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The Democratizing Power of Crowdfunding and the JOBS Act

Dave Harvilicz | Posted 04.16.2014 | Business
Dave Harvilicz

While the democratizing power of crowdfunding will certainly help the next generation of founders, the benefits of greater market freedom will reach well beyond company founders.

Winning The War On Poverty In 2014: Means Defeating the Wolves on Wall Street and Cowards on Capitol Hill

Reverend Charles E. Williams II | Posted 03.15.2014 | Black Voices
Reverend Charles E. Williams II

We can hear the 'wolves on Wall Street' howling at rising profits and executive salaries -- while the sucking sound you hear are jobs and families flung into poverty. 2014 will require a vigilant vote and voice to make a real difference for a very real problem.

Will 2014 Be the Big Year for Equity Crowdfunding?

John Warner | Posted 03.09.2014 | Business
John Warner

The most successful crowdfunding models are built around starting with who you know and proactively working out from there to people you don't know. 2014 can be the year equity crowdfunding arrives in big way, if we put the infrastructure in place to do it right.

How Left and Right Can Unite to Fight Unemployment

Justin Talbot Zorn | Posted 02.24.2014 | Business
Justin Talbot Zorn

While progressives have sought more Fed transparency , the left's preference has been to boost employment through Fed-fueled consumer demand. This could change.

Will the JOBS Act Actually Create Any JOBS?

Patrick McGinnis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Patrick McGinnis

Now that the most significant change in securities law in years has become the law of the land, it's incumbent on Americans to ask a basic question: how will the JOBS Act actually create jobs?

Labor Day, 2013: Obama Should Simplify Economic Message

Paul Abrams | Posted 11.02.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

President Obama should simplify his economic message. He should talk about what America needs, and that we must pay to do it or Republicans will sit idly by and allow the country to crumble.

The American Jobs Act Still Deserves a Vote

Rep. Frederica Wilson | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics
Rep. Frederica Wilson

This summer -- as Congress debates border security, Benghazi, the IRS, the NSA, the Justice Department, and further deficit reduction -- one issue is conspicuously absent from the agenda: What about our jobs crisis?

Mad Men Meets Wall Street -- Redux As Television Changes Everything for Mad Men and Hedge Funds

April Rudin | Posted 09.18.2013 | Business
April Rudin

Hedge funds have an opportunity to be transparent and describe their core values, investment strategies and much more than just "track record." But, I'd argue that the biggest challenge facing the hedge fund industry with respect to the JOBS Act is that they can no longer hide.

Austerity Discredited, Not Defeated -- Time to Fight for Jobs and Growth

Roger Hickey | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics
Roger Hickey

For four long years after the recession officially ended, conservative austerity policies have sabotaged America's economic recovery, condemning millions of Americans to unemployment and poverty. But conservative spending cuts still dominate policy.

In Crowd We Trust: My Trip to the White House 'Champions of Change' Ceremony for Crowdfunding Pioneers

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 08.11.2013 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

I have to confess, I've never believed in the camping by the White House -- trying to make the proverbial "Instead of cursing the darkness, light a ca...

How to End the Filibuster. Tomorrow.

Paul Abrams | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Although well-understood as a key element in D.C.-dysfunction, it is not so widely appreciated just how destructive the filibuster, as abused by the Republicans, has been.

Conscious Business, Crowdfunding and Social Impact Investing

Therese Rowley, Ph.D. | Posted 06.24.2013 | Impact
Therese Rowley, Ph.D.

Through thousands of Intuitive Readings, I have learned that there is a new organizing principle which, when embraced as a core value, ensures richer success in the new capitalism.

Do Hedge Funds Care? Yes, They Really Do!

April Rudin | Posted 05.17.2013 | Impact
April Rudin

Who better than professional money managers to raise and invest funds while applying the skills that make them successful in their day jobs to philanthropic initiatives?

Let Us Cross the Street

Gregory C. Simon | Posted 04.29.2013 | Small Business
Gregory C. Simon

The new JOBS Act will let millions of Americans "cross Wall Street" from the borrowing side to the investing side. But self-appointed nannies are blocking the way.

Why It's Time to Rev Up America's Innovation Engine

Valiant Lowitz | Posted 04.29.2013 | Small Business
Valiant Lowitz

What's the likelihood of Startup 3.0 passing the Congress? Given the demise of Startup 2.0, the odds are certainly against it. But let it be known to all who place politics before the well-being of America: Pass this bill now.

Confront Them, Mr. President: On Civics, Jobs, the Economy, Climate, Infrastructure, Education

Paul Abrams | Posted 04.13.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

The remedy for losing one's proposals is to win a majority for them in the next election, not taking the American people hostage.

Never Would Have Made It Without You, Rosa Parks

Reverend Charles E. Williams II | Posted 04.10.2013 | Black Voices
Reverend Charles E. Williams II

The struggle continues, but to really appreciate the dedication of those of old, we must continue the struggle. We never would have made it without Rosa Parks and we will not make it without you.

Money Bomb for Filmmakers: Crowdfunding Platforms

Yvonna Russell | Posted 03.31.2013 | Women
Yvonna Russell

Hopefully gone are the days when filmmakers raised funds for their films by any means necessary. Now, crowdfunding platforms are the way to finance film projects through individuals on the web.

A Street-Smart Plan to Create 3 Million New Jobs

Paul Abrams | Posted 03.10.2013 | Business
Paul Abrams

This is not just an economic imperative, but a social need as an increasing number of young adults get no chance to burnish their resumes and experience for their later lives, and near-retirement boomers have no opportunity to rebuild their nest-eggs.

Crowdfunding Is Not an F-word

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 02.10.2013 | Small Business
Victoria Silchenko

Equity crowdfunding (or crowdfund investing) is not operational and not legitimate in the United States yet and for those who are growing comfortable with the concept, there are three essential facts to remember.

Make 'Em Talk, Harry!

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid appears to be working on filibuster reform designed to end the invisible filibuster and to make senators once again speak. This is nothing less than a restoration of the filibuster to its rightful place in the Senate.

Senator: JOBS Act 'Inexplicably Ignores Such Common Sense Practices'

Reuters | Posted 12.05.2012 | Business

By Alexandra Alper WASHINGTON, Oct 5 (Reuters) - An influential U.S. lawmaker has called on the Securities and Exchange Commission to ...

Debates Should Probe Romney's Economic Insanity

Karl Frisch | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
Karl Frisch

Is it any wonder that Republicans have become the Party of 'no'? If they had said yes, our unemployment might be in the range of 5.5 to 6.5 percent by now and the president would be kicking Mitt Romney's rear end even more thoroughly than he is already.

On November 6th, Send Republican Obstructionists Home for Good

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

Today's Republicans refuse to act. They refuse to consider that maybe, just maybe, Americans want to see action and compromise and progress rather than this political doublespeak and nonsense.

Obama, Yes... and Win the House, Too

Roger Hickey | Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics
Roger Hickey

With large leads among women and people of color, and the stark contrast on economic issues building movement toward Obama even among white males in key states, the prospects for Obama winning a second term are starting to look pretty good. But what about the House?