We cannot afford to stand at the sidelines and watch people do things for us. Developing a resilient entrepreneurial base and private sector can sustain economic growth and produce real economic and social gains in Africa.
Since the housing market has not completely recovered from the 2007 housing crash, it now seems fashionable to find a scapegoat -- usually the Millennials -- to explain sluggish home sales.
The problem is that Wall Street's biggest banks don't want to have to go into bankruptcy if they fail. They want U.S. taxpayers to bail them out like what happened in 2008-2009. They want to keep their jobs, bonuses and reckless gambling.
In a free market economic system the cost of goods and services greatly influences consumer choices and behaviors. A significant problem with our current economic model is that it does not account for the actual costs of many products.
Globalization has mostly benefited the rich and the rising Asian middle class at the expense of the middle class in the West. The choice would seem either plutocracy and globalization -- or populism and a halt to globalization. Another solution would imply more substantial redistribution policies in the rich world.
Ever since my geeky adolescence, I've loved to read. Reading enhances vocabulary, strengthens analytical thinking skills, improves focus and concentration, and leads to better writing.
If many more countries were to invest in entrepreneurship and ensure that citizens are exposed to business creation from a very young age then this can help curb some of the economic problems being faced.
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Twenty-one. This number has come to symbolize adulthood. It means good luck in cards. But when it comes to the Family and Medical Leave Act, twenty-one stands for "too damn long" -- too little progress over too many years.
Many in the financial industry couldn't care less about unemployment. They don't want to risk any inflation that could erode the value of their wealth. Their voices are being heard at the top levels of the Fed. It is essential that the broader public get involved in this debate as well.
I am an unapprehended felon. From age 18 to 38, I spent some part of virtually every day in the illegal drug culture. Buying, selling, using and/or driving under the influence of highly illegal substances.
We've heard about the most spectacular falls -- such as Mike Tyson and Kareem Abdul Jabbar -- but, unfortunately, this sad outcome is far from rare.
Egads. We've learned that it's closer to 40% of the wealth that lies in the hands of the top 1%. This growing disparity between the uber rich and the expanding poor isn't just an inconvenience for those slipping economically backward every month. The end of the middle class may mark the beginning of the revolution.
As host of the Tonight Show, Carson helped undermine the social stereotypes and showbiz caricatures of an earlier age.
The economy grew at an impressive rate of four percent in the second quarter of this year, according to a government report released on Wednesday. But the stock market promptly tanked. The Dow lost more than 317 points Thursday and another 70 points Friday. What gives? Financial markets like it when the economy grows fast enough to signal that the recovery is continuing -- but not so fast that labor markets might tighten and workers get more bargaining power to get raises. Markets also worry that if the economy grows too fast, the Federal Reserve might pull back from its policy of low interest rates.
How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.