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

Ken Reed | Posted 12.22.2014 | 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 12.22.2014 | 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 12.16.2014 | 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 12.15.2014 | 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.

Why Major Retailers Are Opening Their Doors on Thanksgiving and Why I Don't Like That

Barbara Alvarez | Posted 01.21.2015 | Business
Barbara Alvarez

The point is, they will be open and requiring employees to clock in and work on a national holiday set aside for people to give thanks with family and friends. It's wrong. Period.

Can America Be Saved? (Part 3) We Are Losing for Want of Seeing What's Winning

Andy Schmookler | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

The point needs to be stressed. The status quo is not leading us where we need to go. At the level that matters most, even our "victories" are not winning the battle. We are losing at the level where, fundamentally, this battle is being fought.

The Real Reason Monster's CEO Lost His Job

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

Greed has been cloaked under the guise of fiduciary responsibility, and it has been aided and abetted by boards and shareholders. But the job of the leader is about more than just making money.

Want Income Equality? Then Stop Voting for Millionaires

Evan Doherty | Posted 12.27.2014 | Politics
Evan Doherty

On November 4th, vote for an independent. Vote for someone who has some semblance of understanding of the everyday struggles you face. Vote for someone who doesn't fly back and forth from Washington to your home district on his or her own private jet.

WWFD - What Would Francis Do?

Jon M. Sweeney | Posted 11.19.2014 | Religion
Jon M. Sweeney

Eight hundred years ago a little man in Italy was saving the Church from its corruption, clericalism, irrelevance, and insincerity by waking people up to a renewed focus on the Gospel.

#2: The Republican Party's Extraordinary Pattern of Destructiveness

Andy Schmookler | Posted 11.15.2014 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

In the conduct of today's Republican Party, we can see a pattern of destructiveness. It displays an insatiable lust for power and wealth, an impulse to prey upon the vulnerable, a preference for conflict over cooperation, a persistent dishonesty, and a willingness to sacrifice the greater good for selfish advantage.

Meet the New Wolves of Wall Street

Jesse Felder | Posted 11.15.2014 | Business
Jesse Felder

Wall Street is in the midst of some pretty massive changes right now. And I'm talking about Wall Street as it relates to Main Street. I'm talking about how individual investors are being courted (hunted) and cared for (killed) by the new wolves of Wall Street.

More vs Enough -- Time to Re-Set Our Cultural Values

Rob Kall | Posted 11.09.2014 | Impact
Rob Kall

This article explores what I think has become just about a mental illness -- the desire for "more" and the corollary "bigger." This is a disorder that...

The 7 Deadly Sins Of Menopause

Marcia Kester Doyle | Posted 10.26.2014 | Fifty
Marcia Kester Doyle

We all have them. The secret sins that keep us awake at night and tap us on the shoulder during the day while we try to go about our business.

Greed, Graciousness and Gratitude

James Van Praagh | Posted 10.05.2014 | Travel
James Van Praagh

I just got off a plane in New York after a teaching in Europe for three weeks. I was a little jet-lagged but very excited to meet my friend, Katrin, in the city for a special evening. We had plans to attend a performance of one of the theatre's most celebrated singers, Patti LuPone, performing her much celebrated "Lady with the Torch" cabaret show.

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 fligh...

Life: Just a Game of Monopoly Taken Way Too Seriously

Danielle Posa | Posted 09.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Danielle Posa

We, humans, are the source for creating something new. We are the source for creating new systems, organizations, governments and a world that actually works for all people. And a world that can be so much more thrilling, unpredictable and abundant. We can make it all up... again.

Why Jack Bauer Reminds Me of Jesus

Bethany Blankley | Posted 08.21.2014 | Religion
Bethany Blankley

I've never been a big television watcher. I abhor commercials, and even more so, cable company monopolies legitimized by legislators dismissing the co...

Time to Put the Fear of Prison into Executives Who Would Put Profits Over People

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Something is fundamentally broken, and we need radical changes in order to fix it. We need to put the fear of prison time into the heads of top executives before they make the decision to put profits over people.

Questions I Would Ask

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 07.24.2014 | Education
William B. Bradshaw

As the school year ends for all levels of education, I want to put forward one final quiz especially for our high school and college students to answer. If you do not know the answer to a question, just move quickly to the next one.

Reasons Given for Economic Inequality Are Meritless

Steve Siebold | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Steve Siebold

Americans agree economic inequality has grown, but don't agree on why. That's according to a new Pew Research article that gives varying reasons. A closer look into what those polled on the issue said reveals these are more excuses rather than reasons.

We're Talkin' 'Bout Character

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 06.02.2014 | Sports
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

I wonder if Desean Jackson could get a good lawyer somewhere? He could see about getting the rest of his 4.8 million 'characters' back from the Eagles. Should there be a price paid for defaming and attacking a guy's reputation?

The Nature of Evil

Rev. G. Jude Geiger | Posted 05.31.2014 | Religion
Rev. G. Jude Geiger

One of the oldest surviving stories in human history is about the birth of murder. In Hebrew (and later Christian) scriptures, the story of two brothers, Cain and Abel, teaches us about the mythic first atrocity: brother killing brother.

Caddy Conundrum: What if This Guy Was Your Boss?

Kenneth Matos | Posted 05.19.2014 | Business
Kenneth Matos

No one minds if you want to work 24/7, but they do care if the only way to validate that experience is to announce to everyone else that they are losers in a game they are not playing and use your authority and resources to stop them from playing the games they enjoy.

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.

The Greed Agenda Exposed

Ryan Mack | Posted 05.13.2014 | Business
Ryan Mack

What does a victory for the Greed Agenda mean? It means a cheap labor force of poor, uneducated, untrained, underpaid, hungry, and an underclass of individuals so desperate for income they will take any scraps thrown in their direction.