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Throughout history, the best ways to reduce inequality have been disease and destruction

How do you solve a problem like inequality? Economic policymakers have been grappling with this for a long time, with varying degrees of urgency. The search for solutions has become increasingly serious since the 1980s, when inequality began rising again, recently reaching historic highs.<p>But the …

Income Inequality

The jobs that really smart people avoid

Over the last 35 years, Wall Street grew into an outsize part of the American economy. The financial sector now accounts for one fifth of U.S. corporate profits, which puts it neck and neck with manufacturing, an industry that employs twice as many workers.<p>During its transformation in the 1980s, …

After writing about money for half a decade, here's the spreadsheet I built to keep track of my spending

<i>A lot</i>.<p>I don't pretend to be a financial expert or hold any kind of certification, but between writing, editing, and reading hundreds (thousands?) of stories about money, I've picked a few things up.<p>Chief among them is that the best, most critical first step you can take to improve your finances is …

Personal Finance

Study: racism and sexism predict support for Trump much more than economic dissatisfaction

The study comes with a chart to prove it.<p>Following Donald Trump’s election, the media tried to identify several indicators for why he won. Was it the opioid painkiller and heroin epidemic? Poor health outcomes? The economy?<p>A new paper by political scientists Brian Schaffner, Matthew MacWilliams, …

How To Get Ready For The Economic Recession Coming In 2017

By Jay L. Zagorsky, <i>The Ohio State University</i><p>My outlook for 2017 and beyond is that the U.S. economy will likely see another recession.<p>Yes, the economic picture currently looks wonderful. The Dow and S&P 500 are at record levels. Unemployment is well below 5 percent of the labor force. Inflation is …

Economics

U.N. backs Russian-Turkish efforts on Syria as cease-fire wavers

The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Saturday supporting efforts by Russia and Turkey to end the nearly six-year conflict in Syria and jump-start peace negotiations, as a fragile country-wide cease-fire wavered.<p>The resolution also calls for the "rapid, safe and unhindered" …

Middle East

Can an app change human behavior? This behavioral economics professor is banking on it

Whether personal or professional, change is hard. And the cumulative data is <i>not on</i> our side.<p>Take something obviously detrimental, like smoking. A …

Obama administration announces measures to punish Russia for 2016 election interference

The Obama administration announced sweeping new measures against Russia on Thursday in retaliation for what U.S. officials have characterized as interference in this fall’s presidential election, ordering the expulsion of Russian “intelligence operatives” and slapping new sanctions on state …

Russia

Trump adopting same behavior he criticized Clinton for

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump spent the past two years attacking rival Hillary Clinton as crooked, corrupt, and weak.<p>But some of those attacks seem …

Donald Trump

Want to Raise Successful Daughters? 1 Crucial Life Skill They Need to Start Learning Young

The way boys and girls are socialized has long-term effects on their success.<p>The founder of Girls Who Code kept hearing the same story. In their first week of learning to code, the girls' screens would be blank. They said they were stuck and didn't know which code to write. Yet when the teachers …

Trump’s Economic Team of Rivals

The incoming president’s advisers are all over the ideological map.<p>Donald Trump ran his company and campaign, as many have observed, like an episode of “Game of Thrones”: Pit various factions against one another and see who comes out on top. It may be an inelegant and crude way to manage, but it …

9 things you're doing that make people dislike you immediately

There are plenty of ways to turn people off.<p>In fact, most of them don't require much effort. All it takes is one look at your social media activity …

Psychology

Proof that life is getting better for humanity, in 5 charts

A recent survey asked, “All things considered, do you think the world is getting better or worse, or neither getting better nor worse?” In Sweden, 10 percent thought things are getting better, in the US the figure was only 6 percent, and in Germany only 4 percent. Very few people think the world is …

Trump tells TV host he welcomes a new nuclear arms race

The comments were apparently made off-air while Brzezinski's "Morning Joe" cohost, Joe Scarborough, was on the phone with Trump's incoming press secretary, Sean Spicer.<p>"Let it be an arms race — we will outmatch them at every pass and outlast them all," Brzezinski said Trump told her.<p>Trump tweeted …

