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5 Steps to Get $18 Billion for Your Business

Gene Marks | Posted 06.19.2014 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Is Uber worth $18 billion? Hey, why not? But that doesn't matter. What matters is that a lot of smart people believe it's worth $18 billion and there are a lot of smart pundits and analysts will back up this belief too.

Student Loans: The Home Mortgage Crisis Redux

Andrew Woodman | Posted 04.22.2014 | Business
Andrew Woodman

This has all the makings of a bubble and when it bursts, it will hobble students' ability to borrow for college. Reforms are needed, but there is very little political will and talk of bubbles never penetrates those inside the bubble.

Structural Stagnation, Bubbles, and the Volcker Rule

Jared Bernstein | Posted 02.09.2014 | Business
Jared Bernstein

It's pretty hard to miss the shampoo cycle -- bubble, bust, repeat -- that has characterized the last few business cycles in the American, and more recently, European and even Scandinavian economies. It's also the case that choice economists since Adam (Smith, of course) have recognized this proclivity towards financial market instability. Thus far in the current expansion that began in 2009Q3, financial markets and corporate profitability have far outpaced the rest of the economy. I'm not saying we're in another financial bubble, though no less than Robert Shiller recently raised that concern. But I'm decidedly saying that unless we enact and enforce tough financial market regulation, that's where we're headed.

Nobel Winning Economist: Beware Of The Stock Market Bubble

Reuters | Posted 01.31.2014 | Business

BERLIN, Dec 1 (Reuters) - An American who won this year's Nobel Prize for economics believes sharp rises in equity and property prices could lead to...

India's Coal Bubble

Justin Guay | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Justin Guay

A few short years ago the assumption that coal demand was essentially endless in China and India was seen as irrefutable. Now this 'coal consensus' is...

Feast Your Eyes On These Huge Bubble Explosions

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.09.2013 | Arts

You can never be too old to enjoy a good bubble burst, and hopefully you can never be too jaded to enjoy gigantic bubble bursts... in slow motion. ...

The Chinese Coal Bubble

Justin Guay | Posted 07.29.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

It seems everywhere you look the coal industry's 'supercycle' hype fails to match reality. Whether it's the EU, Japan or India shameless propaganda ab...

Marrying Monetary Policy and Financial Regulation

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 07.09.2013 | World
Otaviano Canuto

If the global financial crisis -- and the events that led up to it -- have taught us anything, it is, "No complacency with asset price booms." We know firsthand the dire consequences of bubbles.

Conard and Zakaria on What Ails the Economy

Robert Teitelman | Posted 06.30.2013 | Business
Robert Teitelman

Yes, there are lessons in history. But untangling those lessons, like anticipating the sentiments of voters, is a process that shifts as we attempt to capture it. And so from left and right we end up chasing a kind of essence, an equilibrium, which may not exist.

The Carbon Bubble

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 06.22.2013 | Business
Aiko Stevenson

Five years after the Great Recession wiped trillions of dollars off global stock markets, the world is facing another economic risk from the fossil fuel industry.

"Fearless Philanthropy: Reaching Out, Taking Risks and Achieving More": A Conversation with Jean Case

Kathleen P. Enright | Posted 06.16.2013 | Impact
Kathleen P. Enright

I had a chance to talk with Jean Case, CEO of the Case Foundation, about their commitment to make big bets, innovate, learn from failure, collaborate and do it all with a sense of urgency.

Don't Call It a "Bubble," Call It a "Bernanke"

Alex Frey | Posted 06.15.2013 | Business
Alex Frey

There are rising asset prices and stretching valuations. But not because there's a bubble so much as because there is a Bernanke.

Eleazar David Melendez

Bitcoin Trading Boom Bittersweet For Long-Time Traders

HuffingtonPost.com | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 04.11.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- Kacper Cieśla kept wondering how long it would take for the police to knock on his door. It had only been a few weeks since the 22-yea...

Popping the Higher Education Bubble

Michael B. Fishbein | Posted 05.15.2013 | Business
Michael B. Fishbein

In order to pop the current bubble in higher education we need to align incentives between the schools, students, and employers within this multi billion dollar market and apply more efficient means of credentialing.

Jon Ward

Elections 2012, Inside The Bubble: Huey Long Populism, Crowd Wars, And Fraying Nerves

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - A full day with both presidential campaigns on their final weekend yielded three broad observations: President Obama and Mitt ...

Increasing Student Loan Defaults Could Drag Down the Economy

Lilly O'Donnell | Posted 12.08.2012 | College
Lilly O'Donnell

Americans are taking out student loans that they can't afford, from lenders who know they can't afford them. Those lenders are re-selling the debt to other lenders, and, as student loan debt increases at a far higher rate than the unemployment rate decreases, more and more of these loans are going unpaid.

There Is Not a Bubble in Facebook's Shares, There Is a Bubble in Calling Bubbles

Alex Frey | Posted 07.15.2012 | Business
Alex Frey

Is it really preposterous that investors would assign a company that is defining a whole new category of communication as being worth one-half of Google and one-seventh of Apple? Of course not. There is not a bubble in Facebook shares, there is a bubble in calling bubbles.

Everyone Agrees That the Decline in Private Sector Pay Has Been Understated

Dean Baker | Posted 07.02.2012 | Business
Dean Baker

The cost to taxpayers of public employees' compensation packages are on average no greater than the cost to private sector employees. The big difference is that public employees can expect a considerably more secure retirement.

Did A Startup Bubble Just Pop?

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 04.18.2012 | Small Business

Venture capital financing fell 21 percent in the first quarter of 2012 to its lowest level in nearly two years, according to a new report. That's ...

Too Many Startups Or Too Few Dollars?

Roger Ehrenberg | Posted 01.03.2012 | Small Business
Roger Ehrenberg

I frequently see disconnects between founders ("This business is going to change the world") and venture investors ("Really? You are super smart and I love your enthusiasm but I respectfully disagree") after a business has already been financed.

What We Are Seeing

Fred Wilson | Posted 12.13.2011 | Small Business
Fred Wilson

The Wall Street Journal has a story out today that says "Web Startups Hit Cash Crunch." There has been a fair bit of reaction in the tech blogs and I thought I'd toss into the discussion some things we are seeing.

Colossal Interactive Structures In 'Cloud Cities'

VernissageTV | Posted 11.11.2011 | Arts
VernissageTV

Tomás Saraceno's work received broader attention in 2009 when he filled the main hall of the Padiglione Centrale in the Giardini at the 53rd Venice A...

Fortune's On-again, Off-again Bubble

Robert Teitelman | Posted 09.19.2011 | Business
Robert Teitelman

Fortune has discovered there might be a tech bubble. No, revise that.

Alex Wagner

Silicon Valley: Where The Job Market Is Booming

HuffingtonPost.com | Alex Wagner | Posted 09.07.2011 | Business

As the bleak June jobs report released Friday continues to settle, a ray of sunlight is peeking out from sunny California. Thanks to a flood of ventur...

Tiny Bubbles

Yvette Kantrow | Posted 08.28.2011 | Media
Yvette Kantrow

For a media that was sent to the woodshed for helping to inflate and failing to the dot-com and housing bubbles, perhaps it stands to reason that its motto these days seems to be "we won't get fooled again."