Over the past few years, the Global Philanthropy Forum (GPF) has worked to highlight mechanisms for equipping current and future generations with the skills needed to enter the global workforce.
There is popular support for the idea that the Fed should be audited. More than three-quarters of registered voters would give the general idea of auditing the Fed a green light. It's no surprise, then, that there has been bipartisan support for similar proposals in the past.
Fixing our rivers requires that we reintroduce complexity and function through restoration -- effectively reshaping the relationship between the economy and the environment.
The popular Netflix series, House of Cards, perpetuated the myth of a finite money supply with this weekend's release of Season 3. But if President Underwood really wanted to stimulate the economy, he'd have a plan in mind.
In the world of personal finance, credit concerns and debt issues, there is no single issue that is more misunderstood than bankruptcy.
Wall Street associations and lobbyists are fighting the DOL and SEC 'tooth and nail' to avoid higher ethical standards for hundreds of thousands of stockbrokers who sell investment products to current and future retirees.
Novelist Rana Dasgupta recently turned to nonfiction to explore the explosive social and economic changes in Delhi starting in 1991, when India launched a series of transformative economic reforms.
I'm sympathetic to the notion that since we already have lower tariffs than our trading partners, there are gains to be made on this front. But if the negotiators are truly saying we simply cannot have a trade deal that blocks currency managers, then maybe we shouldn't have a trade deal.
Simply asserting increased longevity -- that miracle of 20th century science, medicine, technology and health care -- will be a drag on the economy lacks both vision and imagination.
To get back to that level and maybe even surpass it, we need someone in charge at the Federal Reserve who understands that creating conditions that increase the purchasing power of American workers' paychecks is a part of her mandate. From what she's said and done so far, it appears Janet Yellen is exactly that kind of Fed chair.
In its modern form, this is often an appeal to Libertarian individualism, unions being the antithesis, while corporations (organized capital) somehow embody individualism. It's an old trick. And falling for it only dooms one to ignore history.
The Federal Reserve Board is openly mapping out an actual job-killing strategy and drawing almost no attention at all for it. The Fed's job-killing strategy centers on its plan to start raising interest rates, which is generally expected to begin at some point this year.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a litte more crowded. @@ Climate Change, The Elevator Pitch: Climatologist Simon Donner ...
Even with the recent years' increases in home values, employment and economic stability, a large number of homeowners still face the loss of their homes in the near future.
During the last two years of a president's second term pundits begin discussing his "legacy." How will historians judge Barack Obama?
We are living in an age of science fiction -- humans are overcoming the limitations of our brains while machines are acquiring superhuman capabilities. The most exciting technologies combine what humans do best with what machines do best. But it is premature to think we have overcome every challenge. Here's how we can prepare for the second machine age.