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US Economic Policy

Which Side Are You On? Inequality and the Case for Unions

Tim Koechlin | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics
Tim Koechlin

Republicans tell a tired, cynical story about all of this, insisting that union busting is, somehow, good for the economy and good for workers. It's the same old trickle down nonsense. Democrats, on the other hand, have done too little to defend unions and worker rights.

Winner Take All: Soaring Inequality in the U.S. and Why It Matters

Tim Koechlin | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Tim Koechlin

For more than three decades, the U.S. has been suffering from a crisis of inequality. The Democrats have not taken this crisis seriously enough. The Republicans seem hell-bent on making it worse.

Don't Just Focus on Made in America, Focus on Innovated in America

Carol Roth | Posted 04.16.2012 | Business
Carol Roth

Prosperity and continued growth in our nation will not happen by trying to redistribute wealth or reclaim unskilled jobs; we need to adopt a life-long learning mentality and adapt to the changes in front of us.

A To-Do List For America

The Daily Beast | Posted 11.12.2011 | Business

14 corporate leaders on what America needs to do next to improve the economy....

A New Approach to U.S. Economic Policy

Nake M. Kamrany | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics
Nake M. Kamrany

Undoubtedly there is an urgent need to create jobs and to boost economic growth. However, the partisan tension has not dissipated in light of the prospective presidential election. The government has these following policy options.

Alex Wagner

Want A Good Job? Study Science | Alex Wagner | Posted 09.25.2011 | Business

As a firestorm of debate rages in Congress over economic stability, the Department of Commerce released a report on Wednesday asserting that jobs in s...

My Take on the Recent Brooks-Taibbi Flap

Michael Rugnetta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Rugnetta

After reading Matt Taibbi's response to David Brooks followed by the original David Brooks blog on why the rich work harder than everyone else, I real...

Leadership is Needed Now for America to Have a Viable Economic Future

Dick Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dick Heller

There needs to be change if the USA is going to have a viable economic future. Our organizations and our government need to be investing in developing values-based leaders for the future.

Howard Berman/Richard Lugar Bipartisan Team Call for End to Cuba Travel Ban

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

It is a remarkable but true fact that the US government cannot stop regular Americans from traveling to North Korea, Burma, Iran, Zimbabwe, Sudan, Congo, or any other complicated place in the world, except Cuba.

Send This to Your Republican In-laws!

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Frances Moore Lappe

Over the last six decades, whether rich or poor, everyone has done better with Democrats in the White House.

Troubled Bond Insurers Could Become Source Of Next Financial Crisis

New York Times | VIKAS BAJAJ and JENNY ANDERSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Even as stocks ended five days of losses with a surprising recovery on Wednesday, officials began moving to defuse another potential time bomb in the ...