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The Long Con: How Conservative Ideology Became a Con

Lisa Longo | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics
Lisa Longo

Does anyone actually still believe the words "trickle-down theory" have any valid meaning? Is anyone buying into this fiction that increasing the minimum wage would ruin our economy but multi-million dollar executive salaries don't increase prices at all?

Is It OK to Be Rich?

Edward Corcoran | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics
Edward Corcoran

The situation is worsened by the ability of the rich to skew the system to protect the flow of more wealth to the already wealthy. A complex society requires complex regulation. Ideally, laws and regulations manage the economy for the benefit of society as a whole.

Reading Piketty in India

Jehangir S. Pocha | Posted 08.16.2014 | World
Jehangir S. Pocha

Addressing inequality shouldn't be about penalizing the rich. It shouldn't be about reviving discredited socialist economic ideas from the 1970s in 21st century European think tanks. It should be about fixing the policies and practices that cause inequality.

America's Dying Factories Are Widening Income Inequality

AP | By MICHAEL RUBINKAM | Posted 08.15.2014 | Business

READING, Pa. (AP) — In August 2008, factory workers David and Barbara Ludwig treated themselves to new cars — David a Dodge pickup, Barbara a spor...

Behind a Thriving Family

Catherine Nagle | Posted 08.13.2014 | Parents
Catherine Nagle

What does our First Lady, Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, and my mother, Amelia DeNofa, have in common that make a family thrive?

What Do the Pope and Seattle Have in Common?

K. Sujata | Posted 08.12.2014 | Chicago
K. Sujata

What they have in common is the sense to realize that wealth -- in the true sense of wealth -- just doesn't trickle down. The Pope has said, " 'thou shalt not' to an economy of exclusion and inequality," and Seattle simply has said "it shall be" to a $15.00 minimum wage.

You Are Not Defeated: There Is Still Hope

Tenille Livingston | Posted 08.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Tenille Livingston

From the outside looking in many households have it all together, but yet many are living above their means. Families all across the country are strug...

The New Entrepreneur Path for Building a Profitable Conscious Business

J V Crum III | Posted 08.10.2014 | Business
J V Crum III

When we take a birds-eye view of capitalism, and the ways it has evolved since the mid 18th century -- it becomes clear that, for the most part, the singular focus has always been on creating higher profits.

Success, Failure and Mastery

Tom Morris | Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

Sarah Lewis helps us to reorient our thinking around the concept of mastery and the process that develops it. And it's the process that seems to be her real interest, because the process of growing in mastery of anything inevitably involves uncertainty, courage, failure, persistence and struggle.

Why Buy A Home?

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 06.06.2014 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

Homeownership, like any major investment, should be properly researched and one must ensure they are financially prepared to make the long-term commitment

The Envelope, Please! Announcing The First Annual 'Blurbie' Awards for Truly Ridiculous PR

Peter Mandel | Posted 08.05.2014 | Media
Peter Mandel

As a travel writer whose inbox is always jam-packed with profound and deeply moving press releases, it started me thinking. Wasn't it high time that the finest of these works earned the recognition they deserve?

Get Rich With These 3 Tips

Heather Strang | Posted 08.03.2014 | Money
Heather Strang

As it so turns out, being rich isn't bad at all. In fact, I've discovered that true spiritual alignment means living one's soul's purpose and when you're truly living your soul's purpose you are rich -- like cash money rich.

For The Healthy, Wealthy and Wise, The Future Is Long

Wray Herbert | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Wray Herbert

Psychological scientists are very interested in the dynamics of future planning, in part because people are so bad at it. There is circumstantial evidence that people who are financially irresponsible also take poor care of themselves. Is it possible that a single underlying trait is shaping behaviors that promote both health and wealth?

Why Is Heavy Metal Most Popular In Wealthy Countries?

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 06.03.2014 | Entertainment

In 2012, a map documenting the number of heavy metal bands per 100,000 people made rounds on the Internet, the greatest concentration landing in the S...

Why Is Capital So Much Stronger than Labor?

Jared Bernstein | Posted 08.02.2014 | Business
Jared Bernstein

I don't know the answer to these questions, but my experience as a policy wonk and economist in government has led me to believe that economics, as currently practiced, is part of the problem.

Overcome Your Financial Fears

Erin Cox | Posted 07.30.2014 | Money
Erin Cox

It's entirely possible to become financially savvy even if you never have before. This is something I can personally attest to despite the challenges I even face.

Heirs To Inherit $36 Trillion For Doing Nothing

CNBC | Robert Frank | Posted 05.29.2014 | Business

The greatest wealth transfer in history is underway, according to a new report. A study from the Boston College Center on Wealth and Philanthropy p...

Questions I Would Ask

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 07.24.2014 | Education
William B. Bradshaw

As the school year ends for all levels of education, I want to put forward one final quiz especially for our high school and college students to answer. If you do not know the answer to a question, just move quickly to the next one.

Reducing Poverty to Generate Wealth

Jair Meneguelli | Posted 07.20.2014 | Impact
Jair Meneguelli

Evidence shows that poverty reduction and education programs generate economic and social wealth. Within this new paradigm, Brazilian government will continue to invest in evidence-based solutions for social/economic development and change.

9 Simple Statements That Will Make You Think Differently About The World

The Motley Fool | Posted 07.14.2014 | Business
The Motley Fool

A few smart sentences can change the way you think. Here are a few I read recently that got my mind twirling.

I Like Jane Austen's Novels, But I Certainly Don't Want to Live Like That

Heather Boushey | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics
Heather Boushey

I would like to encourage more women, and especially more feminists, to pick up Piketty's tome and give it a read. It's a good book and what you learn may be quite important for your and your children's economic future.

World Could See First Trillionaire In 25 Years

The Telegraph | Miranda Prynne | Posted 05.06.2014 | Business

The world’s first trillionaire could emerge within just 25 years, financial forecasters have claimed....

Sport and Society for Arete-Sterling

Richard Crepeau | Posted 07.02.2014 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

Thinking about Donald Sterling, his life story, his success, his amassing of wealth, it cannot be a great surprise that he ended up where he did.

5 Things You Need to Know to Profit in Europe

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

As an investor, misunderstandings and overreaction can offer some of the best opportunities to profit. Here, five widely held beliefs are challenged and attractive investment strategies revealed.

PIKETTY ON FIRE: Bookstores Scramble For Copies Of Wealth Epic

The New Republic | Posted 04.24.2014 | Books

By contrast, Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century has already sold around 80,000 copies in less than two months, and is currently so...