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michael-lipsey's picture
Jan.06.2009
My year begins with optimism for change for the better, and worry because the economy is deteriorating. Since retiring I've been a full time artist and writer, living on savings and investments, and like most of my friends, taken a finanical hit this last year. I've lived through quite a few...
raul-ramos-y-sanchez's picture
Dec.30.2008
There's little doubt 2009 will be a year of turmoil. If we are wise, it can also be an opportunity for reflection. The turnaround in U.S. fortunes has been sudden ... and deep. Wall Street is in shambles. The U.S. auto industry is nearing collapse. The swoon of the U.S. economy has dragged other...
angela-alvarez's picture
Dec.29.2008
Just as most of the world has been wondering what the solution is to this economic crises, I've been thinking about the origins of this strange economy. As someone who is by no means an ecomonmist, one core question keeps coming up in my mind--Why do we have a debt-based economy? This to me doesn't...
victoria-zackheim's picture
Dec.21.2008
How do writers make ends meet? In this miserable economy, most of my writer friends are doing what I do: teach, scramble for freelance editing and writing work, pray, whatever works. Masha Hamilton, author of the bestselling Camel Bookmobile, has come up with a unique idea: converting part of her...
jimmy-thomas's picture
Dec.15.2008
This week has been pretty much been emotionally up and down, and the weather doesn’t help for some reason when it gets cold outside it seems as if reality gets harsh. You start to become more aware of your surroundings, so rather you have a job, are unemployed or your starting a business (like...
geri-spieler's picture
Dec.15.2008
I guess I'm stuck on a theme, because I feel compelled to revisit the world of writers, authors, publishing and books. I'm intrigued and yet fearful  of the degree of importance literature will play in our society years from now? Will our grandchildren read the classics? Will they even know about...
allen-p-adamson's picture
Dec.09.2008
In this economic climate of shrinking budgets and diminished consumer attention, there are two valuable lessons marketers should take away from the brilliant campaign run by the Obama team. Lesson one: Stay focused on a simple, core idea for your brand which, in the President-elect’s case was “...
candie-white's picture
Dec.07.2008
I realize that speaking about freedom of speech versus social morals and values is opening up a philosophical can of worms, but just as President Elect Obama has more leeway now to speak about African-Americans, I have leeway to speak about the “fringed” liberal groups.  Being a lesbian...
rosy-cole's picture
Dec.07.2008
...to cite but one!   'I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up...
jayne-lyn-stahl's picture
Dec.05.2008
is right when he talks about bailing out the big 3 automakers, and says that for Congress "to do nothing, to allow bankruptcies and failures in one, two or three of these companies in the midst of the worst credit crisis and the worst unemployment situation that we've had in 70 years would be...