In 1979 I bought a small 1893 brick bungalow in North Denver a few blocks north of Mile High Stadium. Though the neighborhood was a little rough, it h...
These taboos and fears also make us blind to the threat of out-of-control private debt and credit wasted on real estate and speculation rather than growth that lifts everyone. For Turner, thinking radically is the most practical way forward.
I never thought I'd be writing those words. Jack grew up on the Westside of Los Angeles amongst the rich and famous. Not that we are either, but let me just say that he had to drive a bit to find the nearest recruiting center.
The Catholic Church continues to grow with the population, with about a quarter of Americans identifying as Catholic. But a steady decline in Mass attendance means fewer are putting money in the collection plate on Sundays.
The take-away from Raven-Symoné's statement is to indeed agree with her own self-assessment that she is a victim--a broken, twisted soul that has suffered some kind of trauma.
Even in times of hardship, companies can brace themselves for impact and continue to offer excellence to their customers. Marketing strategies and techniques have grown and changed since the Great Depression, but these key elements are still spot-on tips for any marketing campaign.
I posted the message above on my Twitter account around the time the recession first hit me back in 2009. The day the hammer landed, I thought I was about to be commended on a job well done. Instead, my boss rambled on about the department not doing well and they had decided to let me go.
The Fed is famous for raising rates prematurely, seeing ghosts of inflation. But there is no inflation on the horizon -- the bigger worry is deflation. In fact, the inflation rate is well below the Fed's own target of two percent. And the Fed is the only game in town. On balance, I think the opponents of a rate hike have the better argument. But consider for a moment that last assumption -- that the Fed is the only game in town. The larger issue, which is getting submerged in the great debate about raising rates, is that the Fed should not be the only game in town. With fiscal stimulus ruled out politically, pressure is on the Fed to be the sole engine of growth. Yet the central bank can only do so much.
Now is the time for Democrats to rally and speak in unison about the economic performance under this president, something Republicans orchestrate so well. While not stellar and considering we were on the brink of collapse, Obama's economic performance is praiseworthy.
"The state of North Carolina has come back even stronger," proclaimed Governor Pat McCrory during his State of the State address earlier this year. Millions of North Carolinians beg to differ.
Advocates for higher interest rates point to an improving job market as a sign that America has come back from the recession. But many activists, economists, and community groups know that raising interest rates now would stymie the many communities, particularly those of color, that continue to face persistent unemployment, underemployment, and stagnant wages.
Could marijuana legalization save the Puerto Rican economy? Right now, marijuana possession in Puerto Rico is a serious crime and first-time offenders are slapped with a felony, two to five years in prison and up to a $5,000 fine. But with legalized pot, Puerto Rico can use the tax revenues and fees it collects to help pay off the debt.
Nearly all of the Republican presidential candidates have been vociferous in their hatred of the Iran deal, and if a majority Republican Congress is elected in 2016, the Iran deal will probably have a short life -- if it has one at all.
Yesterday was a good day in the middle of a good month in what's turning into a pretty good summer. You know how it is -- moments melt into hours, in...
Lawmakers have failed to keep the wage apace with inflation so that its value is now less than it was five decades ago.
Digital technology has changed our world for the better, but the innovation that helps some rise also threatens to leave millions behind. As technology transforms our economy at a blinding pace, more and more people are being locked out of a job market increasingly dominated by the demand for computer skills.