iOS app Android app

Public Works

Senate Report Alleges 'Billionaire's Club' Conspiring to Help The Environment

Jesse Coleman | Posted 08.25.2014 | Green
Jesse Coleman

Is a "billionaire's club" conspiring to help the environment? A new report by the Senate minority's Environment and Public Works committee called "The Chain of Environmental Command: How a Club of billionaires and Their Foundations Control the Environmental Movement and Obama's EPA" says yes.

Warning Signals: Metro-North Accident Underscores Need for Investment in Rail Infrastructure

Ryan Morgan | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics
Ryan Morgan

As a former intern at the MTA, I have seen first-hand that the constant lack of funding and political pressure to cut costs are beginning to take their toll on the condition of critical infrastructure and rolling stock.

Brave New World: The Tempest's Dancing Youngsters

Cara Joy David | Posted 11.17.2013 | Arts
Cara Joy David

There was an infectious spirit at the Public Theater's free Public Works' production of The Tempest -- so much of it was joyous it was hard not to just go with it.

Tempest in a Teapot

Francis Levy | Posted 11.09.2013 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

All that was missing from the 200 member cast of the Public Theater's just completed three day run of The Tempest, at the Delacorte, was the old Parti...

American Infrastructure on the Brink: Only a New Deal Can Save It

Ryan Morgan | Posted 05.26.2013 | Politics
Ryan Morgan

It's time for a "New Deal" for American infrastructure. Direct intervention will provide Americans with more than new highways and bridges -- it will create family-sustaining construction jobs en masse and set into motion a multiplier effect that will ripple across the economy as a whole.

Public Works Work

Ralph Nader | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics
Ralph Nader

The United States of America is the richest country in the history of the world. So why is its foundation literally crumbling away? Consider these three areas of vital infrastructure in need of serious attention.

Bill Nye on Climate Change: Hurricane Sandy Is Just The Beginning

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.13.2013 | Science
Shira Lazar

Everyone's favorite multi-platform professor, Bill Nye the Science Guy, streams into What's Trending via Google+ Hangout to discuss evolution, climate change, online learning and much more.

Government Works

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

From groaning truckloads of freight to families on vacation, easy mobility across the nation is assured by the collective governmental effort that was the interstate highway system.

Linked Fates and Futures

Timothy K. Eatman | Posted 12.04.2012 | College
Timothy K. Eatman

The idea that we have to make an either-or choice between a commitment to shared-sacrifice or self-reliance, cooperation or individual initiative, is, quite simply, false. So too, is the view that America stands for just one of these visions.

Infrastructure Investment Creates Jobs -- For Everyone

Avi Viswanathan | Posted 11.27.2012 | Impact
Avi Viswanathan

The private sector will not be able to drive our recovery alone. Investing in proven job creation strategies with clear paths to reducing racial disparities will help put America back on the path to prosperity.

Declaring War On Unemployment

Tom Allon | Posted 09.22.2012 | New York
Tom Allon

There is an enemy lurking in our midst and we need to squarely and definitively defeat it: joblessness.

Why Spending on Infrastructure Matters

Paul A. London | Posted 09.10.2012 | Business
Paul A. London

Middle class Americans hear different stories from Republicans and Democrats about why employment is not growing faster and what it will take to revive it. The solution is government spending on public works and infrastructure.

Matt Sledge

Some Suggest Government Fix Jobs Crisis With Government Jobs

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.09.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- John Brennan turned 91 in May. Today he lives in relatively good health on Long Island, his mortgage paid off. When he was growing up in M...

Real Economic Patriotism

Paul A. London | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics
Paul A. London

The economic story that the Republican Party is peddling to American voters is profoundly unpatriotic and dead wrong.

The Politics of Discrediting America

Paul A. London | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics
Paul A. London

Is the United States "broke"? John Boehner, the Republican Speaker of the House, says it is. According to Boehner, the U.S. is like a family in desp...

Congressional Democrats' Advice for Obama's Jobs Speech

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The nation is waiting to hear what President Obama is going to say tomorrow night, when he gives an address to a joint session of Congress on the subj...

Peter S. Goodman

Putting Americans Back To Work: Politics Aside, Much Can Be Achieved

HuffingtonPost.com | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 11.01.2011 | Business

As President Obama puts the finish on a much-touted program aimed at promoting job creation, public expectations appear low, owing to national dismay ...

Compensating for "Disappeared" Money

Paul A. London | Posted 10.25.2011 | Business
Paul A. London

Republican presidential candidates are confused when they attack the Fed for "printing money." So are many others. The Fed was created in 1913 precisely to "print money" when it was needed.

Quinn's Massive, Video Poker-Funded Stimulus Upheld In Court

Posted 09.10.2011 | Chicago

A controversial construction spending law, dubbed "Illinois Jobs Now!" by Governor Pat Quinn, received a much-needed shot in the arm Monday as the sta...

From Depression to Public Inspiration

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Did you ever wonder why some of America's greatest public works projects were accomplished during its worst depression? President Obama has the right idea when he calls for major investment in 21st Century infrastructure.

Unemployment and Economic History

Paul A. London | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Paul A. London

If you want to understand what the U.S. faces today with no prospect of bringing unemployment down to 3 or 4 percent you need to read Since Yesterday,...

Streets Unlit After Dusk In Parts of New Orleans

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Susan Buchanan

Patches of New Orleans are dark as a country lane at nightfall because of corroded wiring from Katrina, missing power lines or voltage that's turned off during road construction.

Dan Froomkin

AMERICA NEEDS JOBS Time For A New WPA

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(No. 8 in Huffington Post's America Needs Jobs series.) There is, of course, a precedent for the country facing a massive, sustained unemployment cri...

Obama's Infrastructure Bank, the Party of No and Bike Lanes in Brooklyn

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Imagine a pair of roomy bike lanes hugging the park-side curb of a broad boulevard of pre-war mansions and stately apartment houses.

An Alternative to Long-Term Unemployment Compensation

Eric W. Fonkalsrud, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric W. Fonkalsrud, M.D.

Providing government-supported employment and education to returning servicemen from the Iraq and Afghanistan who are unable to obtain work on their own should also be seriously considered.