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Did We Learn Anything?

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

In all this pain and suffering, stupidity and tragedy, war and natural disaster, hope and the final analysis, have we really learned anything?

On the Moral Depravity of Capitalism in 21 Tweets

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Cynthia Boaz

I've thought a lot about it & have concluded that market capitalism is actually conducive to evil. It's not just a talking point.

The F Word: What a Spare $1 Million Can Buy

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

BP's Tony Hayward has been yanked off spokesman duty after having the poor judgment to go yachting while the Gulf drowns in his company's oil. But acc...

Tax Tricks

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

>This post originally appeared at Campaign for America's Future (CAF) at their Blog for OurFuture. I am a Fellow with CAF....

Americans' Wealth RISES For 4th Straight Quarter

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA and DAVE CARPENTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The rebuilding of Americans' wealth is proceeding in steps rather than strides. Households' net worth rose last quarter – th...

A Well-Mannered Vanderbilt Heiress? In Dead End Gene Pool, Wendy Burden Is a Wild Child

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

Wendy Burden is Cornelius Vanderbilt's great-great-great granddaughter. It is astonishing, given her bloodline, that she could pull herself together enough to write Dead End Gene Pool.

Going Bankrupt Over Illness

D. Brad Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
D. Brad Wright

So, if anyone says that people don't really need insurance -- or claims that they can just go to the emergency room for care -- they need to think again. Falling ill, which can happen to any of us at any time, has the potential to destroy our lives.

"Why Can't I Ever Get What I Want?" Revisiting the Importance of Self Acceptance

Margaret Ruth | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Margaret Ruth

How you feel about you, at a very deep level, has the power to affect everything in your life: relationships, work, money, health. Low self-esteem is an obvious problem in people.

Economic Inequality from Cradle to Grave

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

In an economy that seems hellbent on keeping people of color from getting head, you need a lot more than a job these days to build a real life.

Racial Wealth Disparities Report Underscores Immediate Need for Civil Rights Intervention

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rev. Jesse Jackson

A new study released by the Institute on Assets and Social Policy revealed that even when African-Americans had a good education and well-paying jobs, they could not achieve the wealth of their white peers.

Going for it - The Abraham-Hicks way

Esmeralda Williamson-Noble | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Esmeralda Williamson-Noble

Continued from last week I am so excited! It's been such a short time since I've embarked on this project. And here I am, feeling like a Billion Do...

These Are the Good Old Days

Michael Shermer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Shermer

Despite the relative gloom and doom brought about by the 2008 recession, and the recent downturn of the market and the meltdown and bailout of Greece,...

Are You Possessed?

Vaishali | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

It has occurred to me over the years how interesting and revealing our use of the word "possession" is. How many of us allow our lives to be possessed by our homes, cars, or boats?

A House Divided

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stephen Herrington

We have sunk too far and can't afford to open the spigots wider without recreating the same over leveraging problems that created the Great Recession.

The Importance Of Feeling Good

Esmeralda Williamson-Noble | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Esmeralda Williamson-Noble

Coming back home from the park one morning, I set about doing a few chores, I felt like a child playing house. I had fun washing up the breakfast d...

Stock Gains Boost Americans' Net Worth

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA and DAVE CARPENTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Americans are recovering their shrunken wealth – gradually. Household net worth rose last quarter, mainly because the healing...

Women Of Color Have Median Wealth Of Just $5: Study

The Huffington Post | Grace Kiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

According to a report released by the Insight Center for Community Economic Development this week, there is a vast discrepancy in wealth between singl...

Visitors From The Planet Money

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lita Smith-Mines

The on-going exchange [...] was about the newest styles of certain designer handbags, and how the changes rendered last year's bags suitable for nothing more than make-up totes and packing accessories.

Carlos Slim 'World's Richest' Person: Forbes Says Mexican Billionaire Is Richer Than Bill Gates

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

MEXICO CITY — Mexican telecom tycoon Carlos Slim is the world's richest person, jumping past Americans Bill Gates and Warren Buffett to become t...

COLUMN: Faux Frugality Serves No One

The Harvard Crimson | James K. Mcauley | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Ever wonder whether the pretty blonde girl begging for money in the Square is actually an anthropology concentrator conducting an experiment for her t...

On Women's Day, Damaging Gender Wealth Gap Exposed

Victor Corral | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Victor Corral

Single black and Hispanic women own only a fraction of a penny for every dollar owned by single white women, according to the Insight Center for Community Economic Development.

Can An Apple A Day Increase Your Net Worth?

BJ Gallagher | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
BJ Gallagher

Many people believe that good self-care requires money - only the rich have the resources to invest in themselves. I met two people who explained how my thinking was understandable, but mistaken.

GOOD And Column Five Media Map Distribution Of Income By Religious Belief

GOOD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

This transparency takes a look at the income levels of America's major religious groups, as compared to the average U.S. income distribution. ...

6 Tips For Facing Your Finances With Confidence

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

Your sense of status, place in life and well-being may have come to depend upon a level of income and expenditure. Expectations dashed, disappointment and financial loss can make for deep-seated misery.

Creating Change in the Midst of Crisis: Re-thinking Our Values

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

In past years at Davos, I often found myself in early morning optional sessions on social responsibility, in small rooms on the third floor of the c...