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I Spent 15 Years Studying Why People Hate Their Jobs. This Is the Top Reason Why

Here's the biggest reason people choose unfulfilling careers.<p>Finding a career path that makes us feel satisfied and successful isn't easy. It's not something they teach us in school, which makes the journey that much more challenging.<p>For the past 15 years, I've been devoted to studying the deep …

Study Skills

9 Things That Will Kill Your Career

Even good, hard-working people destroy their careers with these innocent mistakes. Make certain it doesn't happen to you.<p>There are so many things that can kill the careers of good, hard-working people. Honest mistakes often carry hard-hitting consequences.<p>We usually only hear about the more …

Emotional Intelligence

How Having Money Makes You a Jerk

"The more money you have, the more focused on yourself you become," says one social psychologist.<p>Whether we have money or not, one thing is certain: …

Income Inequality

Opinion: Are you brave enough to profit from a collapse in gold?

OK, gold haters. It’s time to put your money where your mouth is.<p>You think gold could be going down to $350 an ounce? That’s great. Then go out there …

Investing

Study: US Congress Literally Doesn’t Care What You Think | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<b>by Represent.Us</b><p><i>Have you ever felt like the government doesn’t really care what you think?</i><p><i>Professors Martin Gilens (Princeton University) and Benjamin</i> …

Postcapitalism: A Guide to Our Future by Paul Mason review – engagingly written, but confused

Paul Mason’s vision of a post-capitalist world is rooted in a dated ideology and short on specifics

Rich kids flaunt wealth on Instagram and Snapchat, will make your blood boil

In this day and age when anyone and everyone can show off their lifestyles on social media, it comes as no surprise that the rich are rubbing in …

Incredible pictures give a totally unexpected perspective into how the 1% lives

Top CEOs in America earn around 350 times as much as the average worker, and in 2014 the 25 highest-paid hedge fund managers were collectively paid $11.6 billion— reportedly one of the lowest figures in recent years.<p>In his coming book and touring gallery show, "1% Privilege in a Time of Global …

Spain emerges as Europe's economic star after years of austerity

Memories of the Spanish tourism downturn have vanished. New photos of the beaches along Spain's Costa Blanca, on the Mediterranean, barely show any beach at all, just umbrellas and human flesh, packed together like canned sardines.<p>Spanish tourism is at record levels – the industry was up 4.2 per …

Under-the-Radar Destinations in Europe for Families

<i>Dubrovnik, Croatia (Flickr: Ivan Ivankovic)</i><p>When you've seen the Eiffel Tower, taken a cruise down the Thames and done the Colosseum, you crave for other, lesser known treasures that Europe has in store. Good thing the Old Continent has more than its fair share of family-friendly attractions. Why …

We're Experiencing the Greatest Reshuffling of Income Since the Industrial Revolution

The period from the fall of the Berlin Wall to today represents not only the highest peak of globalization ever, but also the greatest reshuffle of personal incomes in the world since the Industrial Revolution. It is characterized, in brief, by the rebalancing of the relative income positions of …

I gave up Ayn Rand for Bernie Sanders: How I grew up and traded libertarianism for a progressive “socialist”

Most self-identifying “libertarians” actually subscribe to a bankrupt ideology. What if they all opened their eyes?<p>The rise of Bernie Sanders feels familiar to me. When I was a libertarian-leaning Republican, I was a delegate for Ron Paul in the 2008 Nevada State Convention. Paul’s supporters were …

The end of capitalism has begun

Without us noticing, we are entering the postcapitalist era. At the heart of further change to come is information technology, new ways of working and the sharing economy. The old ways will take a long while to disappear, but it’s time to be utopian<p>The red flags and marching songs of Syriza during …

20th Century

The 22 most important people in Silicon Valley's enterprise tech scene

With so much attention paid to consumer apps like Uber and Snapchat, it's easy to forget that there's another multi-trillion dollar market in enterprise technology — companies that sell technology to other companies.<p>Companies like Oracle, Salesforce, and Box are worth billions of dollars.<p>Pulled …

Thomas Piketty attacks hypocritical Germans for insisting on Greek austerity: They’re “a huge joke”

“Germany is <em>the</em> country that’s never paid its debt” and has “no standing to lecture other nations”<p>In an interview with the German publication Die Zeit, economist Thomas Piketty lashed out at conservatives in Germany and France for their "shocking ignorance of history" on the matter of debt …

George Zimmer, a millionaire with a plan to help the middle class

In 2010, not long after the tea party was making its presence felt, a group with a different makeup and mission was created: the Patriotic Millionaires. Its membership requirements are an annual income over $1 million and/or assets of $5 million, and it wants policy changes that will open more …

Income Inequality

GREECE JUST TAUGHT CAPITALISTS A LESSON ABOUT WHAT CAPITALISM REALLY MEANS

The vote is huge lesson for conservatives and anyone else who thinks this is about a dilettante government of left-wing idealists who think they can flout the law while staging some kind of Che Guevara-esque dream:<p>Wrong.<p><i>This is what capitalism is really about.</i><p>From the beginning, Merkel and the EU …

So much for trickle down: only bold reforms will tackle inequality

Even the IMF recognises the vicious circle in which inequality breeds instability, which causes recession and spending cuts that make inequality worse<p>Christine Lagarde took time off last week from grappling with the Greek debt crisis to make a speech about inequality. The managing director of the …

Ayn Rand killed the American dream: Our free-market economy only works for the 1 percent

Bankers cash bonus checks while sending others to unemployment. Selfishness and deregulation made the rich richer<p>The billionaire investor and philanthropist George Soros uses the term “free market fundamentalism” to describe the belief that the free market is not only the best but the <i>only</i> way of …

Confucius fights the 1 percent: More reasons to mistrust all wealthy elites

“The gentleman understands what is moral,” Confucius said. “The small man understands what is profitable”<p>The tattered condition of the Confucians’ footwear reflected the limitations of Confucius’s enthusiasm for free enterprise. The great sage may have preferred a small, efficient state, but that …

Oh sh*t, I’m the 1 percent: Secrets of the super-wealthy

<b>(Volt Collection via Shutterstock)</b><p>I grew up poor. My kids now live in Fairfield County. We all think we’re middle-class because we always feel behind<p>Paul Sullivan<p>March 29, 2015 9:30pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Thin Green Line: The Money Secrets of the Super-Wealthy”<p>I came to writing about money by …