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How the Debt Ceiling Aftermath Threatens the Bay Area's Recovery

Randy Howder | Posted 10.09.2011 | San Francisco
Randy Howder

Could many of the attributes that make the Bay Area such a unique place in which to live and work be at risk? Could the Federal Government pull the rug out from under one of the only bright spots in the entire U.S. economy?

To Fix America, Tax Foreigners

Carl Pope | Posted 10.04.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

The U.S. consumes about 6.5 billion barrels of oil a year. About 60 percent of it is imported. Getting rid of these imports would have had the same impact in 2010 as a $300 billion dollar tax cut on American consumers and the American economy.

A Vision for Economic Renewal -- An American Jobs Agenda

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics
Leo Hindery, Jr.

Washington is often a city of Chicken Littles, which makes ringing the alarm bell difficult. But once Washington wakes up from its deficit hangover, politicians will realize the sky has already fallen. Here's what we can and need to do.

1937, 2011: Déjà Vu All Over Again -- Stimulus Wanes, Unemployment Increases

Paul Abrams | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

One of the reasons the U.S. economy did so well in the last half of the 20th century is that we ignored ideology in favor of pragmatism. That is no longer true. Ideology has again become fashionable. And, we are paying for it, dearly.

A New Debt Ceiling Proposal: a Future Fund

Michael Likosky | Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics
Michael Likosky

The idea of shared sacrifice as a public value is fine. However, why should many Americans, who have become accustomed to shouldering most of the sacrifice, get excited about taking on additional burdens?

Sam Stein

Obama: I'm Sure Boehner 'Will See The Light' On Infrastructure

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Recent changes in rhetoric from Republicans on Capitol Hill have provided a sliver of hope about the prospects of getting an infrastruct...

Arianna On CNN: 'This Is The Time For The Government To Step In'

Huff TV | Posted 09.02.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Arianna appeared on Ali Velshi's Your Money on CNN alongside Mort Zuckerman and Eliot Spitzer to discuss how the United States can get a handle on une...

Repatriate American Jobs Before Foreign Profits

Brent Budowsky | Posted 08.30.2011 | Business
Brent Budowsky

America must become again a nation of job-producing patriotic capitalists. "Made in the USA" should be a clarion call with a resounding echo heard in Washington.

In the Public Interest: Needed: Sane Rules About the Privatization of Infrastructure

Phineas Baxandall | Posted 08.28.2011 | Politics
Phineas Baxandall

America's transportation problems are serious enough that we need serious policy that looks out for the public interest, rather than unrealistic solutions to problems that don't exist in the first place.

Debt for Dummies: Who We Really Owe the Money to

Mark Olmsted | Posted 08.24.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

So this is how things are: People work. They get paid. They put their money in banks. These are called deposits. Other people manage the money of th...

Let Wave Two Begin -- Obama, Geithner and an Infrastructure Bank

Michael Likosky | Posted 08.24.2011 | Politics
Michael Likosky

In a time of budgetary crisis, an Infrastructure Bank can finance an infrastructure platform for surge manufacturing.

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...

Tom Zeller Jr.

Overlooking The Business Case For Climate Change Adaptation

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 08.22.2011 | Green

Marc Karell, a climate change and environmental services consultant based in Mamaroneck, N.Y., recalled a lecture he delivered not long ago to a group...

Fareed Zakaria's Republican Case for a National Infrastructure Bank

Michael Likosky | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics
Michael Likosky

Zakaria begins to make the case for Republican and Tea Party support. Let's flesh it out a bit.

CEO: 'Mismatch' Between Jobs Available, Workers Needed

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.21.2011 | Business

The United States might have millions of unemployed workers, but one company is having a hard time finding people that fit. Eric Spiegel, U.S. regi...

Directly Hiring 4M Workers: "A Line in the Sand" for 2012

Paul Abrams | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

It is simple line between those who want to re-start the economy and those who do not, those who believe in an economic future and those who do not, those who recognize reality and those who are paid to lie.

Please, Stop Stimulating the Stock Market and Start Stimulating the Economy

Eben Esterhuizen | Posted 08.15.2011 | Business
Eben Esterhuizen

On the surface, quantitative easing sounds like a great idea. This is a flawed policy based on the misguided belief that a rising stock market will boost economic activity.

Economically, World War II Was Stimulus on Steroids

Paul Abrams | Posted 08.13.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Right wing politicians are loathe to credit the New Deal with any success in hoisting the US out of the Great Depression, but credit WWII for that achievement. But that claim, however, undermines their entire premise.

GE CEO: Boost Hiring By Speeding Up Construction Projects

Posted 08.13.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - Washington should streamline permitting for construction projects and make it easier for tourists to visit the United States to help ...

Businesses Won't Hire Until Customers Start Walking In The Door

Dave Johnson | Posted 08.09.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

Businesses are fed by their customers, not by tax cuts. Tax cuts only feed deficits. Customers coming in the door is what causes businesses to hire.

America: 21st Century's First Emerging Economy

Michael Likosky | Posted 08.09.2011 | Politics
Michael Likosky

By most accounts, our representatives in Washington will find a way of raising the debt ceiling to avert financial crisis. However, our deficit is not going away anytime soon.

William Alden

'NO MORE DEBT': Municipal Bond Issuance Down By Half This Year

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 08.03.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- As cities and states struggle with historic budget shortfalls, governments have put one item squarely in the cross-hairs: their debt. R...

Our Crumbling Infrastructure: This Time, It's Personal

Jared Bernstein | Posted 08.02.2011 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

To ignore needed public investments based on anti-spending ideology is to create an infrastructure deficit much more worrisome and damaging to the long-term economic well-being of this nation than the federal budget deficit.

From Shared Sacrifice to Shared Prosperity

Michael Likosky | Posted 07.28.2011 | Politics
Michael Likosky

Today, we would rather bicker amongst ourselves than find ways of working together as a team to open up the economy, and rapidly grow our pie. As a result, we find ourselves embracing a no-jobs in our back yard philosophy.

Flight Brisk

Dinkar Jain | Posted 07.27.2011 | Travel
Dinkar Jain

Next time you're on that rickety car-rental service shuttle on your way to an immersion program in a mosaic of metallic sheen, reflect on what smaller airport options you might have.