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From Growth Compression to Reflation: The Road Ahead

Jay Pelosky | Posted 01.28.2013 | Business
Jay Pelosky

The Great Compression will give way to the Great Reflation, not next month or next quarter but at some point over the next 12 to 24 months. How this is done will make all the difference -- via beggar-thy-neighbor policies or internal, pro-growth policy implementation?

A Terrible Thing to Waste

Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D. | Posted 01.13.2013 | College
Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D.

High school students hear a discouraging cacophony: "College costs too much. Students borrow too much. Too many students aren't college-ready." That's why we need to emphasize four key messages to those young people who have the talent and mindset to flourish in college.

10 International Business Customs You MUST Remember When Traveling

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 11.01.2012 | Business

English is often considered to be the international language of business, but, as business grows more global, it's becoming more important than ever f...

Corruption Takes Center Stage in Greek-Euro Crisis

Frank Vogl | Posted 12.30.2012 | World
Frank Vogl

It is a long way from the courtroom in Athens that hosts Costas Vaxevanis to the arena of high global finance that Merkel bestrides, but the connection highlights the depth, the intractability and the complexity of the European financial crisis.

Mitt Romney, Big Bird and American Creativity

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 12.30.2012 | Arts
Hoyt Hilsman

Mitt Romney's comment in the first presidential debate about defunding Big Bird was the fodder for lots of jokes, but it has more serious implications, not just for public funding for the arts, but for the future of America's global competitiveness.

Time to Panic Over the Pullback?

Michael Farr | Posted 10.26.2012 | Business
Michael Farr

Is it likely that the Dow Jones Industrial Average is flirting with five-year highs right before we are about to go into recession? The answer is obviously no, but there is another factor that has been introduced into the equation.

There's A Crisis And For Once, It's Not America's Fault

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.24.2012 | Business

Thing One: Rest Of World Gets Even With America For Financial Crisis: The global economy is a mess, and for once it's not America's fault. But Amer...

Is the World Economy Turning a Corner?

John Bowler | Posted 12.19.2012 | Business
John Bowler

We expect the global economy to expand by only 2.2% at market exchange rates in 2012, and by 3.1% at purchasing power parity (PPP) rates. Although next year will be better, we forecast a recovery only to 2.5% and 3.5%.

The Marketing of Dubai: A Brilliant Mirage

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 10.16.2012 | Business
Sarah O'Leary

It's difficult to embrace the hype while wading in a sea of black.

Political Dysfunction Threatens Global Economy

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.15.2012 | Business

Thing One: Talking Heads: The good news is that the global economy is not yet ablaze. The bad news is that there is a heap of oily rags smoldering in ...

Can Obama Channel His Inner FDR?

Jane White | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics
Jane White

We've got a malfunctioning economy, gigantic deficits, madness in the Middle East, and political communication is now defined by attack ads instead of conversations. We desperately need leadership.

Terrible Economy Forcing FedEx To Cut Thousands Of Jobs

AP | SAMANTHA BOMKAMP | Posted 12.10.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- FedEx Corp., the world's second-largest package delivery company, on Wednesday detailed its plan to boost profit by $1.7 billion annually ...

Jobs as a Gateway to Prosperity

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 12.10.2012 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Jobs are much more than a scorecard of an economy's macroeconomic heart beat. They are a vehicle for poverty reduction.

IMF: 'A Cloud Of Uncertainty' Is Hanging Over The Entire World

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 10.09.2012 | Business

TOKYO -- Plagued by uncertainty and fresh setbacks, the world economy has weakened further and will grow more slowly over the next year, the Internati...

IMF Warns: Global Economic Slowdown Getting Worse

Reuters | Posted 12.07.2012 | Business

By Emily Kaiser and Lesley Wroughton TOKYO, Oct 9 (Reuters) - The IMF said the global economic slowdown is worsening as it cut its gro...

U.S. Economy Is Among World's Least-Bad

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.08.2012 | Business

Thing One: Least-Bad In Show: If you think the U.S. economy is lousy, you should see the rest of the world. According to a goofily named set of ind...

How Washington's Inaction Could Put Us in an Economic Death Spiral

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 12.07.2012 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

In all the fuss about the elections, we seem to have all but forgotten about the bigger problem confronting America right now, and that is the upcoming 'fiscal cliff' -- and its inevitable sequel: the 'death spiral.'

Give Democracy a Chance

Marianne Williamson | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Marianne Williamson

I hope that in the next chapter of American politics -- the one that begins the day after this next election -- the people of the United States will say where we want to go. And democracy, with all its grit and genuine glory, will have a chance.

The End of Cities: The Coming 'Great Rural Migration'

Stephen Estes | Posted 11.26.2012 | Los Angeles
Stephen Estes

If the benefits of living in a city are diminished because the Internet brings access to the world to you, then why deal with the high real estate prices, traffic, crime, pollution and difficulty of living alongside millions of other people?

WATCH LIVE: Arianna Speaks At Digital Economy Forum

Posted 11.26.2012 | Media

Huffington Post founder and Editor-In-Chief Arianna Huffington is speaking today at the Digital Economy Forum in Italy. Click the link above to watch ...

'Tis the Budget Season

Mauro Guillén | Posted 11.26.2012 | Business
Mauro Guillén

Summer's over. Politicians around the world are back in town. Budgets need to be drawn and approved in an annual ritual that determines what the democracies of the world do with up to half of their Gross Domestic Product.

Poverty Down! Inequality & Hunger Up... Huh?

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 11.13.2012 | World
Frances Moore Lappe

Given that the poor spend at least half their income on food and global food prices have hit historic highs, how is it possible that poverty is truly decreasing?

Globalization Comes to Mongolia

Mark Juergensmeyer | Posted 11.13.2012 | World
Mark Juergensmeyer

It has been 20 years since I've been in Mongolia, the large country of high desert plains sandwiched between China and Russia, and a lot has changed. Some of it is for the better, a lot of it for the worse. And much of it has to do with globalization.

Global Economy Faces 'Perfect Storm'

AP | DAN PERRY | Posted 09.07.2012 | Business

CERNOBBIO, Italy -- Experts and leaders gathered in Italy may disagree on the cure, but the malady seems clear: the world economy faces a "perfect sto...

China and an Ethical Mapping of the Global Economy

American Anthropological Association | Posted 10.31.2012 | Business
American Anthropological Association

Those who work in business ethics are often asked if corporate social responsibility is an oxymoron. When it comes to China, our interlocutors hint that the answer, more so than usual, is already settled.