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Friday Surprise: What the New Jobs Report Will Tell Us About the Future

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

Unless the number of jobs added in October turns out to be substantially higher or lower than September's, or the unemployment rate is way higher or lower than anticipated, the report should be treated merely as news cycle fodder.

Can Non-State Service Delivery Undermine Governments?

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 12.31.2012 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Whether it is in the U.S. presidential election campaign or as a result of the debt crisis in Europe, people on both sides of the Atlantic are debating the role of the state. Do we need more government or less of it?

The Attack on Green Energy

Steven Cohen | Posted 12.22.2012 | Green
Steven Cohen

By delegitimizing government and its capacities, conservatives have made it impossible to conduct a serious analysis of the role of government in developing renewables and the conditions under which private sector participation might make sense.

Atlas Exploited Part 2: Who Cares If Atlas Shrugs?

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 12.21.2012 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

For our captains of industry to assume that if they "shrug," their workers and the country will collapse, is a narcissistic leap worthy of Ayn Rand herself.

AFT Survey Finds State Employees With Union Representation Have Significant Wage Advantage

Posted 10.19.2012 | Education

The American Federation of Teachers public employees division recently issued its annual "State Employee Compensation Survey," which determined that e...

52 Reasons to Vote for Obama: #3, Thirty Straight Months of Job Growth, Creating 4.6 Million New Private Sector Jobs

Bernard Whitman | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics
Bernard Whitman

"Outsourcer in Chief" Mitt Romney claims that his business experience will help him keep jobs on American soil, but his business practices have done just the opposite.

Debates Should Probe Romney's Economic Insanity

Karl Frisch | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
Karl Frisch

Is it any wonder that Republicans have become the Party of 'no'? If they had said yes, our unemployment might be in the range of 5.5 to 6.5 percent by now and the president would be kicking Mitt Romney's rear end even more thoroughly than he is already.

It's All About Trust

Anne Zink | Posted 11.25.2012 | Parents
Anne Zink

Do you know what profession depends entirely on a robust referral network, performance and trust? Babysitting.

Are We Better Off Now Than Four Years Ago?

Daniel Simon | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics
Daniel Simon

Romney asked a question at the RNC that addresses a number of issues in one. He asked his listeners if we were better off four years ago. In the word...

Friday Talking Points -- Talking Back

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The facts are squarely on the Democrats' side. But we need bumpersticker answers. Slogans. Not an in-depth discussion of why the other side's position is horsefeathers, but a snappy putdown to showcase the wrongness of the Republican position.

How The Private Sector Can Reduce Unemployment

Bloomberg View | The Editors | Posted 08.15.2012 | Business

Bloomberg View: About 13 million Americans are looking for work. An additional 8 million have settled for part- time jobs. Yet almost half of U.S...

To Change the World, Learn the Practical Solutions

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 10.06.2012 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

This week, a Millennial Generation friend who works in London's non-profit sector e-mailed me with a heartfelt and lamentable frustration. "I am so tired of badly run charities. I no longer seem to fit."

There Is Only One Economy

Seth Korman | Posted 09.29.2012 | Politics
Seth Korman

Both candidates are intelligent individuals who understand that both government and private enterprise serve fundamental roles in our society and, in the last century, have together produced the most vibrant, creative and productive economy that the world has ever known.

Has Obama Become Our Only Hope?

Steven Cohen | Posted 09.29.2012 | Politics
Steven Cohen

It is true that the President found Washington even more hopeless than he imagined. It is true that politics and greed has made the President's job tougher. But he understands the nature of the challenge confronting America, and since Romney's coalition prevents Mitt from addressing these issues, Obama is America's only hope.

We Did Build That

Nelson Davis | Posted 09.25.2012 | Small Business
Nelson Davis

If America was only about individual enterprise without a strong central government, we'd be a series of fiefdoms in search of a common mission and struggling to rise to even a third-world level.

If Our Enemies Will Stop Lying About Us, We Will Stop Telling the Truth About Them

Kelly Kleiman | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics
Kelly Kleiman

Though he attracted ridicule from the right for saying it (and what could he say that wouldn't attract ridicule from the right?), the president is cor...

Obama: 'There Will Be No Shortages Of Gaffes' This Cycle

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.14.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama opened his first major economic speech of the general election making light of his recent remark that the private sector is "do...

A Wake Up Call for Obama

Frank A. Weil | Posted 08.13.2012 | Politics
Frank A. Weil

The wake-up call is to get out, get into the mud, and see and feel what it is like on the ground with the masses of America. While he is at it, he should tell them in plain language what he promises them for their future of optimism.

WATCH: O'Reilly, Williams' Heated Clash

Posted 06.12.2012 | Media

Fox News' Bill O'Reilly and Juan Williams clashed with one another during a discussion on President Obama's remark that the private sector was doing "...

Teacher Torment

Paul Stoller | Posted 08.11.2012 | College
Paul Stoller

Do we need to hire more teachers? We do, especially if you believe that class size has an impact on learning, if you believe that teachers make important contributions to society, if you believe that universities are not businesses.

McCain: Private Sector 'Doing Fine' Shows The President's 'Philosophy' On The Economy

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) criticized President Barack Obama on Monday for his statement that the private sector is "doing fine," telling Fox & Friend...

Obama's Dilemma: The "Private Sector" Is Actually Doing Much Better Than "Fine"

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics
Stewart J. Lawrence

How "pro-business" a president has Obama turned out to be?

Romney Relapse: Mitt Responds To Obama Gaffe With One Of His Own

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO -- He's baaack. Mitt Romney, seeking to capitalize on a damaging mistake Friday by President Barack Obama -- the president's careless comm...

Romney Mocks Obama For Wanting 'More Firemen, More Policemen, More Teachers'

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

After saying President Barack Obama does not care about the private sector, Mitt Romney on Friday dismissed unemployment in the public sector, saying ...

Chris Christie: Obama's 'Just Fine' Remark An 'Outrage'

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie attacked President Barack Obama on Friday for his comment earlier in the day stating that "the private secto...