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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?

Lackluster Year Ahead: Financial Professionals Predict No Change

Brian Hamilton | Posted 11.20.2011 | Business
Brian Hamilton

With such pessimistic news permeating the media, it is no surprise that financial professionals are less than enthusiastic about the U.S. economy's outlook for the coming year.

Fewer American Jobs Today Than During Obama's Inauguration

Real Clear Markets | Jim Powell | Posted 11.09.2011 | Business

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are fewer people employed now than back in January 2009 when Barack Obama was sworn in as Pres...

U.S. Private-Sector Job Growth Slows For Second Straight Month

Posted 10.31.2011 | Business

NEW YORK - The pace of U.S. private sector job growth slowed in August for the second month in a row with employers adding 91,000 positions, a rep...

How The Government Can Jump-Start Hiring

Los Angeles Times | Tom Campbell | Posted 10.21.2011 | Business

Companies are not hiring, but it's not because they're worried about the national debt. The economy is not growing, but it's not because the public se...

Romney Contrasts Business Experience With Perry

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 10.15.2011 | Politics

LITCHFIELD, N.H. — Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney suggested Monday that his new GOP rival, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, doesn't have the ...

Why the Tea Party Is Wrong

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 09.04.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

We have developed an American myth about the magical efficiency of market forces and have deified entrepreneurs. We have developed a disdain for government as an obstacle to progress. Neither is entirely true or false.

The Best of Both Worlds: Collaborative Governance

Frank A. Weil | Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics
Frank A. Weil

For most of the last 200 years either the public sector (government in some form) or the private sector (profit or nonprofit entities) dealt independe...

Calling on the Private Sector: It's Time to Play a Role

Simon Mainwaring | Posted 08.13.2011 | Impact
Simon Mainwaring

We need to develop and disseminate an entirely new paradigm and practice of collaboration that supersedes the traditional silos that have divided governments, philanthropies and private enterprises.

We Need to Respond to the Attack on Public Service

Steven Cohen | Posted 08.13.2011 | Politics
Steven Cohen

I started teaching and writing on public management during the Reagan years, and the profound and intensifying attack on government has been escalating for each of the past three decades. This should frighten all Americans.

Obama Adviser: Don't Worry About Recent Lack Of Job Creation

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 08.06.2011 | Business

Although the U.S. private sector added only around 54,000 jobs in May, Austan Goolsbee, chairman of Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, still says t...

Inflation, Employment Concerns Weigh On Consumer Confidence

Posted 07.31.2011 | Business

NEW YORK - Consumer confidence slid in May as consumers turned more pessimistic on the outlook for the labor market and inflation worries rose, ac...

And the Winner Is ... the Public Sector

David Morris | Posted 07.21.2011 | Politics
David Morris

When not handicapped by regulations designed to subsidize the private sector, the public sector often provides services faster, cheaper and more effectively.

'SEC's Revolving Door Seems To Be More Active Than Ever"

Posted 07.13.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Tim Reid) - At least 219 former officials at the Securities and Exchange Commission have left since 2006 to help clients with business...

TARP Chief Plans His Return To The Private Sector

The New York Times | MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCED | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

David N. Miller, the chief investment officer of the Treasury Department's bailout program, is planning on leaving the government at the end of the mo...

Less Secure Retirements Lie Ahead

National Journal | RONALD BROWNSTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

One big reason public employees are under siege in Wisconsin and other states is because they now enjoy more secure retirement benefits than most priv...

Hank Paulson: Ex-Goldman Sachs CEO, Ex-Bush Treasury Secretary, and Ex-actly Right

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Paulson's interview with the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission may leave you wishing he was still in Washington. He highlights the absurdity of claims that the FCIC reached a "partisan" conclusion.

How Public Spending Can Help Countries Grow

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Beyond the epicenter of the economic crisis -- the US and Western Europe -- public spending has had an indeterminate effect on spurring GDP growth in developing countries.

It Takes a Global Society to Feed a Child

Stephan B. Tanda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Stephan B. Tanda

When delegates convene at the World Economic Forum this week in Davos, I hope that one positive result of the food price crisis will be the recognition that we cannot succeed in a failing world.

'Class War' Between Private and Public Sector Unions?

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Elk

There does seem to be a growing resentment of union workers in the United States as other workers' standards of living decrease. But are we at the point of a class war between these two sectors or is this just some conservative fantasy?

Are Volunteers Overwhelming Our Schools?

Michael Haberman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Michael Haberman

We must be careful of what we wish for. We have an educational system that is, in every sense of the word, overwhelmed, and it is not clear if schools can handle an influx of volunteers.

City Leader: Kick-Start Entrepreneurship in Your City Now

Daniel Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Daniel Isenberg

In the past year I have witnessed a burgeoning of interest. Here are some do's and don'ts for committed leaders, whether you are a private or public sector leader.

Ending World Hunger for the Price of a Burger

Stephan B. Tanda | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephan B. Tanda

While world coffers grew from a mere $1.35 trillion dollars in 1960 to over $60 trillion today, the number of empty stomach reached record levels. Tod...

Corporate Values, Community Woes

Deepak Bhargava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Deepak Bhargava

Corporations owe the American community quality jobs, not because of the laws of the free market but because their success is built on the success of all of us.

Is Main Street Ready for the Second Wave of the Recession?

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

The phrase "double-dip recession" means little to most of us. To people on Main Street, it hasn't been been a "dip". We took a drop to the bottom two years ago and stayed there.