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The Economy Can Get Its Mojo Back

Milton Ezrati | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics
Milton Ezrati

A return to higher-paced growth is entirely possible, if, that is, two things happen: 1) Corporate America sheds the fears that have gripped it since the 2008-09 "great recession." 2) The country as a whole and its business sector in particular can find clarity in Washington.

Economist Robert Shiller's Nobel Prize a Big Win

Harlan Green | Posted 12.14.2013 | Business
Harlan Green

Although much of what Yale economist Robert Shiller writes is about the importance of financial markets, he won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for studying how financial markets misbehave. He is a pioneer in the new field of Behavioral Economics.

Corporate Austerity Not the Answer in 2012

Harlan Green | Posted 04.03.2012 | Business
Harlan Green

How to cure the record income inequality that has resulted from so much power going to Wall Street and the corporations? At least, let us return to the income tax brackets that brought so much prosperity to the middle class during the 1960s and 1970s. What were they?

William Alden

Dow Jones Industrial Plunges 513 Points

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 10.04.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Stocks plunged Thursday in the worst one-day drop in more than two years, as investors absorbed fears that the American economy could ente...

The Hidden Payoff from Cash for Clunkers

Eric Schurenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric Schurenberg

To the extent that the Clunkers program gave Americans a reason to believe that things can return to normal and to that the government has a handle on recovery, it was a pretty good investment.