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'The Economist' Paints Ludicrous Caricature Of Indian Americans

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 09.30.2014 | Media

The Economist is facing harsh criticism this week over its depiction of Indian-Americans in a Monday piece. The story, which detailed Indian prime ...

Obama's Not Going To Like This Comparison

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 09.25.2014 | Media

The Economist released a preview of its latest cover on Thursday, showing President Barack Obama suited up for his new war against ISIS. The cover,...

The Economist Withdraws Unbelievably Terrible Slavery Piece

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 09.06.2014 | Media

The Economist withdrew a nearly comically misguided piece of writing from its website on Friday, admitting that a book review that called for a more o...

Why Textbooks Cost So Much

The Economist | Posted 08.19.2014 | College

STUDENTS can learn a lot about economics when they buy Greg Mankiw’s “Principles of Economics”—even if they don’t read it. Like many popular...

Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Dies

AP | CARYN ROUSSEAU | Posted 07.05.2014 | Science

CHICAGO (AP) — Gary Becker, a University of Chicago professor who received the Nobel Prize in economic sciences and is credited with pioneering the ...

American Media Brands Cast Web Over News in India

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 05.27.2014 | Media
Preetam Kaushik

The Indian news cycle has been operating at a feverish pitch of late. American media players are attempting to foray into the Indian market for online news, and results have been mixed so far.

Think NYC Is Expensive? Try Living Here

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 03.06.2014 | Business

Hey New Yorkers, think your life is expensive? Take some solace in knowing it could be much, much worse. The city's cost of living is less than at ...

Anti-GMO Study Discredited

Richard Ha | Posted 12.03.2013 | Hawaii
Richard Ha

There's big news in the anti-GMO world. Food and Chemical Toxicology, the peer-reviewed scientific journal that in 2012 published controversial resear...

And The World's Most Expensive City To Live In Is ...

The Huffington Post | Ryan Craggs | Posted 02.06.2013 | World

New York? London? Moscow? All these cities have one thing in common: They're insanely expensive. But none of them ranks as the most expensive in the w...

3 Keys to Becoming Compassionate Consumers

GAIAM TV | Posted 11.25.2012 | Business
GAIAM TV

For Perkins, "corporatocracy" refers to the recognition that governments, including our own, are controlled by corporate interests. The motto of these corporations, globally, is to maximize profits by any means necessary.

The Key To Middle-Class Welfare

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 08.22.2012 | Small Business

In case you had any doubts -- given the countless speeches in which U.S. politicians tout their commitment to Main Street, or the vicious battle betwe...

The Magazine Industry: Non-News Is Good News

The Economist | Posted 08.10.2012 | Media

"PRINT is dead" was a common refrain a couple of years ago. The costly print advertisements that kept magazines and newspapers alive were migrating to...

The Old-Fashioned Secret To Networking

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 04.25.2012 | Small Business

In a world where business partners, thousands of miles apart, can chat via Skype, exchange data through email and virtually sign important documents, ...

The Most Expensive City In The World Is...

Posted 02.16.2012 | World

Looking to relocate? You might want to take a peek at the Economist Intelligence Unit's new report on which cities have the most expensive cost-of-liv...

Arin Greenwood

Bryan Caplan, The Serenity Dad, Does Christmas

HuffingtonPost.com | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.21.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Bryan Caplan, the George Mason University economist, espouses the world's least neurotic parenting philosophy: "serenity parenting." ...

Why 'Occupy Wall Street' Protests? America's High Rates of Poverty & Income Inequality

Michael Shank | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics
Michael Shank

Reduce income inequality and you reduce the rates of every kind of social malaise that are draining our federal, state and local budgets and services. Eradicate both and you have a certain moneymaker for America.

Economists Scaling Back Growth Forecasts Through Next Year: Survey

AP | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 11.12.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Confronted with an economy that has decidedly underperformed this year, economists are scaling back their growth forecasts for 2011 and ...

Friday Talking Points -- Give 'Em Hell, Barry!

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

President Barack Obama opened his re-election campaign last night with a wowzer of a speech to a joint session of Congress.

PHOTOS: World's 10 Most Liveable Cities

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.30.2011 | World

Proud Aussies have an extra special reason to celebrate today, as Australian cities are considered the most liveable in the world, according to a new ...

Why Asian Women Are Saying No To Marriage

The Economist | Posted 10.21.2011 | Women

WITH her filmy polka-dot dress, huge sunglasses and career as a psychologist, Yi Zoe Hou of Taiwan might seem likely to be besieged by suitors. Yet, a...

Bigger Problem: Jobs Crisis Or Rising Food Prices?

Posted 07.03.2011 | Business

Global policymakers are in a bind: deal with inflation or tackle the unemployment crisis? World food prices have risen 36 percent in the last year...

America's Foreclosure Ghost Towns

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.30.2011 | Business

On the cover of their most recent issue, Fortune declares the "return of Real Estate" to be upon us. With the national housing market wrecked by low s...

The Economist: 'Deficit Hawkery As Farce'

The Economist | M.S. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

I'M HAVING trouble writing about the GOP effort to reach a compromise over whether to cut $100 billion out of the 2011 budget, or just $50-60 billion....

'Democracy Recession' Sweeps The Globe

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Norwegians have the privilege of enjoying the most democratic government on the planet, a new report has found. Now in its third edition, the Econom...

My Talk With Michael Hudson, Part 3

Michael W. Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael W. Hudson

However preordained the financial crisis was, it's remarkable how long its architects kept the game going. They managed to sustain the unsustainable for five years -- roughly from 2002 into late 2006.