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Murdoch's News Corp. Sued For 'Nepotism'

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(Reuters) - The board of News Corp (NWSA.O) has been sued by shareholders for agreeing to buy a business owned by Chairman Rupert Murdoch's daughter f...

Friday Talking Points [137] -- Listen To Westen And Lakoff, Democrats!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Last week, I heard an interesting take on the political scene: that both parties seem to be trying mightily to lose the upcoming midterm elections. R...

Fifty Lessons Learned from a Decade of Service in International Development

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Luce

I recently had the honor of addressing the Fellows of the New York City New Leaders Council as part of their 2010 Institute. My topic was "Lessons in Non-Profit Management and International Development."

Senator Wall Street's Nightmare

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

In 1905, Mark Twain published the pamphlet King Leopold's Soliloquy, an imaginary defense of imperialism in the Congo in which the King of Belgium adm...

When Nepotism Goes Awry: 5 Politicians And Their (Naughty?) Sons

Huffington Post | Adam Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Sons of big name political leaders have been making the news this week from Europe to Africa. In France, President Nicolas Sarkozy has taken heat for ...

Sarkozy Gives Post To 23-Year-Old Son, Is Accused Of Nepotism

Times Online | Charles Bremner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

President Sarkozy caused embarrassment among his political allies yesterday with news that his 23-year-old student son is to be handed the powerful po...

Reconsidering Favoritism In College Admissions

The Atlantic | James Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Indeed, the whole business of admissions is touchy and what can pass for scandal in modern media has surrounded the University of Illinois in recent m...

Caroline Kennedy, We Hardly Know Y -- Wait, We Don't Know You At All!

Richard Laermer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Laermer

Ms. Kennedy, we don't know. We want to find out (preferably now) what qualifies you to be in the Senate as opposed to, say, a public servant at a lower level.

A Kick in the Career: What Sarah Palin Might Have In Common With Your Boss

Thomas Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Thomas Stern

Palin has reignited the question on everyone's lips: can someone who is short on experience get elected?

All the President's Networks

Bradley W. Bloch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bradley W. Bloch

A close examination of virtually any administration will uncover a tangled skein of personal, political, and professional connections, often reaching back decades.