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Government Spending - Trick or Treat?

Nancy K. Humphreys | Posted 12.31.2013 | Business
Nancy K. Humphreys

Government spending is what our two political parties are fighting over. At the heart of this dispute is something called a "multiplier effect". Here'...

Equity Crowdfunding: Next Generation of Angel Investors Is Not Sorry to Disrupt

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 07.06.2013 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

Nikola Tesla wrote once, "The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine." I can see this being quoted by any supporter of equi...

The State of the Union... and our Highways

Patrick D. Jones | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics
Patrick D. Jones

While the State of the Union is traditionally broad and sweeping in its scope, here are some very specific numbers for Congress and the White House to keep in mind as they consider the future of America's infrastructure.

Why We Need an Investment Budget

Robert Reich | Posted 04.13.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

The only way to ensure private investors will continue to invest America, and support the high living standards we want, is for Americans to be highly productive. This requires public investments in education, infrastructure, and basic R&D.

A Decade Later "New Markets" Continues to Build Opportunity in an America Left Behind

Michael A. Siegel | Posted 07.18.2011 | Business
Michael A. Siegel

"New Markets" encourages private investments from corporations and individuals who might never consider buying into "high-risk areas." The cost to taxpayers have created nearly 500,000 jobs at a cost of less than $12,000 each.

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...

Bridges to Growth, Not Roads to Nowhere: Scaling Up Infrastructure Investment in Low-Income Countries

Hugh Bredenkamp | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hugh Bredenkamp

For low-income countries, the absence of reliable infrastructure -- roads, railways, ports, but also power supply -- has become an increasingly binding constraint on growth.

The Two Rebalancing Acts

Olivier Blanchard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Olivier Blanchard

Achieving a "strong, balanced, and sustained world recovery"--to quote from the goal set in Pittsburgh by the G-20--was never going to be easy. It req...

Making up for Lost Time: Getting Back on Track to the Millennium Development Goals

Hugh Bredenkamp | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hugh Bredenkamp

With only five years to go until the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the poverty reduction agenda has been set back. All is not lost, however. Reducing poverty on a massive scale is doable.

Wealthy Families Lobby Against New Regulation

The Huffington Post | Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Wall Street Journal reports that wealthy families who operate investment funds are lobbying to avert potential regulation as Congress looks to re...

Sam Stein

Geithner's Leaked Talking Points: In The Private Investor We Trust

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the main points causing consternation with Timothy Geithner's financial stability plan also happens to be the component that the Treasury Secre...

How Government Spending Stimulates Private Investment

Charles A. Gonzalez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles A. Gonzalez

To get through these hard times, we need to work together, every one of us, as a country, and this legislation is a solid foundation on which we can build.