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WATCH: O'Reilly, Williams' Heated Clash

Posted 06.12.2012 | Media

Fox News' Bill O'Reilly and Juan Williams clashed with one another during a discussion on President Obama's remark that the private sector was doing "...

Teacher Torment

Paul Stoller | Posted 08.11.2012 | College
Paul Stoller

Do we need to hire more teachers? We do, especially if you believe that class size has an impact on learning, if you believe that teachers make important contributions to society, if you believe that universities are not businesses.

McCain: Private Sector 'Doing Fine' Shows The President's 'Philosophy' On The Economy

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) criticized President Barack Obama on Monday for his statement that the private sector is "doing fine," telling Fox & Friend...

Obama's Dilemma: The "Private Sector" Is Actually Doing Much Better Than "Fine"

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics
Stewart J. Lawrence

How "pro-business" a president has Obama turned out to be?

Romney Relapse: Mitt Responds To Obama Gaffe With One Of His Own

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO -- He's baaack. Mitt Romney, seeking to capitalize on a damaging mistake Friday by President Barack Obama -- the president's careless comm...

Romney Mocks Obama For Wanting 'More Firemen, More Policemen, More Teachers'

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

After saying President Barack Obama does not care about the private sector, Mitt Romney on Friday dismissed unemployment in the public sector, saying ...

Chris Christie: Obama's 'Just Fine' Remark An 'Outrage'

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie attacked President Barack Obama on Friday for his comment earlier in the day stating that "the private secto...

Romney Campaign Jumps On Obama's 'Doing Fine' Remark

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's campaign on Friday jumped on a comment by President Obama at a press conference that "the private sector is doing fine." The Romney c...

Private Sector Leads on Clean Energy

Kate Gordon | Posted 07.17.2012 | Green
Kate Gordon

The private sector is leading the way toward a cleaner energy future. Across the country, companies are setting internal carbon reduction goals, building more efficient factories, putting up wind and solar panels -- and asking their suppliers to do the same.

Gains in Plain Sight: The Common Sense of Cooperative Resource Management

Marian Chertow | Posted 07.16.2012 | Business
Marian Chertow

Waste is no longer an unavoidable liability, but a potential asset: power plants might sell their coal ash to the cement industry; pharmaceutical manufacturers might offer their slurry outflow as fertilizer to farms.

The Bisectoralists: Competing in a Global Era

Bruce W. Jentleson | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics
Bruce W. Jentleson

Enough of the cross-demonization of the public and private sectors. Each needs to do better in its own domain, and they need to do better together. Revitalizing domestically and competing globally will require nothing less.

Recovery No Help For Many Laid-Off Government Employees

Reuters | Posted 06.08.2012 | Business

By Lisa Lambert April 8 (Reuters) - Since 2009, the city of Chesapeake, tucked up against the Great Dismal Swamp in southern Virginia,...

The Logic and Fairness of Greece's Program

Olivier Blanchard | Posted 05.20.2012 | Business
Olivier Blanchard

To get back to health, Greece needs two things. First, a lower debt burden. Second, improved economic competitiveness. The new program addresses both.

Every Worker Deserves Sick Days - That Includes You

Kenzo Shibata | Posted 04.08.2012 | Chicago
Kenzo Shibata

Many friends and acquaintances have told me, "In the private sector, we don't get to roll over our sick days like teachers do." We tend to aim for the lowest common denominator in what we consider proper working conditions.

Study Reveals Interesting Result On Federal Workers

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 03.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The average federal worker earns about 2 percent more than a private sector worker in a comparable profession, though the governmen...

Nonprofits Add Jobs Faster Than For-Profit Sector: Report

Posted 01.23.2012 | Impact

Over the last 10 years, the nonprofit sector has been adding jobs faster than the for-profit sector, a recent study concluded. From 2000 through 2...

Instead of Complaining About Teachers, Become One

Shaun Johnson | Posted 03.11.2012 | Education
Shaun Johnson

I implore all readers out there who begrudge teachers of what they earn to quit their dead-end private sector jobs and become a teacher. If you want information, I'm happy to provide it in the comments.

Industries That Created The Most Jobs Last Year

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 01.08.2012 | Business

Despite all the bumps along the way, the labor market ended the year on a positive note, with the jobless rate falling in December to its lowest level...

Public-Private Partnerships Are Key to U.S. Competitiveness

Bridget van Kralingen | Posted 02.17.2012 | Technology
Bridget van Kralingen

Collaboration between the public and private sectors has long served as the model for addressing major challenges faced by the U.S. But in today's political and economic environment, is it a thing of the past?

How Tomorrow's Infrastructure Will Be Built

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 01.30.2012 | World
Marcelo Giugale

Ideology is being replaced by standards. Never-ending arguments about privatization, who should own the electricity company, have given way to public discussions about performance, who can avoid more black-outs.

Private Sector Job Growth Picked Up In November

Posted 11.30.2011 | Business

The pace of job growth in the economy's private sector accelerated in November, with U.S. employers adding 206,000 jobs, a report by a payrolls pr...

Americans Want Companies To Be More Public-Spirited: Poll

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.16.2011 | Business

Americans would like businesses to start thinking about more than just the bottom line. Most people say that major companies care most about their ...

Federal Employees Paid Less Than Private Sector

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 01.07.2012 | Business

Federal workers make more than a quarter less than private sector employees doing similar jobs, according to a recent study. Federal employees mak...

Public Sector Losing Jobs At Same Rate Private Sector Adding Them

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.03.2012 | Business

When it comes to an economy trying to right itself, if it's not one thing, it's another. Even as the economy seems to be moving -- slowly -- in the...

The European Agreement Offers Other People's Money

Georges Ugeux | Posted 12.27.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

The simple notion that China might be part of that new fund is sending waves throughout Europe. Does Europe need the IMF and China to resolve a $500 billion problem?