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Great Recession

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 ...

Should I Sell My Company? 7 Questions Every Successful Entrepreneur Must Ask

Maura O'Neill | Posted 06.24.2016 | Business
Maura O'Neill

Back in 2008, I watched so many students tend bar or wait tables to help support themselves through college. Once they finally emerged with degrees du...

Wanted: One-Handed Economists

Charles Kolb | Posted 06.15.2016 | Politics
Charles Kolb

The current state of the U.S. and global economies is unclear. Wherever you look, the data and trends suggest uncertainty. Will the Federal Reserve raise interest rates next month? Will economic growth ever again exceed 2 percent? Is the stock market overvalued and on the verge of another major dip?

The Bernie Sanders Campaign Didn't Matter

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics

Bernie Sanders is not going to be president. No, it's not official yet. Hillary Clinton has the delegate support to clinch the nomination, but the par...

What Happened to Our Economy?

Harlan Green | Posted 06.07.2016 | Business
Harlan Green

The major debate during this campaign season seems to be over the economy. Who has it benefited and who was left behind? Sanders says we aren't spending enough to create more jobs, and Trump wants to build walls to keep any more jobs from leaving the U.S.

Obama's Favorite City To Spotlight Is Filled With People Who Distrust Him

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the summer of 2008, Andrea and Andrew Hauser of Elkhart, Indiana, were confidently planning out their lives. They'd bought a home the...

Clinton Blasts Trump For Cheering Housing Bubble Burst

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat Hillary Clinton, seeking to dampen Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's growing appeal with working-class ...

Crowdfunding's Power To Close The Racial Wealth Gap

Rodney Sampson | Posted 05.16.2016 | Business
Rodney Sampson

Today, Monday, May 16th, 2016 marks the beginning of a new era in American capital formation. Title III of the historic JOBS Act signed by President B...

The Construction/Real Estate Boom in Oz: Irrational Exuberance Aussie Style

Lawrence Diller, M.D. | Posted 05.02.2016 | World
Lawrence Diller, M.D.

Two weeks ago in Brisbane a six minute cab ride at 7:15 am from the edge of the Royal Botanic Gardens to the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital took ove...

Who Caused the Great Recession?

Tuomas Malinen | Posted 05.02.2016 | Politics
Tuomas Malinen

Senator Sanders has blamed the "big banks" of Wall Street for the 2008 financial crash, while Secretary Clinton has pointed in the direction of the "shadow banking" sector. These two views have stirred a lively debate, but who got it right?

Are All Black Students Falling Behind?

The Conversation US | Posted 04.26.2016 | Education
The Conversation US

At many four-year public schools, much work to support black students still needs to be done. But, let's remember, statistics can tell multiple stories.

The Shipwrecked Lives of the Great Recession

Kathleen Frydl | Posted 04.26.2016 | Politics
Kathleen Frydl

The disdain that the Amish faithful feel for family members who reject their all-encompassing religious worldview is such that they refuse to dine with them at the same table.

America's Largest City Is Failing Its Young People

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business

New York City is worried about millennials -- for good reason. The city comptroller, Scott Stringer, put out a report on Monday that paints a rather ...

Are We Heading Toward Another Crisis?

Tuomas Malinen | Posted 04.22.2016 | World
Tuomas Malinen

Donald Trump has warned that the US economy is heading towards a "massive" recession. Some analysts and blog writers have also warned that we may be h...

We Need Obama as Foreign Policy Educator-in-Chief

Dr. Milton Mankoff | Posted 04.18.2016 | Politics
Dr. Milton Mankoff

Part of the allure of Obama when he first ran for president was the prospect of an intellectual in the White House who would make progressive decisions, but also begin the task of educating huge numbers of low information citizens about how the world works.

Clinton And Goldman: Why It Matters

The New York Review Of Books | Annum Masroor | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics

Why is Hillary Clinton refusing to release the transcripts of her Goldman Sachs speeches?...

Release of Clinton's Wall Street Speeches Could End Her Candidacy for President

Seth Abramson | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics
Seth Abramson

The reason you and I will never see the transcripts of Hillary Clinton's speeches to Wall Street fat-cats is that if she were ever to release those transcripts, it could end her candidacy for president.

Goldman Sachs Fined $5B for Faulty Mortgage Practices

GOBankingRates | Posted 04.12.2016 | Business

By Andrew DePietro, Staff Writer Goldman Sachs concluded a $5.06 billion settlement on April 11 due to federal charges of deceptive mortgage policies...

Is U.S. Nearing Full Employment?

Harlan Green | Posted 04.08.2016 | Business
Harlan Green

Are we nearing full employment, and hence the higher inflation that always accompanies full employment? Not really, because wage growth is still stuck in the 2 percent range, and rising wages are the first sign of higher inflation and approaching full employment.

The Obsession With Bernie Sanders and Transhumanism Says a Lot

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 04.04.2016 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

As I keep my finger on the pulse of the transhumanism movement, it's easy to tell across the hundreds of Facebook, Google+, and other social media communities that Sanders is a cherished figure.