iOS app Android app

Wealth

The Second Coming of Homeless Jesus

Lester & Charlie | Posted 04.17.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

The stories sound incredible, but they're true. Too many local governments think the homeless should just go away and stop depressing everyone with their mere presence. Or at least find another town to live in.

Antitrust in the New Gilded Age

Robert Reich | Posted 04.17.2014 | Business
Robert Reich

Those laws should prevent or bust up concentrations of economic power that not only harm consumers but also undermine our democracy -- such as the pending Comcast acquisition of Time-Warner.

3 Things Wealthy People Do Differently

The Motley Fool | Posted 04.16.2014 | Money
The Motley Fool

Napoleon's definition of a military genius was "The man who can do the average thing when all those around him are going crazy." Rich people are similar. They remain normal when everyone else can't.

The Super Rich Are Richer Than We Thought, Hiding Huge Sums, New Reports Find

Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

A new pair of reports suggests that the super rich are richer than we thought. The first report by Professors Emmanuel Saez (UC Berkeley) and Gabr...

The Civil Rights Act at 50: Why We Still Need Liberation Policy

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

Hearing President Obama's speech on the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, we are encouraged by the progress America has made to live up to its promise.

Russell Conwell: His Theology of Wealth and Today's GOP

James Zogby | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

I thought of Russell Conwell's bizarre nineteenth-century theological glorification of wealth this past week when the Supreme Court removed one of the last remaining limits on the amount of money wealthy donors could spend in political campaigns.

The President and the Pope: What's Missing From Their Inequality Talk

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

We knew before the meeting that economic inequality would be a topic of discussion, and afterwards we were told it was part of the conversation. Yet, I'm pretty certain that the elephant in the room was not discussed.

Redefining Wealth

Karen Ann Kennedy | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Ann Kennedy

What does it mean to be wealthy? If I asked a few hundred people that question, I'm likely to get a few hundred different responses. Why, because our definition of wealth is very personal and situational.

Deepak Chopra: 'We Should Not Confuse Money With Wealth'

Posted 03.22.2014 | Healthy Living

Deepak Chopra acknowledges that it's easy to conflate money with wealth, but stresses that it's important to make a distinction between the two. "W...

Success

Brian D. Cohen | Posted 03.19.2014 | Arts
Brian D. Cohen

From a rejection letter received the other day -- I am both honored and deeply flattered that you have chosen "X" Gallery to review your work for e...

Foreword: Vietnam 40 Years Later

Andrew Lam | Posted 03.18.2014 | Books
Andrew Lam

Vietnam is no longer a war, of course, but it remains for many Americans a scar and a haunting metaphor for political disasters and tragic consequences.

How the 'SHEconomy' Will Reshape the Private Sector

Carolyn Buck Luce | Posted 03.14.2014 | Business
Carolyn Buck Luce

At a time when country boundaries are hardening, creating challenges for multilateral and civil society organizations to fulfill their missions, there is good news. The private sector is growing in consciousness as it goes global in a shrinking world.

Capital in the 21 Century: Still Mired in the 19th (See correction)

Dean Baker | Posted 04.05.2014 | Business
Dean Baker

Thomas Piketty's new book on the history and future of capitalism is a bold attempt to pick up where Marx left off and correct what he got wrong. While there is much that is useful in this lengthy and well-written book, it owes too much to the master, and not in a good way.

Love Supreme

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 03.05.2014 | Good News
Jack Schimmelman

ictoria believes that autistic children are powerful souls who have diminished themselves in a body gone wrong; that they are the very best of us come here to teach. They are angels.

Women, Wealth, and Abundance

Megan K. McAvoy | Posted 03.04.2014 | Business
Megan K. McAvoy

Ladies, it's time to take charge. It's time to change our mindset from one of limiting beliefs to one of abundance. It's time to move from complacency to action.

Around The World In 12 Days--One Suitcase, 4 Climates And Four Currencies

April Rudin | Posted 03.03.2014 | Travel
April Rudin

The first step to helping your business grow overseas is expanding your own global knowledge via traveling. If you haven't already, it's time to get a passport and book that overseas trip.

How Going Undercover Reminded Me to Appreciate My Privilege

Katy Wolk-Stanley | Posted 02.25.2014 | Parents
Katy Wolk-Stanley

My non-consumerism relies heavily on the community I live in. If I were in more of a low income area, my food shopping options would likely be limited, and our safety would not be a given. I have opportunities that many other Americans do not.

Money Can't Buy You Time

Martin Varsavsky | Posted 02.23.2014 | Money
Martin Varsavsky

As you do well in life, it's not the cost of choices that drives scarcity, it's distributing finite time over them that does.

'If You Were to Give Me a Million Dollars, Would It Do Any Good?'

Trisha Lynn Sprayberry | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Trisha Lynn Sprayberry

I have a question for everyone to ponder. It's not one that hasn't been purposed before. But the answer thus far seems to be a little ambiguous. The...

Why Widening Inequality Is Hobbling Equal Opportunity

Robert Reich | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Robert Reich

America's savage inequality is the main reason equal opportunity is fading and poverty is growing. Since the "recovery" began, 95% of the gains have gone to the top 1 percent, and median incomes have dropped. This is a continuation of the trend we've seen for decades.

Perkinsonism: A Plutocrat Neurological Disorder

Dan Agin | Posted 03.29.2014 | Business
Dan Agin

Perkinsonism is a rare clinical disorder found in the minority of plutocrats in any society. As a behavioral/neurological disorder, it's characterized by a number of symptoms.

Relationships in 2014: Ours Is A Society That Could Use a Hug

Robert Hall | Posted 03.24.2014 | Weddings
Robert Hall

Distrusted, disengaged, lonely -- it is what you would expect from a society increasingly going it alone.

Thanks to Pope Francis, Revolt Against the Global Super-Rich Is Underway

Chrystia Freeland | Posted 03.23.2014 | World
Chrystia Freeland

The recognition by Pope Francis and others that surging income inequality is an urgent political problem marks an important shift.

What Bugs You About Your Money?

Frank A. Weil | Posted 03.12.2014 | Money
Frank A. Weil

If you are one of the many millions of people who have enough wealth outside of your home to worry about how to invest it, your foremost questions are...

Mass Affluence and the Politics of Inequality

Mark Yzaguirre | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Mark Yzaguirre

Mass affluence is just as much a part of our economic structure as poverty and progressives must acknowledge and incorporate that affluence in their policymaking.