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Americans Are Now More Worried About Health Care Than Anything Else

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 03.22.2017 | Politics

Health care is now the issue at the top of Americans’ minds, a new HuffPost/YouGov survey finds. Forty-five percent of those polled name health care...

Why Imposing Tariffs Will Not Bring More Jobs to the U.S.

Quora | Posted 02.08.2017 | Politics
Quora

Would imposing tariffs bring manufacturing jobs back to the US? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering peopl...

Last Night I Dreamed Of You And Now, I Must Say Goodbye

Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D. | Posted 01.17.2017 | Politics
Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D.

Last night I dreamed of you We were talking and laughing like old friends And even though we have never met We share a knowing So, last night we gathe...

Trump's Job Promise - Can He Build A Wall Around Automation?

Brian Ross | Posted 01.03.2017 | Politics
Brian Ross

Trump waived his magic "wall" wand over his rust-belt Cinderellas that eked out an electoral win with fears of minorities and foreigners, but can he build a wall around job automation?

A New Era for Community Colleges

Eloy Ortiz Oakley | Posted 12.20.2016 | College
Eloy Ortiz Oakley

During the presidential election Americans were subject to endless plans and promises. Both candidates touted their credentials for building a new eco...

Building on a Constructive Conversation

Victoria Espinel | Posted 12.16.2016 | Technology
Victoria Espinel

Wednesday's meeting between President-elect Trump and executives from numerous software and technology companies has been reported with great fanfare....

Yellen's Fed faces a tricky rates dilemma in 2017 that may end up tripping up Trump

The Conversation US | Posted 12.14.2016 | Business
The Conversation US

Steven Pressman, Colorado State University and Wesley Widmaier, Griffith University Editor's note: The Federal Reserve's policy-setting committee rai...

The Gig Economy Is the Future and It Is Coming Fast

Llewellyn King | Posted 12.13.2016 | Business
Llewellyn King

You might not know this, but if it has not happened yet, you may be about to become a company of one. Welcome to the gig (as in a musician doing a gi...

Freight Railroads Call For Regulatory Freeze, Reform

Edward R. Hamberger | Posted 12.05.2016 | Politics
Edward R. Hamberger

The freight railroad industry is calling on the U.S. Surface Transportation Board to suspend all major rulemaking efforts until the new administration...

Democrats, Avoid The Deficit Trap

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 11.28.2016 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

The Democrats have responded to Republican criticism that they are burdening future generations with debt by making great effort to reduce deficits; this often entailed capping social expenditures.

The Great 21st Century Heist

Frank Giustra | Posted 11.19.2016 | Impact
Frank Giustra

I love movies about great heists, like Bonnie and Clyde, Heat, or Reservoir Dogs. The characters in these stories are fascinating, and even though the...

Mr. Trump: Can You Deliver it?

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 11.15.2016 | Home
Otaviano Canuto

Otaviano Canuto and Matheus Cavallari U.S. assets reacted in a see-saw fashion to Donald Trump's victory. Stock futures first dove deeply before clim...

Never Have I Ever: Navigating Politics On Social Media

Pamela Tom | Posted 11.11.2016 | Women
Pamela Tom

Great Scott! When I woke up on November 9, 2016, it felt like someone had altered the "spacetime continuum," that delicate pivot point that can cause ...

Trump: You Want To Make America Great Again? Save Our Climate

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 11.10.2016 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

It's extraordinary what a difference 48 hours can make. But, the fate of our planet has considerably worsened since the wrath of the American public u...

Trump The Arsonist: The End Is Nigh

John Feffer | Posted 10.13.2016 | Politics
John Feffer

For Trump, it's not morning in America, it's just a few seconds before midnight on the doomsday clock.

Towards An Investment Grade America

Carl Pope | Posted 09.29.2016 | Green
Carl Pope

In Monday's debate, Hilary Clinton pledged to spend $275 billion investing in America's infrastructure. Donald Trump doubled down, promises lots mor...

As Distrust Mounts, U.S. and China Battle Over New Rules of Global Order

Wang Jisi | Posted 09.22.2016 | Home
Wang Jisi

BEIJING -- Chinese people fear that regardless of who moves into the White House in 2017, the United States will put more pressure on China to restrain its behavior.

Venture Funding Unrefined: An Inconvenient Truth

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 09.16.2016 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

While most of us obsess over access to private capital to kickstart new ventures, a very sizable part of such capital is already quietly flowing in th...

Democrats and the Plight of Rural America

Brian Wagner | Posted 09.16.2016 | Politics
Brian Wagner

The American economy is back, baby! With a record 5.2 percent increase in median household income, the Census Bureau data is clear. Break out the bubb...

Jobs Growth Slows As U.S. Adds 151,000 Jobs In August

Reuters | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.02.2016 | Business

WASHINGTON, Sept 2 (Reuters) - U.S. employment growth slowed more than expected in August after two straight months of robust gains and wage gains mod...

Proposed USCIS Rule Aims to Foster Innovation and Entrepreneurialism

Dick Burke | Posted 09.07.2016 | Business
Dick Burke

On Wednesday evening, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump attempted to clarify his plan for immigration reform and continued to grab (large...

New Solutions to Real Unemployment - A New Sense of Commerce and Government

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 08.29.2016 | Politics
Leo Hindery, Jr.

Authored by: Leo Hindery, Jr. Americans are relentlessly optimistic. We all want to believe that our country is, in the words of our Founders, a "ci...

Mourning Brexit

Paul A. London | Posted 08.24.2016 | Politics
Paul A. London

Brexit, the short-sighted decision by British voters to leave the European Union, will take years to implement. But for Americans, it is already a setback, a serious danger from many angles and a cause for sadness.

How President Obama Gave Me Diarrhea

Michelle Tang | Posted 08.22.2016 | Politics
Michelle Tang

This recovering economic picture has resulted in unexpected and disturbing consequences for me, like buying a giant smoked salmon. I seem to be a living, breathing example of why a robust middle class will improve the economy through the purchasing power of "the many" versus "the few."

Trump's And Clinton's Economy Plans: Eight Essential Reads

The Conversation US | Posted 08.12.2016 | Business
The Conversation US

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump gave dueling economic addresses this week, offering contrasting visions of where we are now and where each candidate would like to take us.