How Americans view institutions, big and small

Jun 21, 2012
As part of our weekly Attitude Check, we look at recent Gallup data on how Americans feel about big versus small business, government, and other institutions.
Posted In: big business, Small Business, government, apple

The rich don't control Washington

May 9, 2012
Commentator Robert Samuelson says that contrary to popular wisdom, it's actually the poor and the middle-class who control the government.
Posted In: government

Silly taxes historically made for clever dodgers

Apr 13, 2012
Throughout history, rulers have imposed taxes on everything from wigs to windows, but astute tax avoiders have always found a way to escape them.
Posted In: Taxes, tax dodgers, government

Government must promote savings

Feb 24, 2012
Marketplace's economics editor Chris Farrell says government needs to push sound saving, rather than sound borrowing.
Posted In: government, Saving, spending, borrowing

E-Government projects under fire

Dec 8, 2011
The budget ax is swinging
Posted In: government, transparency can't keep up with demand

Oct 21, 2011 used to run the official government jobs listing website. It did so for many years under a contract that has now expired and the...
Posted In: government, Jobs, Tech Report

Supercommittee says sell spectrum

Oct 10, 2011
On Friday, Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.) and Sen. Patrick Toomey (R-Pa.) - all members of...
Posted In: government, spectrum, Tech Report

The New Facebook and why Netflix split in two

Sep 23, 2011
How important is Facebook's push into digital media? It's huge. Reed Hastings, the CEO of Netflix, believes the social network could remake the w...
Posted In: Facebook, government, hulu, netflix, policy, privacy, social media, Web Culture

On-shoring is the new off-shoring (thank you FCC)

Aug 5, 2011
Call centers are bringing jobs back to the United States. Julius Genachowski, chairman for the FCC, says call centers will hire about 100,000 pe...
Posted In: broadband, fcc, government, Jobs

House members want Internet Service Providers to keep track of your online activity

Jul 29, 2011
The bill is called Protecting Children From Internet Pornographers Act of 2011. Because who would want to vote against that? The bill passed in the...
Posted In: children, government, privacy