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Great Recession

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

Maura O'Neill | Posted 06.24.2016 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home

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 | Home
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 12.30.2016 | Home

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 | Home

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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home

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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home

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 | Home
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 | Home

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 | Home
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 | Home
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.

Introduction: Macroeconomic Outlook for Crowdfunding

AdaPia d'Errico | Posted 03.17.2016 | Home
AdaPia d'Errico

Most people readily admit that the financial crisis that besieged the world economy in 2007 was abetted by a lack of institutional oversight and transparency. Undoubtedly, the "Great Recession" and its aftermath has left a legacy of distrust, fear, and trepidation about the economic future.

Both Parties Are to Blame for the Rise of Trump

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.09.2016 | Home
Daniel Wagner

It is not intellectually honest to attribute the political rise of Donald Trump solely to Republicans and the Republican Party. It is more complicated than that, and as the Trump story continues to unfold, something rather disturbing is being revealed about American political culture, and its voters.

Financial Reform Is Working

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 03.07.2016 | Home
Dennis M. Kelleher

The critics of the financial reform Dodd-Frank Act are fond of saying that it doesn't work -- some going so far as to say that the financial system is just as much at risk as it was in 2008, if not even more so.

CD Rate Strategies for the New Interest Rates

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.10.2016 | Home

By Ruth Sarreal, Editor After declining since 2007 to the point of hitting rock bottom in 2014, CD rates are now finally on the rise. With the Federa...

It Is High Time for EU to Stand Up to Creeping Illiberal Democracy in Europe

Cas Mudde | Posted 03.04.2016 | Home
Cas Mudde

How can the EU elite hope to convince voters that parties like FN and UKIP pose a fundamental threat to the European liberal democracy when they are willing to work with equally illiberal democratic politicians like Erdoğan and Orbán?

Political Induced Uncertainty and the Quest for Growth

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 03.04.2016 | Home
St. Gallen Symposium

By Wolf von Laer, member of the St. Gallen Symposium's global Leaders of Tomorrow community Every form of government, regardless of it being social-...