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American Anger: It’s Not the Economy. It’s the Other Party.

Americans are angry. That’s the sentiment that many believe is driving the 2016 election. They are angry because the rich are getting richer, the average guy is struggling and the government in Washington hasn’t done anything to stop the trend.<p>But it may not be that simple.<p>Data on the nation’s …

Economics

You Have a Great Business Idea? Hold On. Ask These 15 Questions First | Inc.com

How do you know if you've got a great business idea?<p>Before you proceed with your venture, it's a great idea to do some market research and assess the potential for success.<p>Here are 15 questions to ask before you waste time, money and blab about how great it is going to be to all your friends.<p>1. Do …

Business Strategy

100 Answers to the Question: What Is Leadership? | Inc.com

If you Google the word leadership you can get about 479,000,000 results, each definition as unique as an individual leader.<p>It's a difficult concept to define, perhaps because it means so many things to different people.<p>Here are 100 of the best ways to define leadership--choose the ones that fits …

Motivation

Management Vs. Leadership: Five Ways They Are Different

For years we were taught that management has to do with forecasting, budgeting, planning and controlling. Managers were taught to manage, not to lead.<p>New supervisors and grizzled management veterans were taught how to assign work to subordinates, how to evaluate their teammates’ work, how to …

Profit

Here's why negative interest rates won't work

The goal of such rates is to force banks to lend their excess reserves. The assumption is that such lending will boost aggregate demand and help struggling economies recover. Using the same central bank logic as in 2008, the solution to a debt problem is to add on more debt. Yet, there is an old …

Economics

Don't blame the Fed for low interest rates — blame basic economic principles

Of course, the underlying assumption behind these comments is that the Fed has actually done that.<p>New research suggests this assumption may be wrong. Perhaps the low interest rate regime actually has less to do with the Fed and more to do with basic economic principles. Economics 101 teaches us …

Interest Rates

7 Steps For Writing A Startup Business Plan Template

,Writing a <b>startup business plan</b> is considered as the most important part of every startup business. If you’re interested in launching a new startup …

Small Business

Seattle Food Jobs Soar After $11 Minimum Wage Starts

Trying to tie short-term data to employment and economic trends is a dangerous game. Usually the time frame is too narrow, creating the danger of seeing patterns that don’t mean anything in a larger context. Sometimes when you wait longer, what seems to have been a disaster turns into something …

A pause in the shouting: Obama, critics connect at CNN's town hall on guns

<b>(CNN) —</b> A president who has vowed to politicize gun control and critics who believe he's determined to confiscate their weapons came face-to-face Thursday in a rare respectful and reasoned interlude in one of America's most poisoned political debates.<p>For once, the nation's bitter, polarized …

Guns

Switzerland's biggest banking problem lies between its negative interest rates and non-existent cash

In other words, protestors want to limit the amount of financial speculation private banks can do by forcing them to only lend cash that can be taken from existing reserves.<p>For instance, if Bank X has £100 million in its reserves, it will only be allowed to lend up to £100 million.<p>Campaigners want …

Interest Rates

Why Glass-Steagall Would Not Have Prevented The Financial Crisis And Could Have Made It Worse

At a Politico speaking engagement promoting his new book in October, former Fed chairman Ben Bernanke stated that he was “a little puzzled” by Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders and Gov. Martin O’Malley at October’s Democratic debate placing emphasis on reinstating the …

Bank of America

22 ways to earn passive income

Making money while you sleep.<p>Has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?<p>After reading books like "Rich Dad Poor Dad" and "4 Hour Work Week," I became interested obsessed with making passive income.<p>Whenever someone needs additional income, the stereotypical suggestion offered is to "get a part-time job."<p>But …

Real Estate

America’s True History of Religious Tolerance

Wading into the controversy surrounding an Islamic center planned for a site near New York City’s Ground Zero memorial this past August, President …

Joe Stiglitz Knows How to Solve Inequality, if Anyone Will Listen

Joseph Stiglitz, a Nobel Prize-winning economist, is one of the world’s most influential thinkers in the battle against economic inequality. He’s …

Education is broken — but this entrepreneur has a stunningly simple idea to fix it

Salman Khan, also a founder of the free education resource Khan Academy, says we force students to move ahead when they aren't ready.<p>But he has a solution.<p>"We shouldn't drag everyone around at the same pace," Khan told the audience. Instead, he says, we should take inspiration from martial arts …

Education

Marco Rubio’s tax plan is efficient. It is also expensive and regressive

FEW policy choices bring the trade-off between efficiency and equality into sharper view than taxes on capital. On the one hand, capital taxes harm …

Economics

Why No One Will Implement the Best Solution to Economic Stagnation

The other day, something remarkable happened. One of the most beloved brands in the world attributed its poor results not to competition, innovation, or talent…but to flat incomes. The average person, Hershey said, was simply too poor to keep buying its products, and so allow the company to …

Economics

Are Student Loans A Ticking Time Bomb?

Could student loan debt be a catalyst in the next financial crisis? While some are familiar with the issue, many are unaware of the problem it poses. In this article, we will examine the data and explain it in simple terms. We will discuss the number of student loan recipients, the average loan per …

College & University
Economics

The differences between Shia and Sunni Muslims

The conflicts between Shia and Sunni Muslims go back to the seventh century and the death of the Prophet Muhammad.<p>Yet a spotlight has been shone recently on the differences between the two branches of the religion as the number of clashes between both groups has intensified.<p>The vast majority of the …

Islam

9 Habits to Master Before Turning 30

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5 TED Talks That Will Mold You Into A Competent Leader

Whether you’re a business owner or a leader of any kind, these 5 TED talks will inspire you to break free of old expectations and lead from a wiser, …

Understanding the U.S. War State. “Watching the War Crime Unfold” | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

This article was originally published by GR in May 2003 in the wake of the US-NATO led invasion of Iraq.<p><i>“It is easy. All you have to do is tell the</i> …

Renewable Energy

This Entrepreneur Just Announced $70,000 Minimum Salaries for His Entire 120-Person Team

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>After receiving our Established Entrepreneur of 2014 award, Gravity Payments founder Dan Price has just announced yet another game-changing proposition.<p>Over the next three years, the 30-year-old plans to raise the minimum salary for every …

Salaries & Wages