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Market Forces

The Efficient, Stupid Market for Nuclear Electricity

Llewellyn King | Posted 09.16.2015 | Green
Llewellyn King

When President Obama goes to Paris to plead with the world for action on climate change in December, the market will be undercutting him at home, as more and more electricity is being generated by natural gas for no better reason than it's cheap.

The Robots Are Coming! The Robots Are Coming!

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2015 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Robots have indeed eliminated a great deal of factory work and are rapidly moving on to product design, medical diagnostics, research, teaching, accounting, translating, copy editing, and a great deal more. Once-secure professions are no longer safe. From that, many economists conclude that we may just have to adjust to a high plateau of unemployment. That assumption is malarkey.

The Regenerative Economy and the Pragmatism of Woo-Woo

Mark Chasan | Posted 05.05.2014 | Impact
Mark Chasan

It is not hard to imagine a world that is "better." But, what does "better" mean? By "better," I mean an abundant, well and enlightened world that enhances life -- a world where love, compassion, generosity, equitability and the creation of beauty are the pursuit of humankind.

The Post Office and the Dollar Store: A Common Sense Holiday Tale

Russell C. Smith | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics
Russell C. Smith

Some lawmakers and people in big media have promoted the notion that since the U.S. Post Office is losing money, it must be privatized.

Not for Debate: Commerce Is Paramount

David Tereshchuk | Posted 05.30.2012 | Media
David Tereshchuk

The tightly woven strands of finance and trade throughout our American consciousness give a special and extraordinary power to that classic of US theater, Arthur Miller's Death of Salesman.

The Debt vs. Interest Rate Conundrum

Michael Pento | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Pento

It now takes about 10 cents on every tax dollar collected just to pay the interest on the debt. As bad as that is, it's only because interest rates are at record lows that the debt is still manageable.

The Market

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Enough with the Market Forces

Jeff Goode | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jeff Goode

After the results of President George W. Bush's "market force" plan hits it's mark will he also brag about the result of getting people to cut back on food? And, at the end of his reign, Bush's delusional thinking will probably even let him claim victory.

What Would Buddha Do?

Jared Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

In Buddhism, the notion of balance is central. Over the Bush years, there has been a damaging drift toward absolutism. You're with us or against us, diplomacy is appeasement, tax cuts forever, the axis of evil, and markets always work best (and government, worst).