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What We Could Do With a Postal Savings Bank: Infrastructure That Doesn't Cost Taxpayers a Dime

Ellen Brown | Posted 09.23.2013 | Business
Ellen Brown

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is the nation's second largest civilian employer after Walmart. Although successfully self-funded throughout its long h...

Washington's Sinkhole. Literally.

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

We are sitting idly, watching, and suffering, as our nation disintegrates into a run-down backwater. At the same time, over 20 million people are in need of full-time work. Yet instead of grabbing this opportunity to rebuild the country, Washington is focused on cutting budgets.

Obama & Buffett Bullish on P3s

Michael Likosky | Posted 04.04.2013 | Miami
Michael Likosky

Last week was a big one for public-private-partnerships: On Friday, President Obama fleshed out his partnership plan, which he had announced during t...

6 Reasons to Be Wary of Public-Private Partnerships

Laura Barrett | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics
Laura Barrett

We desperately need the economic boost and jobs that infrastructure development can bring, but we need to make sure that taxpayers aren't left holding the bag.

A National Infrastructure Bank

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 05.25.2013 | Politics
Jerry Jasinowski

Our economy is built upon our infrastructure that is in clear need of investment. And that investment will create jobs in a time when new jobs are hard to find.

The Only Way to Avoid the Sequester That Can Pass Congress: The Abrams Plan

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Now that the sequester is upon us, perhaps we have everyone's attention. To save Bob Woodward a year of investigative reporting, I admit upfront that this is my proposal by indelibly putting my name on it. If Gene Sperling says otherwise, he will come to regret it.

A Street-Smart Plan to Create 3 Million New Jobs

Paul Abrams | Posted 03.10.2013 | Business
Paul Abrams

This is not just an economic imperative, but a social need as an increasing number of young adults get no chance to burnish their resumes and experience for their later lives, and near-retirement boomers have no opportunity to rebuild their nest-eggs.

Matt Sledge

Chicago Infrastructure Trust Passes But Unanswered Question Remains: Who Benefits?

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.24.2012 | Chicago

Before a proposal to create a Chicago Infrastructure Trust passed Tuesday, debate hinged on one question that critics say is still unanswered: whether...

Matt Sledge

Infrastructure Problems In U.S. Go Far Beyond Dollars

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.03.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- When travelers from abroad come to this city, the financial and cultural capital of the world's richest nation, two dilapidated and depres...

A Lesson From Occupy Wall Street

Christopher H. Lee | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics
Christopher H. Lee

Although OWS is largely a shape-shifting cloud of ideas and frustrations, there is one concrete solution emanating from the tents worth noting: bold, visionary investment in America's infrastructure.

The Lost Profession of Banking

John Fullerton | Posted 11.29.2011 | Business
John Fullerton

The time has come for an intelligent, independently-governed, public infrastructure bank, ideally partnering with real banks that see their public purpose as a profession, focused on productive lending in the real economy.

Matt Sledge

Offshore Drilling: House Republicans Offer Old Idea As New Infrastructure Solution

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Responding to President Obama's call in the American Jobs Act for increased infrastructure spending, House Republicans are offering up a...

A Game Changing Infrastructure Investment Strategy

Christopher H. Lee | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics
Christopher H. Lee

We need a game changing infrastructure revitalization strategy for the millions of quality jobs the Administration and Congress failed to create two years ago. We need to be bolder, smarter and think like Jack Kennedy did when he challenged us to reach for the moon.

The Politics of Discrediting America

Paul A. London | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics
Paul A. London

Is the United States "broke"? John Boehner, the Republican Speaker of the House, says it is. According to Boehner, the U.S. is like a family in desp...

Thoughts on Our Federal Government, Taxes, Small Business and More

Mark Cuban | Posted 11.21.2011 | Small Business
Mark Cuban

Our Congress has progressively lost the moral hazard of doing what is right for the country rather than doing what is right for the party and politician.

It's Time To Play in the 3-I League

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

In our opinion, reforming the entire fiscal policy process is too abstract and overly ambitious -- especially in these contentious times.

Bipartisanship Post-Labor-Day: P3s and a National Infrastructure Bank

Michael Likosky | Posted 10.29.2011 | Politics
Michael Likosky

An Infrastructure Bank and other public-private partnership initiatives can spur private investment in the physical, social, health and human services, traditional and renewable energy, and mining projects necessary to create jobs.

What Do the Earthquake, Infrastructure and Antiquated Accounting Have to Do With Jobs?

Robert Creamer | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

What do yesterday's east coast earthquake, our infrastructure and antiquated Federal accounting systems have to do with jobs? A lot, it turns out.

Economic History Holds the Answers

Paul A. London | Posted 09.30.2011 | Business
Paul A. London

It took the United States 10 years to recover from the Crash that ended the stock speculation of the late 1920s. It may take longer to emerge from the aftermath of the housing crash of 2007.

Matt Sledge

Corporate Tax Holiday Could Create Infrastructure Bank -- But Devil Is In The Details

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 08.22.2011 | Business

Rahm Emanuel has a proposition. A grand one, for big business, big unions, and Congress: let a corporate income tax holiday pay for a national infrast...

Riding White Water Economics Without Paddles and Rudder

Steve Clemons | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

What would it take for Pleasantville to become modern-day Greece -- where people are losing all that they have built and the social stress is undermining the solvency of the state?

Kerry's American Infrastructure Bank

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Likosky

Today, a rare thing happened in the United States Senate. A major bill was unveiled aiming to invest in America's infrastructure.

This Week in Infrastructure: Bills, Quotes, Op-Eds

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Likosky

BILLS AND PLANS Reducing Lead in Drinking Water S. 3973 Signed into Law 1/4/2011 Bipartisan Co-sponsorship Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) Senator Jame...

Top 10 List for 2010: Infrastructure

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Likosky

1. Top Huffington Post Blog Chris Matthews: "Infrastructure as Monument" 2. Top Presidential Speech President Obama: "Our Generation's Sputnik Mome...

Obama's Bipartisan Investment Strategy

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Likosky

Obama spoke yesterday about the costs of the displacement of manufacturing and textiles. Both were caused by the decades-long Reagan Revolution led divestment from America -- not the last several years.