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Economic Prosperity

When It Comes To Shared Prosperity, 40 Is Key

The World Bank | Posted 12.19.2014 | World

For World Bank Chief Economist Kaushik Basu, 40 is a number that's taken over his life. My Favorite Number is a series that shows how economists can b...

The Iran Nuclear Accord Is Good for Human Rights

Akbar Ganji | Posted 03.23.2014 | World
Akbar Ganji

National security and economic prosperity are prerequisites for the emergence of a democratic regime. Destroying the infrastructure of a nation through harsh economic sanctions and war will not bring about a transition to democracy.

The Rise Of The 'Hispanic Yuppie'

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.27.2013 | Latino Voices

Latinos are becoming a powerful force in the American economy. A recent Nielson study identified the most influential segment of the population as "Up...

'Upscale Hispanics' Could Help Rebuild U.S. Middle Class

VOXXI | Kim Piston | Posted 07.29.2013 | Latino Voices

They’re being called the most influential segment since the baby boomers. They accounted for 29 percent of the overall Hispanic spend in 2012, a num...

Obama's Debate Mission

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

The president should make clear that our exceptionalism is not how wealthy the few become, but how much prosperity is created and shared by the many, and the fairness and justice and decency we stand for.

The Ten Most Prosperous Thanksgivings

24/7 Wall St. | Charles B. Stockdale, Ashley C. Allen. Douglas A. McIntyre, and Michael B. Sauter | Posted 11.23.2011 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: Thanksgiving is one of the few national holidays which is distinctly American, although there is a "Turkey Day" in Canada, too. Th...

Wall Street, Nuclear Weapons, MLK Jr., and the Road From Ruin

Steven G. Brant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven G. Brant

From the latest news, you'd think America has turned the corner and is on the road to recovery. Far from it. There are major, structural deficiencies in our system that point in very negative directions.