Around summer time, many Americans look forward to a week off from work where they can unwind and spend time with their families. Yet, the reality of taking a vacation while employed is that one in four U.S. workers don't receive paid time off.
There are good reasons to keep your vacation plans to Greece, and good reasons to break them. But don't overlook Greece next summer.
Despite the financial crisis in Greece, there are many aspects of Greece that are not in crisis such as the beauty of its environment, food, history, culture and the hospitality of its people.
Donald Trump is the bull in a china shop, and I mean that in the nicest way. His competitors, delicate breakables, are lined up on the shelf, concerned that any bold move could topple them to the ground.
The impact of new technologies on jobs is unavoidable, and not all of the news is bad. Many old jobs are destroyed but many new jobs are created. The problem is that with weak unions, global competition and inadequate wage regulation, some of the new jobs are lower paid than the old jobs.
Not paying someone what they are owed is akin to stealing out of their pockets. Wage theft is a crime. And this crime disproportionately impacts the most vulnerable members of our society. Enforcing these laws is not only good economic policy, but also simply the right thing to do.
What kind of United Nations would we invent if we were designing it from scratch today?
When President Obama launched the My Brother's Keeper, he recognized that each of us has a role in closing opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color. But our changing demographics poses challenges not just to this community, but to our nation's economy as a whole.
What is really going on is the game is being rigged. Corporations get huge tax breaks and subsidies, a few billionaires and plutocrats get the cash, and We the People, the 99 percent, have to make up the difference.
In April, I was invited to speak in Charleston's third annual DIG SOUTH -- the Southeast's first and foremost event celebrating the digital economy with over 200 presenters from companies such as Google, Instagram, Twitter, TechCrunch, BuzzFeed, and Inc.
Digital technology has changed our world for the better, but the innovation that helps some rise also threatens to leave millions behind. As technology transforms our economy at a blinding pace, more and more people are being locked out of a job market increasingly dominated by the demand for computer skills.
Tired of facts? Do you think all the concern about climate change is just a bunch of hooey? Then this newscast is for you.
On Monday, Hillary unveiled her economic agenda for strengthening the middle class. But looking at solutions like raising the minimum wage is only half the story. To evaluate the bigger picture, a review of Hillary's history with the banking industry is necessary.
There is growing pressure on public companies to act short-term and distribute their profits to shareholders instead of funding jobs, research, and investments. It is time for the American people to rethink these destructive trends.
Our family dynamics can give insight into the dilemmas the various constituents face within the European situation as pertaining to Greece.
There is no dignity in watching Greek pensioners, some near the end of their lives, toeing the line for another inept Greek government. Greece needs heroes, but more than that, she needs investors.