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Do Asbestos Victims Deserve Compensation? And Other Questions the Wall Street Journal Never Asks

Brian Young | Posted 05.18.2013 | Business
Brian Young

Is the Wall Street Journal afraid to make an affirmative statement about so-called "fraud" in asbestos cases? They should be.

7 Tips For Fighting Fair

Juliana Stock | Posted 05.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Juliana Stock

Argument and debate are going to happen, even in the best of partnerships, but it doesn't have to mean doomsday or that you're not compatible. In fact, I have found some conflict can actually be a stepping stone to a more honest, intimate place and can foster better communication.

Waiting for the State of the Union Address

David Coates | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics
David Coates

Ideally, it is the silences in the last four SOTU addresses that will begin to be filled in next Tuesday night. The biggest of these silences -- the greatest domestic failure of this would-be progressive president -- has been on the issue of poverty and the need for anti-poverty programs.

Is Life Unfair?

Sadhguru | Posted 03.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Sadhguru

The world is neither fair nor unfair. Everybody is in pursuit of their happiness. It is your business to learn and pursue what is yours.

19 Things That Just Aren’t Fair

Posted 05.02.2014 | OWN

By Leigh Newman Recognizing a few of life’s little injustices is the first step to getting past them. Columnist Leigh Newman explains. 1. The ...

A Comforting Thought for the Holidays

Mike Edwards | Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics
Mike Edwards

Americans, whether they are gun-toting conservatives from Texas or hipster liberals from New York, mostly want the same things. In this era of political polarization and gridlock, I find that an extremely comforting thought.

6 Ways To Feel Less Resentful

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 01.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

Resentment comes when you feel angry that you've been treated unfairly. But what is "fair" when deciding who should do what work?

Elizabeth Warren Would Be the Conscience of the United States Senate

Brent Budowsky | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

I have seen many Senators come and go and I have no doubt that if elected Elizabeth Warren would be the conscience of the Senate. Because she speaks for the best in you -- and me -- and Massachusetts -- and America.

Jane Austen Weekly: Jane Austen Votes for President

Susan Celia Greenfield | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Susan Celia Greenfield

On November 6, 2012, Jane Austen will vote for Barack Obama. With the specter of Mitt Romney as president, her ghost is nothing to fear.

Elizabeth Warren Is the Democrats' Pride, Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock Are the Republicans' Shame

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Elizabeth Warren is one of the most exciting and uplifting Democratic candidates in many years. Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock will leave a different legacy in this election: They dramatize the Republican problem with women, and the Republican problem with rape.

Your Neighbor's Bowl And The Gospel of Louis CK

Christian Piatt | Posted 12.15.2012 | Religion
Christian Piatt

I've been working most recently on a chapter about God's notion of justice as compared with the human idea about justice, and once again, C.K. provided a wealth of material.

Fairness Will Win the Debate and Win the Election

Allen Frances | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Allen Frances

There are reasons to think we are now at a tipping point and headed back to some semblance of greater equity and common sense. The unfairness has become too blatant to ignore and its economic consequences too devastating to accept.

Eliminate the Electoral College

Mike Edwards | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics
Mike Edwards

The Electoral College is a cancerous tumor on American democracy. It doesn't matter if we all get one vote when some votes are worth more than others. It is past time that we got rid it.

It's Best We Get on With Today

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
William B. Bradshaw

I am much more interested in what is going to happen after the election to fix the things that the great majority of us Americans of both parties are concerned about and have to deal with regularly in our personal, family, and professional lives. We want solutions, not blame!

What We Really Think About Fairness

| Posted 09.09.2012 | Healthy Living

By Amy Kraft (Click here for the original article and podcast) They say that all’s fair in love and war. But when it comes to making a deal, peo...

When a Lie Is No Longer a Lie, What Happens to America?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 10.07.2012 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

Through the years, we've become accustomed to a little political sidestep, where politicians don't answer the question asked and respond with a totally irrelevant answer. But lately this sidestep has morphed into outright lying.

'Somebody Gave You Some Help' -- Echo of JFK

Laurence J. Kotlikoff | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics
Laurence J. Kotlikoff

As children, we're not attuned to differences caused by accidents of birth or life. We also think that whatever's broken can be fixed. Hearing the president say, "Life is unfair," sobered us up.

Should States Be Sued for Providing Low-Quality Schools?

Sam Chaltain | Posted 09.12.2012 | Education
Sam Chaltain

How's this for a summer blockbuster -- the American Civil Liberties Union is suing the state of Michigan for violating the "right to learn" of its children, a right guaranteed under an obscure state law.

Economics and Morality: Paul Krugman's Framing

George Lakoff | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics
George Lakoff

Historically, American democracy is premised on the moral principle that citizens care about each other and that a robust Public is the way to act on that care. Who is the market economy for? All of us. Equally.

The Great Populist Wave

Brent Budowsky | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

At this moment, in our land, it is time for the true champions of the 99 percent to launch the largest voter registration, mobilization and turnout campaign in the history of freedom.

The Winner of the Opportunity vs. Fairness Debate Is...

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 05.03.2012 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

The important take away here is that this is a false choice. The NBC News /Wall Street Journal survey makes it clear that the strongest Democratic message links fairness, and middle class opportunity.

Sarah Shahi Charms as the Lead of USA Network's Fairly Legal

Brad Balfour | Posted 06.11.2012 | TV
Brad Balfour

Though the 32-old Sarah Shahi seems far too beautiful to be a feisty lawyer like Kate Reed in USA Network Friday night series Fairly Legal, the way she plays against her looks illustrates that she understands her character far too well.

Do Babies Know Right From Wrong?

| Lena Groeger | Posted 04.08.2012 | Science

Well before “not fair!” becomes a staple phrase of your child’s spoken repertoire, he or she might already have a fundamental grasp of right an...

The Mass Murderer, the Multi-National and the Mega-Bank: Where Are the 'Good Guys' in America?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 05.21.2012 | Business
Stuart Muszynski

Will America continue to be a "good guy" nation in our own eyes and the eyes of the world? Or will some businesses lead us into a downward spiral and will average Americans allow ourselves to be swept up in it?

Scott Brown's Pork Barrel Visa

Dinkar Jain | Posted 04.14.2012 | Politics
Dinkar Jain

Mr. Brown won his Massachusetts election on merit, not unfair quotas. In that spirit, he should let foreigners come to the US on their merit, not unfair quotas. He should also try and win his upcoming election on merit, not unfair quotas.