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White House economists say federal programs helped end poverty. Now they want to end the programs

“Based on historical standards of material wellbeing and the terms of engagement, our War on Poverty is largely over and a success,” wrote the White House’s Council of Economic Advisors in a report released earlier this month.<p>Given that the official US poverty rate was 12.7% in 2016, the last time …

The White House

How the West became a self-obsessed culture

A new book explores the history of individualism in the West.<p>America has a narcissism problem.<p>This was the conclusion of a recent study published in the journal <i>Psychological Science</i>, in which researchers polled just under 3,000 Americans across 50 states and found that many of them have an outsize …

Psychology

Former Apple CEO John Sculley Shares 4 Key Strategies for Growing and Marketing Your Business

John Sculley helped build brands including Pepsi and Apple into what they are today. Here's how he did it.<p>6 min read<p>With a business resume like John Sculley’s, you can’t help but name-drop.<p>He was the president of PepsiCo, CEO of Apple and a founding team member at MetroPCS. Now, he’s CMO at …

John Sculley

Trump is already talking about another tax bill

He might want to take a look at the polling on the first one.<p>The Republican tax cuts aren’t even a year old, nor are they particularly popular with voters. And already, President Donald Trump is talking about more of them.<p>In an interview with Fox News aired on Sunday, Trump promised a second tax …

Donald Trump

A Small-Business Guide to Google Analytics (Infographic)

Don't let the platform intimidate you -- let it help you.<p>2 min read<p>Google Analytics can at first seem complicated and scary. However, once you get a few things down, you’ll be well on your way to mastering the application and growing your business.<p>Analytics and data measuring tools are incredibly …

4 Hours Listening to Tony Robbins Will Teach You More About Business Than 4 Years in College

If you're looking to learn about growing a company, why not learn from someone who has built 30 of them?<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some people roll their eyes at the very mention of Tony Robbins, but I recently attended one of his events, and while I can …

6 Income Streams You Can Create in the Corporate Consulting Space

Corporations have billions budgeted for consultants.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last year, according to Bloomberg, corporations paid outside consultants $39.3 billion dollars. Corporate consulting is one of the highest margin business opportunities …

How the Rule of 72 Can Help Double Your Money

Double Your Money With This Simple Financial Rule<p>How the Rule of 72 Can Help You Build Wealth Without Much Risk<p>Updated May 10, 2018<p>Do you want to …

Mueller Has Dozens of Inquiries for Trump in Broad Quest on Russia Ties and Obstruction

WASHINGTON — Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel investigating Russia’s election interference, has at least four dozen questions on an exhaustive array of subjects he wants to ask President Trump to learn more about his ties to Russia and determine whether he obstructed the inquiry itself, …

Donald Trump

The two mental shifts highly successful people make

<b>“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”</b> — Max Planck, German quantum theorist and Nobel Prize winner<p>There are two primary mental shifts that occur in the lives of all highly successful people. Many make the first, but very few make the second.<p>Both of these …

Self-improvement

A Blueprint To Building Wealth - The 4 Deadly Sins Of D.I.Y. Investors

It can be a double edged sword when investors take control of their own portfolio, and become do-it-yourselfers in the investing landscape. On one …

Russia probe lawyers think Mueller could indict Trump

Many legal scholars doubt a U.S. vs. Trump case is possible, but two attorneys who have dealt with special counsel Robert Mueller's team disagree. One expects Mueller to move as early as this spring.<p>Special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation has gathered enough steam that some lawyers …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s terrifying plan to win the 2018 midterms

A Washington Post report shows again he doesn’t understand governing beyond self-interest.<p>Is Donald Trump <i>hoping</i> foreign terrorists attack the United States?<p>That terrifying question is subtly embedded in a story this weekend reported by Michael Scherer, Josh Dawsey, and Sean Sullivan of the …

Donald Trump

Could XRP's Frenzied Rise Herald Future Growth?

<i>Chris Brookins is the founder of Pugilist Ventures, a blockchain and fintech focused VC firm.</i><p><i>The author invests in cryptocurrencies and has a</i> …

Cryptocurrency

How the baby boomers — not millennials — screwed America

“The boomers inherited a rich, dynamic country and have gradually bankrupted it."<p>Everyone likes to bash millennials. We’re spoiled, entitled, and hopelessly glued to our smartphones. We demand participation trophies, can’t find jobs, and live with our parents until we’re 30. You know the punchlines …

Retirement

The Best Managers Do These 6 Key Things Differently

Giving people credit after a job well done isn't a sign of weakness.<p>Effectively managing others is both a science and an art, just like programming or playing an instrument. Based on personality and past experiences, some people tend to naturally be stronger at leading and inspiring others. That …

workimprovement

U.S. banks speed up with first new payment system in 40 years

An organization of 25 U.S. banks this week started the first new payment clearance and settlement system for the United States in more than 40 years, offering the prospect that businesses and individuals will be able to better track their funds minute-by-minute and use fewer paper checks.<p>The …

New research says it’s better to buy than rent—and it has nothing to do with money

Historically, homeownership has been considered an effective mechanism for wealth creation, especially for low- and moderate-income and minority households. Even with a modest down payment, homeowners can accumulate wealth through the forced savings that result from the periodic payments on …

Housing