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In his Annual Message to Congress in 1944, President Roosevelt went further in joining the vaunted American ideal of freedom and liberty to economic rights: by proposing an Economic or Second Bill of Rights.
It is not just income inequality that matters. It is also influence inequality and opportunity inequality. When the card deck gets stacked, the social contract is frayed and our democracy suffers.
Woody Guthrie is a hero of mine. He represents whatever is left inside of me that has a little peek at optimism, despite all the pain and suffering and horrible turns of government I've seen and experienced.
Of course, it shouldn't take a serious recession to remind us that we should be grateful for our good fortunes. But in a world where it's all too easy to lose sight of what's going right, there may be long-term gains from short-term losses.
A fix for people at the lowest rung on the economy, while vitally important, will not provide the needed lasting solution for American economic resurgence. Rather, we should look at another glaring "inconvenient truth" - there is limited opportunity for people in the middle.
It's pretty hard to miss the shampoo cycle -- bubble, bust, repeat -- that has characterized the last few business cycles in the American, and more recently, European and even Scandinavian economies. It's also the case that choice economists since Adam (Smith, of course) have recognized this proclivity towards financial market instability. Thus far in the current expansion that began in 2009Q3, financial markets and corporate profitability have far outpaced the rest of the economy. I'm not saying we're in another financial bubble, though no less than Robert Shiller recently raised that concern. But I'm decidedly saying that unless we enact and enforce tough financial market regulation, that's where we're headed.
It is not accurate to then assume that rates will just gradually rise back to where they were before all three conditions were in place. Here's why.
I'm always annoyed by those who think that every current crisis spells doom for our economy. We won't lose America's financial future -- unless we deviate from the basic principles that have created economic growth.
You have to ask yourself if you're in an organization where your preferred style of politics is suited to the prevailing one and whether you're willing and able to adapt. Are you where what you have to offer adds value, where what you have to say is heard, and where your management/leadership skills have been duly noted?
Smart companies realize that carbon pollution and climate change have an impact - and will continue to have an impact - on their bottom lines.
Look, if you're branding the leader of one the most conservative organizations on earth as too liberal and claiming Jesus was a capitalist, then you've jumped the shark.
Wall Street deregulation shattered the economy. You can't stand with them, support corporate-friendly tax and trade policies, push for "entitlement" cuts with cynical and misleading arguments -- and still claim to be a "progressive" who opposes wealth inequality.
In theory, economists are rewarded for seeking the truth. In reality, many are rewarded for outlandish soundbites for "talking head" shows and supporting whichever special interest group pays them.
1982, I was graduating high school. Like millions of other students all over America, I was hoping for a spot in one of our prestigious colleges for P...
We've heard what Israel Prime Minister and members of the U.S. Congress think about the interim nuclear deal the Iranian government concluded with the P5 + 1. What we don't know is how the Iranian people will react?