We must not allow this new "Freecoin" to be owned or bought and sold with real money. For the moment that a currency becomes interest-bearing and is subject to transaction and storage charges, it becomes a tradable commodity itself and it loses its equalizing value.
There are side effects to time outdoors: an increased sense of awe, community, experience, connection and even the occasional life-changing experience.
As New York shakes off another dose of the climate change reality dealt by winter storm Juno, many are beginning to re-appreciate the forces of Nature and the power of public policy.
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Much like NAFTA, the TPP has more to do with big-business protectionism than with genuine free trade. Most of the chapters seek to limit the regulatory powers of governments. Most damaging of all, the TPP would create new incentives for corporations to ship jobs overseas and would forbid governments from using strategies like "Buy American" provisions.
America's resurgence is real. With a growing economy, shrinking deficits, bustling industry, and booming energy production, we have risen from recession freer to write our own future than any other nation on Earth. Now we have to choose what we want that future to look like. Will we accept an economy where only a few of us do spectacularly well?
The Congressional Budget Office just released the 2015 version of its Budget and Economic Outlook. The really important development was that CBO confirmed its pessimistic view of the future of the U.S. economy, pegging the long-run growth potential at 2.2 percent.
Let's hope Obama starts re-connecting the two issues -- environment and economy -- so that the public and policy makers on both sides of the aisle get used to dealing frankly with the trade-off.
While Washington state lawmakers' bold pragmatism promises to help their environment and their economy, the new Congress in Washington, D.C., seems hell-bent on pushing legislation that will strip away our environmental protections, continue to ignore the threats of climate change and keep us addicted to dirty fossil fuels.
Low oil prices have already been used to justify an interest rate cut, as well as a delayed and, presumably, reworked federal budget. With such a convenient scapegoat at hand, you can bet it won't be long before low oil prices will be made to shoulder even more blame.
The major reversal from deep decline to economic growth occurred despite Republican opposition to President Obama's proposals, repeated GOP threats to default on our debt obligations, and an incredibly harmful 16-day government shutdown. And not only have Republicans stood in the way of Democratic policies, but they're now attempting to take credit for the recovery itself.
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While "a New Cold War" has not yet been adopted as an official framework for US foreign and military policy, there are among foreign and military policy-makers many who will be tempted by its appeal. We should be circumspect about following them down this path.
The debate over Keystone shouldn't end in a standoff between the environment and jobs. It is about the kind of future we want to embrace.
The President may succeed in making "middle class economics" a major issue in the 2016 campaigns, but he should put it within the context of what is economically viable and politically possible.
True, social justice and political activism can help solve many of the continuous problems facing our community, but what about economic growth and stability to help heal our struggling neighborhoods?