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Nepotism

No One Man Should Have All That Power - Our Diversity Responsibility

Brandon L. Greene | Posted 05.27.2014 | Black Voices
Brandon L. Greene

Yesterday, I had the great pleasure of speaking with a group of high school kids about power. During the conversation, I asked them how many of them t...

The Brown Invasion and the Mistrust of Academia

César Vargas | Posted 05.13.2014 | Latino Voices
César Vargas

Education should not solely be used to attain a good job: it opens our minds. That is the best way to break our real and imaginary shackles: mental, physical and spiritual.

Andalusia's New Generation?

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 02.03.2014 | World
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

Andalusia, the largest and most populated autonomous community (let me rather say federal state) in Spain, has recently switched presidents, from the former José Antonio Griñán to the current Susana Díaz.

Why Spain Will Never Be A True Democracy

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

Spain is unlikely to become a real democracy in the absence of major changes in the operating system or an upgrade of the operating system itself. It is not possible to understand this statement without having a thorough comprehension of the character or in other words idiosyncrasy of Spaniards as a people.

Family Biz Hurts Us

Madeleine Doubek | Posted 10.09.2013 | Chicago
Madeleine Doubek

Here's our one-stop shop to the best news and views on reform topics from around the state.

When Who You Know Just Won't Work

Madeleine Doubek | Posted 09.28.2013 | Chicago
Madeleine Doubek

Taxpayers who are footing the bills want to know and trust that people are being hired on skill and merit, period. That they're being given promotions based on performance. And too often in Illinois government it does work that way.

Is Nepotism Dying in Illinois?

Keith Koeneman | Posted 09.16.2013 | Chicago
Keith Koeneman

There is an upcoming test case which that help to determine whether nepotism is actually dying in Illinois, or if it is poised to come roaring back. This pass/fail test is for Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

To (All) the Publishers That Rejected Me or on Behalf of All My Unpublished Writer Friends, When the Chapbook Isn't Enough

Michele Serros | Posted 06.16.2013 | Comedy
Michele Serros

To those of you shocked that I take for granted the wonderful gifts I have been afforded as a latina from a working-class background with years of rejection slips and not privy to an ounce of nepotism, I say shhhh -- Girls is on.

How to Network

Allyson Downey | Posted 06.10.2013 | Business
Allyson Downey

Over the past ten years, I've built a career on relationships, and I've come to embrace that maximizing your connections isn't nepotism -- it's efficiency.

Lucky Connections & Remembering to Pay It Forward

Andrew Benkovic | Posted 06.08.2013 | Business
Andrew Benkovic

How can a person with little experience gain experience if all the jobs are going to the people who already have experience? This is merry-go-round type of problem that until someone stops it, it will continue to spin.

Kenya's Message to the West

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.22.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

Uhuru Kenyatta's disputed election to the presidency of Kenya earlier this month raises a host of questions regarding its legality, Kenyatta's indictment at the International Criminal Court (ICC), and whether Kenya will become isolated as a result.

Greece: How Long Until Junta?

Bill Frezza | Posted 03.30.2013 | World
Bill Frezza

Read through the stories appearing everyday in the Greek press (which you might only find buried on the back pages of American newspapers) and you will undoubtedly ask yourself: "How long will these proud people put up with such degradation?"

Jason Cherkis

Inside Eric Fehrnstrom's Tabloid World: Tantrums, Chest-Bumping, And Nepotism

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics

BOSTON -- Eric Fehrnstrom began to panic when he landed on Sanibel Island off Florida’s Gulf Coast in December 1989. Fehrnstrom, a scandal-sniffing ...

Chicago Deserves a Political Makeover

Alonso Zaragoza | Posted 04.22.2012 | Chicago
Alonso Zaragoza

Nepotism and patronage might have been useful in old Chicago, but they have no place in today's society.

PHOTOS: Complex's Guide to Artistic Nepotism

Joy Yoon | Posted 04.01.2012 | Arts
Joy Yoon

Hollywood is notorious for its nepotistic tendencies and keeping it all in the family (example: Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith) there are a few other humdingers out there that will make you go hmm...

Rich Kid Looking For A Job? Ask Dad

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 11.16.2011 | Business

NBC may be getting some widespread criticism for its decision earlier this week to hire Chelsea Clinton as a special correspondent, but Bill's daughte...

Cicero Spent $120,000 At Chicago Hot Dog Stand

Posted 10.29.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Sun-Times has been keeping tabs on how Cicero town president Larry Dominick runs things in the Chicago suburb--and each investigation seem...

Gwyneth Paltrow Is Right. We're All Jealous. (Of Her and George W. Bush.)

Keli Goff | Posted 06.18.2011 | Entertainment
Keli Goff

In an age in which America's class-divide is greater than it's ever been, our patience has simply waned for people who were born on third base and act like they hit a triple.

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 daught...

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 | World

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 | World

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...