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The Economy

Too Clever by Half

Daniel P. Collins | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business
Daniel P. Collins

It is one thing to read the 'so-called' Fed tea leave and another to be so tied to your point-of-view that you ignore the writing in front of you, and instead attempt to read between the lines.

Throwing Rocks at the Dark

Craig Giesecke | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Craig Giesecke

Caught between a life they no longer have and a government support system that's constantly under rabid attack, the result the unemployed are facing is anger, and personal and professional inertia.

Will Economic Inequality Undermine LGBT Equality?

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Wayne Besen

As the American middle class contracts it is worth considering the ramifications this might have on gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender equality. Generally speaking, angry people going nowhere fast are less receptive to arguments in favor of minority rights

Here's How to Respond to Your Conservative Republican Relatives Who Don't Think Global Warming Is a Serious Threat

Galanty Miller | Posted 03.17.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

I can't say for sure if global warming is real, in the same way I don't know if the North Pole is cold. I've never been to the North Pole.

Watch: America's Political Breakdown

Bill Moyers | Posted 12.21.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

After a 16-day shutdown, there's finally a deal to raise the debt limit and reopen the government. But the can's just been kicked down the road.

The Blessings of Everyday Life

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Amos Kahn

As I read and write and meditate, I find that my mood shifts. Not just in small increments, but dramatically.

Economics as Market Failure

Jared Bernstein | Posted 10.11.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

If economists add so little value to markets, why do markets pay economists so much for their advice?

Is (Community) College Worth It?

G. Edward Hughes | Posted 09.23.2013 | College
G. Edward Hughes

Is community college worth it? The answer is a resounding yes.

The Truth About Millennials | Posted 07.10.2013 | Comedy


Economies Go Alternative

Marian Salzman | Posted 02.10.2013 | World
Marian Salzman

If you live in Greece or Spain or even in parts of the United States, that nasty gurgling sound is the economy going down the drain. The official economy, that is -- the one that gets tracked by the accountants and tax officials and economists who feature in the media every day.

The Presidential Debate We Really Need

Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D. | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D.

While America has fallen behind and lost our game, it's still possible we can get back in the race and create the millions of well-paying jobs that come with winning. But only if Washington takes these challenges seriously and examines the global race closely.

5 Reasons Why Romney's Binders Full of Women Are Really Important

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

The quick-witted denizens of the ether have gone to town with Mitt's office supplies. I've heard all kinds of explanations for why this is all just liberal media spin. But, actually, there are many reasons why this meme is legitimate and not just a silly Internet trope.

How the Economy Can Help or Hurt President Obama

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The proverbial "it's the economy, stupid" is a hard fact of presidential elections. But history has shown it can work for or against sitting presidents depending on when voters see the economy as improving or failing. That can help or hurt President Obama.

Our Loss in Wealth Shows We're All in This Together

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 08.18.2012 | Money
Tiziana Dearing

If you live in America, and not under a rock, you probably heard that the Fed announced earlier this week that U.S. wealth fell nearly 40 percent from 2007 through 2010.

Do It Yourself or Die Trying

Holly Robinson | Posted 08.05.2012 | Money
Holly Robinson

These days, frugal is the new cool. Boxed wine is in. Fashion magazines trumpet vintage finds. Waste not, want not, is the new reality -- only it feels like old times to me.

Once You Go...

Laura Mola | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics
Laura Mola

Aren't we done with patrician or pseudo patrician white bread elitists who think they know what's best for us because, well they have money.

Calling All Girls (Part Two): Their Future, Our Responsibility

Dr. Idit Harel Caperton | Posted 10.11.2013 | Impact
Dr. Idit Harel Caperton

If game developers are going to be able to deliver the products that will "speak" to their core market, it behooves them to add more women to their employee ranks.

Fearing Fear Itself

Marian Salzman | Posted 07.07.2012 | Politics
Marian Salzman

In this election year, I've been on fear watch. Folks are fearful of everything from 2012 theories to GMOs to student loans taking over as the number one source of pain for college grads everywhere.

Calling All Girls: The Video Gaming Industry Offers Exceptional Opportunities to Young Women

Dr. Idit Harel Caperton | Posted 06.24.2012 | Education
Dr. Idit Harel Caperton

The game industry is -- or should be -- a career target for today's female students in elementary and secondary schools as well as in higher education.

Our Newest Emigrants

Dorian de Wind | Posted 06.17.2012 | World
Dorian de Wind

While I am sometimes frustrated by some of the recent political and social twists, turns and detours the American Dream has taken, I still consider America to be the greatest country in the world.

Empower Women, Improve The Economy?

Forbes Woman | Posted 04.02.2012 | Women

Last week's Lunch with the FT column featured an interview with Esther Duflo, MIT economist and co-author of Poor Economics. Duflo and her co-author A...

Horse Racing or Presidential Election?

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

Americans love sports. These following nine months leading up to the presidential election appear sadly almost exclusively to be a sport for most Ame...

For Blacks and Latinos, Cain Never Really Stood a Chance

C. Nicole Mason | Posted 02.05.2012 | Politics
C. Nicole Mason

Herman Cain's short-lived flirt with the presidential nomination raises big questions for the GOP ahead of 2012. The biggest one being, how will the party attract Black and Latino voters in numbers large enough to swing the election their way?

Women's Heels Fall Out Of Step With Economic Outlook

DailyFinance | Posted 11.22.2011 | Women

Shoe trends are poised to buck some well-heeled conventional wisdom. Historically, women's heel sizes reach new heights when the economy is down. B...

Thanksgiving Gratitude

Lee Woodruff | Posted 01.21.2012 | Fifty
Lee Woodruff

While we celebrate the holiday that symbolizes gratitude for life in a free land, families have loved ones halfway around the world who have stood up to protect those freedoms. You have to respect that, no matter what your politics or individual views are.