The Upside to a Job Search in a Down Economy

The Upside to a Job Search in a Down Economy

When faced with an opportunity to fundamentally change your life, will you take it?  Many of us want to answer this question with a resounding “yes,” but may think that reality is not attainable. Not necessarily so.  Consider the possibility that the current recession may be providing the catalyst for meaningful lessons and positive life…
Economic Outlook: May 2009

Economic Outlook: May 2009

U.S. ECONOMY Preliminary estimates of 2009 first quarter GDP suggest only a slight improvement from 2008’s fourth quarter (-6.1 vs. -6.3); however, the massive federal stimuli coming forward point to a possible leveling and then rebound in the quarters ahead.  Much of the last quarter’s contraction centered on decreases in exports (-30%) and a reduction…
Dad, Is the Recession Over Yet?

Dad, Is the Recession Over Yet?

My children are a constant source of wisdom and clarity for me.  Our sons are ages 8 and 11, and keenly interested in what’s going on in the world.  We share openly and candidly the current state of politics, the economy and world news in a way they will understand.  This past Saturday, my wife…
The “Down Economy” Bandwagon

The “Down Economy” Bandwagon

It seems like we’ve been preparing for this current recession for the past two or three years, constantly predicting it and staving it off as long as we could, all the while listening to the media tell us that it was just around the corner. And now that it is here—and it is here—we’re witnessing…
Vatican Aide: Put Man at the Center of the Economy—Cardinal Martino Says World Is More Than Just Money

Vatican Aide: Put Man at the Center of the Economy—Cardinal Martino Says World Is More Than Just Money

SANTIAGO, Chile (Zenit.org)—The financial crisis under way in the United States should remind us that the human person must be at the center of the economy, says the president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. Cardinal Renato Martino affirmed this in a press conference during a visit he is making to Chile through Wednesday.…