• How Not Increasing the Debt Ceiling Could Ruin Your Life
    Politicians in Washington are currently negotiating a continuing resolution to fund the government. It's a big deal, but it's almost small compared to the next fiscal fight – the debt ceiling.
  • Where Did All the Jobs Go?
    One economic theory says that raising the minimum wage causes employers to hire fewer workers.
  • The Myth of the Earned Income Tax Credit
    Conservative economists argue that the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) negates the need for a minimum wage.
  • Is a Management-Free Workplace Productive?
    Imagine the entire professional hierarchy restructured into something more democratic. No boss to report to, no corporate ladder to climb, no one to beat for a promotion and no one left in the dark about overall goals and far-reaching vision. Will it breed innovation or lead to a Lord of the Flies style meltdown?
  • CEOs Make Bank, But How Much is Too Much? [infographic]
    The leader of a company is expected to make considerably more than the average employee, but at what point, if any, does the discrepancy become unethical?
  • 'Big Brother' Contestants Learned They Were Fired Last Night

    What's worse than being fired for being a bigot? Being fired for being a bigot ... on television. What's worse than that? Not finding out about it for a couple of weeks.

  • Low Wages Do Not Cause Poverty

    It seems to make sense that low minimum wages are the cause of poverty, but that is not necessarily the case. Low wages may not cause poverty as much as not having a job at all.

  • Investment in Education Is Best for the Economy
    The best way to help the working class and create jobs is not to raise the minimum wage, but to invest government dollars in education.
  • Raising the Minimum Wage Hurts the Working Class
    In the great debate about raising the minimum wage, people seldom discuss how doing so could actually hurt the workers that it's intended to help.
  • Measuring Sleep to Improve Employee Performance
    The Vancouver Canucks professional hockey team were concerned their demanding schedule was hurting their performance on the ice. Their solution — start measuring their players sleeping performance.
  • The Skyrocketing Cost of Higher Education

    The cost of higher education continues to grow faster than inflation. What is a college student to do?

  • Parasite Singles: A Millennial Trend
    Jennifer Lawrence does it. So does Taylor Lautner. And now, a new report says more people in their generation are, too. A new Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data shows that 36 percent of the nation’s young adults ages 18 to 31 were living in their parents’ home in 2012. That’s the highest share in at least four decades.
  • 3 Tips for Adapting to Change
    It's no secret that we live in a fast-paced, ever-changing world, but as business educator, Eddie Obeng, points out, the speed of change is overtaking the speed of learning around the world. Find out how we, as business people, can learn to keep up in such a quickly advancing world.
  • Low Pay Is Not Okay

    Low Pay Is Not Okay
    Fast food workers took to the streets yesterday with chants such as "Hey, hey, ho, ho, poverty wages have got to go!" But who is paying more attention to the plight of the low wage worker? Lawmakers, or the customers buying cheap lattes and Big Macs?
  • National Fast Food Workers Strike for Living Wages
    Fast food workers are no longer fighting their battles alone. Various groups, including union organizers and religious groups, are calling for fast food workers across the nation to walk off their jobs together.
  • Low Wages Affect Us All, Especially Children
    Almost a quarter of the children living in America are growing up in poverty. Fifty years ago today, Martin Luther King, Jr. marched on Washington to demand jobs and freedom. We still have a long way to go to fulfill King's dream.
  • Can Your Employer Force You To Lie?
    There has been a lot of discussion over the past few years about what employees can and can not say on social media sites. It is one thing for employers to ban employees from posting negative things about the company, but requiring employees to post positive things about the company is another subject altogether. Can an employer force you to lie about the company you work for?
  • Part-Time is the New Full-Time in the Restaurant Industry
    Economic recession replaced full-time work with part-time gigs, easy to fill because widespread joblessness means more people will accept just about any employment opportunity. That's good news for employers trying to save a buck by bypassing the need to offer healthcare, but pretty sucky for the rest of America who have to accept that, well, part-time is the new normal.
  • White House Unveils Plan for College Affordability
    President Obama kicked off a two-day bus tour with talks about how to make college more affordable. "We can't price the middle class — and people working to get into the middle class — out of a college education," he told an audience at The State University of New York in Buffalo Wednesday.
  • Chef Gordon Ramsay: Tyrant or Teddy Bear?
    Can a man who uses the F-word every other breath while yelling at cooks really be kind, sweet, and a joy to be around? Anyone who has watched him hug "MasterChef" contestants goodbye has to wonder.