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Job Creation: Obama, Government Can Do Much More, Economists Say

Peter S. Goodman | November 1, 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 over a deep unemployment crisis and the partisan division ruling Washington. But put aside the limitations of political possibility -- granted, a bit like ignoring gravity...

Long-Term Unemployed Losing Hold On Middle Class

Peter S. Goodman | October 31, 2011 | Business
If anyone in America could plausibly claim immunity to the unemployment crisis, Joe Sangataldo figured to be the guy. He earned his wages at a county social services center in southern New Jersey, where he helped jobless welfare recipients try to find work. In a nation beset by relentless decline,...

HuffPost Small Business: Getting Back To Real Business

Peter S. Goodman | October 17, 2011 | Small Business
For those of us who follow the business world, recent times have proven jarring and disheartening. A multitude of huge companies have so assiduously pursued their short-term profits while excluding all other considerations that they have undermined the public trust. On Wall Street, institutions in command of unfathomable sums of...

HuffPost Small Business: Getting Back To Real Business

Peter S. Goodman | October 17, 2011 | Small Business
For those of us who follow the business world, recent times have proven jarring and disheartening. A multitude of huge companies have so assiduously pursued their short-term profits while excluding all other considerations that they have undermined the public trust. On Wall Street, institutions in command of unfathomable sums of...

Bad Economics: Lack of Diversity Limits Clear View

Peter S. Goodman | October 1, 2011 | Black Voices
Early last year, I spoke with a frequently quoted economist who exuded near-certainty that the American economy was on the verge of a dramatic expansion. He expressed this sentiment using the sort of metaphor that tends to delight practitioners of his trade, both for its simplicity and the implication that...

Credit Rating Agencies, Not Honest Brokers, Now Hold World's Fate

Peter S. Goodman | September 21, 2011 | Business
If global finance were anything like the rest of life, no one would be paying much mind to the credit rating agencies, who have been revealed to operate with about as much discretion as a corner streetwalker. Yet, in a moment that now feels as laden with danger as any...

Credit Rating Agencies, Not Honest Brokers, Now Hold World's Fate

Peter S. Goodman | September 21, 2011 | Business
If global finance were anything like the rest of life, no one would be paying much mind to the credit rating agencies, who have been revealed to operate with about as much discretion as a corner streetwalker. Yet, in a moment that now feels as laden with danger as any...

Bleak Jobs Report Reinforces Need to Protect Safety Net

Peter S. Goodman | September 7, 2011 | Business
By now, you need willful denial to miss the fact that the economy is in dreadful shape and showing no signs of meaningful improvement. For those inclined to explain away last month's terrible jobs report from the Labor Department as a case of statistical quirks, the

ShoeDazzle: Kim Kardashian Plus Personalisation Equals E-Commerce Innovation

The Huffington Post | Peter S. Goodman | September 4, 2011 | UK
LOS ANGELES - The central innovation behind what has become one of the fastest-growing technology companies on earth was provoked by a pair of shoes – specifically, a pair of black-studded stilettos crafted by the Italian designer Cesare Paciotti. Brian Lee eyeballed the shoes, purchased by his wife at an...

ShoeDazzle: Kim Kardashian Plus Personalisation Equals E-Commerce Innovation

The Huffington Post | Peter S. Goodman | September 4, 2011 | UK
LOS ANGELES - The central innovation behind what has become one of the fastest-growing technology companies on earth was provoked by a pair of shoes – specifically, a pair of black-studded stilettos crafted by the Italian designer Cesare Paciotti. Brian Lee eyeballed the shoes, purchased by his wife at an...

Walmart Case: Supreme Court Aids The Powerful

Peter S. Goodman | August 21, 2011 | Business
The appalling Walmart decision handed down by the Court this week will serve as a brilliant symbol of how the United States has essentially become a giant gated community enjoyed by the powerful, with most of the citizenry living outside and struggling to nourish themselves.

Walmart Case: Supreme Court Aids The Powerful

Peter S. Goodman | August 21, 2011 | Business
The appalling Walmart decision handed down by the Court this week will serve as a brilliant symbol of how the United States has essentially become a giant gated community enjoyed by the powerful, with most of the citizenry living outside and struggling to nourish themselves.

Obama Administration Touts Foreign Investment

Peter S. Goodman | August 20, 2011 | Business
Faced with stubbornly high unemployment and a steady drip of dispiriting news about the economy, the Obama administration has embraced a new strategy to try to generate jobs at home (or at least make it seem like that's what's happening): Invite the rest of the world to show up with...

As Executive Pay Soars, Worker Pay Stagnates

Peter S. Goodman | August 15, 2011 | Business
Nearly three years after the public bailed out Wall Street, ordinary working people are still waiting for the tiniest slice of the spoils, while the people who are getting the biggest share -- the executives -- are left free to gamble for profits.

Larry Summers: The American Economy is Sick

Peter S. Goodman | August 13, 2011 | Business
NEW YORK -- Safely removed from the Obama White House, where he was a prime architect of economic policy, Larry Summers now tells us what most regular people have known for too long: The economy is ailing and in grave need of help. In a sobering and clarifying

Larry Summers: The American Economy is Sick

Peter S. Goodman | August 13, 2011 | Business
NEW YORK -- Safely removed from the Obama White House, where he was a prime architect of economic policy, Larry Summers now tells us what most regular people have known for too long: The economy is ailing and in grave need of help. In a sobering and clarifying

Austan Goolsbee: No Economic Crisis

Peter S. Goodman | August 8, 2011 | Business
WASHINGTON – Austan Goolsbee, still at this moment chairman of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, is clearly tired of hearing talk about the supposedly desperate state of the American economy. On the heels of the latest government snapshot of the labor market, which showed the economy...

Austan Goolsbee: No Economic Crisis

Peter S. Goodman | August 8, 2011 | Business
WASHINGTON – Austan Goolsbee, still at this moment chairman of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, is clearly tired of hearing talk about the supposedly desperate state of the American economy. On the heels of the latest government snapshot of the labor market, which showed the economy...

Obama Hints U.S. Might Tap Petroleum Reserves To Combat Libya Oil Disruption

Peter S. Goodman | August 8, 2011 | Business
WASHINGTON -- President Obama on Wednesday appeared to raise the possibility that the administration would release oil from the nation’s strategic petroleum reserve to provide relief to Americans grappling with high gas prices. Speaking at a gathering of personal finance writers at the White House, Obama suggested the conflict in...

Obama Hints U.S. Might Tap Petroleum Reserves To Combat Libya Oil Disruption

Peter S. Goodman | August 8, 2011 | Business
WASHINGTON -- President Obama on Wednesday appeared to raise the possibility that the administration would release oil from the nation’s strategic petroleum reserve to provide relief to Americans grappling with high gas prices. Speaking at a gathering of personal finance writers at the White House, Obama suggested the conflict in...
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