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Better Learning Through Expensive Software

Michael Beyer | Posted 02.28.2015 | Education
Michael Beyer

The goal of school isn't to do well on a test. Doing school should never be for the purpose of more school. The goal of school is to create moral citizens that will fall in love with learning.

Does Walmart's Patriotic PR Have Legs?

Scott Paul | Posted 03.19.2013 | Business
Scott Paul

Walmart made a little bit of news on Tuesday announcing plans to source an additional $50 billion worth of American-made goods over the next decade. But it's also worth noting that Walmart's move is not altogether altruistic.

The End of Chinese Manufacturing and Rebirth of U.S. Industry

XPRIZE | Posted 09.22.2012 | Technology

There is great concern about China's real-estate and infrastructure bubbles. But these are just short-term challenges that China may be able to spend its way out of. The real threat to China's economy is bigger and longer term: its manufacturing bubble.

You Too Could Work For An Indian Outsourcer

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 06.27.2012 | Business

American job seekers may be experiencing a slow season for hiring right now, but they can take heart because at least foreign companies are staffing u...

A Triple Play on Improving Oversight for Better Contracting

David Isenberg | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics
David Isenberg

The core argument of all private military and security contractor advocates is that they can do things more cheaply and efficiently than the public sector. But the problem is that most PMSC advocates assert this all the time, often without evidence.

The Cost Of Hiring A Factory Worker In The U.S. Vs. China

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 03.19.2012 | Business

Since 2001, the United States has lost 2.8 million manufacturing jobs to China -- that despite U.S. factory workers being far more productive. Par...

Jason Linkins

Reporter Briefly Confused By Wisconsin State Flag | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.16.2012 | Media

Yesterday, President Barack Obama traveled to Milwaukee, Wis., to visit Master Lock's plant and give the company props for "bringing 100 manufacturing...

Lila Shapiro

Insourcing Jobs More Fluke Than Trend? | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.15.2012 | Business

President Barack Obama stressed the importance of "insourcing" jobs once lost to foreign countries back to the United States during a trip to Wisconsi...

Insourcing Infrastructure: A Local Transit Director's Plan to Bring Back Jobs

Tim Robertson | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics
Tim Robertson

"Many jobs these days require a B.A., a series of unpaid internships, and a graduate degree. Most young people cannot afford to put in that much time and take on that much debt. If we create another path with a shorter timeline, young people will be more likely to stay in school."

Obama To Call For Lower Corporate Tax Rate

Reuters | Posted 04.11.2012 | Business

* Top U.S. corporate tax rate is 35 percent * Obama seen calling for lower rate, in line with peers * Opening salvo in c...

Insourcing: Bringing Jobs Back to America

Christopher Hytry Derrington | Posted 03.24.2012 | Business
Christopher Hytry Derrington

In our political sphere there are now conversations about penalizing U.S. companies who continue to take jobs overseas, and rewarding them for bringing jobs back. But no one really knows if either approach will be successful.

Amanda Terkel

President Obama Tries Out State Of The Union Jobs Theme With Local Leaders | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama and two top White House advisers held a conference call with state and local officials Friday evening, previewing the th...

OUT: Outsourcing. IN: Insourcing.

Scott Paul | Posted 03.13.2012 | Business
Scott Paul

Insourcing. That's at the top of my trending list for 2012. But, how do we make reshoring -- bringing jobs back from overseas -- real?

Will the Real Hillary Clinton Please Step Forward?

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

It appears that the old Hillary Clinton, the one who ran for president of the United States has managed to travel forward in time and merge with the c...

The Chimerical Cost Savings of Outsourcing

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

This year has seen increased rhetoric, if not a lot of action, about the idea that the Obama Administration is suddenly putting back into government a...

Protecting Milan's Fashion Week

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michael Likosky

An abbreviated fashion week means fewer opportunities for Italian designers to attract buyers, buzz, and tourism. It also makes it all the more difficult for lesser-knowns to grab attention.