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Igor Bobic

Trio Of GOP Presidential Hopefuls Pan Romney 3.0, Talk Income Inequality

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A trio of Republican presidential hopefuls serving in the U.S. Senate participated in a quasi-debate Sunday night, where they weighed in...

Home-Field Advantage

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While President Obama's "middle class economics" speech last night certainly laid down a few markers for Democrats in 2016 and beyond, the real reason it now seems Democrats will be playing on familiar turf comes from Republicans.

Dave Jamieson

Democrats Urge Obama Not To Blow It On Major Pay Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Concerned the White House may bend to Republicans and business groups, House Democrats are urging President Barack Obama to "make the bo...

The Issue That's Looming Over The Final Years Of Obama's Presidency

Reuters | Posted 01.19.2015 | Politics

(Adds reference to Obama tax proposal) By Howard Schneider DALTON, Georgia Jan 18 (Reuters) - Barack Obama enters the f...

Igor Bobic

Mitt Romney's Re-Invention As Anti-Poverty Warrior

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 01.18.2015 | Politics

With the shake of an Etch-A-Sketch, Mitt Romney reintroduced himself to the Republican Party on Friday as a man interested in running for president be...

International Monetary Fund Underscores the Importance of Jobs for Macroeconomic Stability

Sabina Dewan | Posted 01.16.2015 | Business
Sabina Dewan

A new report by the IMF and Economist Intelligence Unit acknowledges the importance of quality jobs, calling the JustJobs Index a "valuable look at income and employment security and working conditions."

Dave Jamieson

Warren: Economy Is 'Rigged' Against Workers

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With a celebrity assist from Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), the AFL-CIO union federation hosted what it billed as a national summit on...

Dems Maneuver to Curb CEO Pay Loophole

Sarah Anderson | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics
Sarah Anderson

Right out of the blocks, House Democrats are pushing a tax reform in the 114th Congress that tackles the extreme gaps between CEO and worker pay. Their maneuver could raise awareness of a CEO pay loophole so outrageous it will be hard for Republicans to defend indefinitely.

Elizabeth Warren: Our Populist Agenda -- In Her Own Words

Roger Hickey | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics
Roger Hickey

Senator Elizabeth Warren has become the most visible leader of the growing populist movement that is uniting a new majority around an agenda for economic change. But with media visibility comes over-simplified media analysis.

A Global Disease Called Deflation

Edward Goldberg | Posted 12.17.2014 | World
Edward Goldberg

Two weeks ago I wrote a piece entitled THE 5 KEY TRENDS IN GLOBALIZATION THAT ARE CHANGING AMERICA and THE WORLD. On account of on going geo/economic ...

Extending Corporate Tax Breaks Is an Urgent Issue?

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

I can't accept that the major problem with our corporate tax code is that corporations need more help. I can't accept that the owners are taking home more and more while the workers take home less and less, even as they grow ever more productive on the job.

How Globalization Changed America in 2014, and What It Might Mean for 2015

Edward Goldberg | Posted 12.19.2014 | Politics
Edward Goldberg

It is the season of lists: best movies, best books, and so on. I thought I should continue a tradition I started several years ago of creating a different type of list: a geo-political-economic list -- a list of the globalization top five from an American perspective.

Here's What "60 Minutes" Should Have Reported About Infrastructure

Dave Johnson | Posted 01.26.2015 | Business
Dave Johnson

A popular proposal in Washington right now: "Fund infrastructure through corporate tax reform." Unfortunately, this is Washington/corporate-speak for letting companies off the hook for most of the up to $700 billion they owe on corporate profits they are hoarding "offshore" if they let us use a little bit of it for infrastructure.

Ben Walsh

Solving The Tech Worker 'Shortage' Is Easy: Just Pay Them More

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 11.25.2014 | Business

Tech CEOs love to complain about a lack of skilled workers, and want the US to change its immigration policies for high-skilled workers to fix the problem. It turns out, this is a problem that doesn’t exist.

Seattle Protects the Environment and Workers Too

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 01.20.2015 | Business
Carol Pierson Holding

Certainly, there is a strong economic argument to be made for treating employees better. Frederick F. Reichheld's 2001 study The Loyalty Effect proved that customers are loyal not so much to a store as to its employees.

As in 2010, Dems Lost in 2014 Without an Economic Message Worth Fighting For

Roger Hickey | Posted 01.19.2015 | Politics
Roger Hickey

The 2014 election was just as disastrous as 2010. Many observers now agree that Democrats again lost big because they failed to offer a clear economic message to economically insecure voters -- and they once again failed to attack Republicans for sabotaging action to create jobs.

Ben Walsh

Unemployment Is Down, But Wages Aren't Up

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 11.07.2014 | Business

Unemployment has been ticking down with remarkable consistency. And yet as unemployment falls, American's pay isn't budging upwards.

Kim Bhasin

Why Your Boss Is Afraid To Give You A Raise, According To One CEO

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bhasin | Posted 11.04.2014 | Business

Kip Tindell, CEO of The Container Store, pays his salespeople an average of $50,000 a year -- more than double the retail industry average of less tha...

Home Care Workers Take Fight for $15 to the Ballot Box

Catherine Ruckelshaus | Posted 12.20.2014 | Business
Catherine Ruckelshaus

Unpredictable and part-time hours reduce the earnings of home care workers even further -- as a result, the median take-home pay of home care workers in the U.S. equals just over $17,000 per year.

Women, Vote Yourselves a Raise

Martha Burk | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

America goes to the polls in less than 3 weeks, there's a lot at stake for the majority of voters -- namely women. Unfortunately women also make up another majority -- those working for our pathetic $7.25 an hour minimum wage.

$10.10 Minimum Wage Would Save The U.S. Government $7.6 Billion A Year

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 10.16.2014 | Business

"Raising the minimum wage is one simple and long-overdue step toward rebalancing the social contract so that the private and public sectors are more equal participants in improving living standards for American workers."

The U.S. Labor Market: Recovery?

Douglas Holtz-Eakin | Posted 12.16.2014 | Business
Douglas Holtz-Eakin

The top-line numbers may appear promising. But a closer look under the surface of the labor market shows that the U.S. has a long way to go to really recover from the Great Recession.

Two-Thirds Of America's Biggest Retailers Are Worried About Flat Wages

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 10.15.2014 | Business

"Both corporate America and our relentlessly squeezed middle class are stuck in a vicious cycle of low wages and low demand, an economic crisis that trickle-down solutions can never fix."

Hype and Reality: American Economic Numbers

David Coates | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics
David Coates

It is true that the rate of economic growth has quickened, but that rate is still low by pre-recession standards. In July the IMF actually cut the U.S. growth forecast for 2014 to just 1.7 percent, the CBO's in August was just 1.5 percent. These are not stellar growth numbers.

Raising Most People's Wages

Robert Reich | Posted 11.29.2014 | Business
Robert Reich

GDP growth is less and less relevant to the wellbeing of most Americans. We should be paying less attention to growth and more to median household income.