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Calvert Investment Management's Natalie Trunow: Worries; Meager Income Growth, Housing Slowing

By Harlan Levy: Natalie Trunow is senior vice president and chief investment officer, equities at Maryland-based Calvert Investment Management. Harlan Levy: What do the March surge in new private sector jobs and the lackluster performance...Show More Summary

Massachusetts Pay for Success Initiative Advances Government, Private Sector, and Philanthropic Investment in Human Capital

Can you do good and do well? This is the driving question for impact investors - those who want their dollars to both provide a reasonable return on their investment and make the world a better place. By some estimates, in the next 30 years, there will be as much as $6 trillion of private money looking to be deployed in this way. Show More Summary

NASA Moves to the Cloud

Kathleen Hickey of GCN.com reports, “NASA’s OpenNEX is one of the latest federal research projects moving to the cloud to improve collaboration with the academic, public and private sectors. In doing so, the space agency is using Amazon...Show More Summary

Elizabeth Warren Has Another Great Idea

One of the things that you don’t hear much about when it comes to individual privacy is how great an enemy of it the private sector is. So many people are so worried about what the government is doing or might be doing that they ignore what private businesses are already doing. One of the [...]

A note on “awesomely destructive” fiscal policies

Here’s Paul Krugman describing the effects of recent fiscal policy in the US: And to do this when the private sector is still deleveraging and interest rates are at the zero lower bound is just awesomely destructive. It is true that Krugman suggested the fiscal austerity imposed in the US in 2013 would be awesomely [...]

CEOs Report Frustrated Sustainability Ambition

More than two thirds of CEOs (67 percent) believe that business is not doing enough to address global sustainability challenges, while the same percentage report that the private sector is not making sufficient efforts to address global sustainability challenges, according to a survey by the United Nations Global Compact and Accenture. Show More Summary

Economic Confidence Falls Off The Cliff

Thanks to the government shutdown, there's no government economic data, which is going to make it harder to get a read on what the shutdown is doing to the economy. Fortunately there's a slew of data collected by the private sector, whether it's the ADP Jobs Report or the ISM Manufacturing surveys. Show More Summary

The Obama Mafia Gets the Private Sector to do its Anti-Gun Dirty Work

The Obama political machine is ruthless. It is a force that drives to coerce, extort, bully and suppress the opposition while simultaneously seizing power in a manner with the ruthlessness reminiscent of Michael Corleone dispatchingShow More Summary

One Lucky Couple Might Get the Chance to Take a Nightmarish Trip to Mars

This is what happens when we start relying on the private sector for all of our space exploration — rich people do all kinds of crazy shit. Currently, thanks to an investment by NASA engineer-turned-multimillionaire Dennis Tito, engineers...Show More Summary

This Emergency Bear Will Provide More Than Comfort in a Natural Disaster

The second anniversary of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami is quickly approaching, and the country—public and private sectors alike—is doing everything it can to be prepared for the next disaster. Simply being prepared for the worst...Show More Summary

Robert E. Slavin: How Government Can Support Effective Innovation in Education

There are few aspects of life more thoroughly dominated by government than education. This is particularly true of educational innovation. Innovative programs and materials do often come from the private sector, but they are adopted only if government supports them.

Reminder: The Private Sector is Not “Doing Fine”

Remember when President Obama was justifiably criticized for saying that the private sector was “doing fine” last summer when tens of millions of...

Do As We Say, Congress Says, Before Doing What It Wants

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By Theodoric Meyer, ProPublica Did you know Congress is exempt from portions of a number of federal laws, including provisions that protect workers in the private sector but don’t apply to the legislative branch’s approximately 30,000 employees? Here’s a look at some of the measures Congress exempts itself from.

Walmart U.S. CEO shares how the company will help drive American renewal

“The beauty of the private sector is that we don’t have to win an election, convince Congress, or pass a bill to do what we think is right. We can simply move forward…doing what we know how to do…growing our business.” In a keynote speech at Retail’s BIG Show this morning, President and CEO of [...]

There Is Something I Do Not Understand About Kansas City Fed President Esther George's Reasoning Here

The Fed's current Quantitative Easing ? program involves its buying risky bonds--thus diminishing the pool of risky assets that the private sector can hold. Esther George objects because… it does not make complete sense to me: >Michael S. Show More Summary

Morning Reads for Thursday, Jan 10th, 2013

Good morning!  As legislators are launching head first into the new year and the upcoming session, the private sector is doing the same.   I’ve been suh-lammed.  Some know, some don’t that I’m a regional sales manager in the construction industry by day.  Bolt it to the floor or I’ll sell it – haha.  I’ve [...]

Corporate profits are highest-ever share of GDP, while wages are lowest-ever

Red is corporate profits; blue is private sector wages Corporations are doing well. Workers, not so much. That could be the opening of just about any discussion of the American economy at least over the past couple years since corporations recovered from the great recession while workers didn't. Show More Summary

There is Another Solution to the Fiscal Cliff

Have the Federal Reserve work to offset every drop in federal dollar spending with an increase in private sector spending. The Fed would incentivize the private sector to do this by raising expected future nominal income growth with aggressive open market operations or by helicopter drops. Show More Summary

Make creative use of existing technologies to thrive in the future

As both the private and public sector aggressively shift healthcare incentives from a “do more, bill more” to a value and outcome based model, healthcare providers ignore patients role in driving outcomes at their own peril. It is generally understood that patients forget 80-90% of what they are told at the doctor’s office. As incentives [...]

President Obama: Is this the 'Private Sector...Doing Fine?'

President Barack Obama incessantly touts the alleged “success” of the $50 billion General Motors (GM) bailout, evidence to the contrary notwithstanding. General Motors - The Government’s Warped Definition of ‘Success’ Much like the Obama Economy, General Motors’ numbers are tanking. Show More Summary

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