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American Greed

I'd Rather Ride A Mexican Bus Than An American Airline

Beth Arnold | Posted 07.27.2016 | Travel
Beth Arnold

Yes, rather than enduring the time suck and hassle that air travel anywhere now promises--the long, expensive taxi ride to the airport, the shoving, surly crowds, and the chaotic security and boarding processes--we opted for a Mexican bus.

I Pledge Allegiance to Greed

Kelsey Minor | Posted 07.09.2014 | Money
Kelsey Minor

Imagine sitting on a plane either at the gate or on the runway for five hours. Well it happened to me over the holiday weekend. Not once did a flight ...

The Anomaly of Greed

Dan Solin | Posted 05.18.2014 | Business
Dan Solin

I imagine it's easier to engage in illegal conduct when you don't know the victim. When hedge fund managers engage in insider trading, they don't know who is on the other side of the trade. I assume they believe it's a victimless crime. They are mistaken.

Reversing The Culture Of Greed

Jung-kyu Kim | Posted 11.24.2013 | Religion
Jung-kyu Kim

A culture of extreme individualism and profit-seeking has frayed our social fabric. To reverse the decline, we must discard the notion that greed is good.

Why Are Republicans Using the Fiscal Cliff to Hold the U.S. Economy Hostage?

Damian Kolodiy | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics
Damian Kolodiy

After the election it seems like nothing has changed in Washington. The political stalemate remains where little gets done and there is no compromise....

The Power of 'Greed'

Stacy Keach | Posted 10.13.2012 | TV
Stacy Keach

Our shows document the stories of fraudsters at large, on the run, who have evaded the authorities. There is a reward offered for information leading to their arrest and conviction. Hopefully, we will be able to apprehend one of them as the result of exposing them.

What Money Can't Buy: The Skyboxification of American Life

Michael Sandel | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics
Michael Sandel

At a time of rising inequality, the marketization of everything means that people of affluence and people of modest means lead increasingly separate lives. You might call it the skyboxification of American life. It's not good for democracy, nor is it a satisfying way to live.

All Is Fair in Love, Not Lottery

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 06.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

Something strange happens when a loved one dies and it's time to distribute the estate. No matter how close people are, money has the ability to widen wedges and force family members apart. Regardless of how those assets are distributed, someone will inevitably feel slighted.

Generosity or Greed -- It's a Matter of Choice

Judith Johnson | Posted 05.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

When we look outward instead of inward, it is easy to become disconnected from a deep sense of the relevance of our being and our connection to one another.

Spiritual Perspectives On Greed

Judith Johnson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

We are social beings confronted with the fact that while many of us do as we please without concern for others, we cannot do so without affecting them.

A Slice of Keach: Stage, Screen and Sparring

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Stacy Keach, who received acclaim with his breakthrough role as a boxer in John Huston's Fat City, returns to television on the new acclaimed F/X show Lights Out.

Greed | Greg Garrett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Greed (1924) is a classic silent film by the German director, Erich von Stroheim, although no one alive has seen its full nine hours, and few have see...

American Inequality: Who Is Subsidizing Our Lifestyle?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

The current recession has brought into stark relief an underlying flaw, not in American economics but in our consciousness. Money is creating a new, selfish class whose only interest seems to be in greed.

Madoff's Prison Described As 'Camp Fluffy': Exclusive Clips From New CNBC Special (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

When Bernie Madoff applied to run the budget of the Butner Prison's landscaping crew, he didn't get the job. "Yeah right I'd hire him as a clerk," rem...

The Wages of Fear

Judith Acosta, LISW, CCH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Judith Acosta, LISW, CCH

Viral fear, that generalized anxiety induced and spread by the media in all its forms, is evident not only in advertising but in most television programming.

America Just Grew Up A Little More

Mary Lyon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Lyon

My Facebook friend worried: "how will it affect my family when I'm working part time and just getting by? Am I on my own? I don't want to hear the usu...

Pardon the Interruption, But...

Steven Weber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steven Weber

America is itself a living example of greed-fueled inefficiency, reflected in its regressive attitudes, unrestrained profiteering and unceasing ignorance of its own mortality.

A New Style of Investing for a New Day

Kevin Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Kevin Jones

Hollywood may be remaking Wall Street, but the days of Gordon Gekko and the "greed is good" mantra are behind us. Now it's becoming a reality in the investment community.

CEOs Boosting Their Pensions While Workers Pensions go Poof

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jonathan Tasini

CEOs are getting major boosts in their pensions, while the pensions of most Americans have either disappeared or take a major hit.

Alan Shrugged

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marty Kaplan

Invoking greed to explain what happened with Wall Street actually explains little. The mystery isn't why people are greedy; it's how greed gets the better of them.

Alaska 101 For Presidential Candidates

Evon Peter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Evon Peter

My wise grandfather, who helped raise me as a child in northern Alaska, was born in 1904 into an 'uncivilized' status. He was not a United States citizen, he could not vote, and had to endure business signs that read "no dogs, no natives."

Remember Your Chains That Bind You, to Us - Ye Captains of Industry and Govern

Alice Singleton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alice Singleton

Attached with the bailout of the FMs and the remaining institutions surely to follow will be a veiled warning to the American taxpayer: "we had to bail them out. If they go down the tubes, so does America!"