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Investment & Enterprise, Not Protectionism

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Vander Ark

India is building infrastructure and encouraging private enterprise. The US should invest and partner, not ignore and protect. We run the risk of becoming less relevant in Southeast Asia -- and the world.

7 Economic Stimulus Ideas

The Big Picture | Barry Ritholtz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

If you were going to give me a trillion dollars to stimulate the economy so that the next expansion could proceed, here's what I would do: ...

Better Transportation Investment Creates More Jobs

Dan_Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan_Smith

With almost one in ten American workers currently unemployed, smart investment in infrastructure is an efficient way to create jobs right now.

Where Obama Should Invest Now

John Della Volpe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Della Volpe

If the U.S. government selected 10 technology-based small businesses and gave each one $25 million, we could build the proper infrastructure to solve ten of the biggest problems facing our country today.

Recession Roundup: Poverty Rate Jumps, Infrastructure Crumbles

Huffington Post | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

With unemployment remaining high and consumer spending lagging, the economy continues to sputter. To chart the state of the country and the continuing...

Green News Report: September 14, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: They found...

Stimulus: The One Word The Obama Administration Is Now Avoiding

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

President Obama was catching flak for his new stimulus plan even before he announced it last week. The problem with the proposed measures, according t...

Obama's Infrastructure Bank, the Party of No and Bike Lanes in Brooklyn

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Imagine a pair of roomy bike lanes hugging the park-side curb of a broad boulevard of pre-war mansions and stately apartment houses.

Under-taxed Americans are Too Broke to Finance Sustainability Infrastructure

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steven Cohen

As America struggles to make its cities more energy efficient and build mass transit, electric car charging stations, smart grids, sources of renewabl...

Maybe Not Such a Mid-Term Blowout

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Obama has insisted that the Bush era tax cuts, which expire this year, be extended for "only" about 98 percent of Americans, but not for households making over $250,000 a year. Hard to argue with that, but watch the GOP try.

Deadly Priorities: Why Did PG&E Spend Millions on Politics, Instead of Pipelines?

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

As San Bruno struggles to recover from the deadly PG&E pipeline blast and fire, many are asking why the California utility spent tens of millions of dollars on politics before they repaired crumbling pipelines.

An Infrastructure Bank: Reinvesting in America

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Likosky

On Labor Day, President Obama announced a National Infrastructure Bank to direct our reinvestment in American infrastructure. In doing so, he returned...

Will Voters Listen? Obama vs. GOP on $180 Billion Tax, Infrastructure Plan

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Art Levine

In two major speeches this week, President Obama sharpened the contrast with the GOP's obstructionism over the economy with his proposals to spend $50...

Taking on the GOP's "Fairy Tale Politics"

Bennet Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

Obama needs to combat the GOP's Fairy Tale Politics so that voters understand how we got into this mess and that it simply is too risky to go back to Neverland.

Obama's Labor Day Speech -- Does It Matter?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Obama's speech hit most of the right points, but still seemed a bit tone deaf. It's inexplicable that he would wait until the election was so close before giving a speech that could generate some excitement.

So, You Think You Earn an Honest Living?

Crystal Syben Haidl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Crystal Syben Haidl

While Tea Partiers, pundits, lobbyists and mid-term candidates are out-shouting mantras on how to fix the system, the one thing almost everyone agrees...

Green News Report: September 9, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: New electri...

Will Obama's Plan for Fixing America's Transportation Infrastructure Be Enough?

Robert Puentes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Puentes

President Obama's plan for fixing America's badly-worn transportation infrastructure is not, as some critics have asserted, simply throwing more taxpayer money down the rabbit hole.

Jobs, Tax Cuts and Community Investment

John Flerlage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Flerlage

Creating jobs while transforming our economy into one that emphasizes production and investment over consumption and debt is essential to the long ter...

Green News Report: September 7, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: We're back...

On the Waterfront: A New Park Rises in Brooklyn

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

There's so much new public space in NY that even a tourist magnet as big as the City can afford to let the public know about some of its new gems.

What a Second Stimulus Should -- and Shouldn't -- Look Like

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

Sure, it's great that the president is talking about spending $50 billion on infrastructure. But when $50 billion is put up against double that amount in corporate tax cuts, it seems the administration's priorities are all screwed up.

$50B Infrastructure Plan: Make it Open Source and Transparent

Cameron Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cameron Sinclair

Obama noted this plan "will change the way Washington spends your tax dollars." Given it's our tax dollars, I want to make a request. Let's have an online system through which the government can articulate success to the broader population.

Obama Calls For $50 Billion Infrastructure Plan For Roads, Rail, Air Travel

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MILWAUKEE — A combative President Barack Obama rolled out a long-term jobs program Monday that would exceed $50 billion to rebuild roads, railways a...

America's Infrastructure Needs An Extreme Makeover

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In her new book about the challenges facing the American middle class, Arianna writes about politicians' failure to make the middle class a priority. ...