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Suggested Message for State of the Union: 'Don't Screw It Up... Again'

Paul Abrams | Posted 03.21.2015 | Politics
Paul Abrams

President Obama begins his seventh year in office in good position. At this point in his eight-year term, the unemployment rate is a) lower than Reagan's at the same time; b) lower than Romney/Republican targets for the end of 2016 and St. Ronnie's for his entire term; c) Medicare is now solvent at least through 2031; and, d) ~10 million more people are covered by health insurance.

Engineering for the Future

Linda Katehi | Posted 03.18.2015 | Education
Linda Katehi

With the world's population rapidly expanding and our ecosystems under extreme stress, the field of engineering must focus like never before on sustainability and environmental repair.

Hottest Year on Record, 2014, Brings Economic Opportunity

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 03.09.2015 | Green
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

With 2014 weighing in as the hottest year on record, the window to mitigate global warming rapidly shrinks. It's time to eliminate the debate that action on climate change will harm economic growth.

The Eight Ugly Scars of Runaway Inequality

Les Leopold | Posted 03.07.2015 | Politics
Les Leopold

America is the richest country in all of history. We have the largest economy and the largest number of millionaires and billionaires. At the same time, however, we lead the developed world in economic inequality.

Elizabeth Warren: Our Populist Agenda -- In Her Own Words

Roger Hickey | Posted 03.06.2015 | Politics
Roger Hickey

Senator Elizabeth Warren has become the most visible leader of the growing populist movement that is uniting a new majority around an agenda for economic change. But with media visibility comes over-simplified media analysis.

Matt Sheehan

Beijing's Incredible Subway Expansion In One GIF

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 01.12.2015 | World

BEIJING -- The Beijing subway is a madhouse and a miracle, and the record-breaking system is expanding into new corners of the city. On Sunday, Be...

The Business of Renewable Resources

Brian Kennell | Posted 02.10.2015 | Business
Brian Kennell

If businesses adopt a circular paradigm that tracks the environmental impacts of their products throughout their entire lifecycles, we can help alleviate climate change and ensure we have enough natural resources to use in perpetuity.

You Have Been Charged Thousands for a Fiber-Optic, Broadband Utility That You Never Got -- Over the Last 20-Plus Years

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 02.09.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

By 2010 or there abouts, America was supposed to have been a fully-fiberized nation with fiber optic-based broadband utilities -- really.

Sam Stein

Meet The One House Republican Willing To Call For A Gas Tax Hike

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As gas prices nationwide continue to plummet, advocates for enhanced federal investment in transportation are sensing a rare political o...

An Economic Agenda for America: 12 Steps Forward

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 01.31.2015 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

The long-term deterioration of the middle class, accelerated by the Wall Street crash of 2008, has not been pretty. Today, we have more wealth and income inequality than any major country on earth.

Here's What "60 Minutes" Should Have Reported About Infrastructure

Dave Johnson | Posted 01.26.2015 | Business
Dave Johnson

A popular proposal in Washington right now: "Fund infrastructure through corporate tax reform." Unfortunately, this is Washington/corporate-speak for letting companies off the hook for most of the up to $700 billion they owe on corporate profits they are hoarding "offshore" if they let us use a little bit of it for infrastructure.

Peter Murray Advocates for Safer Cycling in London (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 01.25.2015 | Arts
Crane.tv

Self-proclaimed cycling aficionado Peter Murray has a thing or two to say about London's infrastructure, a city that's widely known to be not particularly cyclist-friendly.

America's Infrastructure Disinvestment Will Slow the Development of a Sustainable Economy

Steven Cohen | Posted 01.24.2015 | Green
Steven Cohen

Throughout America, disinvestment in infrastructure is far more typical. America's focus seems to be on individual spending, not investment in community resources. We refuse to tax ourselves and the signs of neglect are everywhere.

Revealed: Rising Inequality Kills American Jobs

Lynn Parramore | Posted 01.21.2015 | Business
Lynn Parramore

Barry Z. Cynamon and Steven M. Fazzari are exploring how the massive debt which led to the Great Recession, the spending collapse that followed, and the stagnation that persists are all linked to income inequality. In this interview, they discuss what their findings mean for America.

Give Americans a $2,000 Check From 'Deferred' Corporate Taxes

Dave Johnson | Posted 01.19.2015 | Business
Dave Johnson

Instead of making a "deal" on deferment and letting the corporations just keep this money they owe us, let's fix this loophole and give most of this tax money to the 242 million adult U.S. residents. What's left over (and there might be a lot -- as much as $215 billion) can be used to fix our infrastructure and other priorities.

Democratic National Committee Needs a Shake-up -- Who Does the Shaking?

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

The issue isn't what Wasserman Schultz said with regard to a 'top to bottom assessment' but rather who will do the assessment. If it is the same people who planned the mid-terms' non-message we are in for the same problems next time around.

Demand Representation From the Reds

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 01.10.2015 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Republicans could easily - though wrongly - perceive their big victory as a mandate. But exit polls show something quite different: Voters don't like Republicans any better than Democrats.

You Don't Need to Found a Company to Change the World

Jeremy Pesner | Posted 01.06.2015 | Small Business
Jeremy Pesner

With all of these wonderful resources, what could possibly be the downside of entrepreneurship? Well, there are a few reasons, and they indicate the wider systems of institutions, policies and economics that play just as large a part in shaping the state of the world.

Clinton's Time Is Now

Brent Budowsky | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

If and when she announces her candidacy for president, I suggest she express her resolve to bring full employment with fair wages to America, and announce a working group including Nobel laureates and leading economic thinkers to develop bold ideas to make full employment happen.

Liquidity Glut, Infrastructure Finance Drought and Development Banks

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 03.07.2015 | World
Otaviano Canuto

The world economy faces huge infrastructure financing needs that are not being matched on the supply side. Emerging market economies, in particular, have had to deal with international long-term private debt financing options that are less supportive of infrastructure finance.

The Day After Tomorrow: What Congress Needs to Accomplish This Year

Rep. Earl Blumenauer | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Rep. Earl Blumenauer

None of these items are particularly controversial, but represent simple ways that we can save lives, save money, and make laws fairer. It's too early to call it quits for the year -- it will be even more difficult to get anything done next year with half of the Senate running for president.

Infrastructure Investment: Part of Africa's Solution

Antoinette Sayeh | Posted 12.28.2014 | Business
Antoinette Sayeh

Tremendous efforts are under way to upgrade sub-Saharan Africa's infrastructure. But the needs on the ground are still immense as evidenced by the frequent electricity blackouts, poor roads, and insufficient access to clean water in many countries.

Book Review: 'Lead Like It Matters ... Because It Does'

Suna Senman | Posted 12.27.2014 | Business
Suna Senman

Thirty-years of leadership proficiency shines through the compact instructions in Lead Like it Matters ... Because It Does. More than a book, the content is a virtual classroom leading the reader through the steps to fully develop his/her leadership potential.

Electing to Support Our Economy

Edward Wytkind | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics
Edward Wytkind

Either we can choose to elect those who have proven themselves to have the courage and the foresight to make decisions with the long-term benefit of working people in mind, or we can elect those who are too shortsighted and too captive to special interests to make the calls that will help our nation thrive.

Retailers, Bankers and Democrats Agree

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 12.20.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Income inequality is killing the economy. Retailers, bankers and Democrats agree on that. Really. It's only Republicans who continue to insist that income inequality is great.