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A Millennium of Gangnam Style

John Wagner Givens | Posted 01.16.2013 | World
John Wagner Givens

The original meaning of "Gangnam Style" has been lost on non-Korean speakers who have no idea that Gangnam is the wealthiest district of Korea's capitol, Seoul. I came to realize that China has actually had its own Gangnam style for a millennium.

Narcissists and Children of Narcissists: Yes, It Is Getting Worse!

Vivian Norris | Posted 01.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Vivian Norris

I believe people have much to teach us and that we truly are equals. I was raised to believe that people, given the chance, can make something of themselves. But I do not value someone being wealthy or having stuff or having power as being successful.

Let's Radically Engage in Reclaiming the Root of Philanthropy

BlackAndBrownNews | Posted 01.15.2013 | Black Voices
BlackAndBrownNews

Ideas and images of present-day philanthropy frequently fail to resonate and, worse yet, serve to alienate black Americans. Particularly unsettling is the stunning absence of black people in representations of philanthropists.

Media Teaches Bad Values to Your Children

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 01.09.2013 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

All you as a parent can do is educate yourself about these unhealthy influences on your children and do your best to limit their exposure to those messages and expose to them to positive values that will counteract the bad ones.

Singapore: The New Switzerland? Private Banking's New Home

April Rudin | Posted 12.23.2012 | Business
April Rudin

Beyond its private banking affability, lies an economy, climate and destination which seems light years away from Europe (medieval times?) and the United States (third-world country?).

What's It Like To Grow Up in an Old Money Family?

Quora | Posted 12.10.2012 | Money
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Faye Wang I'm not sure if my family counts as "old money," since we lost our family ...

Presidential Debates and Middle-Class Economics

Michael Farr | Posted 10.05.2012 | Business
Michael Farr

While a lack of middle-class income growth can create headwinds for any economy in the short term, the longer-term risks of political instability and civil unrest can become much greater.

Tut and Mitt

Hayden Bixby | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Hayden Bixby

If he had lived a fuller life (and if the time/space continuum could accommodate such a scenario), would he have only flown coach and insisted on do-it-yourself pyramid-repair projects at Home Depot on the weekends?

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.