Amid the purely political talk about the horserace and polling, and who will have or avoid a "gotcha" moment, I hope the Democratic debate addresses r...
Those of us who don't think it's the best use of government money to give subsidized loans to some of the largest companies in the world have to recognize political reality. With enough campaign contributions on the table, Congress will eventually vote to approve the money.
Even former Fed Chair Ben Bernanke has been irked by right wing conservatives for doing just the thing that most conservative economists, such as Martin Feldstein, and even arch-free market theorist Milton Friedman, said was the right thing to do during recessions--inject more money into the economy.
We may not all bear or raise children, but we all have parents or partners or other loved ones who occasionally need care from us, and we are all susceptible to an illness or injury that can turn our lives and finances topsy-turvy. We all need affordable time for caregiving - and most don't have it.
Banking is predicated on a fairly simple premise that has given bankers and Wall Street operators the feeling of an exclusive, old boys club. Information scarcity and access to proprietary bank networks has made the operation of financial services a mysterious, yet defensible 'black box' capability.
Rarely are there so many intelligent characters in a single film, and Aaron Sorkin nails their style of discourse and conflict persuasively, much as he did in The West Wing and The Social Network.
Go ahead and support Hillary Clinton, those of you for whom having the first female president is the top priority. Just admit that you will be voting for someone who has not only been profoundly wrong on the two most pressing issues of our time--economic injustice and the ravages of unbridled militarism--but seems hopelessly incapable of learning from her dangerous errors in judgment.
As Democrats get ready for a presidential debate in Las Vegas, it's clear that the Elizabeth Warren wing of American politics has fundamentally shifted the ground on which candidates will stand Tuesday night.
If you are not great at managing your money, a slow period can be detrimental to your business, and for some can result in getting so behind that catching up is almost impossible. For some, the only solution is business bankruptcy.
Giant Wall Street banks continue to threaten the well-being of millions of Americans, but what to do? Bernie Sanders says break them up and resurrect the Glass-Steagall Act that once separated investment from commercial banking. Hillary Clinton says charge them a bit more and oversee them more carefully. Most Republicans say don't worry.
Why all the uproar about drug prices? People feel differently about drugs, and many other health care products than they do about other things that get bought and sold. And it's precisely this attitude that has made many governmental health care programs so complicated.
Today's university students are faced with some of the toughest challenges in the history of humankind and yet, our current educational system may not be well positioned to adequately prepare them for meeting the challenges of this increasingly inter-connected world economy.
Credit card debt? Student loan debt? Cash flow problems? Budgeting issues? We all experience financial troubles; for some, it may be a short-term situation, while for others it can be a lifelong journey to get one's financial house in order.
It's almost 2016, people. By this time next week, drones will be carrying us to work and cars will be driving themselves. Yet, everywhere you look, most of us are still racing like rats and herded sheep to get to the office by 9:00 a.m. And for what? To punch a clock?
Die, monster, die! Every time you think that beast called the Trans-Pacific Partnership -- TPP for short -- is finished, it comes back like a bad penny; or in this case, trillions and trillions and trillions of bad pennies.
And the struggle continues. As you can see from Dave Fry's SPY chart, this is the worst kind of "rally" where we get big volume...