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Yes, the World Does Have a Shortage of Safe Assets...And Central Banks Aren't Helping

European Horizons | Posted 02.14.2017 | Business
European Horizons

By Steven Kelly In recent years, and especially since the financial crisis of 2008, the world has been plagued by a shortage of safe assets. As it b...

Let's Make America More Equal Again!

Harlan Green | Posted 02.13.2017 | Business
Harlan Green

As defeated Democrats mull over what slogan can equal or overcome President Trump's "Make America Great Again", I have a suggestion, one that might ev...

The Pending Russia/U.S. Reset: Birth of a New Business Model?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.20.2017 | World
Daniel Wagner

Certain guiding principles have proven instrumental in shaping our views of the world. Among them, for many Americans and Russians, is the belief that...

The Importance of Political Risk Insurance in the Era of Disruption

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.12.2017 | Business
Daniel Wagner

Political risk exists everywhere, as does uncertainty about how, when, or whether it will manifest itself in ways detrimental to international traders...

Why The Years of Slow Growth?

Harlan Green | Posted 01.05.2017 | Business
Harlan Green

Pundits have decried it. Donald Trump has criticized the 'lousy' U.S. economy in many of his Tweets, and economists have lamented the 2.4 percent GDP...

How To Get Ready For The Economic Recession Coming In 2017

The Conversation US | Posted 12.31.2016 | Business
The Conversation US

My outlook for 2017 and beyond is that the U.S. economy will likely see another recession.

5 Resolutions Midlifers Definitely Should Not Make For 2017

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.12.2017 | Fifty

As we wrote two years ago, New Year’s resolutions are for those who succumb to peer pressure. Does anyone really think the flip of a calendar page i...

Trump Voters and The Drug Epidemic

Harlan Green | Posted 12.13.2016 | Business
Harlan Green

Why should so many rust-belt citizens vote for President-Elect Donald Trump, who is patently against the interest of working class voters? I am speak...

Women Leaders Are Redefining Business - On HER Terms

Jennifer Love | Posted 11.15.2016 | Business
Jennifer Love

To ensure the success of women and girls is to ensure that they attain literacy and self-confidence in financial matters big and small. And it's happe...

Trump and the Coming Death of Multilateralism

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.12.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

It is truly odd that the U.S. and global stock markets actually rose in the days following the election of Donald Trump as president, as if a few pass...

What, Now A Trump Recession?

Harlan Green | Posted 11.11.2016 | Business
Harlan Green

Economists are already warning that if President-elect Trump's policies are enacted, such as initiating trade wars, or the wrong tax cuts, or even cut...

Greed Is Destroying K-12 Education System

Harlan Green | Posted 10.21.2016 | Business
Harlan Green

We now know the results of rampant greed among the politicians in those states that are cutting education budgets in their K-12 school systems. They would rather preserve the wealth of the wealthiest one percent than see any value in governments or governing of any kind.

How To Make America A Great Depression Again

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 09.26.2016 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

In tonight's debate and throughout the remainder of the campaign, Hillary Clinton should take direct aim at the economic plan Donald Trump announced in a recent speech at the Economic Club of New York.

Morning In America Delivered By Democrats

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 09.19.2016 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Nine years after the Great Recession began during the tax- and regulation-slashing Bush administration, some startlingly good economic news arrived from Washington, D.C., last week.

Emerging From The Great Recession

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.15.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There was some rather important economic news yesterday, which could be summed up as "things are getting better."

Trump's Rise Is Everyone's Responsibility

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.09.2016 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

Republicans aren't solely responsible for income inequality in America any more than Democrats are for the country's immigration problem. It has taken two to tango on these, and a variety of other topics, over the course of decades.

Hillary Goes Full Race Card, As Trump Courts Black Vote

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 08.29.2016 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

It's August of a Presidential election year. Must be time for Democrats to play the race card.

The Fed Can't Really Grow US Economy

Harlan Green | Posted 08.26.2016 | Business
Harlan Green

Most eyes are watching Janet Yellen and the Fed's Jackson Hole conference. She hinted at a possible raise in short term rates this September. Higher...

Proof That The Great Recession Has Yet To Release Its Grip

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.26.2016 | Fifty

Buried deep in a speech that President Obama delivered at the height of the Great Recession was a line that has remained etched in my psyche. When Oba...

Blame Austerity, Not Obama, For Slow Economic Recovery

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 08.11.2016 | Politics

President Barack Obama often boasts about the economic recovery that has taken place under his watch. Who wouldn’t? The turnaround since Obama took ...

Being Held Hostage by the "New Normal"

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.05.2016 | Crime
Daniel Wagner

The term "new normal" was previously used to describe the aftermath of the Great Recession and the economic impact it had on individuals, organization...

Black Men Entrepreneurs Were Walloped by the Great Recession

Algernon Austin | Posted 07.25.2016 | Business
Algernon Austin

In comparison to firms owned by other race and gender groups of business owners, Black men's firms were hit hardest by the Great Recession. Of the 10 ...

Part Two: New York City

Sandy Thomas | Posted 07.11.2016 | Arts
Sandy Thomas

The second time I visited New York City was 1984. It was my first vacation in two years. I'd gotten married to Glenn April 24th, 1982, and we'd driven to Chicago for our honeymoon.

The Great Unraveling

Bill Shireman | Posted 06.28.2016 | Politics
Bill Shireman

Viewed in isolation, the fall of the EU in Britain and the rise of Donald Trump in the U.S. both reflect high-risk gambles by disillusioned voters to upend the establishment they blame for economic and cultural turmoil.

Trump Could Trigger The Longest Recession Since The Great Depression, Report Says

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 06.27.2016 | Business

Donald Trump’s economic policies are so bad that they would produce the longest U.S. recession since the Great Depression, a report from economists ...