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The Truth About Jobs That No One Wants to Tell You

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Reich

Yes, I know. Our government is already deep in debt. But let me tell you something: When one out of six Americans is unemployed or underemployed, this is no time to worry about the debt.

Hey You, with the Company: Hire Me!

Liz Black | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Liz Black

I want to have a reason to wake up in the morning, change my clothes and get out of the house. I want to use my creative brain for something more than quirky tweets and stylish outfit choices.

Even Santa Is Getting The Ax

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Money manager Arnold Silver has been told by some retailers in California and elsewhere that they won't hire any Santas this year -- or else hire far fewer of them -- in an effort to cut costs.

Summers: Unemployment Will Remain "Unacceptably High"

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — A top economic adviser to President Barack Obama on Friday acknowledged the risks of reining in too quickly the emergency programs ...

Labor Losses Loom Larger, Not Smaller

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

There's an old Wall Street saying: Buy on the bad news! That's exactly what fired-up investors did on Friday.

Get Ready for 'Son' of Stimulus Plan

John F. Wasik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John F. Wasik

There is visible progress from the stimulus spending. About $60 billion of the $288 billion in promised tax cuts has flowed into the pockets of most middle- and lower-class Americans.

Carrying the Fire

Tracy L. Barnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tracy L. Barnett

fe. Time is growing short to move to a global vision that will enable survival for all, not just the fittest.

It's Not the Economy, Stupid

Krisztina 'Z' Holly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Krisztina 'Z' Holly

Unemployment numbers only tell part of the story, and they do not offer a solution for relieving the economic chaos. Instead, let's turn to the 140 million people who have jobs, and find practical ways to inspire them in their work, so we can empower them to innovate us out of a mess.

Notes From These Pajamas: The Diary of a Freelance Writer

Josh Rosenblatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Josh Rosenblatt

Thinking about the beauty of the universe; about the fleeting preciousness of life; about the fact that I haven't been outside all day; about the fact I may not have gone outside yesterday either.

Hallelujah, Salvation Is At Hand! Or Is It?

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Fundamental problems are not being resolved, but rather papered over: the excess debt of low quality, excess speculation in the financial markets and mushrooming debt and deficits.

Job losses Slow to 247,000; jobless rate dips

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — It's the clearest sign yet the recession is finally ending: Employers laid off far fewer workers in July, the jobless rate dipped f...

It's All About Jobs!

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo Hindery, Jr.

While President Obama has spoken forcefully about laying a new foundation for the economy, we believe that the administration still needs to address two glaring shortcomings in its economic program.

The Silver Lining of Job Loss

Rick Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rick Smith

Personal evolution works best under conditions that most favor variation and change. It is your incompetence, not your successes, which often lead you to the path that is uniquely right for you.


David Dean Bottrell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Dean Bottrell

In my humble opinion, the trick is not to obsess or become phobic about periods of "under-employment," but to realize that (for most of us) they are simply inevitable.

The Madness Of The Media

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dan Dorfman

Newsweek, the New York Times the Wall Street Journal are proclaiming the end of the recession. It seems unlikely that the army of 14.7 million unemployed Americans will share their exuberance.

Diversity is the Key to Profitability

Chloe Drew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chloe Drew

Is it fair or even appropriate to demand that business leaders focus on diversity rather than solely profitability? Yes -- in fact, you cannot divorce the two.

Bernanke: Jobless Rate To Stay High Even In Recovery

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The U.S. jobless rate is likely to stay high even once the nation exits recession some time in the next few months, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Berna...

Why Visiting Pompeii Has Me Thinking About the Smoke Billowing Out of Our Economic Mt. Vesuvius

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Arianna Huffington

Before Pompeii was wiped out by a volcanic eruption in 79 A.D., there were warning signs galore. But they were ignored. There is currently plenty of alarming smoke pouring out of our economic Vesuvius. It too is being ignored. READ MORE States Forced to Cut Services to the Bone: The Opportunity Cost of the Bank Bailout Reading about the huge budget cuts almost every state in the country is being forced to make leaves us pondering the opportunity cost of the bank bailout -- what else we could have done with the trillions we spent. The devastation is in the details... READ MORE TiVo Alert: I will be part of Sunday's roundtable panel on This Week with George Stephanopoulos, along with Paul Krugman, George Will, Donna Brazile, and David Brooks. The show airs at different times around the country, so check your local listings.

Using Joy to Beat Back the Economic Boogeyman

Wes Isley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wes Isley

Before the economy tanked, I never worried about going out to celebrate a friend's birthday. But last week, the thought of paying for drinks, dinner and a birthday dessert was stressing me out.

Warren Buffett Backs Second Stimulus, Criticizes Plan To Buy Wall Street's 'Toxic Assets' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Renowned investor Warren Buffett gave tacit approval to a second stimulus package in an interview today with "Good Morning America." Buffett criticiz...

Mending Wall Street Soles

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Harnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

For the unemployed, putting your best foot forward is sometimes hard to do. But Lisa Hancock-Jasie tells us that her New York cobbler has given her...

The Competition For Jobs, By The Numbers

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The competition for jobs intensified in May, the government said Tuesday, as employers advertised more positions but the number of ...

Fear and Looting in America: Do You Really Want Your Money Back?

Les Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Les Leopold

You can't build the real economy through fantasy finance derivatives. We've got to shrink the financial sector down to size. This tax is one way to start that process.

The Blame Election

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

Another year and a half of this kind of dreadful economy is going to put people in a real grumpy mood in November of 2010.

Ignore the Scaremongers - Watch out for the Truly Scary

Ann Pettifor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ann Pettifor

Economists and their friends in bond markets are scaremongering in the hope of achieving cuts in government programs, rises in unemployment and lower wages. This is lunacy parading as economics.