A college's ultimate responsibility is to help students clarify their sense of self. We do them a disservice if we ignore their future working life as they discover their talents, passions and convictions.
As the election campaigns of 2012 shift into high gear, there will be lots of discussion from politicians trumpeting the importance of finding "good, high paying jobs." But the real marketplace of jobs is vast and diverse.
We hear a lot these days about innovation and job creation. But when people talk about innovation and jobs, they're usually talking about innovations that may produce jobs -- as opposed to innovations in the way we increase employment.
There are no national employment protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people, which is why we must pass the fully-inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act. No one should be fired simply for being who they are.
Global markets again find themselves in the uncomfortable back seat of a car driven erratically by policymakers. The hope is that policy responses in both America and Europe will enable them to build on last week's solid gains. But certain things need to happen first.
The recession continues to fall hardest on African American and Latino communities, with 16.7 and 11.3 percent unemployment respectively -- far above the national average. The president was right to highlight programs that can target these communities directly.
Obama's jobs speech has a foregone outcome. It is doomed to fail, because the only thing that can create new jobs is new government spending, and that has been made impossible by the deals that he has been compelled to make.
In August, the Federal Reserve imposed a cap on the fees banks can charge retailers every time customers swipe their debit cards. Why is that important? In addition to banks, consumers may be the biggest losers.
Apple is still an exception, because what they don't do is invest their money into China or get hauled into an involuntary joint venture with a Chinese majority "partner" who captures 60-80% of the revenue.