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Allowing Refugees To Better Their Communities Results In Big Benefits

David Weiss | Posted 09.14.2016 | Home
David Weiss

Some Lebanese have seen refugees not through the lens of being a problem, but as being assets to the economy, culture and to helping reduce conflict in Lebanon.

Mixed Signals to the Fed

MoneyTips | Posted 09.09.2016 | Home

Jobs reports are often highly anticipated by investors, but the August jobs report held even greater significance than usual. Investors hoped for a clear signal that the Federal Reserve would be expected either to raise rates during their September meeting or put off a rate hike until at least December.

Rather Than Jobs Creator, TPP is the Biggest Corporate Power Grab

Michele Swenson | Posted 03.31.2014 | Denver
Michele Swenson

Even as President Obama chooses to highlight growing income inequality in his State of the Union address, his administration seeks to "fast track" the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

More Thoughts on "Employer Explains Why He Won't Hire the Unemployed"

Mario Castellanos | Posted 12.19.2012 | Home
Mario Castellanos

Hiring the right people should be paramount in the minds of the folks who run these companies -- especially given the highly competitive globally connected business environment we live in today.

Common Sense Policy

Doug Demeo | Posted 12.21.2011 | Home
Doug Demeo

People want government to address our disparities in more honest ways. They want better response to our nation's concerns, beginning with fair and effective economic policy. Common sense policy.

Matt Sledge

Shovel-Ready Projects: They Exist, And We May Need Them For A Long Time | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.30.2011 | Home

NEW YORK -- As President Barack Obama pushes for his American Jobs Act, some on the right and in the press have claimed there are no "shovel-ready" pr...

Beware the Wrong Lessons from Poverty and Income Data

Jeff Madrick | Posted 11.21.2011 | Home
Jeff Madrick

The poverty data released by the Census Bureau last week may well be the straw that broke the camel's back -- the camel being those deliberately blind people who can't seem to acknowledge that most Americans are doing poorly.

Getting Money for That

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 11.14.2011 | Home
Sen. Fritz Hollings

The president and all in Congress agree on creating jobs -- in China. They get money for that.

Economy, Jobs And Morality

Doug Demeo | Posted 10.24.2011 | Home
Doug Demeo

There can be no quick fixes, no magic bullets and no wearisome blame games. A conversation about what constitutes an enduring economy is something that we all have a vested interest in.

Obama's Audacity of Hype

Ken Blackwell | Posted 08.21.2011 | Home
Ken Blackwell

There's a real problem when the President of the United States feels the need to become the entertainer-in-chief, especially when the joke's about very serious matters that have long-term consequences.

The Hole Truth About the Republican Party

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert J. Elisberg

It's a case of terminal hubris. Political blindness. The mere whiff of semi-power driving them mad. While the Democratic Party is wildly disorganized, Republicans are doctrinaire.

Business Doesn't Need American Workers

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert Kuttner

America now has about 25 million people either out of work or underemployed. Meanwhile, corporate profits continue to set records. What's going on?

Can We Preserve the American Dream Without Sacrifice?

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gary Shapiro

Delayed gratification. From an early age, we teach our children that work before play is a vital part of growing up. Whether it is homework before gam...

President Obama Gets It Right: Regulation Hurts Innovation, So Why the Public Backlash?

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gary Shapiro

Are we confusing our passion for the free market with our emotion toward the person who occupies the Oval Office? Will President Obama be vilified no matter what he does?

CES 2011: Government and Business Driving U.S. Innovation and Jobs

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gary Shapiro

As the person heading the association producing CES, I had a front row seat to judge the state of innovation. I'm pleased to report that the United States has leaders who focus on results before politics.

What will it take to make every workplace as safe as the corner office?

Elizabeth Grossman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Elizabeth Grossman

Labor Day, its picnics, parades, and speeches have now come and gone. But as I wrote on The Pump Handle, despite the vast improvements in workplace sa...

Soon It'll Again Be the Voters' Turn to 'Bite Back'

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leo Hindery, Jr.

No candidate promised anyone a job during the 2008 campaign. But what unemployed workers were promised in '08 was that beginning Day One every energy of the new administration would be focused on creating jobs.

Laura Bassett

Republican Jobs Plan: Bigger Tax Cuts For The Rich | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

After opposing, stalling, stonewalling and filibustering almost every recession-related bill for the past year, Republican lawmakers have finally prop...

The Unemployment Benefits Stalemate: Our Broken Politics on Full Display

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Arianna Huffington

The White House has the ultimate PR weapon -- the president's bully pulpit. But Obama seems unwilling to use it when it comes to the jobs crisis. Why isn't he doing everything possible to make it impossible for Congress not to pass the extension?

Obama Signs $18 Billion Jobs Bill -- Just 10.8 Million Jobs Short

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Art Levine

The President signed on Thursday a nearly $18 billion jobs bill that most experts don't believe will create anywhere near the 11 million jobs needed t...

James Galbraith: Jobs, Not Deficit Reduction, Is Policy Focus | James K. Galbraith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

"Growth," James Galbraith writes in The Guardian, "is not assured; it cannot be assumed; and it is not even the highest priority." Instead, he says, "...

Weekly Audit: Attack of the Imaginary Budget Demons

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Zach Carter, Media Consortium Blogger On Feb. 1, President Barack Obama unveiled his 2011 budget proposal. While conservative pundits reacted with ...

Obama's Small-Business Offers a More Generous Tax Credit for Hiring | ROBB MANDELBAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

This morning, as President Obama visits a small business in Baltimore to unveil a temporary tax credit to encourage the hiring of new employees, The A...

Steven Pearlstein: Is Obama's On Wall Street's Side -- Or Main Street's?

Steven Pearlstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Fairly or unfairly, the official who has come to personify this let-them-eat-stuffing attitude is Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, who can't seem to d...

Childcare as Infrastructure: Minting the Common Wealth

Elizabeth Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Elizabeth Gregory

While Obama aims to fund traditional infrastructure-maintenance work, in the big picture, good, affordable childcare shores up infrastructure of an even more essential kind, our citizens.