Economy

Fourth and Eighth-graders across New York State are in the midst of taking their 2012 standardized "science performance tests." With some exceptions (see the May 2012 memo issued by the NYS Department of Education, "all public school students in Grade 4 and Grade 8 must take the State assessments...
05/24/2012
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Census Bureau figures released today show that the youngest Americans are now "majority-minority," or either non-white or Hispanic. As of July 1, 2011, this demographic accounted for about 50.4 percent of the nation's population age 1 or under. For the population under age 5, it...
05/17/2012
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The New York Times' Andrew Ross Sorkin (above, Credit/David A.Grogan) and Jim LaCampJP Morgan Chase’s “terrible, egregious mistake” has touched off a firestorm of utter nonsense, ignited by the Jamie Dimon’s subtle spinning and fanned by the misinformation parroted by the...
05/16/2012
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The youngsters filed into the large conference room at the Community Service Society in Manhattan. Each picked up a slice of pizza and a can of soda from a small table that had been set up along one wall, then took a seat at the large table in the center of the room. They were from a public school...
05/15/2012
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Chase Tower in Rochester, New York/Flickr: kricav It was fitting that while President Obama and his Hollywood apostles broke fundraising records at a sumptuous $40,000 per plate dinner at George Clooney’s place, word of JPM Chase’s ‘mistake’ rippled through the news. Not...
05/14/2012
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The debate over the NYPD's controversial stop and frisk policy is an important reminder about the unjust reality young male African American men face. Stop and frisk has been thrust back into the media with new findings by the NYCLU that in 2003, the NYPD stopped 266 people for every gun...
05/11/2012
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If you could implement your ideal vision of the U.S. in 2050, what would it look like? Demos’ Distinguished Senior Fellow, Gus Speth, answers this question in his new book America the Possible: Roadmap to a New Economy, which will be released in September of this year and has been previewed...
05/11/2012
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Mother’s Day won’t arrive until Sunday, but the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions is already looking beyond it. And rightly so: this morning’s committee hearing, “Beyond Mother’s Day: Helping the Middle Class Balance Work and Family”...
05/10/2012
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Pres. Obama signs Dodd-Frank in July of 2010Everyone with a sufficiently strong constitution to follow the Republican primary campaign and Mitt Romney’s sequel is well-versed on the theory that burdensome regulation hangs around the neck of the economy like a millstone. Rick Perry wanted to...
05/10/2012
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Flickr/MattBritt00New York Knick Amar'e Stoudemire will be sitting out tonight's playoff against the Miami Heat, and it is his own fault. Stoudemire decked a fire extinguisher in frustration after Monday's Game 2 loss. In the heat of the loss, Stoudemire was only expressing an emotion that...
05/03/2012
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