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What Is Health For?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 12.02.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Health readily takes on moral overtones. Those who have it can seem bossy, or boastful, or self-righteous. All of this goes away, I think, when we recognize that health is just a currency. Like any other, it takes some work to acquire it -- but when you do, you can spend it as you see fit.

What Would St. Vincent de Paul Do?

Thomas Worcester | Posted 11.27.2012 | Religion
Thomas Worcester

In the midst of a bitterly fought election campaign, on issues such as wealth and poverty and "entitlement" reform, American Catholics and other Christians may wonder where to turn for guidance. One outstanding guide is Vincent de Paul, a saint whose feast day is today.

America's Path to Economic Slavery Under the Republicans

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

By systematically dismantling the public education system and clamping down on college aid, the GOP is ensuring that children from low and middle-income families are denied the opportunity to obtain the basic skills and training needed to land well-paying jobs in the future.

Latino Poverty Falls Slighty, Some Adults Climb Out While Millions of Children Remain

The Huffington Post | Janell Ross | Posted 09.21.2012 | Latino Voices

Little in the nation’s annual tabulation of disadvantage released by the Census Bureau last week can be described as encouraging. But, there was one...

Understanding Mitt Romney's Willful Contempt for Americans in Need

Pete Subkoviak | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics
Pete Subkoviak

How do I know what's behind Mitt Romney's latest video statements? I'm ashamed to admit it, but I used to think the same way that Mr. Romney does.

Billionaires Winning, Millionaires Losing

Reuters | Posted 11.17.2012 | Business

By John O'Callaghan SINGAPORE, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Many millionaires got poorer in the last year, but billionaires did just fine, usin...

Do the Rich Pay Their Fair Share of Taxes?

John R. Talbott | Posted 11.11.2012 | Money
John R. Talbott

We are killing this country. CEOs, entrepreneurs, bankers, lawyers, doctors and politicians at the top are all benefiting from the lower cost of labor for their employees and the lower cost of goods imported from low-wage countries. But our workers, our dear workers are getting crushed.

Poverty, Wealth And Equality? James 2:1-10, 11-13, 14-17

Rev. Margaret Aymer, Ph. D. | Posted 11.05.2012 | Religion
Rev. Margaret Aymer, Ph. D.

2012-08-28-scblog2.png Regardless of our political affiliation, the epistle of James calls us to a collective responsibility for the needs of the poor and to a collective prophetic stance against of the excesses of the rich.

How to Be Truly Happy

Melissa Van Rossum | Posted 10.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Melissa Van Rossum

I tend to think the hallmark of good parenting is more about how well you teach your children to do for themselves. And I think what you teach them to do for themselves will largely determine their success and happiness in life.

Once Upon a Time in America: Rags to Riches Gone

Karen K. Harris | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Karen K. Harris

Although most Americans are earning a bit more than their parents, only a meager one-third of the current generation will surpass their parents in wealth and income and climb to a new rung on the economic ladder.

How To Keep Happiness From Fading

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 10.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

Why can't we make the happiness last? Psychologists (and renown happiness experts) Kennon Sheldon and Sonja Lyubomirsky argue in a recent paper that our hedonic adaption occurs for two reasons.

Paul Blumenthal

How Did Paul Ryan Get All That Money?

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When newly minted vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan entered Congress in 1999, he wasn't one of the richest lawmakers, with an averag...

The Wealth of Nations

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 10.13.2012 | Latino Voices
Ricardo B. Salinas

The Wealth of Nations describes how the division of labor and the expansion of trade increase production, wealth, and social well-being. Today, not even the most populist politician would dispute the benefits of the division of labor.

Following the Money, Missing the Point

Graham Milne | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics
Graham Milne

We cannot achieve true fairness in this world until we stop worshipping those things that make the world unfair. What's most encouraging is that we still have the choice to do that. We just have to make it.

From Dreams to Dollars... Says Who?

Nancy Colier | Posted 10.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

We are constantly wishing for some larger entity that will reward us when we are good and punish us when we are bad. We so want to believe that some one, some thing, is in charge of us, and if we play by the rules it will all work out and we will get everything we want.

The Talented Mr. Romney

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 10.06.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

To get lost in personalities during campaign season is to reduce all our elections to the presidential race and the presidential race to a reality show: America's Next Top President. Having said all that: Man, can you believe that Mitt Romney?

Europe: Why Unity Is the Only Way to Survive...

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 10.01.2012 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

European countries must share their budgets to share their burdens, fully unite or expect exits, go hard or go home.

Everything You Wanted To Know About Millionaires But Were Afraid To Ask

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 07.24.2012 | Business

Not all millionaires sport a top hat, monocle and cane, but it turns out lots have one thing in common: They don’t feel wealthy. More than one-qu...

Poverty Issue Missing on the Presidential Campaign Trail

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The poor will continue to grow in numbers. But they are nameless, faceless, and voiceless. This insures that poverty will remain missing from the presidential campaign trail.

Mitt's Offshore Shenanigans: The Bigger Story

Sam Pizzigati | Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics
Sam Pizzigati

All those official government stats on the maldistribution of wealth in the United States -- and the world -- vastly understate the actual extent of our contemporary inequality, says a landmark new study on global tax havens.

How To Be A 'Good Witness' To Yourself

Anne Naylor | Posted 09.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

Do you have the presence of unconditional support for your projects and the challenges they bring? Do enjoy the value of a good listener who offers no comment or criticism but who is simply there for you?

Poll: 58 Percent Of Americans Believe Rich Deserve Their Wealth

The Huffington Post | Greg Rosalsky | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics

A majority of Americans have a favorable view of wealthy individuals and believe that they deserve their fortunes, according to a new poll. GlobeS...

Six Principles for Business Ethics

John Paul Rollert | Posted 09.10.2012 | Business
John Paul Rollert

By reevaluating our principles, we make them more relevant to the challenges we face. Our principles must live through us if business ethics is to be a way of life.

Mad Men Meets Wall St. -- Hedge Funds Will Be Allowed to Advertise

April Rudin | Posted 09.05.2012 | Business
April Rudin

Mad Men, the wildly popular AMC TV show about the fictional 1960s advertising agency Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, is set in a haze of cigarette smoke...

Frugality: The Middle Ground Between Austerity and Excess

John Friedman | Posted 09.01.2012 | Business
John Friedman

As the world struggles to regain economic stability, there seems little agreement on what is needed. While most decry unbridled corporate and consumer...