Why doesn't the nation sell some of its valuable assets to Germany?
During Bill Clinton’s presidency, the unemployment rate fell from 7.3 percent to 3.9 percent. The number of people who were unemployed fell by 3.7 million over eight years. Love them or hate them, the Clinton years marked a high water mark for the creation of jobs. On Tuesday, publisher Alfred A. Knopf released the former president’s latest book, “Back to Work,” which is in part a list of ways Mr. Clinton thinks the nation can get its job machine back on track. Here are five suggestions (out of 46) from the silver-haired “man from Hope."
If the Supreme Court and regressive Republicans insist big corporations are people and want to treat them as American citizens, then why not demand big corporations take a pledge of allegiance to the United States?
Private non-farm job “openings” increased 6.75 percent since August, climbing 23.01 percent above the level seen in September 2010
The Great Recession hit many people hard, but it is slamming young people now coming into the workforce, the so-called Millennials. "The whole budget is totally stacked against [Millennials]," says Isabel Sawhill, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington. But all is not lost for America's 18-to-29-year-olds. If they are proactive and make smart career moves, young people can avoid setbacks and long-term damage to their careers, earning power, and lifestyle. "An important message is that recovering after a bad start will take quite some time," says Till von Wachter, a Columbia University economist and author of a study on Canadian students' job prospects. "As the labor market recovers, you need to be very watchful and active and search for that better job." Here are four top obstacles facing young people and strategies to help:
Too often, economists and policymakers have one recommendation to fix everything: more education. But there are important nuances left out of the discussion.
The EITC does more to reduce poverty than any other cash assistance program, reducing the number of people in poverty by over 6 million (and 3 million kids). Food stamps come in a close second, at 5 million.
Most of the cost in this stew will come from the vegetables, so the more low-cost options you have on that front, the cheaper it will be
The world is headed towards a depression, which will lead to printing more money, which will lead to hyperinflation
Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. invested $23.9 billion in the third-quarter, the most in at least 15 years. Is Berkshire Hathaway seeing something on the horizon?
A look at three entrepreneurs who dropped out of school to pursue their dreams
One passenger could, theoretically, pay over $300 more for the same flight as another passenger. Is this corporate greed or consumer ignorance?