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New Report Reveals Just How Badly Black Women-Led Startups Are Being Underfunded

The #ProjectDiane report finds that the ridiculous amounts of money flowing from VCs to tech companies stops if the company was founded by a black woman.<p>Black women lead just .04% of the total number of women-led tech startups in the U.S., according to a newly released report by Digital Undivided’s …

Women of Color

Mark Cuban: 'We've Got to Export the American Dream' | Inc.com

Rangers Matthew Griffin, Donald Lee and Andy Sewery founded the company in 2012 with a goal to "make cool products and dangerous places" and create jobs in regions torn apart by war.<p>The concept may be simple, but the logistics are not. Griffin told <i>Inc.</i> that for the first three years, the company …

Entrepreneurship

Neoliberal Capitalism, Its Crisis, and What Comes Next

Yves here. While I applaud the general sentiments of the article, I have two big caveats. The first is that David Kotz seems to place too much faith …

Economics

In 2016, Bernie Sanders Will Defeat Clinton and Dominate Trump to Become President

On November 8, 2016 Bernie Sanders will achieve a dominant victory over Donald Trump. Already, Sanders defeats Trump in the polls by a wider margin than Hillary Clinton, as illustrated in a December 22, 2015 <i>Hill</i> article titled "In blockbuster poll, Sanders destroys Trump by 13 points":<p><b>Stop the</b> …

Middle-class

10 ways to lose your gut, according to science

1. Lift weights<p>“Abdominal fat is more metabolically active than peripheral body fat,” Quebbemann says. “That means that when you exercise, you’ll …

Donald Trump Thinks Americans Are Stupid. And You Know What? He Might Be Right.

I have a theory about Donald Trump.<p>Here's a guy with an Ivy League degree who allegedly graduated tops in his class from the University of Pennsylvania. A guy who has amassed a fortune of more than $4 billion making smart and savvy business deals. A guy who has risen to the top of almost every …

Donald Trump

Scientists just discovered a key reason why 'jerks' often succeed at work

Most notably, the late Steve Jobs led Apple to become one of the most successful companies in the world, despite being known as someone who shouted and cursed at employees and made derogatory remarks about their work.<p>You might assume that these relatively unlikable people are successful because …

Psychology

24 Hilarious Posts That Only Gamers Will Understand

It's a beautiful day outside...time to play video games with the windows open.

Old Interview Shows Trump A Fan Of Sex, Steak, And Obama

"Well I have great respect for President Obama. I think that he sets the right tone, he’s an intelligent guy, it’s about time we have an intelligent guy in that office."<p>In an interview for CNBC's "I Am" series conducted in the months following the 2008 financial downturn, Donald Trump revealed he …

Why millennials should stick to renting and ignore advice to buy a home

Today’s 20-somethings and even those in their early 30s came of age in what may have been the worst national real estate market on record since their grandparents were born. Now a major real estate ad company wants to persuade them that it’s high time to take a risk; that it’s time to walk away …

Real Estate

The collapse in US workers' wages can be directly attributed to the presidency of George W. Bush: report

One of the statistical touchstones for left-leaning economists is the run of figures showing that US workers have suffered three decades of flat …