Did you happen to see the Great Presidential Debate a few weeks ago that debuted 10 Republican candidates for President of the United States? I thought Fox News did a decent job asking tougher questions that many of the candidates did not want to answer.
If you ask "Is Ethiopia rising?" the answer will most likely depend on who you are asking. If you ask a regular follower of the country's public media outlets, the answer will be an astounding yes!
A shadowy yet powerful organization begins to exert pressure on King Theoden of Rohan to bend to its will -- yes, the wizard Saruman and his minions at Isengard, better known to us as the International Monetary Fund.
I feel really behind the curve, but I only recently discovered that the United States actually has an official "too big to fail list." Essentially, this is a list of companies that have been sanctioned by the government as getting a guaranteed pass, no matter how economically ruined it becomes.
How do you go from being on top of the world with a multimillion dollar contract to filing for bankruptcy? By spending like it is never going to end. Former football superstars are finding that out the hard way.
Discussions of economic issues in policy circles often suffer from a "which way is up?" dilemma; it's not clear what the problem is that needs to be solved. The massive fretting over China's devaluation of its currency last week is one such example.
I cannot stand by when a company like Herbalife has the audacity to publicly proclaim they provide opportunities for Latinas -- neglecting to mention that it is under investigation by the SEC, the FTC and multiple state Attorneys General for intentionally targeting and scamming Hispanic customers.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.
A, B, C, D, E, F, G.... I need to make a profit for Wall Street to see.... So begins a Ramble for a hot August day...and a thought starter -...
If you are talented, if you are persistent, if you can afford to be patient, and if you are resourceful, then you can positively affect hundreds or thousands of people's lives and earn an honest living doing so.
Happy 50th birthday, Medicare! In just 15 years, you'll qualify for federally funded health insurance. Well, maybe.
Reaching the point where Hillary Rodham Clinton is sworn-in as the nation's 45th, and first woman, President on January 20, 2017 will not be easy but it's worth the fight. The attacks on her will continue from every angle funded by more than a billion dollars to get people to believe the lies about her.
China's move to devalue its currency caught the markets somewhat by surprise. As a result, there has been a lot of speculation surrounding both the reasons behind the move as well as the implications of the move.
Homelessness is a consequence of many factors that plague our society and our communities -- from gentrification, to low wages, to issues of mental illness and family crisis. Yes, these myriad issues manifest themselves in our shelter system and the solutions are never easy.
Advocates for higher interest rates point to an improving job market as a sign that America has come back from the recession. But many activists, economists, and community groups know that raising interest rates now would stymie the many communities, particularly those of color, that continue to face persistent unemployment, underemployment, and stagnant wages.
Because of Puerto Rico's colonial status, the island's residents have never had any say over the imposed U.S. economic, trade and monetary policies which contributed significantly to the current economic crisis. So why are they now being asked to shoulder the bulk of the burden through austerity?