The fear that deficits and mounting debt will suffocate economic recovery and impede healthy growth has been tested over the last several years, and the results are not just unimpressive -- but painful when one looks at unemployment levels.
Thanks to the Great Recession, Occupy Wall Street, and the ensuing focus on the "1 percent," the gulf between the richest and the rest is now acknowledged. While income inequality is enjoying its moment in the sun, other forms of inequality are getting far less attention.
To this day I clearly remember landing into Madrid Barajas from LAX on a hazy August morning; the terminal smelled of cafés con leche and cleaning products. That said, it's difficult to sum up my last four years within this country.
It seems like every day there is a new story on how our higher education system is going to hell in the proverbial hand basket. While rising tuition c...
Contrary to conservative claims that the food stamp, or SNAP, program has run amok, participation is high for a reason: there are still a lot of folks struggling to provide their families with adequate nutrition.
The federal is deficit going down. The Dow Jones is at an all-time high. The consumer confidence index is inching back up. For business owners, everyt...
Better late than never, I suppose, but it looks like the long awaited real estate downturn has finally turned a corner. But just like it takes five miles for an airborne 747 passenger jet to turn around in mid-air, this elongated real estate recession seems to have a mind of its own -- and may not be over, technically speaking.
You might have heard that "austerity is dead." Meanwhile we have two real problems to worry about: unemployment and crumbling infrastructure.
The solutions to many of the nation's problems boil down to empowerment, leadership, organization, commitment, follow-up and determination -- a critical combination that seems to continuously evade our elected representatives on Capitol Hill these days.
Today’s jobs report shows that employers continued to add jobs in May, but total employment (private and government combined) remains well below...
With more than a century of industrial development at our backs, the moral imperative to change how we treat natural resources and human capital while reducing and eliminating dirty fossil fuels is urgent.
There is no doubt that "defensive" equities have increasingly become substitutes for bonds, especially for yield-starved investors. However, we are now seeing that there is danger in taking this approach to the extreme.
The Truman Show was the 1998 movie in which Jim Carrey slowly realizes that his entire life is a televised illusion. Welcome to The Truman Show economy. Much of what we hear nowadays hides a grim reality -- not just from our leaders, but from us.
Beyond more focused EU spending is also the responsibility of business to help bring down youth unemployment by showing what they have to offer Europe in order to make the transition from school to work flow more smoothly.
A time-honored tactic of conservative lawmakers is to "starve the beast"by defunding government programs. In the case of food stamps--the quintessent...
As individuals, charities, businesses and government, we all have a role to play in getting more food to people in need. Together, we can solve hunger and ensure our parents and grandparents have enough to eat.