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Ensuring That Our Economies Remain Terror-Proof

Erwann Michel-Kerjan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Erwann Michel-Kerjan

The heads of terrorism insurance programs decided to establish -- under the aegis of the OECD High Level Advisory Board -- a permanent international platform on the financial coverage of terrorism risk.

Shahien Nasiripour

Great Recession Not Over Yet, Though Data Suggests Expansion (CHARTS)

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Put the champagne back on ice -- the Great Recession ain't over yet. The committee that decides such matters, the Business Cycle Dating Committee o...

We're Now Number 77 in Income Inequality (Tied With Turkmenistan)

Gar Alperovitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gar Alperovitz

The top one percent of American taxpayers increased their share of the nation's total pre-tax adjusted gross income from 10 percent in 1980 to 23.5 percent in 2007. These are not routine numbers.

Nine Myths About Socialism in the US

Bill Quigley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Quigley

The fact is that the US is not really all that generous to our working and poor people compared to other countries.

Like Father, Like Son

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Philip N. Cohen

The tendency of sons to have similar earnings to their fathers' is stronger in the U.S., Great Britain, and Italy than in nine other rich countries.

Too Much Medicine: A Doctor's Guide to Better and More Affordable Health Care

Dr. Dennis Gottfried | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Dennis Gottfried

American health care is failing, suffering with problems that jeopardize our well-being and that worsen each day. Science, tempered by compassion, once controlled medical decisions--but no longer.

Live from Davos: Sarkozy Says: Let it Out and Take it In

Jack Hidary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jack Hidary

President Sarkozy of France opened the 40th World Economic Forum here in Davos with a call to action: "Countries with trade surpluses must consume mo...

The Fact That Ends the Health Care Debate

Anna Bernasek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anna Bernasek

A move to a government funded system would demonstrably result in lower, not higher, costs. For example, if we simply duplicated the British system, every US citizen could take home an $800 refund.

A Broadband Connection Per Household

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

It is the evolution of the Internet that fed, and continues to feed, the demand for broadband.

Debate the Solution, But Don't Deny the Problem

Aaron E. Carroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron E. Carroll

I recognize I'm not going to convince all of you to become single-payer supporters through a post here. I've learned to live with that. We will disagree as to the best solutions. But can we at least agree that there is a problem?

A Global Economic and Moral Imperative

Sec. Gary Locke | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sec. Gary Locke

Fighting corruption is an economic necessity. It is also a moral imperative that needs to become a top legal priority around the world. There is no country on earth that is immune from this plague.

Unemployment Hits New High In Industrial World

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

PARIS — Unemployment in the industrialized world will hit its highest level since World War II next year, surpassing the current peak, as the global...

US Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice on Karen Kornbluh's Impact on Obama Land

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Rice's comments were remarkable in what they conveyed about Kornbluh's impact on President Obama's policy course.

United States of America vs. UBS: A Step Too Far?

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Georges Ugeux

There is no winner when fundamental rule of law and customer loyalty are not respected. This will have major ramifications outside of Switzerland and the United States.

LBJ Created Canada's Superior Health Care System

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

Now that the Americans appear to have blown another chance to fix their health care system, it's time for Canadian physicians and others to ratchet up the industry offering selective services to Americans.

A Deserved Double-Take on Wireless Prices

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Spalter

Consumers have scarcely paid a dime more for the extraordinary step into virtually limitless mobile communications. The average price of a U.S. wireless plan remains about $50 a month.

Financial Reforms: Is Europe Hypocritical?

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

European bank losses were as high as the U.S. They used the same compensation system, and their fragmented and ineffective regulatory system shares responsibility for the crisis.

Developing Economies Showing Improved Energy Efficiency

WSJ | Spencer Swartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A few developments Monday suggest some of the world's most inefficient energy users are starting to tighten up how they use their energy resources, wi...

Hans Jørgen Koch Explains Why IRENA Is "50 times More Than the IEA"

Lily Riahi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lily Riahi

Lily Riahi speaks with Hans Jørgen Koch about why we need the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) especially given the existence of the International Energy Agency (IEA).

Tax Haven Blacklist: Uruguay, Costa Rica, Malaysia and Philippines Removed

Reuters | 1 Hr 17 Mins Ago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

PARIS (Reuters) -- The OECD said on Tuesday that the four countries on a tax haven blacklist, published as part of agreements at last week's G20 summi...

Sarkozy Correct to Shut Down Anglo Saxon Cowboys

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diane Francis

Sarkozy is right to demand international refereeing. The Anglo-Saxon model spawned excesses, crimes and a flight to the global regulatory vacuum that brought down the world's economic system.

OECD: Depression Will Be Averted

AP | EMMA VANDORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

PARIS — Haunted perhaps by the ghost of Herbert Hoover, global leaders have steered the world away from a 1930s-style Great Depression by a "ver...

Solving the Global Food Crisis: The Case for a "Poverty Czar"

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bruce Friedrich

Addressing global poverty at its roots means recognizing that the most significant factors driving up food costs are the diversion of crops to biofuels and the growing demand for meat.