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If You Want the American Dream, Go to Finland

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

The American dream --- the notion of equal opportunity for all, the chance to pull yourself up by your boot straps and make something of yourself --- is gone.

OECD: Poor People At Risk Of Long-Term Health Problems

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

(Fixes typo in first paragraph) By Kate Kelland LONDON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Total health spending fell in one in three O...

'Green News Report' - October 24, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

The Marriage Secret Millennials Are Keeping

Maude Standish | Posted 05.12.2013 | Weddings
Maude Standish

Millennials are obsessed with marriage.

Shocker: America Spends $2.16 Trillion on Violence Annually

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

One out of every 7 dollars spent in the U.S. is spent containing violence. Is this really how we want to measure America's success, how we want to develop as a society, and how we want to leave the world for our children and our children's children?

'Siri, How Can Aging Populations Drive Economic Success?'

Michael Hodin | Posted 11.17.2012 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

In a year, the iPhone 5 will be the world's most expensive paper weight. But throughout the 21st century, the fate of aging populations will parallel -- and determine -- the fate of the rest of society.

Are You Smarter Than A 10th Grader? Take The Test

Posted 11.11.2012 | Education

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's 2012 Education at a Glance report released today is a trove of education indicators. B...

Government Squabbling Could Push The U.S. Into Recession, CBO Says

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2012 | Business

* Fiscal restraint in 2013 could lead to contraction-CBO * No restraint over long run not sustainable-CBO By Lucia Mutik...

Mexican Telecom Magnate Denies His Company Has Monopoly

AP | By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | Posted 02.01.2012 | Business

MEXICO CITY -- Telephone magnate Carlos Slim denied Tuesday that he has a monopoly on telecommunications in Mexico, disputing a report by an internati...

Dan Froomkin

Income Inequality Can Be Fought With Policies That Simultaneously Spur Growth, Report Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics

Policies that boost economic growth don't necessarily accelerate income inequality -- they can actually reduce it, a group of economists from develope...

Income Inequality Rising In Most Wealthy Countries: Study

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.05.2011 | Business

Scales continue to tip in the rich's favor the world around. Income inequality -- the gap between a society's richest members and its poorest -- i...

OECD: Policy Makers Should Be Prepared To 'Face The Worst' From Debt Crisis

AP | Posted 01.28.2012 | Business

PARIS — The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said Monday policy makers around the world must "be prepared to face the worst...

Perry's Gaffe Represents Poor Texan and U.S. Educational Performance; Civics Lesson Needed

Michael Shank | Posted 01.11.2012 | Education
Michael Shank

Without a strong American commitment to a quality education, it is no surprise that Rick Perry, a son of this education system, cannot recall government agencies.

Facing Low Salaries, Teachers Take To Moonlighting

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 01.11.2012 | Education

MIAMI — By day, Wade Brosz teaches American history at an A-rated Florida middle school. By night, he is a personal trainer at 24 Hour Fitness. ...

G20 Nations Pledge To Fight Cross-Border Tax Evasion

AP | By JOE McDONALD | Posted 01.04.2012 | Business

CANNES, France -- The United States, China, Germany and other major rich and emerging economies have pledged to fight cross-border tax evasion under a...

Despite Debt Deal, Euro Crisis May Still Lead To Recession

AP | DAVID McHUGH and PAUL WISEMAN | Posted 01.01.2012 | Business

FRANKFURT, Germany — Even if Europe dodges a financial meltdown, it may not be able to avoid a recession. The deal European leaders reached las...

Sacrilege: Wall Street Worship

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Americans have been worshiping a bull. Too many citizens, and particularly politicians, prostrate themselves to Wall Street's bronze idol.

Tax Evasion Campaign Yields Billions In Offshore Assets

Posted 12.25.2011 | Business

An international drive against offshore tax havens has reaped nearly 14 billion euros from would-be tax evaders, the Organization for Economic Coo...

Republican Reasoning: Why 2008 Was the Year for Occupying and Protesting Wall Street

Michael Shank | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Michael Shank

I am surprised that they did not happen in 2008 at the height of the financial collapse. We've known the root of this discontent for years, if not decades. It has to do with America's growing poverty and income inequality rates.

OECD Figures Indicate Economy's Future Continues To Darken

Posted 12.10.2011 | Business

(Vicky Buffery) - The outlook for the world's major economies is continuing to darken according to the latest data from the OECD published on Mond...

OECD, ILO: World Governments Must Put Greater Focus On Jobs

AP | By SARAH DiLORENZO | Posted 11.26.2011 | Business

PARIS -- World governments must not let their focus on spending cuts keep them from creating jobs that will be a key part of economic recovery, an int...

'We Are Witnessing A Growth Slowdown Across OECD Countries'

Posted 11.08.2011 | Business

(Leigh Thomas) - The outlook for economic growth in developed countries has got much worse in the last three months, the OECD said on Thursday and...

OECD: Tax Hike In Japan Will Help Economy During Recovery

AP | By JACOB ADELMAN | Posted 06.21.2011 | Business

TOKYO -- Japan should as much as quadruple its sales tax rate to deal with a crushing deficit that's bound to grow as it spends on reconstruction from...

Mexicans Work More Than Any Other OECD Nation

Posted 06.12.2011 | Business

Mexicans work the longest days and Belgians the shortest, according to a study of 29 industrialized countries released by the Organization for Eco...

OECD Brightens Its Prediction For G-7 Economies -- Minus Japan

AP | Posted 06.05.2011 | Business

PARIS -- The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development says the outlook for economic growth in the United States and other major economies...