From Van Jones, Ralph Nader, and Joan Blades on the left, to Newt Gingrich, Grover Norquist, and George Shultz on the right, advocates from both sides of the political divide are gathering in the Bay Area, exploring ways to combine forces.
If you become the type of man (in financial services) who can say emotional intelligence without laughing, listening to what clients (and people) are telling you, helping them to separate the signal from the noise, you also can be a man who can think like a woman - someone who is the new fresh-faced voice of Wall Street.
Entrepreneurs not only provide us with critical innovation and keep us at the forefront of global markets, they also create ways to gain financial independence. So why has the percentage of start-ups in the U.S. dropped significantly in the last 35 years?
Remarkably, Goldman Sachs, one of the richest, most powerful, politically connected (aka Government Sachs) too-big-to-fail Wall Street banks, has demonstrated a Teflon-like ability to bounce back from egregious misdeeds, if not outright illegal conduct, and horrible publicity.
Climate deniers argue that an overhaul of the fossil fuel industry will cream our economy. Not so.
A more efficient health system does augur well for these cities and more than a few others and may cause a revision in the way we plan our economic future. This is not a theoretical issue.
A recent study by the U.S. Government Accountability Office indicated that "some 155,000 older Americans are now seeing deductions from their Social Security checks to pay off their federal student loans - up from 31,000 a decade ago."
We need to change the tax and regulatory incentives that now reward corporate leadership for short-term thinking. CEOs today make most of their money from stock options, which means they are highly motivated to keep the stock price up even if it means shortchanging long term objectives.
The wealthy continue to see significant income and wealth gains while the majority of people are experiencing stagnant living standards. Income inequality is one of the most significant financial stories right now, and there's no end in sight.
We can't predict when the next one will come, but those who fall in its wake will face a tough road to recovery. That is because recessions are increasingly structural events. They occur less often but involve more economic disruption.
Addressing a public program in New Delhi today, Foreign Minister of Mexico, Dr. Jose A. Meade Kuribrena, pushed for reforms in the United Nations Security Council, in an oblique indication of support to India's bid for a permanent seat in the international forum.
In a speech October 20, New York Federal Reserve Bank President William Dudley proposed that a major chunk of pay for all senior executives at a particular bank be forfeited when the bank violates the law.
On average, women's pay in Utah is 70 percent that of their male counterparts for comparable work. In fact, on the list of top 10 worst cities for pay equity for women, Utah has two cities that rank #1 and #2.
It appears as if the American people are willing to entrust their health and safety to the only party in history that has shutdown the U.S. government, and seems not to be able to kick the habit.
In good times and bad, home ownership remained a safe bet even when the contours of life changed. Then everything went to hell.
In the over 90 years since William Jennings Bryan's death, we have seen scores of major atrocities played out with the theory of "survival of the fittest" as a motivating factor. We are also seeing it at every level of business and society.