The Green Collar Economy – Book Review

Environmentalist Van Jones’ book proposes a green new deal The first book by an African-American environmentalist to become a New York Times best-seller, The Green Collar Economy is a detailed proposal for a green new deal that will, in Jones’ words, ensure the approaching “green wave lifts all boats.” Anyone …

Finding a Local Job in a Bad Economy

Relocation is Not Necessarily the Answer to the Job Hunting Dilemma The economy is bad, so the word is that job seekers need to be flexible when they look for a job. However, that doesn’t always mean having to relocate to a new city to find the best employment opportunity. …

Importance of Global Trade To North America

Canadian & Mexican Economies Are More Open To International Trade Economists use a simple statistical formula to measure how open a country is to global trade. First, they calculate the total value of a nation’s global trade by adding exports and imports. That sum is then divided by the country’s …

Getting a Raise in a Terrible Economy

Convincing Boss you Deserve More Not an Impossible Task It may seem unnatural for employees to ask for a raise these days. After all, according to the U.S. Labor Department, the country lost nearly 600,000 jobs in January alone. That pushed the U.S. unemployment rate to 7.6 percent, a level …

Local Currencies For Low Carbon Living

Transition Culture Encourages Communities, Sustains Micro-Economy Minting money has enabled trade from the earliest times, but now some towns are going back in time to support their local micro-economy with local currencies. Early Economics Early in human history, goods and services were bartered – your hand axe for the berries …

Finding a Job in a Down Economy

Professional Contacts are Your Key to Getting Hired It can be discouraging when the perfect job continues to elude you after a carefully planned search. As the saying goes, when what you are doing isn’t working, try something else. That advice is appropriately applied to the job search no matter …

Debt Management Plans & Controlling Finances

Hearing the phone ring isn’t exactly a joy when serious debt problems exist. Dealing with creditor harassment is unpleasant and stressful. Don’t let financial difficulties and stress continue indefinitely as a Debt Management Plan can change things for the better. What is a Debt Management Plan (DMP)? A minimum of …

Senior Citizens Debt Advice – The Cost of Delay

Senior citizen debt has become a huge problem as increasing numbers struggle to cope with spiraling living costs. Such financial problems are a sign of the times as the fixed incomes of seniors leave little room for maneuver in event of personal turmoil. Senior Citizen Debt Problems Caused By Unwillingness …

Bio-Economy, and Other Green Ideas: Oil is Outdated

Nearly seventy years after Henry Ford built an automobile from plants and fueled it with vegetable oil, America’s quest for energy independence is forcing the re-examination of some of his philosophies. A new bio-economy is beginning to unfold, and fascinating developments are springing from previously tested—and often discarded—technologies. From floor …