Downshifting is a perfectly valid choice when you feel you also have the option not to take it; when you have all the information you need in order to make an empowered decision; when you have been given (or have earned) the tools to really choose.
Discouraging new forms of entrepreneurism that threaten established businesses, is a classic form of government interference that affects many different industries in the urban marketplace.
He remembers the exact date -- November 30, 2008. That is when Hue Galloway of New Britain, Connecticut was laid off with just a week's notice from his job repairing printers and computers throughout the state. His annual evaluations, he said, had been good -- 30 years of experience and 'never a bad review,' but that didn't keep him from being let go without any real explanation.
In recent years, private-sector forecasters have been surprisingly accurate at forecasting changes in the unemployment rate, but they have been equally inaccurate when forecasting changes in the federal funds rate, the baseline interest rate controlled by the Fed.
"When we talk about race... there's a divide when it comes to home ownership and the creation of wealth," said Mark Hugo Lopez, director of Hispanic r...
More than half of state tax dollars go to fund education and health care. State tax dollars also fund other critical services such as transportation, corrections, public assistance, care for residents with disabilities, police, state parks, and general aid to local governments.
Children have only one childhood, and it is now. We know what to do. We know what works. We must make it happen now by working together.
For those of us who work in the nonprofit sector, the news by the Nonprofit Finance Fund that even after the "end" of the recession the demand for services continues to rise is not surprising.
As a global leader in the manufacture of automobiles and electronics, South Korea's economy still faces key issues. Home loans demonstrate precisely how the Korean financial sector is underdeveloped.
The recent spat between the Federal Reserve and Citigroup underscores the complexity of today's banking balance sheets. The episode is a warning shot across the bows of regulators.
With today's report, private sector employment has finally regained its pre-recession peak. It has taken more than six years for private sector jobs to recover, an extremely stark reminder of the depth of the downturn and the weakness of what's been a plodding labor market recovery.
When people say hang in there, it will get better, even they don't believe it. I am a grim reminder of what might happen to them and they don't want to catch what I have.
Warren Buffett described public pension plans as a "gigantic financial tapeworm" and warned of a decade of pain. He was right on the first point, less so on the second.
For the first time since the '30s, the 99 percent stood up and pointed out the real culprits -- Wall Street and the politicians they own. People listened, they heard, and began to believe.
There was a boxer who, when faced with the likelihood of being knocked out, sold ad space on the soles of his shoes. Call it what you will, but I found that to be a move closer to brilliant than to defeatist.
Bitcoin enthusiasts today are very much recreating the digital equivalent of the California Gold Rush. The currency is the answer to all our modern day problems, they claim. I hear all that. It is still a rerun, because it is human.