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Reengineering America's Future

Chris Forbes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chris Forbes

For every new Ph.D. in physical sciences, the US graduates 50 new MBA's, and 18 lawyers. So why should we care? Simply put, our jobs and economic security are at stake.

Financial Reform: Now It's Up to the Regulators

Douglas J. Elliott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Douglas J. Elliott

Hard as it may be to conceive, the complexity embedded in its over 2,000 pages of text is likely to be exceeded by the complications involved in the regulatory implementation of financial reform.

To My Son, Who Lost His Shirt, and Found "The Zeroes"

Lea Lane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lea Lane

Dear Randall, That weekend I spent with you, Jen and the girls in February, 2009 you were still reeling from the loss of your business, your dream, y...

Greed Stole the Mantle of Business Acumen

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

The greedy produce the most profit in the shortest period of time because they don't believe in any future. Consequences are not real because there is no tomorrow past the bonus deadline.

PBS's This Emotional Life: Which Conflicts Consume Couples the Most?

Dr. Thomas Bradbury | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Thomas Bradbury

The key to a good relationship is HOW you approach and discuss these issues, more so than anything special or difficult about the issue itself.

The Power of ZERO in Business: Finances

Nancy Lublin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nancy Lublin

Not-for-profits use money in a completely different way from our for-profit siblings. Our goal isn't to maximize profit and we don't use the "industry...

Major Environment, Development, Business, and Religious Groups Urge Congress to Include International Climate Funding in Budget

Jake Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jake Schmidt

The key House subcommittee is expected to take up this funding this week, so let's hope that they do the right thing and vote yes in support of this critical funding.

Playing Whack-A-Mole with the Regulators

Jim Randel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Randel

Can the regulators ever keep up?

JOBS, PROSPERITY AND THE GREAT AMERICAN ADVANTAGE...

Jack Nadel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jack Nadel

In our current preoccupation with derivatives and other non-productive financial instruments, we are ignoring the Great American Advantage that exists...

Zed's Dead - Law, Finance, and the Future of Online Publishing (Part Two)

Peter Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Peter Schwartz

"Whose motorcycle is this?""It's a chopper, baby.""Whose chopper is this?""Zed's""Who's Zed?""Zed's dead, baby. Zed's dead." - Quentin Tarantino, Pulp...

Zed's Dead - Law, Finance, and the Future of Online Publishing (Part One)

Peter Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Peter Schwartz

"Whose motorcycle is this?""It's a chopper, baby.""Whose chopper is this?""Zed's""Who's Zed?""Zed's dead, baby. Zed's dead." - Quentin Tarantino, Pulp...

Are Blogs Truly Competitive With the Mainstream Media in Terms of Quality of Content?

Reggie Middleton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Reggie Middleton

The climate for blogs is almost always lousy. Many blogs don't generate profits or have a clear or sustainable business model.

Goldman's Blueprint for Dumping Toxic Assets: How These CDOs Were Designed to Fail

David Fiderer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Fiderer

While most of these deals remain shrouded in secrecy, one of them, Anderson Mezzanine Funding 2007, Ltd. lays out its blueprint in sufficient detail so that we can pinpoint how and why this transaction's failure was assured.

Money, Money, Money

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tabby Biddle

I felt so happy and responsible -- like a big lady out in the world making money, saving, investing, and putting away for my retirement. The perfect money manager.

Diversification Is for Old People

Jim Randel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Randel

Buying equities, bonds, CD's, and real estate should not begin until you are at least thirty years of age. Prior to that, every dollar you have should go into making you as productive and valuable as possible.

A Key Part of Wall Street Reform Contains What the Republicans Want: Death Panels

Rep. Barney Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Barney Frank

If a Wall Street bank begins to fail, threatening the safety of the financial system, it will be put to death. End of story. Republicans -- the ones who bailed out Wall Street -- just don't want to believe it.

Michael Lewis' Big Short and Our Appetite for Apocalypse (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Lydon

Michael Lewis is the non-fiction novelist of our apocalyptic American mindset in 2010 and the author of The Big Short. Listen to an interview here.

The Coming Export Boom

Tom Silva | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tom Silva

The United States market is only 27 percent of global consumption today vs. emerging markets which are at 34 percent. Clearly, the rest of the world is no longer an afterthought.

Titanic: Too Big to Fail

Michael Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Kaplan

Nothing is too big to fail; instead, the bigger it is, the more insidious and devastating its modes of failure must be. Engineers, at least, know this: it seems someone forgot to tell the bankers.

Wall Street Reform Conference Committee Membership Announced

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Wall Street reform effort enters a new phase on Thursday, as the conference committee between the House and Senate will meet to begin hashing out the differences between the House and Senate versions which have already passed.

College: Debt and Diplomas

Daniel Haarburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Daniel Haarburger

There is a great myth that universities are becoming more accessible and widely democratized. But the financial burden for students is becoming only more and more crippling.

Don't Choose a Charity Based on Administration Costs

Saundra Schimmelpfennig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Saundra Schimmelpfennig

It seems logical that the less a charity spends on administration, the more donation dollars reach people in need. In reality, however, the amount that a charity spends on administration is not an indicator of effectiveness.

Larry Summers: 'Senator Kaufman Is Exactly Right'

Simon Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Simon Johnson

The coming legislative debate will clearly divide people into "for" and "against" our massive global banks that have so manifestly gone bad. For the last time: Which side does the president really want to be on?

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Obama Should Channel Roosevelt To Battle Wall Street

Washington Post | Simon Johnson and James Kwak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In the spring of 2009, Obama and his senior advisers did not seem terribly troubled by the dangerous concentration of power, wealth and hubris on Wall...