.11.2012 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

With the election just about one year away, no one knows what will happen. We can make the case for at least four scenarios for 2012 that seem about equally likely.

Why Is the American Left So Ineffective in Economics?

Ian Fletcher | Posted 02.11.2012 | Business
Ian Fletcher

There's a very narrow sweet spot of disciplined radicalism that neither sells out nor indulges economic solutions that are non-starters. Staying in this sweet spot takes a lot of self-discipline, and since the 1960s, this has not exactly been a leftist virtue.

Bill Keller for Dummies

Yvette Kantrow | Posted 02.09.2012 | Media
Yvette Kantrow

It's not only uncool to understand economics, but sort of cool to know nothing. After all, blissful ignorance frees you to think outside the box and propose all sorts of kooky ideas without worrying about potential consequences.

2011 Workers Voice Awards Named, Signals Strong Year for Worker-Based Themes in Pop Culture

Wyatt Closs | Posted 01.28.2012 | Entertainment
Wyatt Closs

Can a film about an immigrant father struggling to start a gardening business be a defining work of 2011? Yes. Who was best at amplifying workers' voi...

The State of Young America

Jennifer Mishory | Posted 01.28.2012 | Politics
Jennifer Mishory

The State of a Young America report captures the research, polling, and personal accounts to tell a story of frustration and struggle in the face of downward mobility, but ultimately, a story of a generation that still believes in the American Dream.

Who's Unemployed?

Barry Levinson | Posted 01.28.2012 | Home
Barry Levinson

If that great comedy team were still alive, the routine on our unemployment woes might go something like this.

On the Zeitgeist Patrol with OWS

Robert Teitelman | Posted 01.18.2012 | Business
Robert Teitelman

Students grow up, new generations crowd the stage, old folks with their memories die, and history wanders across the plain. It does no good to treat the Zeitgeist like a punching bag.

Economics Without Tears?!

Frank A. Weil | Posted 01.08.2012 | Business
Frank A. Weil

Economics is now more real and important than ever, but simultaneously it also seems to be more opaque than ever.