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America's Internet Giveaway: Dumbest Idea in the World ... Ever?

Bill_Robinson | Posted 06.30.2014 | Technology
Bill_Robinson

Who in the world could possibly think this was a good idea? "Let's give away oversight and regulatory authority over the Internet to other countries," they must have shrieked with élan.

Please Tax Us: Airbnb Offers City $21 Million

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 06.25.2014 | New York
Blake Fleetwood

Discouraging new forms of entrepreneurism that threaten established businesses, is a classic form of government interference that affects many different industries in the urban marketplace.

A Post-GDP World? How to Measure Real Progress in America

Michael Shank | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics
Michael Shank

How should the US government institute supplemental national accounts that better reflect the well-being of the nation? The question stems from a central premise that new comprehensive indicators would lead to better-informed policymaking, and, in turn, genuine advances in the nation's prosperity.

Open for Business: Reinventing U.S. Economic Development

Sec. Penny Pritzker | Posted 02.15.2014 | Business
Sec. Penny Pritzker

More times than not, it falls to America's mayors and governors to persuade companies to expand business investment and increase living standards in the United States. And for too long, the federal government has been an imperfect partner in this effort.

What's Education for, Anyway?

William E. White | Posted 02.03.2014 | Education
William E. White

The hyperfocus on workplace development is keeping us from accomplishing the core civic education mission of our schools. Strong, engaged citizens make an excellent and reliable workforce.

America's Small And Minority Businesses: A Global Relationship Deficit

Rick C. Wade | Posted 07.21.2013 | Small Business
Rick C. Wade

Small and minority-owned businesses in America can't afford to sit on the sidelines and be silent onlookers while wealthy Chinese companies invest in energy and natural resources in developing countries in Africa, the Caribbean and other parts of the globe. If small and minority-owned firms want to stay viable in an increasingly connected global economy, they must fight for a seat at the foreign investment table and look to China and other countries as potential sources for funding and financing.

Hurting the Cuban People Since 1960

Richard Walden | Posted 06.17.2013 | World
Richard Walden

When Cambodia's Khmer Rouge committed genocide from 1975 to 1978, which ultimately took 2 million lives, the U.S. government was slow to allow relief ...

What Obama's Reorganizations Won't Accomplish

Eli Lehrer | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

Like many of Obama's other feints in the direction of "fiscal discipline," his reorganization of the executive branch is not likely to do much.

Senator Ron Wyden Lauded by CCIA

Mike Smith | Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics
Mike Smith

Washington Caucus Event Capped by Congressional Award CCIA President & CEO Ed Black is a Washington insider who glided across a ballroom at Union Sta...

What Amy Chua and President Obama Have in Common: Parenting and New Trends in Home Learning

Elisabeth Stock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Elisabeth Stock

We must heed the President's call to invest in both education and broadband, but to do so in a way that dovetails the two to promote greater learning in the homes of students at all income levels.

Low-Income Communities Nationwide Get Free Wi-Fi

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Underserved communities across the nation will get free Internet access, thanks to the nonprofit One Economy Corporation, reports the San Francisco Ch...

The New Poverty Measure

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

I think everyone who gets to know young kids knows the look of total disbelief you get when you offer them a quarter (or even worse a dime) and suggest they get some candy.

GOP Wants a Country by Corporations for Corporations

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Rand simply said what Republicans believe -- that this country should focus on promoting corporations and those corporations should have privileges, but not responsibilities.

Abandoning Internet Oversight

Mark A. Shiffrin and Avi Silberschatz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Mark A. Shiffrin and Avi Silberschatz

The U.S. Department of Commerce has announced that the United States has agreed to give up oversight of the ICANN, a non-profit organization loosely regulates the protocols of the Internet.

Don Marostica, US Department Of Commerce Announce Federal Grants For Promoting Green Exports To China, Mexico

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Colorado will receive a $363,135 federal grant to promote clean-technology exports to China and Mexico. State officials announced the ...

Enforcing the Rule of Trade Law

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

The USW is in solidarity with Chinese and Indonesian workers who suffer abuse at the hands of their employers. It is governmental policies that injure us both and that we oppose. China cheats.