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An Odd Juxtaposition on Deficit Reduction and Growth

Jared Bernstein | Posted 12.23.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

The economics of the moment is that fiscal responsibility really means less, not more deficit reduction right now. That's easy for me to say, I'm sure. But it's the truth. Just look at the jobs report.

365 Invocations to Create an Extraordinary Life, Week 8

Carol Simone | Posted 12.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Carol Simone

There is so much beauty all around you. Open up, take a deep breath and let it in! Let every moment be a meditation.

In Search of Elusive Growth: Making the Most of R&D Tax Incentives

Andrew W. Wyckoff | Posted 12.10.2013 | World
Andrew W. Wyckoff

Finding new sources of growth right now is tough. And in a time of rising inequality, to do so equitably and fairly is even tougher. Innovation - whi...

BLS Says Job Numbers... Are Not Available

Roger Hickey | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics
Roger Hickey

On the first Friday of every month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes the unemployment numbers -- but not this month.

Growth Fetish: Five Reasons Why Prioritizing Growth Is Bad Policy

James Gustave Speth | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
James Gustave Speth

We tend to see growth as an unalloyed good, but an expanding body of evidence is now telling us to think again.

What Really Fosters Innovation for Business?

VisualNews.com | Posted 11.24.2013 | Business
VisualNews.com

Although the majority of business leaders are making innovation a primary focus, most fail to implement or execute effective innovation strategies.

Finance as an Economic Cholesterol

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 11.03.2013 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Finance is good for growth. But too much of it can be a bad thing.

Think Inside the Box!

Richard Koch | Posted 08.05.2013 | Business
Richard Koch

I'm really excited! I've just stumbled across the best new technique for boosting the performance of any business. And guess what -- the method is b...

Brazil: Chasing Animal Spirits

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 08.17.2013 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Brazil's GDP performance has been lackluster since the post-crisis rebound in 2010. Prospects for 2013 look a little better. However, some of the economic drivers from last decade are clearly exhausted.

"The Awakening That's Happening": Local, Sustainable Food

Beverly Bell | Posted 08.12.2013 | Green
Beverly Bell

By Tory Field and Beverly Bell Part 18 of the Harvesting Justice series   "People are realizing that we can't rely on the industrial food system much...

Winners and Their Sex Lives

Richard Koch | Posted 08.06.2013 | Business
Richard Koch

If you have a success, please don't think about yourself. By all means take a break and recharge your batteries. But, please, do what you do best, and do it on a massive scale. If winners do not breed prolifically, the gene pool will degrade, and we will all wallow in mediocrity.

How to Know When to Listen to Fear and When to Push Through It

Nancy Colier | Posted 07.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

How to answer to fear is different in every case. What is important is that we do not automatically react to fear by either doing the thing that scares us or not doing it. Fear is just a warning light, there to alert us that we need to inquire more deeply into ourselves.

The 4 Percent Inflation Target

Jared Bernstein | Posted 07.28.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Low inflation and asset bubbles are a particularly toxic combination, and they're increasingly common.

China: The Morphing Dragon

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 07.22.2013 | World
Otaviano Canuto

The Chinese economy has changed dramatically over the last three decades. This extraordinary pace of transformation is poised to continue over the next two decades.

Growing Up Sexually

Wendy Strgar | Posted 07.20.2013 | Style
Wendy Strgar

I longed for the romantic, sexual combustion that would not only fill me up, but also unite me with my partner. However, without any real skills to get there, much of our sexuality became an exercise in approach-avoidance.

No Longer the Girl Next Door

Nikki Luongo | Posted 07.15.2013 | Impact
Nikki Luongo

Recently someone said to me "You're not the same person you were 10 years ago." How could I be? I've lived through more in 10 years than most people have an entire lifetime.

Tending to the Tree of Life in Spring

Donna Henes | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

The tree supports and centers our relationship with the earth and reminds us of our own connection to the sacred life source. In the tall and stately tree we can see a projection of our own best selves. We aspire to stand strong like the tree.

Growing After the Crisis: Boosting Productivity in Developing Countries

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 06.30.2013 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Developing countries continue to face important challenges in boosting productivity growth in the difficult post-crisis environment, but also many opportunities to eliminate poverty and create shared prosperity.

Zach Carter

Goldman Sachs: Deficit Will Plunge Without Austerity

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

Goldman Sachs economists predicted on Friday that the federal budget deficit will shrink over the next few years by more than previously projected. ...

Co-Creating Conversations

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 06.22.2013 | Business
Judith E. Glaser

What kind of leader are you? Unaware leaders blame others for what goes wrong. Self-aware leaders look inside and explore the impact they have on their culture. When you influence in positive ways, you create a culture that sustains commitment and enthusiasm to achieve audacious goals.

Maduro Wins Narrowly on Chávez Record; Close Election Is a Wake-up Call for the Government

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 06.15.2013 | World
Mark Weisbrot

After a short but bitterly fought, insult-laden campaign, Chavista standard-bearer Nicolás Maduro defeated challenger Henrique Capriles, thus assuring continuity in Venezuela after the death of President Hugo Chávez last month.

Do You Have What It Takes to Crowdscale?

Krisztina 'Z' Holly | Posted 05.29.2013 | Los Angeles
Krisztina 'Z' Holly

While crowdsourcing pulls in ideas and content from outside the organization, crowdscaling grows and scales its impact outward by empowering the success of others.

An Open and Diverse Economy to Benefit All Algerians

Christine Lagarde | Posted 05.22.2013 | Business
Christine Lagarde

The goal of continued stability -- and certainly the hope for more broadly shared growth -- cannot be taken lightly. Everybody I spoke to in Algiers agreed the country needs a more open and diverse economy to create a bigger pie, and to ensure that all Algerians get their fair share in it.

Chávez's Death, Like His Life, Shows the World's Divisions

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

The unprecedented worldwide response to the death of President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela, and especially in the Western Hemisphere, has brought into stark relief the "multi-polar" world that Chávez fought for.

Celebrate an EGGSceptional Spring

Donna Henes | Posted 05.15.2013 | Good News
Donna Henes

Eggs clearly hold undeniable symbolic power for people. Eggs, like seeds are the future, figuratively and literally. By employing eggs to celebrate the vernal season of new beginnings, we are pledging ourselves to the ever-renewing energy of the life force.