The $34 billion jobs bill that stalled in the Senate last week could help millions of Americans and directly support the economy.
The country faces private debts of $40 trillion plus $60 trillion of public debt and entitlements.
Self-delusion can cause us to undermine our own progress and goals and can lead us into ever-greater problems.
Volunteering offers young workers the chance to gain valuable experience and references, making them more competitive in a tough job market.
After retirement, will boomers be content to 'stay the course' and count on actively managed mutual funds or low-cost indexing options as they have for decades?
In the case of China and greenhouse gas emissions, there are 1.3 billion people getting richer in China, and energy intensive urban manufacturing is a big part of the story.
Public entities could emerge from the cost-trimming process less distracted by marginal activities, more focused on their fundamental role, and better structured to deliver what they exist to deliver.
As the newly wealthy in emerging nations turn to philanthropy, global charity gets a boost.
Doing business in today's economy requires a steady hand, a sharp eye and most of all, a calm mind.
In order for the old estimate of 2040 to hold true, then we would have to assume a real appreciation of just 3.5% per year -- far below what we're seeing.