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Wealth Gap Between Young, Old Americans Is Widest Ever

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 01.07.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — The wealth gap between younger and older Americans has stretched to the widest on record, worsened by a prolonged economic downturn...

No Money? No Problem!

Mira Luna | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics
Mira Luna

Instead of placing faith in the "economic experts," these currency projects are built on faith in community and the creation of real wealth. When carefully designed, they can be a source of community empowerment, prioritizing caring relationships and community values ahead of profit as well as and generating meaningful employment at local businesses.

"It's the Democracy, Stupid!": The "Vague" Goals of the Other 99%

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
David J. Dunn, PhD

To help my students think about the way the market works, and especially how it affects real people, I have them play Monopoly. But I modify the rules to make the game more realistic.

The Cities With The Highest Income Inequality

Posted 12.27.2011 | Business

Maybe Americans are so fed up with growing income inequality because it's so widespread. The cities with the highest levels of income inequality a...

It's the Arrogance, Stupid: Yet Another Reason Why Wall Street Protesters are Really Upset

Seth Korman | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics
Seth Korman

While the media searches for some common narrative in the recent Wall Street protests, I offer a simplified explanation: Arrogance.

Explaining The Roller Coaster Ride Of The Super Rich

WSJ | Robert Frank | Posted 12.25.2011 | Business

By Robert Frank of the Wall Street Journal The Saturday Essay on the rise of the "High-Beta Rich" and growing volatility of the 1 percent generat...

Stagflation Risk and What This Means for Stocks

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 12.19.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

As the outlook for growth continues to deteriorate, whilst the price for goods and services remain stubbornly high, the risk of stagflation returns. This would be a tough scenario, where policy options tackling one of these issues would only worsen the other.

Generation WTF

Leslie Hendry | Posted 12.13.2011 | New York
Leslie Hendry

Occupy Wall Street is not politicizing, alienating, seeking power or trying to overthrow anything. They are simply asking for serious review to move beyond generation WTF.

Money, Education and Love

Robin Quivers | Posted 12.13.2011 | Women
Robin Quivers

We women have heard over and over again that for men, it's all about looks. But research shows the more educated you are, the more weight you can carry and still remain very attractive to the opposite sex.

Danny, Row Your Boat Ashore

Patricia McGuire | Posted 12.06.2011 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Poverty levels are rising to numbers not seen for half a century. One-third of children in the District of Columbia go to bed hungry at night. And Daniel Snyder just bought a $70 million yacht.

Hemingway at War, America in Crisis

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.02.2011 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

We can read about the carnage of war in A Farewell to Arms, and the power of great aspirations in For Whom the Bell Tolls, and consider what each of us can do in our times by remembering what Ernest Hemingway and so many others did in theirs.

Who Were The First Christians?

Greg Carey | Posted 11.18.2011 | Religion
Greg Carey

An early church meeting must have been a wild scene. Almost all churches included masters and their own slaves, the rich and the destitute, tradespersons and menial laborers.

The Maserati Kid

Thomas Beller | Posted 11.15.2011 | Arts
Thomas Beller

A boy played, too -- fourteen or so, braces, spindly arms. It was the boy's father who died on 9/11. I was moved, happy to see him so supported by his dead dad's friends. But supported in the context of such outrageous wealth is a complicated word.

4 Things Mike Tyson Can Teach You About Savings Accounts

Richard Barrington | Posted 11.09.2011 | Business
Richard Barrington

Mike Tyson was once heavyweight champion, and perhaps the most feared boxer in the sport's history. Within two decades of his prime, though, he was filing for bankruptcy.

Three P's Make a Compatible Money Pod

Kathleen Gurney | Posted 11.07.2011 | Business
Kathleen Gurney

I've recently had conversations with three very different couples--different backgrounds, different ages, different cultures--but they shared a commonality in financial incompatibility.

Labor Day Reflection: Time for Americans to Participate in Power

Kevin Zeese | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics
Kevin Zeese

When you dispassionately review the reality of the U.S. economy, it is a depressing state of affairs that screams out for Americans to get up, stand up and shout: "we can do better than the political and economic elites."

How "Threat Sensitive" Are You to These Market Conditions?

Kathleen Gurney | Posted 10.18.2011 | Business
Kathleen Gurney

In many cases, for investors to continue to maximize their financial returns, they must first learn to master their emotions.

Technology and the World of Tomorrow's Leaders

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 10.16.2011 | Technology
Marcelo Giugale

Technological progress has since changed everything -- if you don't believe it, try to picture life without the internet. And our leaders have had to adjust to the consequences -- both good and bad.

We Have A Growth Crisis: Simon Johnson

Bloomberg News | Simon Johnson | Posted 10.15.2011 | Business

The U.S.’s fiscal problem is not that the market questions the country’s ability to pay its debts. The willingness to pay was clearly proved by th...

Time, Well-Being and the Political Moment

Paul Stoller | Posted 10.12.2011 | Technology
Paul Stoller

In America, the land of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, there seems to be a limited pool of well-being. We are wired-in, but existentially alone; we are electronically connected in social networks, but isolated from social groups.

The View Is Different Down Here

Luis Alberto Moreno | Posted 10.10.2011 | Latino Voices
Luis Alberto Moreno

Anyone traveling to Latin America these days is struck by the contrast between the brisk growth and optimistic outlook of the region and more pessimistic views from vantage points further north.

Even Marked Up, Luxury Goods Are Selling Fast

AP | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO | Posted 10.04.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — The back-to-school season got off to a strong start as discounts and high temperatures in July drove shoppers to air-conditioned mall...

The Robin Hood Effect

Peter Samuelson | Posted 10.02.2011 | Impact
Peter Samuelson

I spend a lot of time persuading people that selflessness can be selfish. Arguing self-interest in philanthropy may seem like an oxymoron, but it is often the difference between success and failure in fundraising.

Lighting a Few Bright Candles

Peter Samuelson | Posted 10.01.2011 | Impact
Peter Samuelson

Continuous observation suggests that leaving vast sums of money to one's kids is to place a curse on their heads that will more likely challenge than nurture them. So what does one do with the rest?

Next Generation Wealth -- Creating Pathways for Armies of Good

April Rudin | Posted 10.01.2011 | Impact
April Rudin

Attending the Nexus Summit were progeny of first generation entrepreneurs whose parents have created and sold firms to large conglomerates and their family has become instantly wealthy by a single event.