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Good News on Employer Premiums Is More Evidence of a Dramatic Economic Change for the Better

Jason Furman | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics
Jason Furman

It is striking to note that if even as little as one-third of the recent slowdown persists, then, by 2023, national health expenditures would be $1,200 per person lower than if cost growth returned to the prior trend.

How to Keep the American Dream Alive

Gary Shapiro | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics
Gary Shapiro

Like our Founding Fathers, we must press on with the ingenuity, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit that are vital to America's success. More, our leaders must recognize that innovation is critical to our country's global leadership and economic growth.

How the Consumer Electronics Industry Is Thinking Green

Gary Shapiro | Posted 06.21.2014 | Technology
Gary Shapiro

We all share the responsibility of protecting our planet. Leveraging the power of innovation, the consumer electronics industry is voluntarily leading the way to improve sustainability and increase the energy efficiency of the devices we all rely on.

How the Innovation Economy Will Revitalize the Motor City's Future

Gary Shapiro | Posted 04.23.2014 | Detroit
Gary Shapiro

Detroit's bankruptcy blueprint is a sobering reminder that the city still faces some challenging times. But Detroit Week offers a refreshing glimpse into the innovation that's already turning things around for the Motor City.

Make Your Kids' Safety the Top Priority This Super Bowl Sunday

Gary Shapiro | Posted 04.02.2014 | Parents
Gary Shapiro

Avoid tragedy by properly securing your TV, whether it's an old CRT set you've had forever or a brand new HDTV you're just bringing home.

Why Goals Work in Business and in Pleasure

Gary Shapiro | Posted 02.17.2014 | Business
Gary Shapiro

It's a well-established principle: work comes before play. Those of us who live by this mantra know that an earned pleasure feels better than a guilty...

Rich Man, Poor Man: The Middle Classes -- Now You See Them, Now You Don't

OECD | Posted 02.15.2014 | Politics
OECD

In any case, defining "middle class" in purely economic terms misses a lot. That's because to be middle class is as much a question of values as of income or wealth.

Obama To Nominate New Chief Economist

Reuters | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics

(Updates with reaction, background) By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON, May 28 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama plans to appoin...

Highlights From the Front Lines of the New Ecosystem of Innovation

Joan Michelson | Posted 01.19.2013 | Business
Joan Michelson

I had the privilege of moderating a stellar on "The New Ecosystem of Innovation" at the recent Greenbiz VERGE conference in San Francisco. My panelis...

Where's My Party?

Gary Shapiro | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics
Gary Shapiro

Some Americans will vote for either Romney or Obama based on their views on abortion or gay marriage. Other voters may choose a candidate based on the health of the economy. This November, I will vote based on the latter. Which is why I am voting for Gov. Romney.

Five Political Lies We Must Expose to Save Our Children

Gary Shapiro | Posted 06.17.2012 | Politics
Gary Shapiro

Our nation is heading off a financial cliff, and both major political parties are in deceptive denial. It's time we as Americans put on our adult pants and started confronting the truth.

Gray Lady Bigotry -- The Acceptable Exception

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Gary Shapiro

In her March 18 column, New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd wrote a scathing and nasty indictment of Presidential candidate Mitt Romney based on his...

Seven Things Americans Want This Election Year

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.13.2012 | Politics
Gary Shapiro

Americans hunger for leaders who will attack our major problems head-on with candor and urgency. We can reverse course and address our big issues if we demand that our candidates speak honestly and answer the tough questions.

ARPA-E on the Practical Side of (Energy) Innovation

Joan Michelson | Posted 05.07.2012 | Small Business
Joan Michelson

Here are six tips distilled for aspiring entrepreneurs from Steve Blank and others at the summit.

Revenge of the Geeks: The Day Washington Reversed Course

Gary Shapiro | Posted 03.20.2012 | Technology
Gary Shapiro

We've all heard of the geeks -- Jobs, Bezos, Chambers, Ellison, Gates, Jacobs, Zuckerberg. But political Washington has never much concerned itself with the geek community. Yesterday, that changed.

A Holiday Prayer for All Americans

Gary Shapiro | Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics
Gary Shapiro

Give us strength and wisdom this holiday season... To accept that all Americans mean well and want what's best for our nation. We just have different...

Can the Supercommittee Slay the Deficit Dragon?

Gary Shapiro | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics
Gary Shapiro

On twelve Members of Congress sits the dragon of our deficit. But the Supercommittee tasked with deciding how to slay this dragon before it consumes u...

Listen to the Job Creators: Oppose PIPA and SOPA

Gary Shapiro | Posted 12.31.2011 | Technology
Gary Shapiro

Two bills moving through Congress seek to protect copyright owners from the threat of digital piracy. But rather than take on actual criminals, this proposed legislation greatly expands the reach of the government.

Business Must Step Up to Solve the Budget Challenge

Gary Shapiro | Posted 12.14.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

Time is running out on the United States as the world's economic leader. That's why we need a business-led grand plan.

Three Things Obama Can Do to Win Re-Election

Gary Shapiro | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics
Gary Shapiro

For the coming campaign, he should switch out Vice President Biden with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

New York Times Must Come Clean on Faulty Issa Story

Gary Shapiro | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics
Gary Shapiro

The New York Times front page featured a menacing headline, "A Businessman in Congress Helps His District and Himself." However, key facts in the story are inaccurate and the headline crumbles without these facts.

To Cut the Debt, Time to End Drug Companies' Blank Check

Gary Shapiro | Posted 10.18.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

U.S. drug companies often create miracle drugs and they deserve to be rewarded, but we must not let drug companies' financial needs overtake common sense.

Enough Already!

Gary Shapiro | Posted 09.30.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

Enough already! Americans want our political leaders to stop fighting and cut a debt limit deal. While Americans are concerned about jobs, our leaders...

The Spectrum "Crunch" Bar

Mike Smith | Posted 07.19.2011 | Technology
Mike Smith

A Brookings Institution report says 99% of smartphones will have WiFi capability within the next two years. Goodbye TV? In South Korea 23 million people use digital mobile broadcast. They watch content and TV programs on smartphones.

From Japan to the Deficit, President Obama's Listless Leadership

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Shapiro

I don't deny Obama his right to golf, pick NCAA winners and focus his weekend radio address on gender inequality, but his detachment seems misplaced in light of the triple tragedy in Japan.