Rural electric co-ops got their start more than 70 years ago thanks to a smart piece of public policy -- the New Deal.
There's a proverb that says that the real measure of your wealth is how much you'd be worth if you lost all your money. And for me, no truer words have ever been spoken!
If GDP growth is that dependent on workforce growth, and 1990s growth repeats itself -- which was the longest uninterrupted economic expansion in our history that also gave us four years of budget surpluses -- then we may see the next generation about to take charge. They could turn out to be much more industrious than we know!
The ideal way to implement change is to wait for Congress to change the laws. The most efficient way for an American citizen to make their anger felt is by boycotting Walgreens.
Bloggers and reporters alike are responding to post-recession America with a similar refrain: the traditional 9-5 job is dead. If you listen, you can hear the bagpipes playing an accompaniment to the doom and gloom future painted for the j-o-b.
Abundance, to me, is a way of living, not something you own or have. It's about who I am as a person, what values I have. And most of all it's about being thankful for the things and benefits I have, and the life I'm living.
Barack Obama's Justice Department on Monday announced that Citigroup would pay $7 billion in fines, a move that will avoid a humiliating trial dealing with the seamy financial products the bank had marketed to an unsuspecting public, causing vast damage to the economy.
It is striking to see how the establishment types are willing to throw out all their rules and principles in order to secure re-authorization. Given their power, they will almost certainly win, but the rest of us should at least enjoy the show.
Remember this recipe -- take equal parts of fit, passion, creativity and tenacity, then blend together well and marinate for a few years or a few companies, whichever comes first. Once complete, you should have yourself what we all know as a career. But is it really this simple?
Cities 3.0 mayors are not sitting on our hands, waiting for the feds or someone else to solve our problems. We're embracing good ideas no matter where they come from, innovating to provide better services and building strong economies for the global marketplace.
LeBron James is not rejecting the glitz and glamour that we shower on the world's greatest basketball player, but he is allowing another value to enter into the mix, something bigger than cash, championships, and fame: the value of community.
The port drivers' story is emblematic of the forces that crushed America's middle class. Good paying, often union jobs were replaced by low wage, no-benefit jobs.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.
Walgreens becoming a "foreign" company is a slap in the face to Americans for a number of reasons. As Sorkin noted, they received $16.7 billion from Medicare and Medicaid last year, which is about 25 percent of its corporate revenues.
Germany represents everything that's wrong with the world financial system. Argentina is the epic case of countries whose economies are screwed by policies championed by Germany -- and unfortunately by the United States as well.
This ad will likely be followed by other companies' ads -- all competing freely in a marketplace for customers -- which means it does represent a historic turning point.