Christopher Seifel

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Does the US need corporate tax reform? An argument in favour, from Martin Feldstein, professor of economics at Harvard University.

Japan’s “debt problem” in perspective

2014-11-17T22:44:30.000Z<p>By: Matthew C Klein<p>The best way to get less of something is to tax it, so nobody should have been surprised when Japanese GDP …

Why Tuesday's Election Might Not Matter To Obama

The 2014 elections are mercifully just days away and Republicans across the country are expecting a great night. Should Harry Reid fall, Republicans in the Beltway will be running to the Capital Grille to toast their incredible success and back-slap well into the morning. In fact, the mutual …

Richard Branson's 4 Rules For Making Difficult Decisions

Richard Branson, chair of Virgin Train's parent company the Virgin Group, writes in his book "The Virgin Way: Everything I Know About Leadership" that he was "stunned and baffled" that he could have lost the bid to FirstGroup.<p>He decided to stay quiet for awhile, meeting with lawyers and advisors to …

Virgin Trains

Jimmy Carter: President Obama blew it on ISIL

Former President Jimmy Carter is criticizing President Barack Obama’s Middle East policy, saying he has shifting policies and waited too long to take action against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.<p>In an interviewed published Tuesday in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the 39th president said …

Cramer on the Market: A Rate Increase From the Fed Will Bring a Recession

NEW YORK (Real Money) -- Where are the big rate-raisers? Where are the people who have looked around the world and decided that rates are much too …

By 2045, 80-90% of young Japanese will have university degrees, but only 23% of Indians. Former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown on why we must close the education gap: Chart:

"Humanity still does not seem to understand #water’s value." What it takes to manage our most vital resource. #waterscarcity Image:

This Is What Would Happen If You Lined up Every Car on the Planet and Floored Their Throttles

<i>(Illustration by Bryan Christie Design)</i><p>We know that every burnout results in at least one angry bystander because science tells us that every action generates an equal and opposite reaction. Newton's Third Law also states that the torque that propels your car creates a reactionary force that acts …

Here's Why We Haven't Quite Figured Out How to Feed Billions More People

Solving the world's looming food crisis will require big investments in agricultural research, yet public support for that is lagging.<p>When famine loomed in Mexico and southern Asia in the mid-20th century, agricultural crop researchers saved the day. Scientists at Mexico's International Maize and …

The US has the highest statutory corporate tax rate among developed countries. Laura Tyson outlines what the nation needs to do to attract investment and bring back jobs from abroad:

Delta Analyst Says Selloff Overdone as Airline Shares Correct

<i>Updated from 7 a.m. with Delta September traffic report and midday trading.</i><p>ATLANTA (TheStreet) -- Shares in the big three U.S. airlines hit a wall …

Three ways to boost the returns from investments in infrastucture. Image:

Is inflation dead, or just dormant? "Many of the same pundits who never imagined that advanced economies could have massive financial crises are now sure that advanced economies can never have inflation crises," writes Harvard's Kenneth Rogoff. Image:

Solar power accounts for only 2-3% of India’s energy supply, even though the country is much sunnier than solar power champions such as Germany. Here are three ways India can make the most of its sunshine. Image:

Global house prices are rising as fast as during the boom that preceded the 2008 crisis. Are we heading for another economic crisis? By Robert J Shiller, 2013 Nobel laureate in economics: Chart:

Is austerity inevitable? The World Bank's Augusto Lopez-Claros argues that many countries simply don't have the option of increasing debt to boost their economies. #austerity Image:

Does the US need corporate tax reform? An argument in favour, from Martin Feldstein, professor of economics at Harvard University.

Four major policy mistakes that have made the economic crisis worse – and one idea that could help us out of it. "One might think that all monetary policy options have been exhausted," writes Richard Wood. "Fortunately, this is not the case." Chart:

Jesse Livermore's 21 Trading Rules

Back in the early part of the 20th century, Livermore made and lost millions shorting the market.<p>"Reminiscences of a Stock Operator" by Edwin Lefevre, a fictionalized account of Livermore's path from small-time bucketeer to big-time stock trader, is one of the most widely-read and revered books on …

Stock Markets

The 27 Scariest Moments Of The Financial Crisis

Businesses went down, and people lost their jobs.<p>But the memory of the key events of the financial crisis is slowly fading. Hearings, lawsuits, bailouts — it all gets muddled together.<p>Business Insider has outlined the major moments from 2007 to 2009.<p>From the initial reports of subprime defaults to …

Why do poorer countries like China lend to richer countries like the US? Read the surprising answer to an economic puzzle: Chart:

5 Surefire Ways to Double Your Workday Productivity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In sales, we learn to sell benefits rather than features. Keeping that in mind, the way to sell yourself on maximizing your productivity is to realize that with a super-dialed calendar and well thought-out workday strategy, you can …

Time Management

When should the Fed raise interest rates? A look at the two biggest factors driving the decision.

Probe: website must boost security

WASHINGTON (AP) —, the health insurance website serving more than 5 million Americans, has significant security flaws that put users' …