Audrey Ballinger

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Plutocracy without end: Why the 1 percent always defeats the middle class

<b>(janecat via iStock)</b><p>There are more of us than them. But income inequality keeps getting worse — and there is sadly no end in sight<p>Thomas Frank<p>March 30, 2014 11:00am (UTC)<p>I’ve been writing about what we politely call “inequality” since the mid-1990s, but one day about ten years ago, when I was …

Investment Manager Explains Why 99.5% Of Americans Can Never Win

<i>Beyond the charts and warnings from economists and investors, perhaps the most disturbing commentary on income inequality in America was written by an investment manager in 2011.</i><p><i>"In my view, the American dream of striking it rich is merely a well-marketed fantasy that keeps the bottom 99.5% hoping</i> …

Finance

Move your money from the high street and help to achieve a fairer society

The most significant card I received over the holiday period was one I had to sign myself: a Visa debit for my new current account. It marked the end of a 13-year relationship with my old bank, four years shorter than British customers typically stick it out, but still two longer than the average …

How Walmart's Low Wages Cost All Americans, Not Just Its Workers

<b>Bloomberg View:</b> Yesterday, we looked at the benefit to McDonald's of having its workers subsidized by state and federal aid. Today, its Wal-Mart’s turn. Recall our discussion last month on the related subject of "How McDonald's and Wal-Mart Became Welfare Queens." We learned that employees of these …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

Books

New Book Gives The Best Account Yet Of Bush's Failed Presidency

Mr Bush surprised the visiting historians twice over, according to a fine new book about his time in office, "Days of Fire", by Peter Baker, a long-serving White House correspondent. First, his guests were taken aback by his air of serenity and his eagerness to chew over his eight years. Then …

The Fastest Supergrain Recipes for Busy Cooks

We never knew quinoa or farro—plus three more healthy grains—could taste so good (or cook in 30 minutes or less!).<p>An Italian Main Course That Isn't …

Food

Inside the conservative brain: What explains their wiring?

<b>Newt Gingrich, Glenn Beck, George W. Bush (AP/Carolyn Kaster/AP/Andy Kropa/AP/LM Otero)</b><p>Neuroscience can help us understand the strangest of birds: The modern conservative. They really do think different<p>Avi Tuschman<p>September 15, 2013 6:54pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Our Political Nature: The Evolutionary …

The South killed the safety net

<b>(kraphix via Shutterstock/akindo via iStock/Salon)</b><p>Europeans came to this country for a better life. It hasn’t always meant helping the less fortunate<p>Sasha Abramsky<p>September 7, 2013 12:30pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives<p>The South’s aversion both to …

The Olympic Park For The 2016 Rio Games Is Amazing

The design by architecture firm AECOM was made to reflect the mountains and valleys of Brazil's coastline on the site located in the Rio's Barra da Tijuca district.

Bulgaria Is One of Europe's Cheapest Tourist Destinations

Tweet<p>During the two years that my wife and I lived in Sofia, Bulgaria, we found the country to be extremely affordable. Good food at the restaurants …

Book Cheap Holidays – Book Cheap Holidays

Being in debt can be really miserable and can make life extremely stressful. Sometimes it can even feel like you will never be clear of your debt and …

Great European Group Vacation Packages

Many people dream that in their time period they'll visit the gorgeous continent of Europe. Europe Group Tours could be a division of Europe Group …

The Ultimate Guide to Packing Lunches

New ways to eat leftovers, inspiration from a Rubik's Cube and more ideas for delicious brown-bag cuisine that'll please everyone.<p>Give Oil and …

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