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There Are Not Enough Jobs, And Austerity Is To Blame

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 10.02.2015 | Business

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To Rescue Greece, Invest in Skills and Small Business

Sabina Dewan | Posted 07.16.2015 | World
Sabina Dewan

If Greece's creditors seek to help the country eventually stand on its own two feet, it should provide the debt relief that could make Greek products more competitive internationally. Supporting businesses is one side of the equation. The other part is investing in human capital.

Jenny Che

Wages For College Grads Are Now Lower Than They Were 15 Years Ago | Jenny Che | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business

College graduates, brace yourselves for some disappointing news. Wages for university grads are 2.5 percent lower than what they were 15 years ago,...

One for All, All for One

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 05.28.2015 | Business
Peter A. Georgescu

Clearly, honesty is the foundation of being good. Honesty is the baseline. Pay your taxes, return the wallet you found on a park bench, and write down exactly how many golf strokes you had on a particular hole.

Make Yourself More Valuable in Your Workplace: Develop Your 'Meta-Skills'

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 05.20.2015 | Business
Alison A. Quirk

"Mindset over skill set." I recently heard this phrase in a talk on smart hiring strategies, and it struck me that mindset is really what we're talking about when we talk about meta-skills.

These States Have Seen The Most Job Growth Since The Recession

Stateline | Jake Grovum | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

So Many Targets! So Little Time!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Hillary, Bibi, O'Reilly, the economy... So many targets, so little time! ...

Urban Renaissance or Cities of the One Percent?

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 05.04.2015 | San Francisco
Angela Glover Blackwell

More than 80 percent of the U.S. population lives in metropolitan areas and that number is only expected to grow in the coming years. If we don't act now to build inclusive growth at scale in urban economies, we're heading towards an urban downfall, not an urban renaissance.

This Billionaire Governor Taxed the Rich and Increased the Minimum Wage -- Now, His State's Economy Is One of the Best in the Country

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 04.26.2015 | Politics
C. Robert Gibson

The next time your right-wing family member or former high school classmate posts a status update or tweet about how taxing the rich or increasing workers' wages kills jobs and makes businesses leave the state, I want you to send them this article.

The Job Market Is Still Years Away From A Full Recovery

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business

Friday's jobs report was generally pretty good news. The jobless rate dropped to a six-year low of 5.6 percent. And the December hiring data capped of...

First Impressions: Strong Payroll Gains Mark Another Solid Jobs Report

Jared Bernstein | Posted 02.04.2015 | Business
Jared Bernstein

While any one month's results from these "high-frequency" data should be taken with a grain of salt, I saw no obvious anomalies in the payroll data. Job growth was robust across industries, with almost 70 percent of private industries expanding.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Jobs Bills That Don't Create Jobs: What Republican Control Could Mean | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans emerged from the midterm elections with a Senate majority and their strongest House majority since Herbert Hoover's presiden...

Joe Biden Went Too Far | ori Robertson and D’Angelo Gore, with Alexander Nacht | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics

The following post first appeared on Vice President Joe Biden went too far in boasts about job growth and deficit reduction. Bi...

True Expectations: Catskill Casinos Mean Jobs, Period.

Steven Kurlander | Posted 01.12.2015 | New York
Steven Kurlander

Once upon a time, there was a popular slogan in the Catskills that summed up the reason why most residents living the antithesis of the American Dream in the region favored the building of casinos in the once renown resort area.

Is Gov. Rick Snyder a Liar, or Just Untruthful?

Dale Hansen | Posted 01.03.2015 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

With less than a week remaining before the 2014 election, the airwaves have been inundated with political advertisements. For Michiganians, this has meant a heavy does of ads for race for governor between incumbent Rick Snyder and Mark Schauer.

Labor Day: Upholding the Promise of Opportunity

Thomas E. Perez | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics
Thomas E. Perez

This Labor Day, let's remember that hardworking men and women are the backbone of our country, and let's redouble our efforts to uphold our nation's great promise to them: that if you work hard and play by the rules, you can make it in America.

Harnessing Innovation and Cooperation to Create Good Jobs and Growth

Bill Clinton | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Bill Clinton

Whether finding new ways to open unserved markets or putting people to work modernizing our nation's infrastructure, there are many ways to create good jobs by solving some of the biggest problems facing our communities. The key is seeing the opportunities beyond the obstacles.

Relational Leadership: Where Relationships Lead and Capital Follows

Robert Hall | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Robert Hall

We have transient customers, served by transient employees, working for transient leaders, owned by transient shareholders. Disengagement is overpowering today's leaders.

Senior Entrepreneurs Play a Vital Role

Jack Nadel | Posted 11.17.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

Over my nearly 70 years as an entrepreneur, I have sometimes been described as a visionary, but this is really a misnomer. The truth is that I am a tremendous opportunist.

How to Succeed in Business: the First Steps

Jack Nadel | Posted 07.30.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

I'll begin where the majority of successful entrepreneurs begin--"follow your passion." It may be a shopworn phrase, but this advice is as valid today for how to succeed in business as it was a hundred years ago, and it has certainly proven true for me.

Here's Even More Evidence Obama Is The World's Worst Socialist

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.04.2014 | Business

In what must be history's strangest socialist dictatorship, hiring by private companies just hit a record high. Meanwhile the government is still not ...

Bill Gates and Warren Buffett Are Wrong

Arun Ivatury | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics
Arun Ivatury

Maybe the error lies not in too much intervention to boost wages, but in assuming a healthy economy is possible without such corrective action. Maybe we can provide living wages and decent benefits and still thrive economically. Maybe Bill Gates and Warren Buffett are wrong.

GOP Logic: These 9 New Laws of Reality Explain Everything

Spencer Critchley | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Spencer Critchley

Wake up, Aristotle, logic is over! Now we have GOP Logic, and it explains everything. Just learn these nine new laws, and all will become clear.

The Allocation of Talent is a Zero-Sum Game

Andrew_Yang | Posted 03.11.2014 | Small Business

Everyone reading this knows a host of former lawyers, bankers, consultants, academics, or doctors for whom the work or environment was not right, many of whom eventually left the profession or stuck around halfheartedly.

No, a Decent Jobs Report Does Not Mean We No Longer Need an Extension of Unemployment Insurance!

Jared Bernstein | Posted 02.05.2014 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Okay, there were too many negatives in that title. Let me say it more positively: We positively must extend UI benefits, lest 1.3 million UI recipients lose needed UI benefits in a job market that is improving, but still slack.