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We Often Regret Greed, But Never Generosity

Derrick De Lise | Posted 02.12.2016 | Religion
Derrick De Lise

As Christians, we are directly called by Jesus, through the beatitudes, to take care of the less fortunate. So often we make excuses to avoid this. When was the last time you regretted giving someone a gift?

It's About Time, My World

Lydia Canaan | Posted 02.03.2016 | World
Lydia Canaan

It's about time you realize that I am you and you are me, that we are all intertwined and connected in humanity. Whether you are from the East or from the West, aren't you aware that we share a planet and not a world? And, what is a world?

Fixing Capitalism

Benjamin T. Solomon | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics
Benjamin T. Solomon

As a proponent of both democracy and capitalism, I've always wondered why opponents have negatively critiqued capitalism. Until the Wall St. Crash of 2008, and its subsequent Great Recession, I took no notice. The basic argument against was greed. 2008 confirmed this.

Does This Sound Un-American to You?

Jackie DeHon | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics
Jackie DeHon

I was born and raised in Texas, so I feel I have a right to complain about a rotten thing that is happening here. Texas used to be the best place in...

NFL's Relocation Game Screws Fans

Ken Reed | Posted 01.20.2016 | Sports
Ken Reed

While watching the recent NFL relocation charade involving the Rams, Chargers and Raiders play out, I was reminded once again that the fundamental problem in professional sports is that each sport is a self-regulated monopoly.

Good News! Your Odds of Winning the Precious $1.5 Billion Powerball Just Went Up!

David Michael Conner | Posted 01.14.2016 | Money
David Michael Conner

Good luck to you. I hope you win that billion. I really do. But before you do, please watch Lord of the Rings 46 times and consider where that precious billion dollars is going to take you.

The Big Short - a chronicle of infectious shortsightedness; epidemic blindness, delusion, and deceit.

Joseph Cooper | Posted 01.07.2016 | Entertainment
Joseph Cooper

"Crap." That word is used quite often by the handful (one handful) of analysts and traders who "shorted" (bet against) the trillion-dollar mortgage-b...

Changing America's Culture of Greed

John W. Traphagan | Posted 12.30.2015 | Politics
John W. Traphagan

Every vote for a candidate from the right in the current political climate is a vote for more of the same -- extreme wealth and power concentrated in the hands of a very small segment of the population.

Parents: We Should Quit Christmas

John W. Traphagan | Posted 12.21.2015 | Parents
John W. Traphagan

The next time you proudly look at all of those presents you piled under the tree for your kids, ask yourself what message this is sending them. Are you really teaching them about giving, or are you teaching them that the most important thing in life is to be excited about getting a lot of stuff?

5 Ways to Give: How We Can Be Difference Makers

Adam Davis | Posted 12.04.2015 | Impact
Adam Davis

One of the goals I had when I went full-time entrepreneur was to be a giver. I was raised by my parents to never brag or be boastful, and I we shouldn't brag or gloat about our finances, but this is to spell out how I overcame a negative period in my life.

Keeping Up With the Judases

John Schlimm | Posted 12.03.2015 | Religion
John Schlimm

We have become the golden calf. Gilded in likes, favorites, shares, and retweets. Periscoping our every moment while perched on a towering pedestal of selfies. All of it new-century building blocks of ego and validation.

Adults Are the Problem

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.01.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

We tell our children to control themselves while slapping and spanking and ejecting them violently in our homes, child care centers, schools, detention facilities and prisons. Adults tell children to be honest while lying and cheating and not to be violent while marketing and glorifying violence.

What the Buddha Might Say to 'the Donald'

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 09.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

The Buddha clearly taught about the dangers of greed, hatred and ignorance, what he called the three poisons, that Trump seems to display quite frequently.

The Seven Deadly Sins of Stock Trading

Timothy Sykes | Posted 08.06.2015 | Business
Timothy Sykes

I've been thinking a lot lately about what it takes to achieve financial & investment success. As a teacher, I have students at every stage of the process - from those who are completely new to the trading process to students that have gone on to become millionaires thanks to the lessons I teach.

The Surprising Secret To True Happiness

Babette Hughes | Posted 07.20.2015 | Fifty
Babette Hughes

If it's not a mansion or yacht that will make us happy what will? Surprisingly, it is the struggle with the obstacles and even the tragedies of life. Overcoming them gives us authentic self worth because in the process we earn the tools of confidence and spirit and authenticity.

History Tells Us That 2016 Will See a Recession

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.09.2015 | Business
Daniel Wagner

As if a reminder were needed, a variety of asset classes are once again frothy and it feels a lot like 2008.

3 Thieves That Steal Your Peace of Mind

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Greed and power are like thieves in the night that steal our sensibility, kindness and humanity, leaving us doing everything we can, whether legal or illegal, to get more. It's amazing to witness the damage greed can wreck by bringing down a well-established international football league.

Why Did A Peruvian Artist Bury Gold In An Abandoned Mansion?

The Huffington Post | Colton Valentine | Posted 06.08.2015 | Arts

Have you ever gone hunting for gold? Brooklyn-based artist Iván Sikic’s new installation, "LOOT" ("SAQUEO" in Spanish), revives that childhood drea...

How To Say No To Your Kids

Christine Carter | Posted 06.30.2015 | Parents
Christine Carter

It is up to us parents to help our kids shift their perspective from the constant need for instant gratification to a deeper understanding of self-control.

Mute About Money

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 06.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

Money competes quite well with sex for the position of the No. 1 no-talk topic in our society. Friends, relatives and significant others typically do...

An Alternative to Pleasure Seeking

Jesse Bogner | Posted 06.07.2015 | Religion
Jesse Bogner

We all seek to profit from one another. It is the very nature of the capitalist system we live in. On an interpersonal level, we seek the comfort of others, because in the best moments they make us feel good.

WAAC And PAAC Are At The Root Of Youth And High School Sports Problems

Ken Reed | Posted 02.21.2015 | Sports
Ken Reed

Our overarching challenge as people who care about sports and the young people involved in them is to confront and overcome the win-at-all-costs (WAAC) and profit-at-all-costs (PAAC) mentalities that are resulting in a variety of insidious abuses in our little leagues and high schools.

Pharmaceutical Industry Profiting From a Solution to a Problem They Helped Create

Patrick R. Krill | Posted 02.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Patrick R. Krill

More can and should be done to make naloxone widely available at an affordable price, and we must demand better from an industry that would seek to profit from both the poison and the antidote.

Payday Loans and the Rise of Vampire Capitalism

Ethan Rabidoux | Posted 02.15.2015 | Business
Ethan Rabidoux

Payday loan companies have managed to fly beneath the radar of public scrutiny for far too long. I suspect it's because their victims are the weakest among us who don't have a voice.

Short Memories, Broken Politics, and the Coming Recession

Daniel Wagner | Posted 02.14.2015 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

If the Great Recession wasn't enough to change the hearts and minds of the bankers, legislators, lobbyists and voters, I really don't know what would be. We bear collective responsibility for perpetuating a terribly broken system.