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Could Trump Be Right That Wages Are Too High in America?

Marvin Meadors | Posted 03.30.2016 | Business
Marvin Meadors

Tax cuts for the rich, the abolishment of the estate tax, the lowering or elimination of capital gains taxes, and other such Republican economic prescriptions will only serve to make the rich wealthier, just as they are intended to do, and to hasten our journey toward oligarchy.

Financial Literacy and U.S. Teens: Global Study Reveals Path for Improvement

Jason Alderman | Posted 03.30.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

Despite midrange results for U.S. high school students in PISA's first-ever global financial literacy test, best practices from other nations can provide a strong path for U.S. students to learn and master these skills.

Listening to the OECD and IMF (!?#*!) on the EITC/Minimum Wage Connection

Jared Bernstein | Posted 08.18.2014 | Business
Jared Bernstein

OECD's report touts the virtues of the EITC as a wage subsidy for low-income workers that both encourages work and reduces poverty. They go on to emphasize an EITC reform that we too have gotten solidly behind.

If You Want the American Dream, Go to Finland

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

The American dream --- the notion of equal opportunity for all, the chance to pull yourself up by your boot straps and make something of yourself --- is gone.

OECD: Poor People At Risk Of Long-Term Health Problems

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

(Fixes typo in first paragraph) By Kate Kelland LONDON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Total health spending fell in one in three O...

'Green News Report' - October 24, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

The Marriage Secret Millennials Are Keeping

Maude Standish | Posted 05.12.2013 | Weddings
Maude Standish

Millennials are obsessed with marriage.

Shocker: America Spends $2.16 Trillion on Violence Annually

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

One out of every 7 dollars spent in the U.S. is spent containing violence. Is this really how we want to measure America's success, how we want to develop as a society, and how we want to leave the world for our children and our children's children?

'Siri, How Can Aging Populations Drive Economic Success?'

Michael Hodin | Posted 11.17.2012 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

In a year, the iPhone 5 will be the world's most expensive paper weight. But throughout the 21st century, the fate of aging populations will parallel -- and determine -- the fate of the rest of society.

Are You Smarter Than A 10th Grader? Take The Test

Posted 11.11.2012 | Education

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's 2012 Education at a Glance report released today is a trove of education indicators. B...

Government Squabbling Could Push The U.S. Into Recession, CBO Says

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2012 | Business

* Fiscal restraint in 2013 could lead to contraction-CBO * No restraint over long run not sustainable-CBO By Lucia Mutik...

Dan Froomkin

Income Inequality Can Be Fought With Policies That Simultaneously Spur Growth, Report Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics

Policies that boost economic growth don't necessarily accelerate income inequality -- they can actually reduce it, a group of economists from develope...

Income Inequality Rising In Most Wealthy Countries: Study

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.05.2011 | Business

Scales continue to tip in the rich's favor the world around. Income inequality -- the gap between a society's richest members and its poorest -- i...

Perry's Gaffe Represents Poor Texan and U.S. Educational Performance; Civics Lesson Needed

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 01.11.2012 | Education
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

Without a strong American commitment to a quality education, it is no surprise that Rick Perry, a son of this education system, cannot recall government agencies.

Sacrilege: Wall Street Worship

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Americans have been worshiping a bull. Too many citizens, and particularly politicians, prostrate themselves to Wall Street's bronze idol.

Tax Evasion Campaign Yields Billions In Offshore Assets

Posted 12.25.2011 | Business

An international drive against offshore tax havens has reaped nearly 14 billion euros from would-be tax evaders, the Organization for Economic Coopera...

Republican Reasoning: Why 2008 Was the Year for Occupying and Protesting Wall Street

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

I am surprised that they did not happen in 2008 at the height of the financial collapse. We've known the root of this discontent for years, if not decades. It has to do with America's growing poverty and income inequality rates.

OECD Figures Indicate Economy's Future Continues To Darken

Posted 12.10.2011 | Business

(Vicky Buffery) - The outlook for the world's major economies is continuing to darken according to the latest data from the OECD published on Monday, ...

'We Are Witnessing A Growth Slowdown Across OECD Countries'

Posted 11.08.2011 | Business

(Leigh Thomas) - The outlook for economic growth in developed countries has got much worse in the last three months, the OECD said on Thursday and urg...

Mexicans Work More Than Any Other OECD Nation

Posted 06.12.2011 | Business

Mexicans work the longest days and Belgians the shortest, according to a study of 29 industrialized countries released by the Organization for Economi...

Global Gender Action Plan to Increase Equity and Growth

Amb. Karen Kornbluh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Amb. Karen Kornbluh

It's high time we get women more involved in the world economy. Removing obstacles to their participation can speed the global recovery and fight economic insecurity plaguing families around the world.

9 Signs Of America In Decline: Bad News For Jobs, Education, Happiness

U.S. News & World Report | Rick Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The sky isn't falling, exactly. America isn't on a fast track to irrelevance. Even in a state of total neglect, we could probably shamble along as a d...

Report: Most Heavily Taxed Nations Are the Happiest

MarketWatch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development says people in Denmark, Finland and the Netherlands are the most content with their lives. T...