It's not just women that get caught up in the corporate game. Why is it so alluring? At a distance from it now, it's easy to answer the question. Where else in one's life does a man or woman get regular reviews, pats on the backs, atta-boys, praise and recognition?
Women are so consumed with regretting their work-life choices, or making other women regret their work-life choices, that they spend little time on regretting other important things.
Erin Callan feels awful about all the time she spent working to get to the top of the corporate ladder. And who in her position wouldn't?
It shouldn't be a secret by now: Consumers are unhappy. And it's not because we are too busy paying down our debts. It's really because no one in Washington has been focusing on job creation.
The easing of regulations, which permitted financial institutions to become the behemoths they did, is partially responsible for this mess. But I say "partially" because that is only one part of the problem. The other part is the lack of personal accountability on Wall Street.
It's the summer of 2006, and I've already mapped out my post-college plan: spend two years at Lehman, start a company, become a billionaire, buy a house in the Hamptons, have an explosive divorce, die alone but surrounded by a mountain of gold bars.
Many of America's big for-profit colleges spend more on advertising and high-pressure recruiting than they do on educating students -- a key reason why so many of their students drop out and end up with insurmountable debt.
What do you do? Do you wait for your customers to disappear, as they surely must, or do you get a leg up and start firing now or at least stop hiring?
Killing Them Softly does a wonderful job of creating a realistic, lived-in world in the post-Katrina wreckage of New Orleans, without a lot of frills or even much music. While it is no fast-paced bulletfest, when the violence comes, it's scary, gory, and brutal, as it should be.
Wall Street wants America to forget September 15, 2008. That's because outside events of violence, few dates have signified more calamity than this fateful day. On that black Monday, Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. declared bankruptcy.
The 2008 financial crisis cost the U.S. economy at least $12.8 trillion, a new study found -- and that's a "very conservative number," according to th...
Four years ago was September 2008. George W. Bush was president and Wall Street giant Lehman Brothers was collapsing. It was a time of fear. It was a time of panic about the future. Recalling that anxiety is unsettling. But it's important for comparison sake.
The silly season of politics is fully underway. Though it is not our habit to predict political outcomes, we are going on record with our belief that...
You can tell a lot about someone by the company they keep. When I see who Mitt Romney listens to on Social Security, as well as his plans to cut benefits, raise the retirement age, and turn much of it over to Wall Street, I am very troubled.
While the repeal of Glass-Steagall was certainly a part of making our system fragile to the point where it is at today, thinking that a simple solution like breaking up the banks will be the panacea that we seek is incredibly naïve.
Breaking up the banks might not be the answer to the "Economic Utopia" we all dream of, but, after the events of the past five years, could it get any worse?