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Hiding in Plain Sight: Janet Yellen's Policies Should Make Her Ashamed

Sue Veres Royal | Posted 09.29.2016 | Impact
Sue Veres Royal

Simply put, the Fed pulled off a magic trick that would leave Houdini gasping. Janet Yellen and the Fed took the made-up money and bought Wall Street assets that would have otherwise crashed and gave money to Wall Street banks that would have otherwise gone bankrupt...with no strings attached.

4 Ways to Drive Youth Economic Opportunities in Indonesia

Bill Reese | Posted 05.26.2016 | Impact
Bill Reese

For me, getting the numbers right--particularly when they are measuring young people's wellbeing--is critically important to how we shape meaningful y...

The Global Risk Agility Imperative

Daniel Wagner | Posted 04.13.2016 | Business
Daniel Wagner

In the era of man-made risk, in which risks of our own making are having such significant negative impacts on the world, decision makers' at all organizational levels must become risk managers.

The Massive Problem Of Senior Poverty That Should Concern Everyone

Joe Seldner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

For years, I have been asking many people this question: What will happen to the tens of millions of people over 50 -- a number growing every day -- who have no money saved, no prospects of ever earning a decent wage again, and a great many of whom have as many as 30, 40 or 50 years left to live?

A College Degree Is Increasingly Likely To Land You In Low-Wage Work

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business

Trying to get a good job is no longer as easy as pointing to a college degree on your resume (not that it was ever exactly easy). New research from th...

Finding More Than Yourself in College

Dr. Bill R. Path | Posted 07.24.2016 | College
Dr. Bill R. Path

Young people need extracurricular activities to help them develop into well-rounded adults. However, if students want to get the most out of college, they need to engage in these activities but not allow them to become a distraction from their academic endeavors.

A Duty to Preserve the Middle Class

Illah Nourbakhsh | Posted 06.13.2015 | Technology
Illah Nourbakhsh

Technological progress has led to incalculable increases in quality of life, in health and nutrition. But the "progress" enjoyed by the many does not extend into our presently laid future trajectory.

Faith Without Work: Religion Helps Unemployed, Underemployed Stay Healthy

David Briggs | Posted 05.20.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

There are powerful cultural factors equating self-worth and identity to job status and material wealth. But researchers note religious communities may provide several sources of support that buffer the effects of financial crises such as joblessness.

'Now I'm One of Them': Michigan Teacher Survives Life on the Street

Kenneth Estelle | Posted 04.20.2015 | Impact
Kenneth Estelle

With support from Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank and a local homeless shelter, Dana Knight overcame homelessness with her health and dignity intact. For several months this past fall, Dana lived in the strange world of victimization and kindness that hundreds of Grand Rapids' homeless live in every day.

9 Holiday Gifts for High School Seniors Instead of Paying for College

J.D. Rothman | Posted 02.13.2015 | College
J.D. Rothman

In the spirit of the holiday, how about getting your kids something more special than yet another pair of ear buds?

What the Overworked and Underemployed Have in Common

Robin Hardman | Posted 12.07.2014 | Business
Robin Hardman

The overworked, the underworked. The Great Divide. It's odd to wrap the phrase "work-life" around the situations of these two groups of people, yet it does apply to both. Each ultimately comes down to a lack of control over one's own time.

For Army Couple Reentering Civilian Life, Food Insecurity Just One of Many Challenges

Kenneth Estelle | Posted 11.30.2014 | Impact
Kenneth Estelle

On the morning of Sept. 3, Jon and Elizabeth Alba waited two hours at the VA Medical Clinic in Iron Mountain, Mich., not for medical care but for a few days' supply of groceries.

How Youngstown, Ohio became a poster child for post-industrial America

The GroundTruth Project | Posted 10.12.2014 | Money
The GroundTruth Project

By Eleanor Stanford and Saila Huusko YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Ken Bowman joins the line for a free lunch in the Youngstown Salvation Army canteen, just li...

Making a Difference: Helping a Million People Find Jobs

Rayanne Thorn | Posted 09.20.2014 | Impact
Rayanne Thorn

Being a single mother of four who barely survived under-employment, I worked through poverty. Even so, I lost my home to foreclosure and almost every ounce of dignity and self-respect in the process.

Stop Exporting Jobs With the Stroke of a Pen!

John Komlos | Posted 08.23.2014 | Business
John Komlos

By establishing a market for import certificates, firms would have powerful incentives to bring the trade deficit into balance. All foreigners sending goods to this country would have to buy the certificates in appropriate amounts from our exporters. Overall, trade would become balanced quickly.

The Attention Deficit Trap

Lauren Salkin | Posted 08.02.2014 | Fifty
Lauren Salkin

During the early Salkin years, I often took head trips in elementary school. My mind and I escaped the institutional brick walls for a day at the beach, body surfing in aquamarine waves, lost in the opiate haze of a daydream. An adolescent problem I had thought until my seaside getaways continued through my teenage years and beyond.

Interviewing Do's and Disasters

Jack Garson | Posted 07.12.2014 | Business
Jack Garson

One of the first critical steps in building your business is hiring employees. Yet interviewing job candidates is often ineffective and, worse, presents abundant potential for costly mistakes and missed opportunities. Interviewing itself is far from foolproof.

On Finding Value in Your First Job Out of College

Catherine Baxter | Posted 07.02.2014 | College
Catherine Baxter

I want to reiterate: You will not magically have things all worked out simply because you have a diploma in your hand.

Primary School Teaching Parents? How ParentJobNet impacts low-income families through adult learning and entrepreneurship

Steve Mariotti | Posted 06.03.2014 | New York
Steve Mariotti

Pat Craddick founded ParentJobNet "PJN" 9 years ago after leaving a career in finance to raise her daughter, Christina. While volunteering at P.S. 87 Elementary School on the Upper West Side, she found frustrated, under- or unemployed parents, disconnected from the workforce.

Labor Unions Should Transform To Producers' Ownership Unions

Gary Reber | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics
Gary Reber

Simply increasing wage levels and extending jobless benefits once again won't solve the problem of long-term unemployment and underemployment, and the diminishing impact income losses have on the long-term productive capacity of the United States economy.

Re-Invigorating America's Greatness Through National Employment Policy

Henry A. J. Ramos | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics
Henry A. J. Ramos

At his recent State of the Union address, President Obama issued a timely challenge to U.S. corporate leaders: partner with the administration voluntarily to absorb more workers needing employment.

When Job Interviewers Say I'm 'Overqualified' They Really Mean 'Too Old'

Craig Giesecke | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics
Craig Giesecke

These days I find myself in my 60th year, living with my in-laws in Southern California as if I am a just-graduated 20-something, leafing through Craigslist and other sites looking for a job. The most frequent word I hear in job interviews is "overqualified." Wait a minute.

Down and Out in the Margins of the American Economy

Bill Stieger | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics
Bill Stieger

We damn well know the pointlessness of self-pity. But through these recent ordeals we have grown jaundiced about our government and both political parties. Our Congress, with little exception, is solely representative of corporate interests, not people like us.

Hello Class, Your Professor Is On Food Stamps

Kate Quick | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Kate Quick

I was an adjunct English professor in Alaska with a baby due. If I needed to take maternity leave, it would be unpaid. But the choice that I faced -- either care for my newborn or go broke -- was never really a choice. At 27, I was a college professor on food stamps.

It's An Exceptionally Bad Time To Be A Recent College Grad

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

Those sad stories of 20-somethings with college degrees toiling away at service jobs in restaurants, coffee shops and department stores are more than ...