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Fiscal Affairs: A Colossal Mistake of Historic Proportions: The "JOBS" Bill

Simon Johnson | Posted 05.19.2012 | Business
Simon Johnson

With the so-called JOBS bill, Congress is about to abandon much of the 1930s-era securities legislation that both served investors well and helped make the U.S. one of the best places in the world to raise capital. We find ourselves again on a bipartisan route to disaster.

The So-Called "JOBS Act": Crowd-funding Good, Deregulation Bad

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.16.2012 | Business
Dave Johnson

Internet-enabled crowd-funding of small and local businesses democratizes investment, and could transform our economy. Let's open up the regulations to let this begin.

New Jobs Bill Great Except For The Financial Fraud Thing

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 03.15.2012 | Business

Congress might soon pass a bill aimed at creating jobs. But there's a catch. Regulators say the bill -- known as the Jumpstart Our Business Startup...

Senate Leaders Drop Standoff

AP | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republican and Democratic leaders ended their standoff Wednesday over President Barack Obama's judicial nominations and agreed to...

What About Fred?

Robert A. Berman | Posted 05.14.2012 | Small Business
Robert A. Berman

After all the Congressional testimony about small business, after all the talking heads retire to their New York co-ops, this remains: 99 percent of the small contractors in this country will never get -- or even bid on -- any part of the public work the most recent jobs bill creates.

Unleash America's Grassroots Investors With Crowdfunding

Patrick Ruffini | Posted 05.13.2012 | Politics
Patrick Ruffini

By routing around traditional sources of seed-stage funding and raising money directly from friends or people who believe in your idea on the Internet, smart entrepreneurs in every community can have a shot.

Senate Set To Introduce Bipartisan Measure

AP | By JIM ABRAMS | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate is set to come out with its version of legislation to help small businesses raise capital, paralleling a measure that cleared...

How the JOBS Act Stacks Up for Small Business

Carol Roth | Posted 05.09.2012 | Small Business
Carol Roth

Overall, the JOB act's steps to increase access to capital and decrease regulations are both welcome measures; however, once again, there is a predisposition for regulators to miss the point when it comes to what a small business is and what would truly help it.

JOBS Act: Small Business Bill Passes In Congress

Posted 03.13.2012 | Small Business

(By Alexandra Alper - Reuters) - In a rare display of election-year bipartisanship, the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to m...

House Passes Bipartisan Bill

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Showing that they can on occasion work together, House lawmakers on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a package of bills making it eas...

Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowd (Funding)

Barbara Roper | Posted 05.06.2012 | Business
Barbara Roper

Although the bills making up the JOBS Act are typically described as "non-controversial," they have been severely criticized by leading securities law experts and are opposed by investor advocates and unions, among others.

It's (Still) All About (Manufacturing) Jobs

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics
Leo Hindery, Jr.

It's hard to believe that nearly four years into the worst Recession since the Second World War, while mired in a jobless recovery of unprecedented length and magnitude, we continue to hear that manufacturing jobs don't matter.

Obama: Congress Faces 'Moment Of Truth' With Vote On Jobs Bill

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR and BEN FELLER | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR and BEN FELLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Republicans have voted to kill the White House jobs bill despite weeks ...

Obama Strategy May Be Paying Off With Swing State Voters Ahead Of 2012

The New Republic | Ruy Teixeira | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics

Recent polling data confirm that Obama's strategy is paying off with both base and swing voters. In the most recent Washington Post/ABC poll, Democrat...

Jason Linkins

The Brent Spence Bridge May Not Be 'Shovel-Ready,' But It Nevertheless Exemplifies The Need For Infrastructure Spending

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

Today, President Barack Obama is travelling to Ohio to tout his plans to create jobs through infrastructure spending. He will be appearing in front of...

Doing Two Things at Once: Jobs and Housing as Routes Out of Recession?

David Coates | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics
David Coates

Will somebody wake up the White House? A jobs bill without a housing bill will also not keep Obama in the White House for a second term.

Jason Linkins

CNN Poll: Respondents Give Lukewarm Favor To Jobs Act That's Full Of Policies They Support

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

A new CNN/ORC poll admirably focuses on the enduring unemployment crisis. Funny thing, though: Respondents are lukewarm on President Barack Obama's American Jobs Act, but when asked about specific components of that plan, they start having all sorts of opinions -- and the good news for the White House is that they are favorable opinions, at times dramatically so. What does this tell us? I'd argue that these are the wages of the public's constant exposure to horse-race politics by the media, which place too much focus on political personalities, and not enough on policy.

The Millennial Manifesto: How 80's Babies Can Save the World

Jermaine Spradley | Posted 11.11.2011 | Black Voices
Jermaine Spradley

It's our turn to fulfill the promise of our generation and be the people we were raised to be. My plan is simple. Quit your day jobs.

Arthur Delaney

House Committee Approves GOP Bill That Would Let States Redirect Jobless Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a party-line vote Wednesday, a congressional panel approved a Republican bill that would allow states to divert $31 billion worth of ...

Arthur Delaney

House GOP Introduces Bill That Would Help States Cut Unemployment Aid

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics

Congressional Republicans announced legislation on Thursday that would let states cut unemployment insurance for the long-term jobless and toughen wor...