Former Shell Oil president analyzes BP’s handling of the current crisis and explains the takeaway from his book, Why We Hate the Oil Companies.
Pulitzer Prize-winning L.A. Times columnist and author of Colossus discusses why people should care about the Hoover Dam.
Regardless of what happens in the economy, healthcare continues to be one of the most important, most popular, and fastest-growing industries. Healthcare is one of the country’s largest industries, providing 14.3 million jobs in 2008 alone. And the industry is expected to generate 3.2 million new jobs between 2008 and 2018 — more than any […]
Bank-bailout Congressional Oversight Panel chair weighs in on the foreclosure crisis and the potential of a consumer financial protection agency.
Whistleblower and author of No One Would Listen explains how he discovered Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme and whether victims had any responsibility.
CNBC’s business news anchor describes what went wrong over the last few years and discusses whether lessons have been learned.
When you read about the unemployment rate in this country, which has been hovering around 10% for a while now, it’s easy to forget that the rate is different depending on where you live in the country, whether you are a man or a woman and whether you are Black, Latino or white. The Joint […]
In the early 1990s, I had the good fortune to work for Robert B. Reich, then the U.S. Secretary of Labor. He taught me a simple (and free) tool for diagnosing the health of an organization. When he visited companies and talked with employees, Reich listened carefully for the pronouns people used. Did employees refer […]
If you were among the throngs of Americans out shopping and buying a bunch of items marked down from their original marked-up prices, then you might have missed these news items that are (arguably) interesting but have little-to-no impact on your life. 1) The FAA released the recordings from Northwest Flight 188. If you recall, […]
New York Times journalist talks about his book Too Big to Fail, which gives a behind-the-scenes look at how decisions made on Wall Street led to the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression.