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Draft Law in Venezuela Is the Private Sector's Death Knell

Joel D. Hirst | Posted 06.08.2013 | World
Joel D. Hirst

A new legislative proposal quickly moving through Venezuela's National Assembly gives new force to that country's 'socialist' government's war on the private sector.

How Rich 'Moochers' Hurt America

Salon | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

These excessive private taxes or rents are costs on productive enterprise that can be as crippling as excessive public taxation. In American politi...

Can Governments Create Industries?

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 04.30.2013 | World
Marcelo Giugale

It is an old debate. Back in the '50s and '60s, from Asia to Latin-America, an idea caught fire among development economists: governments should try to create industries.

As BP Trial Begins, Gulf Businesses and Communities Call for Ecosystem Restoration and Economic Opportunity

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 04.28.2013 | Impact
Jeffrey Buchanan

Monday marked the beginning of arguably the biggest trial of this century, as the U.S. Department of Justice went to court with global oil giant, BP. With money most likely on the way to states, and needs still so acute, the question is, how to invest it most effectively.

Ketchup Or Sequestration?

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI | Posted 04.28.2013 | Business
Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

In between the analysis and absorption of the impact of both these government actions, Warren Buffett, the sage of Omaha, announced his intentions to buy the H.J. Heinz, the beloved ketchup brand of most Americans, for $23 billion.

Looming Sequester Cuts Threaten Public and Private Sector Workers

Sean Crowley | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics
Sean Crowley

Millions of Americans who depend upon government-funded services deserve better than this kind of "sore loser" lack of leadership from our elected representatives. And so do the hundreds of thousands of government employees who deliver these vital services.

Private Sector Partnerships Can Transform Global Health

Dagfinn Høybråten | Posted 03.28.2013 | Impact
Dagfinn Høybråten

There's a growing and welcome awareness that the world's biggest health challenges have profound economic implications as well.

'Plan B' Isn't a Plan at All

Gov. Martin O'Malley | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics
Gov. Martin O'Malley

There are now only 12 days left for Congress to reach an agreement to avert the so-called "fiscal cliff," yet Republicans are still insisting on a plan that will harm our economy and risks our ability to compete in the 21st century.

A Defense of the Private Sector

Nathan Risinger | Posted 01.08.2013 | World
Nathan Risinger

Simply to dismiss the private sector out of hand would be a mistake for the global public health field. Private companies play a pivotal role in public health issues. It is only through a marriage of the public and the private that we can see effective change in health issues across the globe.

Friday Surprise: What the New Jobs Report Will Tell Us About the Future

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

Unless the number of jobs added in October turns out to be substantially higher or lower than September's, or the unemployment rate is way higher or lower than anticipated, the report should be treated merely as news cycle fodder.

Can Non-State Service Delivery Undermine Governments?

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 12.31.2012 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Whether it is in the U.S. presidential election campaign or as a result of the debt crisis in Europe, people on both sides of the Atlantic are debating the role of the state. Do we need more government or less of it?

The Attack on Green Energy

Steven Cohen | Posted 12.22.2012 | Green
Steven Cohen

By delegitimizing government and its capacities, conservatives have made it impossible to conduct a serious analysis of the role of government in developing renewables and the conditions under which private sector participation might make sense.

Atlas Exploited Part 2: Who Cares If Atlas Shrugs?

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 12.21.2012 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

For our captains of industry to assume that if they "shrug," their workers and the country will collapse, is a narcissistic leap worthy of Ayn Rand herself.

AFT Survey Finds State Employees With Union Representation Have Significant Wage Advantage

Posted 10.19.2012 | Education

The American Federation of Teachers public employees division recently issued its annual "State Employee Compensation Survey," which determined that e...

52 Reasons to Vote for Obama: #3, Thirty Straight Months of Job Growth, Creating 4.6 Million New Private Sector Jobs

Bernard Whitman | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics
Bernard Whitman

"Outsourcer in Chief" Mitt Romney claims that his business experience will help him keep jobs on American soil, but his business practices have done just the opposite.

Debates Should Probe Romney's Economic Insanity

Karl Frisch | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
Karl Frisch

Is it any wonder that Republicans have become the Party of 'no'? If they had said yes, our unemployment might be in the range of 5.5 to 6.5 percent by now and the president would be kicking Mitt Romney's rear end even more thoroughly than he is already.

It's All About Trust

Anne Zink | Posted 11.25.2012 | Parents
Anne Zink

Do you know what profession depends entirely on a robust referral network, performance and trust? Babysitting.

Are We Better Off Now Than Four Years Ago?

Daniel Simon | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics
Daniel Simon

Romney asked a question at the RNC that addresses a number of issues in one. He asked his listeners if we were better off four years ago. In the word...

Friday Talking Points -- Talking Back

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The facts are squarely on the Democrats' side. But we need bumpersticker answers. Slogans. Not an in-depth discussion of why the other side's position is horsefeathers, but a snappy putdown to showcase the wrongness of the Republican position.

How The Private Sector Can Reduce Unemployment

Bloomberg View | The Editors | Posted 08.15.2012 | Business

Bloomberg View: About 13 million Americans are looking for work. An additional 8 million have settled for part- time jobs. Yet almost half of U.S...

To Change the World, Learn the Practical Solutions

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 10.06.2012 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

This week, a Millennial Generation friend who works in London's non-profit sector e-mailed me with a heartfelt and lamentable frustration. "I am so tired of badly run charities. I no longer seem to fit."

There Is Only One Economy

Seth Korman | Posted 09.29.2012 | Politics
Seth Korman

Both candidates are intelligent individuals who understand that both government and private enterprise serve fundamental roles in our society and, in the last century, have together produced the most vibrant, creative and productive economy that the world has ever known.

Has Obama Become Our Only Hope?

Steven Cohen | Posted 09.29.2012 | Politics
Steven Cohen

It is true that the President found Washington even more hopeless than he imagined. It is true that politics and greed has made the President's job tougher. But he understands the nature of the challenge confronting America, and since Romney's coalition prevents Mitt from addressing these issues, Obama is America's only hope.

We Did Build That

Nelson Davis | Posted 09.25.2012 | Small Business
Nelson Davis

If America was only about individual enterprise without a strong central government, we'd be a series of fiefdoms in search of a common mission and struggling to rise to even a third-world level.

If Our Enemies Will Stop Lying About Us, We Will Stop Telling the Truth About Them

Kelly Kleiman | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics
Kelly Kleiman

Though he attracted ridicule from the right for saying it (and what could he say that wouldn't attract ridicule from the right?), the president is cor...