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Thomas Piketty's Model of Inequality and Growth in Historical Context (Part II)

Mary Manning Cleveland | Posted 07.24.2014 | Business
Mary Manning Cleveland

Critics have torn into Piketty's model. In my view, Piketty's and Solow's models are both fundamentally flawed in that they rest on the same ahistorical, apolitical, two-factor neoclassical foundation.

Change, Dance and Hoover: It's Just About... Life

Mark Brodinsky | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Brodinsky

Change is inevitable, growth is optional. Change will happen, everything will change, but if you embrace it and are open to it, then life can change for you.

Is the Struggle Seductive? Women Entrepreneurs Achieve Success and Purpose Sharing Past Pains

Kim Harris | Posted 07.14.2014 | Women
Kim Harris

This cliché, "Your purpose is in your pain," surrounds the theory that in sharing your most hurtful, embarrassing, debilitating experiences will somehow bring you into your purpose, and that it is synonymous with experiencing success.

Elsa the Snow Queen and the Transformative Power of Self-Love

Jason Powers | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Powers

Elsa taught many valuable life lessons to a squirming assemblage of fifth-grade graduates, but could not have known how clear her message came through to many of the adults in attendance. Get yourself together. Accept who you are, connect to others and love and be true to yourself.

Build a 21st Century Economy? GOP Stalls Even the Highway Bill.

Roger Hickey | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics
Roger Hickey

Conservatives have blocked every significant plan for investing in jobs and growth since the stimulus. They claim they have an alternative, but their program has so damaged the recovery it deserves to be called what it is: economic sabotage.

3 Things You Should Avoid This Ramadan To Make It More Spiritually Meaningful

Ro Waseem | Posted 06.27.2014 | Religion
Ro Waseem

It would be great if every Muslim tried to make a conscious effort in changing some part of their personality that needs to be improved during Ramadan, but this, unfortunately, is not the case.

We're All in Recovery -- Here's Why

Sahaj Kohli | Posted 06.17.2014 | Women
Sahaj Kohli

Recovery takes many forms and has many causes, but the common denominator is realizing the need for change. It's the most powerful and human ability -- the ability to be aware, to choose, to change, to recover (and repeat). It's essentially the will to grow every day.

Building a Culture and Teams for the Long Haul

Gabrey Means | Posted 06.11.2014 | Business
Gabrey Means

We work in an industry whose business model is built on human capital. Yet we continue to be amazed by the high turnover, layoffs and politics that plague most agencies.

#AOLBuild Speaker Series Hosts Top Brand Builder, PepsiCo's Brad Jakeman

AOL BUILD | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business
AOL BUILD

"Remaining cohesive among all brands starts by asking, What's the core brand idea you want to communicate?" PepsiCo's Brad Jakeman told AOLers gathered in the New York office last Friday afternoon.

This Is What Lost Love Looks Like

Lindsay Henry | Posted 07.19.2014 | Women
Lindsay Henry

Sometimes you don't know you are losing something until it's already gone. And there you are, left to deal with the mess that loss leaves behind.

Getting Through It: A New Church Service for Recovery

Lindsay Henry | Posted 07.16.2014 | Religion
Lindsay Henry

To get through, you decide -- maybe after you get past some stubbornness -- you want help. Maybe, despite your initial beliefs, you really can't do this alone. Coupled with courts and classes, and the therapies, maybe someone suggests you "go to church."

Remember Your Roots, Blossom Here Now

Miriam Ava | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

The funny thing about growing up is that we try so hard to fit in, be cool, laugh and love accordingly. Even funnier, the growing up part doesn't suddenly stop when we hit 21 or even 30. It's unique to each of us, like the white tiger's pink paws in fresh snow.

Don't Underestimate the Value of Life's Little (And Not-So-Little) Crises

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Although it may sound like a cliché, there is truth to the saying that pain is sometimes the price that we must be willing to pay for growth.

Why Wages Are Low and Unemployment Is High - Tech vs. Toil

Bob Swarup | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Bob Swarup

Long tech and short toil will fuel growth tomorrow, but whether we are able to stomach the journey today is far more unclear. The impact of the unfolding clash between technology and toil will be bruising in the shorter term. Its resolution will be critical to the future of economic growth.

Jobs Are Key For Inclusive Growth

OECD | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
OECD

By Stefano Scarpetta Despite repeated signals that growth is resuming, unemployment or under-employment in low-paid jobs remain stubbornly high in ...

Green Lawns Don't Make for 'Green' Yards

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.24.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

The natural world is awakening from a tough winter, and our yards are greening up as the weather warms. But are our yards really as "green" as they could be?

How I Finally Learned to Stop Judging Myself

Denise Ullem | Posted 05.26.2014 | Women
Denise Ullem

Each time I come to my mat I am amazed at how long it takes me to join my physical body in the present. And once I am fully present in that stark yoga studio, tears often come.

6 Keys to Success From an Olympic Champion

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 04.07.2014 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

As Bode prepares for the 2014 Winter Olympics, he has stunned just about everyone -- except perhaps himself -- with a remarkable start to the race season. This path leading to Sochi not only provides a compelling narrative, but it also offers valuable insights on what it takes to find success in any walk of life.

The Third Metric: Why Your Mileage Should Vary

Mikko Jarvenpaa | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Mikko Jarvenpaa

While the Third Metric is about well-being, balance and happiness, it is not an end goal. It is an ongoing process. You can't collect and deposit it, and then make withdrawals when you need it.

Trouble Down in Texas #1

James Moore | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics
James Moore

Oh yay, we are growing. Everybody is excited. Texas supposedly gets upwards of 1,300 to 1,500 new people a day and Austin reportedly acquires 150 of those. There are a million reasons this growth nonsense scares me for Texas.

Lindsay Henry: Why It Is OK to Make the Same Mistakes

Lindsay Henry | Posted 03.08.2014 | Women
Lindsay Henry

I dropped a hot iron on the carpet once. In college. I was in grad school, a teaching assistant, and needed a wrinkle-free, button-down blouse to wear for the first day of class. I wanted to look crisp. Clean. Professional.

In Search of Elusive Growth: Making the Most of R&D Tax Incentives

OECD | Posted 03.02.2014 | Business
OECD

Finding new sources of growth right now is tough. Innovation -- which fosters competitiveness, productivity, and job creation -- can help but with budgets stretched to the limit how can governments boost innovation in their economies?

Searching for God at the Shopping Center

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

No more swearing. Be a better boyfriend. Make more money... so I can give it away. What is your New Year's resolution? Do you believe in making New ...

Winter Is Coming (But It's Okay If You Don't Want It To)

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 02.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

We don't have to pretend to enjoy the winter if spring is our preference, but what if we could consciously embrace the season, understanding it is a prerequisite -- a rite of passage -- for the spring to follow.

Friday Talking Points -- Defending Populism

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome back (after we took last week off, to digest) to our Friday roundup! We should have two weeks of news to cover, but nothing much of anything strange or startling happened Thanksgiving week, so we're going to concentrate on just this current week.