What is really going on is the game is being rigged. Corporations get huge tax breaks and subsidies, a few billionaires and plutocrats get the cash, and We the People, the 99 percent, have to make up the difference.
In April, I was invited to speak in Charleston's third annual DIG SOUTH -- the Southeast's first and foremost event celebrating the digital economy with over 200 presenters from companies such as Google, Instagram, Twitter, TechCrunch, BuzzFeed, and Inc.
Digital technology has changed our world for the better, but the innovation that helps some rise also threatens to leave millions behind. As technology transforms our economy at a blinding pace, more and more people are being locked out of a job market increasingly dominated by the demand for computer skills.
One of the factors that could have contributed to this unfortunate state of affairs in state finances is the political fights that delay real solutions.
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Today's headlines regarding the latest Greek bailout do not bode well for political stability in Europe, and the future of the Eurozone. The nature of the bailout can also affect the rest of us around the world. To understand why, we need to go back to the beginning.
America's currency includes a wide range of paper notes, and there have been plenty of notable American women. So there is no excuse for the exclusion of women from U.S. bills. Our money reflects our ideals and values as a nation; it also should reflect our diversity as a people.
All things considered, the major equity markets of the world have been fairly orderly for the past year and a half. That is, all except the Chinese market.
On Monday, Hillary unveiled her economic agenda for strengthening the middle class. But looking at solutions like raising the minimum wage is only half the story. To evaluate the bigger picture, a review of Hillary's history with the banking industry is necessary.
There is growing pressure on public companies to act short-term and distribute their profits to shareholders instead of funding jobs, research, and investments. It is time for the American people to rethink these destructive trends.
Our family dynamics can give insight into the dilemmas the various constituents face within the European situation as pertaining to Greece.
With the turmoil of the Greek economic crisis unfolding on my very doorstep since relocating my business and family to Greece earlier this year, it's all too easy to get caught up in it all and become easily overwhelmed. But there's one thing my fellow Greeks and Greek Australians must never forget. Fabulous is a mindset.
Doesn't the 76th Secretary of Treasury have better things to do than to diminish the presence of our 1st and most distinguished Secretary of Treasury?
As if a reminder were needed, a variety of asset classes are once again frothy and it feels a lot like 2008.
The Department of Education has just released guidance on how it will handle bankruptcy discharge requests for government backed student loan debt. And while the guidance is helpful, it's also a bit disingenuous in that it places the burden on students who believed what schools and colleges sold them as a smart financial move.
The austerity packages Greece has endured as its condition of economic bailout over the past half-decade have not only further gutted the country's broken economy and prevented any sort of recovery toward self-sufficiency, but have shattered the socioeconomic structure of life.