With the U.S. currently experiencing an economic slowdown, an unnerving unemployment rate and a national debt register expecting to reach $20.0 trillion by the end of this decade, something needs to change.
The economic case for retirement pensions has also become much weaker. When work placed high physical demands on the body, old age was often synonymous with an inability to sustain oneself. Clearly, this is no longer true.
As expected, the Federal Reserve stuck to its pattern of reducing asset purchases by another $10 billion. The monthly pace is now down to just $35 bi...
We currently have a national system of leading indicators that does not include or count important things that can be counted. We need one that does.
I've been struggling for the last couple of years to understand the concept of sharing and how to teach it to our young son Zeke. We have a lot of questions.
Over my nearly 70 years as an entrepreneur, I have sometimes been described as a visionary, but this is really a misnomer. The truth is that I am a tremendous opportunist.
The idea of a cottage technology industry is a bold vision that carries significant theoretical appeal, but comes with a raft of practical challenges.
While sincere efforts to help the poor should be encouraged, we should also realize that our current economic policies are doing much to harm the poor. First, we should realize that the decision to maintain high rates of unemployment is having a devastating impact on the well-being of millions of low and moderate income workers and their children.
It's a quintessential startup story: An entrepreneur spends months, if not years, and more money than they can afford to lose building and launching a...
The public's opinion of a particular political action is often colored by that person's political affiliation. So when President Barack Obama adopts ...
Stock prices and corporate profits have surpassed their pre-recession peaks and the unemployment rate has fallen from 10 percent to 6.3 percent. Many Americans, however, are not feeling the fruits of this growth. In fact, 57 percent of Americans still believe the economy is in a recession.
Lindsey Graham's recent warning that Republicans might yet push for a presidential impeachment serves to demonstrate, if further demonstration was still required, just how brutal Washington politics could get if his party ends up in control of both Houses of Congress after the mid-term elections in November.
In January, U.S. Rep. John Conyers and 7 other Congress members created the Full Employment Caucus with the goal of creating more than 24 million jobs...
The general population should tune in at this critical juncture in the policy debate, as we so enthusiastically do for Laverne Cox on Netflix. The time is now for New York to step up and finally help transgender citizens.
With Friday's numbers showing the addition of 217,000 jobs, the U.S. finally restored the 9 million jobs lost in the recession -- five years after it supposedly ended. But we can keep the champagne on the shelf: we still need an estimated 7 million more jobs to keep up with population growth; if we count those who've dropped out of the labor force, our current unemployment rate would actually be 9.7 percent; and, adjusting for inflation, hourly wages are actually lower now than at the end of the recession. So we may have recovered 9 million jobs, but we seem to have lost all sense of urgency about saving the middle class. Meanwhile, the swap of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five detainees held at Guantanamo was as messy and ambiguous as the overlong war it sprung out of.
Over 73 million adults have a college degree in this country, but less than 2 million of them are members of the One Percent. Most earn less than a fifth of what they'd need to qualify for the One Percent.