Economy

June 20, 2011
By:
Crystal Willcuts

Do you know what it means to be un-American? I’ll tell you. To be un-American means to be respectful, humble, spiritual, truthful, caring, and selfless. To be American means to be immature, greedy, deceitful, disrespectful, arrogant and egocentric.

June 17, 2011
By:
Brad Fluetsch

As Alaska records unprecedented revenue, are we hurting future Alaskans by saving as much as we do? Why do you or anyone save money? A simple answer is to preserve purchasing power or wealth for the future.

June 13, 2011
By:
Mark Trahant

How bad is this economy? Former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers wrote in the Financial Times this week that the United States is now halfway to a lost economic decade (similar to Japan’s) and that the number of working Americans has dropped from 63.1 percent to 58.4 percent.

June 06, 2011
By:
Mark Trahant

Last week the Bureau of Labor Statistics started a frenzy when it released its latest job report, showing that only 54,000 jobs were added to the economy in May.

May 10, 2011
By:
Mark Trahant

Nobel-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz is trying to change the national debate about the deficit, the role of government and the impact of those policies on the day-to-day economy.

May 02, 2011
By:
Mark Trahant

Sometimes it’s easy for Indian country to ignore the huge challenges facing the United States. After all, there are so many immediate and intense issues on reservations and in tribal communities that the idea of adding another layer of concerns just seems too much.

April 25, 2011
By:
Mark Trahant

A few weeks ago Bloomberg News reported that Saudi Arabia is investing $100 billion in renewable energy sources (

March 29, 2011
By:
Mark Trahant

Just over a year ago President Barack Obama signed the health care reform bill, the Patient Protection and Affo

March 22, 2011
By:
Robert Odawi Porter

In December of last year, President Obama invited leaders from all 565 federally recognized American Indian nations and tribes to Washington for the second Tribal Nations Conference.  More than one of us wondered what the true purpose of the meeting was.  Without question, credit should be given

March 22, 2011
By:
Mark Trahant

Google the phrase, “we can’t afford,” and some 209 million results pop up that capture our Great Public Debate.

March 14, 2011
By:
Tanya Fiddler

Last week I was vigorously working to meet a deadline for a grant application (as many of us living in the nonprofit world spend a lot of our time doing), and I was completely baffled by some of the economic statistics I looked up for my community, the Cheyenne River Sioux Indian Reservation.

March 07, 2011
By:
Mark Trahant

Finally the economy seems to be creating jobs again. Last week a federal jobs survey showed an increase in 222,000 private sector jobs, a full year of growth that added 1.5 million jobs at companies and small businesses.

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