Adam Dahlmann

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Anti-Hillary Group Brings in Half a Million Dollars

Alex Seitz-Wald<p>May 5, 2014, 11:22 a.m.<p>It’s not just pro-Hil­lary Clin­ton su­per PACs that are gear­ing up for a po­ten­tial pres­id­en­tial run. The …


We’re Just 25 Years Away From the World’s First Trillionaire. Autocorrect Can’t Even Handle That Word.

There are a lot of zer­oes in $1 tril­lion — 12 of them to be ex­act.<p>And in about 25 years, someone on this plan­et will be worth that much money, …

Bill Gates

Yemen's latest, greatest threat: Twitter?

Expanding social media use means the Yemeni government can no longer spin its anti-Al Qaeda campaign as it wants, particularly when it comes to …

How the rich stole our money — and made us think they were doing us a favor

Pushing people toward stocks, real estate and credit cards have all come at a cost — and with one goal in mind<p>If you've paid attention to the economy over the last few years, you've doubtless seen the charts and figures showing the decline of the American middle class in concert with the explosion …

The Internet’s inequality bomb: The crash is coming — but the 1 percent won’t feel a thing

Warnings of a tech bubble are growing more dire every day, but it’s regular people who stand to bear the brunt<p>When David Einhorn gets gloomy, the stock market gets jumpy. In May 2008, the hedge fund investor warned that Lehman Brothers was headed for trouble. Five months later, Lehman declared …

GOP Sen. Tom Coburn wants to abolish the federal minimum wage

The Oklahoma senator says a wage floor goes against “free market principle” and therefore must go<p>Speaking on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Thursday, Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn not only defended Senate Republicans' Wednesday filibuster that quashed a Democratic attempt to raise the federal minimum wage, …

Fast food pulls a fast one: Wage theft rampant at McDonald’s and more

A trio of new reports confirms that those in charge are gobbling up profits at their minimum-wage workers’ expense<p>Bad enough that the empty calories of many a fast-food meal have all the nutritional value of a fingernail paring. Even worse, the vast profits this industry pulls in are lining the …

Income Inequality

This Eye-Popping Interactive Visualization Shows Every Bill Introduced By Congress Since 1973

At first glance, Legislative Explorer resembles an newfangled version of space invaders. Blue and red dots shoot out from the corners of a black screen and explode like starbursts. In fact, the tool is an interactive visualization tracking every bill and resolution in the U.S. Congress since 1973. …







You Have To Hear Joel McHale's Kardashian Joke From The White House Correspondents Dinner

If you can't bear to watch more than a few seconds of C-SPAN's coverage of the White House Correspondent's Dinner, this is the few seconds to watch.<p>Points to McHale for knowing exactly what the reaction to this Kardashian joke would be and going for it anyway.

Invest in a Roth 401(k) If You Can

Workers of all ages can benefit from stashing away after-tax money now in exchange for tax-free withdrawals in the future.<p>If your employer now offers …

10 Simple Things Productive People Do Better (And So Can You)

Productive people appear to have the ability to do it all, but that’s only an appearance. The truth is they’ve figured out some important lifestyle habits, that while simple, most of us have not yet mastered.<p>Here are 10 simple things that productive people are doing better than you -- at the moment:<p>…