It's hard to say whether the economy has been naughty or nice this year. Employment growth has been up and down all year, raising hopes and then dashing them in a continuous cycle. Even so, suppose you indulged the economy by letting it make a holiday wish list.
Graduating from college and entering the real world can easily put you in a state of anxiety. You may have the world at your feet, but that world involves dealing with money -- something many of us were never really taught to do properly.
Welcome back (after we took last week off, to digest) to our Friday roundup! We should have two weeks of news to cover, but nothing much of anything strange or startling happened Thanksgiving week, so we're going to concentrate on just this current week.
Small businesses are Little Engines That Do. They think they can, they know they can―and they're right.
Okay, there were too many negatives in that title. Let me say it more positively: We positively must extend UI benefits, lest 1.3 million UI recipients lose needed UI benefits in a job market that is improving, but still slack.
Today’s jobs report makes clear that, despite improvements this year, the labor market is still not strong enough for policymakers to let emerge...
Black workers consistently have higher unemployment rates than whites, but the dispersion is even worse for America's youth. Nearly one in four black 16- to 24-year-olds was out of work in November, compared to only about one in ten white workers in the same age group.
We and others warned a year ago that letting the payroll tax expire would hurt the economy. Policymakers ignored those warnings, and in a new analys...
It's one of the oldest right-wing claims: "Excessive" regulation will harm job creators and kill the economy. But is it based on sound economics?
There is no way that a typical Walmart worker could support one or two children without help from the government. In this picture, the government is the helping hand that allows workers to make ends meet despite the bad cards dealt to them. The problem with this story is that the cards were not just dealt out randomly; there was a rigged deck.
However, the fantasy land of Panem is not so far off from the landscape of America's current social and economic inequality. The Hunger Games are real. The Hunger Games are here. And what the Hunger Games mean is the death of the American Dream.
The opportunity structure that fueled the American Dream had elements of reality and elements of myth, but today the dream is over.
Today we aren't working. I plan to relax after I make the stuffing, mash potatoes, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, get the turkey in the oven, and clean the house. Maybe I should have worked today.
As usual when Illinois ranks third in a Top 10 list, it's two places from being the worst. In this case, we're the third worst-run state in the U.S....
You worked hard for that money. No one can deny that. You have been rewarded for your talent, your intelligence, your risk-taking, your creativity, and your good fortune. The notion that you should change a system that has worked so well must seem downright stupid.
When residing in the U.S., an aspiring but not yet permanent resident, the first crucial step to acquiring the American-ness I have come to love and d...