United States

Researchers Are Preparing for Trump to Delete Government Science From the Web

Scientists expect Donald Trump's administration to whitewash climate change research and information from the NASA, NOAA, and EPA websites.<p>When Donald Trump takes over the federal government on January 21, his administration will also gain complete control over much of the .gov suite of websites, …

Some cases of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder could be misdiagnosed immune disorders

Some patients sectioned with conditions such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder could instead have a treatable immune disorder, Oxford University scientists have found.<p>Currently, people experiencing psychosis are often thought to be suffering from mental disorder and are treated as such with …

How a Culture of Silence Eats Away at Your Company

Most people think they will speak up when something negative happens at work, but few actually do. Take these examples from a recent survey we did with managers and employees:<p>“We had an assistant who created a very adversarial atmosphere. We walked on eggshells around her. People would rather do …

A philosophy professor explains why you're not entitled to your opinion

Mike Pence has a tough job working for Donald Trump. When the president-elect lies, it often falls to his vice president-elect to defend him. For some, his defense can test the limits of logic.<p>In an interview on ABC News on Sunday (Dec. 4), anchor George Stephanopoulos asked Pence about Trump’s …

Here's how Trump could gut America's public schools

But DeVos, a former chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party, represents the most conservative corner of the movement. She and her husband have funded a series of efforts to turn public school funding into vouchers for students to attend private schools.<p>They have also fought to prevent charter …

Education

Incoming national security adviser's son spreads fake news about D.C. pizza shop

The son of retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, Donald Trump’s pick for national security adviser, embraced a baseless conspiracy theory about Hillary Clinton on Sunday after a man who claimed to be investigating the hoax fired a rifle inside a pizza parlor in Northwest Washington, D.C., on Sunday.<p>The …

Donald Trump

Workplace bullying: why management backlash is behind Australia's steep rise

Despite a change in fast-tracking complaints, there are more reports of bullying which experts link to management’s loss of control in the workplace<p>Workplace lawyer Josh Bornstein was so emotionally affected by a bullying case handled by his firm that he lobbied the prime minister to fast-track the …

The Workplace

Fact check: Trump's bogus claim that 'millions of people' voted illegally for Clinton

Angered by demands for a recount in the three states that gave him an electoral college victory, President-elect Trump made a bold but unsubstantiated assertion in a tweet - that "millions of people" voted illegally in the presidential election. He suggested they voted for Hillary Clinton, who now …

It's Time to Stop Talking About EQ, Because It Doesn't Actually Exist

It's crooked psychology, according to this professor.<p><i>What is more beneficial in life; a high EQ or IQ? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Jordan B Peterson, psychology professor at the</b> …

When Charismatic Leadership Goes Too Far

In most cases, charisma is a useful quality for CEOs. Many work hard to develop charismatic skills. Especially when an organization is asked to become more innovative and to perform beyond normal levels, having followers with an unusually strong belief in the leader and their vision increases the …

Leadership

Evolutionary psychology shows that people get ahead in life by using one of these two strategies

Nobody likes a bully. And yet, as exemplified by the recent US presidential election, bullies tend to accrue power.<p>Donald Trump got to the White House by angrily and aggressively attacking everyone who dared challenge him. He resorted to childish name-calling (“Little Marco,” “Crooked Hillary”), …

Psychology

The World's Most Powerful Women: November 21

The election of Hillary Clinton this month would have made her the first female president of the United States—no doubt a huge accomplishment—but …

All-American Killer: How the AR-15 Became Mass Shooters’ Weapon of Choice

The AR-15 assault rifle was engineered to create what one of its designers called “maximum wound effect.” Its tiny bullets – needle-nosed and …

Donald Trump Will Be Impeached Says Professor Who Correctly Predicted 30 Elections

Allan Lichtman has been consistently right.<p>President-elect Donald Trump will be impeached during his first term in the White House.<p>That is the …

Summers: Trump's economic plans could 'cripple government for a generation'

<b>Cambridge, Massachusetts (CNN) —</b> President-elect Donald Trump's proposals to implement major tax cuts and roll back oversight of the financial industry risk triggering another economic crisis and crippling the country for a generation, warns former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers.<p>"The idea that …

Economics