We can't predict when the next one will come, but those who fall in its wake will face a tough road to recovery. That is because recessions are increasingly structural events. They occur less often but involve more economic disruption.
Addressing a public program in New Delhi today, Foreign Minister of Mexico, Dr. Jose A. Meade Kuribrena, pushed for reforms in the United Nations Security Council, in an oblique indication of support to India's bid for a permanent seat in the international forum.
On average, women's pay in Utah is 70 percent that of their male counterparts for comparable work. In fact, on the list of top 10 worst cities for pay equity for women, Utah has two cities that rank #1 and #2.
It had all the trappings of an ALEC-backed attack on democracy: Push out a bill prohibiting local governments from passing workplace protections in their own communities. If all else failed, tack the measure onto some popular bill as an amendment and hope the supporters of that bill would want it badly enough to allow the hostile amendment to stand.
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There is a myth, perpetuated by some self-interested business people, that one must trade off economic growth against environmental protection.
The stock markets have picked up a bad case of the jitters recently, providing more fodder for the theory that investors don't do well with the approach of Halloween.
Fear of resurgent inflation has been a defining element of U.S. economic policy over the last five years, driving federal spending reductions, personal income tax increases, and, just this month, the end of the Federal Reserve's Quantitative Easing program. But that broad-based inflation has not materialized and we are left asking why?
Officially, the recession ended five years ago. But there's something the financial newscasters don't tell you: Unless you're rich, those numbers don't apply to you.
Some work has been done recently to address tax loopholes for large corporations, such as the notorious corporate tax inversions, which put small businesses at a disadvantage, but more needs to be done to help level the playing field for small businesses.
To complement the Census report on permitted construction of housing, we developed an index to track the monthly rate of change in permits issued by the NYC Department of Buildings that refer specifically to residential improvements.
The top-line numbers may appear promising. But a closer look under the surface of the labor market shows that the U.S. has a long way to go to really recover from the Great Recession.
The point is that "protectionism" either for trade/job reasons or national security is a dangerous game that most likely will end up hurting everyone involved more than the basic problems that led to that type of economic warfare.
There are already 4.8 million job openings in the American labor market, and we know that entrepreneurship isn't the answer for everyone. To meet this growing demand for impact jobs while helping build the next generation of impact leaders, we'll need to focus on intrapreneurship.
When Wall Street bankers are stuck in Weehawken for hours on their way to work because the tunnels are shut down, they're going to wish there had been some good old-fashioned "liberal" spending programs.