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The One Percent Is Hogging So Much of Our Income That It's Holding the Economy Back

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

The reason is quite simple: Those workers are also consumers. When the 99 percent earn more, they spend more, and the one percent can produce more and earn more themselves.

WATCH: Should Countries Prioritize Measuring Happiness?

Posted 12.16.2013 | Healthy Living

The government surveys our income, spending and housing, but what about happiness? According to some experts, many societies have outgrown these more ...

U.S. Economy Grew Faster Than We All Thought Last Quarter

Reuters | Posted 12.05.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. economy grew faster than initially estimated in the third quarter as businesses aggressively accumulated stock, but un...

Preventable Hunger in Our Land of Plenty

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

While many American families gather around the Thanksgiving table this week, some of us combining this year's traditional dinners with Hanukkah feasts, the nearly 49 million Americans living in food insecure households will be struggling to afford the food they need.

Moving Beyond GDP

Sean McElwee | Posted 01.26.2014 | Business
Sean McElwee

The 2007 economic crisis and the lingering stagnation it wrought has lead economists, philosophers and policymakers to a profound rethinking of how we measure economic performance and social progress.

100% of Verizon New Jersey Customers Should Have a Fiber Optic, 45 Mbps Bi-Directional Service: You Paid for It - And It's the Law.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

(Second in the series.) Here's the scorecard: Every Verizon New Jersey business and residential customer, school and library, is entitled to an up...

The Five Dumbest Things You'll Hear About Sustainability

Brian Czech | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Brian Czech

This one's about dumb, dumber, and dumbest, plus two intermediate levels for good measure. Ready for the inglorious countdown?

Winning the Shutdown Battle Wasn't Enough: Democrats Must Stand United to Win the Budget Fight

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

The big question for Democrats is this: What kind of deal is worse than the sequester, which Paul Ryan has said is the Republicans' fallback position. In other words, what would make Democrats throw up their hands and say: "You want it? You got it." -- and mean it?

2013Q3 GDP Release: First Impressions

Jared Bernstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Jared Bernstein

An upside surprise to this morning's GDP report -- up 2.8 percent over the quarter (at an annualized rate), when expectations were for 2 percent.

Hubris: Politicians Overestimate America's Stability

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

In the maelstrom of the shutdown, a debt-ceiling suicide attempt and the cutting off of nutrition support for poor people by Congress, it's clear that America's political class has unbounded belief in national stability.

Winning the Peace: The Post-Shutdown Challenge

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

It's a major victory. The shutdown's ending, the government isn't defaulting (at least not yet), and Democrats didn't yield in the face of threats and bullying. But what happens next could shape our fate for many years to come.

We Need to Accelerate the Development of Sustainability Metrics

Steven Cohen | Posted 12.14.2013 | Green
Steven Cohen

We need a generally accepted set of definitions and indicators for measuring sustainability. We also need independent auditors to verify that these numbers are real. Numbers without verification are ultimately useless.

Getting Girls in the Game Benefits Us All

Kim Turner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Kim Turner

This International Day of the Girl, we must urge communities, governments and families here and around the globe to recognize that gender equality in sports is not only a gateway for girls to excel in youth, it is a key to personal, national and international prosperity.

Still Some Hurdles On The Fiscal Path

Martine Guerguil | Posted 12.09.2013 | Business
Martine Guerguil

Five years into the crisis, the fiscal landscape remains challenging. On the positive side, deficit-cutting efforts and the first signs of recovery re...

The Truth Behind Emerging Economies: Colombia Case

Felipe Ángel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Felipe Ángel

America's financial and economical decisions will have an effect on emerging economies in the times to come. The reversal of flows will destabilise emerging economies, and an effort to attract investment will have to be made in order to keep the increasing growth rates in the GDP.

The Debt Ceiling: What's Good for the Public Goose Is Good for the Private Gander

Brian Czech | Posted 12.04.2013 | Politics
Brian Czech

If we want the right-sized government, then we'd generally want a growing government as the American economy grows.

The Prosperity/Well-being Conundrum

Jonathan F.P. Rose | Posted 09.19.2013 | Impact
Jonathan F.P. Rose

Is it more important to measure the distribution of income within a city, or the city's level of access to economic opportunity and mobility?

Labor's Day Remembered

Harlan Green | Posted 11.02.2013 | Business
Harlan Green

We celebrate another Labor Day, a national holiday, and how do we remember it? I would like to remember it as some other developed countries celebrate it.

Something Strange Just Happened To The Global Economy

Quartz | David Yanofsky | Posted 08.29.2013 | Business

Quartz: For the first time ever, the combined gross domestic product of emerging and developing markets, adjusted for purchasing price parity, ...

Germany: Deaf to the Debt Crisis?

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 10.23.2013 | Home
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

Angela Merkel and Wolfgang Schauble are engaged in a pre-election struggle to convince their voters, along with the world's markets, that Greece's deb...

Walmart's Surprising Path to Increased Sales: Raise Wages

Amy Traub | Posted 10.22.2013 | Business
Amy Traub

Rather than lamenting the "challenging" and "disappointing" retail environment, Walmart could boldly move to reshape it. The key step? Raising the company's notoriously low wages.

'Atheism to Replace Religion by 2041': A Clarification

Nigel Barber | Posted 10.02.2013 | Science
Nigel Barber

This story was recently taken up by the Guardian Express and the International Business Times, whose writers were responding to a prediction in my book Why Atheism Will Replace Religion. I want to correct some of their errors and clarify the actual claim.

Tiptoeing Through the Tulips

Michael Farr | Posted 08.01.2013 | Business
Michael Farr

The next few weeks are critical in determining whether or not the economy is on a self-sustaining path.

National GDP Revised to Reflect the Economic Activity Generated by Film and Television

Chris Dodd | Posted 07.31.2013 | Business
Chris Dodd

This morning, the Department of Commerce said that the United States' Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is bigger than we thought -- about 3 percent bigger...

U.S. Economy Grows Unexpectedly

Reuters | Posted 07.31.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON, July 31 (Reuters) - U.S. economic growth unexpectedly accelerated in the second quarter, laying a firmer foundation for the rest of the ye...