Blog Post by: Victoria Beale , on July 26, 2013
One of the trickier aspects of life heading up an international terror network, global drug smuggling organization, or as a corrupt official in a kleptocracy is personal finance. While you might be eager to drop a few million on gold-plated sneakers and platinum epaulettes, or buy a dollar-shaped island off the coast of Dubai, before you start shopping you need to clean up your cash.
Blog Post by: Andrew Fieldhouse , on July 25, 2013
Yesterday, President Barack Obama delivered an address outlining economic challenges facing the middle class at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. His remarks were largely focused on conservatives’ more recent regressive economic agenda of zealously trying to slash government spending and repeal the Affordable Care Act. Without doubt, this age of austerity is impeding the president’s stated goals of “reducing poverty, reducing inequality, [and] growing opportunity.”
Blog Post by: Greg Lewis , on July 24, 2013
The globally criticized TPP entered its eighteenth round of talks last week and negotiators hope to reach a final deal by the end of this year. Negotiators have hailed it as a twenty-first century agreement and a model for future trade deals. What they don’t say is what harm it will do.
Blog Post by: Peter Osnos , on July 24, 2013
There have been many changes over the decades in the way books are sold. Today, we are clearly in the midst of a profound upheaval as the digital age shapes habits that will be an increasing part of the world of books for the foreseeable future. But whatever happens in the coming years, there will always be a place for incomparable booksellers.
Blog Post by: Daniel Alpert , on July 23, 2013
The government-led backslapping that has been forthcoming on “jobs days”—the days when the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its numbers—in the first half of 2013 hides a disturbing picture: the employment-to-population ratio has not rebounded to pre-recession levels.
Blog Post by: Andrew Fieldhouse , on July 23, 2013
Serious economists are nearly unanimous in their assessment that, in the current economic context, the most efficient methods for boosting employment is deficit-financed government spending. Yet little political capital is pushing the textbook case for more public investment or other spending to boost employment. Policymakers are instead looking to the tax code to “help grow the economy.”
Blog Post by: Halley Potter , on July 23, 2013
Williston, North Dakota, or Atlanta, Georgia? If you’re a low-income American hoping to climb the economic ladder, your chances of success depend on where you live.
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