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Commentary & Opinion
Commentary & Opinion
January 8, 2015 Archbishop of York attacks income inequality; eurozone data adds to gloom - business liveSource: Bishop of York
The Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu this morning delivered his keynote address at the Great Business Debate at the CBI 2014 Conference 'Growth For All'. His speech follows in full:
December 18, 2014 Say Goodbye to the American CenturySource: Time
America is not in decline. the U.S. will have the world’s most formidable military for the foreseeable future. Its economy remains the world’s largest, and its recovery will probably gather more steam in 2015. Its workforce is...
November 18, 2014 Extreme Wealth Is Bad for Everyone—Especially the WealthySource: New Republic
When I was fourteen I met a man with a talent for restoring a sense of fairness to a society with vast and growing inequalities in wealth. His name was Jack Kenney and he’d created a tennis camp, called Tamarack, in the mountains...
October 24, 2014 Income Inequality Got You Down? Do Something About It!Source: Huff Post
The wealthy continue to see significant income and wealth gains while the majority of people are experiencing stagnant living standards. Income inequality is one of the most significant financial stories right now, and there's no...
August 11, 2014 S&P: Wealth gap slowing US recoverySource: Fort Wayne.com
WASHINGTON – Economists have long argued that a rising wealth gap has complicated the U.S. rebound from the recession. Now, an analysis by the rating agency Standard & Poor's lends its weight to the argument: The widening gap...
July 14, 2014 This Billionaire Gets It! - text/videoSource: Larry Checco, featured commentator
Billionaire Nick Hanauer makes more sense in a 5-minute TED Talk video—which, BTW, was apparently temporarily banned by TED Talk execs—than any supply-side economist has in decades (see video below). Hanauer earned his money the...
June 4, 2014 A Paltry Start in Curbing Global WarmingSource: NY Times
Tim Jackson, professor of sustainable development at the University of Surrey in Britain, uses a nifty back-of-the-envelope calculation to underscore the challenge of giving the world’s poor a shot at prosperity while preventing...
June 4, 2014 Our wealth gap is unsustainableSource: Minnesota Daily
One of today’s most contentious political issues concerns the impact of wealth inequality and how we can reduce the large gap between the rich and the poor. President Barack Obama made this a central part of his 2012 presidential...
June 3, 2014 The Wealth Gap and RaceSource: Ordinary Times
A couple of weeks ago Elias Isquith linked to an article from the National Journal about the wealth gap between blacks and whites. It’s important to note here that the article is talking about wealth, not income. The reason why...
April 21, 2014 Stop Obsessing Over Exorbitant CEO PaySource: Slate
Last weekend the New York Times published its annual list of executive compensation, with Oracle’s Larry Ellison topping the charts at $78.4 million (and Disney’s Bob Iger in a distant second, at $34.3 million). Pay packages have...
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