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The Misrule of Law in Croatia

John Feffer | Posted 08.25.2014 | World
John Feffer

Natasha Srdoc, who has done stints in international banking, the think tank world, and politics, is a firm believer in free market capitalism. She doesn't think what took place in former Yugoslavia comes anywhere close to her understanding of how capitalism works.

Kate Sheppard

Hardcore Capitalists Warn That Climate Change Is A Really Big Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

Another day, another climate change report predicting serious consequences for the United States. Tuesday's report, however, focuses on the devastatio...

Should Cryonics, Cryothanasia, and Transhumanism Be Part of the Euthanasia Debate?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 08.21.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The medical field of preserving the dead for possible future life is quickly improving every year.

Hungary's Economic Leap

John Feffer | Posted 08.23.2014 | World
John Feffer

Given its position at the head of the pack of countries in the region, Hungary was expected to be the first to make the successful transition to capitalism. But today, Hungary has fallen behind many of the other countries in the region in terms of growth, employment, debt, and other economic indicators.

Leaders Eat Last and Other Rules for Innovators

Elliot S. Weissbluth | Posted 08.20.2014 | Business
Elliot S. Weissbluth

I admire great leaders, those who know their job isn't to bask in the spotlight, but to relentlessly drive growth and move their organizations forward.

Cancer: Everyone Pays

Bill Couzens | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Bill Couzens

With reports of increased incidences of cancer, news of accompanying financial challenges is no surprise -- which makes me wonder why some lawmakers and individuals do not understand the economic fallout of cancer, not just for patients and their families, but for all of us.

Who Wants to Be a Trillionaire?

Jeremy Balkin | Posted 08.10.2014 | Impact
Jeremy Balkin

Imagine what the world would look like if impact investing had the same mainstream acceptance as value investing? There would be fewer people imprison...

Hillary's Right On This One

Suzan Johnson Cook | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
Suzan Johnson Cook

Why don't they just stop? Hillary's absolutely right on this one. As a former senior-level appointee in the White House, under two presidents and three cabinet secretaries, I came out last October, 2013.

A Sad Cautionary Tale of Fraud

Dan Solin | Posted 08.10.2014 | Business
Dan Solin

It's your money. Don't let anyone -- including family members -- scam you out of it.

America's New Wealthy Have so Little to Offer Society

Sean McElwee | Posted 08.10.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

Today, instead, we have a wealthy class with the culture of new money and innovativeness of old money (i.e., rather little of either). This new rentier class, with little to offer society, subsists largely on legalized grift or, in economic terms, rent.

A Vertical World

Matthias Paul Kuhlmey | Posted 08.05.2014 | Business
Matthias Paul Kuhlmey

Should the US once again decide to "turn within," it would likely not be as straightforward as before. Today's economic system is dependent on global trade and capital flows, outsourcing needs, and the exploitation of inexpensive labor and resources.

Understanding Bitcoin

David Bergstein | Posted 08.05.2014 | Business
David Bergstein

Through recent conversations with various friends and colleagues, it has become apparent that Bitcoin is somewhat of a mystery to the majority of the population. The common query, even among seasoned investors, is inevitably, "What is Bitcoin?"

Money for Nothing? Well, Almost...

Jason Gordo | Posted 07.30.2014 | Money
Jason Gordo

Money for nothing doesn't exist, but something does come close: generating money through compound interest. One of the most common ways investors generate compound interest is by investing in a diversified portfolio of ingredients from the financial markets: stocks, bonds, real estate, and commodities.

Strong Leadership Begins With Your Mindset

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 08.02.2014 | Business
Dr. Jim Taylor

Your mindset isn't just a bunch of touchy-feely psychology and relationship stuff. It also has a big effect on your company's bottom line, setting the stage of its performance, productivity, and, ultimately, its profitability.

Financial Literacy

Michael Kaiser | Posted 08.02.2014 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Too many arts managers are not comfortable with financial concepts and data. They can create an operational budget that adds up correctly, but have little knowledge of the workings of the stock and bond markets, the implications of interest rate movements, or of recent economic activity.

Rhetoric of Colombian Currency

Felipe Ángel | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Felipe Ángel

Susceptibility to foreign shocks would be an adequate phrase to describe the Colombian peso's behavior against the U.S. dollar over the past months.

5 Tips Before Leaving Your Kids an Inheritance

Robert Pagliarini | Posted 07.30.2014 | Money
Robert Pagliarini

What is your view of inherited money? Is it an "initiative sucker" or can it be used to create a better and more fulfilled life?

5 Ways to Seek a Meaningful Paycheck

Kimberly Palmer | Posted 07.29.2014 | Money
Kimberly Palmer

Is it possible to have the best of both worlds -- financial success as well as meaningful work; a sense of satisfaction and fulfillment as well as relaxation and a good night's sleep? Here are five suggestions about how to balance ambition with tranquility.

Ten Important Things a Non-Finance Person Should Know About Personal Finance

Quora | Posted 07.27.2014 | Money
Quora

Spend less than your cash flow. Easy enough concept, and it is the number one rule.

Teracoin -- A Digital Currency Minted by the Labor Force

Costa Michailidis | Posted 07.27.2014 | Business
Costa Michailidis

I'd like to propose a digital currency that acts to balance the playing field. Start with bitcoin and let's make a few modifications.

Investing Lessons From the Donald Sterling Saga

Dan Solin | Posted 07.27.2014 | Business
Dan Solin

You have your eye on the wrong ball if you are paying attention to predictions about when the stock market will "correct." There is scant evidence that anyone has the expertise to predict the future.

From Veteran to Vetrepreneur: Steps to Transitioning Into the Private Sector

Tabatha Turman | Posted 07.27.2014 | Business
Tabatha Turman

While the road to a successful business is not always smooth and linear, trust in yourself and your abilities to lead you.

Art of Making Money: Michael Jackson's 3 Money Making Secrets

Shaahin Cheyene | Posted 07.24.2014 | Business
Shaahin Cheyene

Indisputably, Michael Jackson remains one of the top grossing and most influential pop artists of all time. The mercurial and controversial businessman made billions of dollars in his lifetime.

What a Near-Perfect FICO Score Looks Like and How You Can Get It Too

MyBankTracker | Posted 07.22.2014 | Money
MyBankTracker

Does a perfect FICO score exist? No one has even seen one, if it is even possible to attain. But, we found someone who is extremely close to it. Na...

Conserving Landscapes and Ecosystems With Private Investment

David Bank | Posted 07.16.2014 | Impact
David Bank

Private investors are finding new opportunities to invest in large-scale conservation efforts intended to protect biodiversity and boost "ecosystem services" such as clean water, clean air and carbon storage.