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Economic Depression

WATCH: Thomas Friedman On How To Fix The Economy

Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

New York Times columnist, acclaimed author and Pulitzer Prize-winner Thomas Friedman sat down with HuffPost Live to discuss how he thought the economy...

I Have To Ask: How Are You Dealing With These Hard Economic Times?

Posted 03.26.2012 | Women

Microphone in hand, I set out to find the answer to one question that I just had to ask - how are you dealing with these hard economic times? var sr...

Rich-Poor Conflict Now Biggest Source Of Tension In America

nytimes.com | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

Conflict between rich and poor now eclipses racial strain and friction between immigrants and the native-born as the greatest source of tension in Ame...

DYING DREAM: Its Harder For Americans To Rise From Lower Rungs

nytimes.com | Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

Americans enjoy less economic mobility than their peers in Canada and much of Western Europe. The mobility gap has been widely discussed in academic c...

Do We Have a Depression in America?

Peter G. Miller | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics
Peter G. Miller

Forget recession. Is America in the midst of a full-blown, no-joking, outright depression?

My Prediction of a Global Economic Depression by 2012 Is Being Terribly Vindicated

Sheldon Filger | Posted 10.10.2011 | Business
Sheldon Filger

Markets are beginning to render their own assessment on the results wrought by the policymakers since the origins of the current global economic crisis.

Representative Ryan's Path to the Past

Heather Cox Richardson | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics
Heather Cox Richardson

Representative Ryan's "Path to Prosperity" is eerily familiar. We've been through this before -- after the Civil War.

Retail Sector Adding Jobs, But Not Always Careers

AP | ELLEN GIBSON | Posted 06.05.2011 | Business

Erin Abell left a job in finance to volunteer for John McCain's presidential campaign in early 2008. She had hoped to return to the industry after the...

An Investment Strategy for the Next Depression

Dan Solin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

The critical question is not: Will there be a depression? That's a question no one can reliably answer. The real question is: Am I in the right asset allocation? Here are some general guidelines.

Belief that U.S. Is in an Economic Depression Is Growing

Sheldon Filger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sheldon Filger

Just this past week, economic media pundits as diverse as Paul Krugman and Ambrose Evans-Pritchard have warned that the United States is already in the initial phases of an economic depression.

How Effective Will Stimulus Be in Getting This Economy Moving?

Edward Harrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Edward Harrison

Does fiscal or monetary stimulus work?

Our Recession Vs. The Dark Ages: Historian Compares Two Miserable Economic Periods

ft.com | Bryan Ward-Perkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The more complex an economy is, the more fragile it is, and the more cataclysmic its disintegration can be. Our economy is, of course, in a different ...

Why Can't Los Angeles Over-Commercialize Christmas Better?

Brady Westwater | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Brady Westwater

Not only can the leaders of Los Angeles not properly implement even basic economic development projects, but we can't even properly commercialize Christmas.

Barack Obama and the American Dream

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lauri Lyons

The past four decades have been a mixture of social growing pains and progress. Even with that said, most people never believed that a Black man would become the President.

Larry Summers in Winter

Sheldon Filger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sheldon Filger

This key economic policymaker is as detached from reality as most of his recent predecessors.

Ryan Grim

Global Economic Shock Worse Than Great Depression

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The global economic collapse of the last several months is already greater than the shock that hit the world 80 years ago, triggering the Great Depres...

This Recession Sucks

John Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Marshall

After being in it for more than a year, I still don't know what to call it. Is it a recession, a depression, a correction, a downturn? It's the P. Diddy of financial disasters.