Can Worker Cooperatives Solve The Unemployment Problem?

Worker cooperatives might not solve unemployment but they could go a long way in reducing it.

The recent recession was the worst since the Great Depression of 1929. It lasted from December 2007 to June 2009.

Today’s leading indicators show that the economy is improving, the stock market has rebounded, housing prices are going up and corporate profits are at record high levels.

Unfortunately unemployment has stayed high long after the recession ended and now hovers at around 7.3 %. What we have is a jobless recovery.

A look at history over the past eighty years shows that our leaders have not been able to find lasting answers. After the Great Depression government tried to regulate the economy and stimulate demand to create jobs (the Keynesian way). It worked for a while until the 1970’s when we had high inflation and high unemployment (stagflation).

We then had supply side economics as taxes on the wealthy were cut and the economy

Innovation in Banking Sector Through Communication

Banks and financial institutions are priority driven bodies that are responsible for stabilizing uncertain economic conditions. Most of the people think that banks are responsible for slashing inflation, improving growth rate, fostering business operations & effectuate security measures, while some feel that banks are good to take loans for business initiatives only. However, banks and financial institutions are much more than that and the list is nearly endless. Banks are not only helping in re-building economic platforms, but also widening their reach to discuss the needs of small business owners. Banking analysts are consistently developing their financial products and financial services so that they can allow business owners, customers, business partners and people.

Innovation through Communication

Banks are revising their old communication strategies by introducing newer & pragmatic communication models, business intelligence strategies, and business analytics approaches. They are initiating several programs to discuss the problems of business owners, customers, business partners and people. They are approaching modern performance-based channels

Made in the Shade

It is proven that solar panels that are designed to convert sunlight into electricity are a shrewd investment. From the moment that installation is complete you begin to realize the savings on your electric bill. In fact, the percentage of energy that your solar panel produces is equivalent to the reduction on your electrical utility bill. That is, if your panel generates 80% of your required electricity, your $150.00 monthly invoice becomes $30.00! That translates to a savings of over $1400.00 per year.

Once you have chosen to let the solar power advantages work for you, make sure that you select a qualified and reputable installation company. Working with you they will advise the best location of your panel in order to maximize the solar panel efficiency. A professional can also recommend appropriate accessories such as dynamic mounts that follow the position of the sun and rotate the panel for maximum absorption.

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Flexible Electronic Payment Solutions Benefits Both Provider and Patient

The current economic situation has the capacity to force patients to decide between discontinuing their routine healthcare appointments or making other payment arrangements. Possible solutions offered by healthcare providers include medical credit cards, or automated electronic payment plans (such as “auto-debit”).

Affordable, electronic payment plan options now play a vital role in the financial health of a practice more than ever before. With declining insurance reimbursement, patients are now personally responsible for a larger portion of their healthcare expenses.

Finances have become a barrier for many patients who are not able to receive the care they want and need.

Easing the financial burden for patients and making it easy for them to plan their budget with an automated electronic payment plan is essential, as it provides the opportunity for preventive care which will inevitably minimize the need for emergency care that results from lack of routine health appointments. It is much less costly for patients

Penny Wise, Euro Foolish

After spending more than four years and a half-trillion dollars trying to restore faith in their currency, their governments and their banks, the top financial minds in the eurozone may have thrown it all away to save a pittance.

If you are cynical enough, you might say this is the kind of judgment we ought to expect by now from the top financial minds in the eurozone.

I am not that cynical – or at least I wasn’t, before the finance chiefs of 17 countries decided to raid every bank account in the island nation of Cyprus to raise part of a 17-billion-euro rescue package. As recently as March 15, the Cypriot government (which reluctantly agreed to the terms in order to stay in the euro club) proclaimed that bank deposits were sacrosanct. By the next day, after word of the rescue deal’s terms got out, virtually every ATM in government-controlled Cyprus was empty of cash. (The exceptions were those