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Why is the financial industry so afraid of this man?

Joseph Stiglitz has won a Nobel Prize for economics. So why has he apparently been blacklisted by regulators?<p>If the government were creating a new panel to advise on financial regulation, it would make sense to include a Nobel Laureate considered one of the most influential living economists. Yet …

Economics

10 Must-Have Mac Apps for the New Apple User

A few of you may have gotten your first Apple computer this Christmas and to that I say this: <i>Welcome to a vastly better computing experience!</i><p>I am …

Mac Apps

How Money Warps U.S. Foreign Policy

The key divide on America’s role in the world is no longer between Democrats and Republicans. It’s between elites and everyone else.<p>On Sunday, when Hillary Clinton used an interview with Jeffrey Goldberg to take pointedly more hawkish stances than President Obama on Syria, Iran, and Gaza, observers …

I was poor, but a GOP die-hard: How I finally left the politics of shame

I hated government — even as it was the only thing trying to save me. Here’s how, one day, I finally saw the light<p>I was a 20-year-old college dropout with no more than $100 in the bank the day my son was born in 1994. I’d been in the Coast Guard just over six months. Joining the service was my …

Before You Drink That Soda, Read This

The title of this article (if titles could be ridiculously long) should probably read, “Before you drink that soda, energy drink, fake fruit juice or any other sugar-loaded beverage, read this.” The average American drinks 45 gallons of these beverages every year, and new research shows that we’re …

Retirement strategies for 30-year-olds

It’s never too early to start planning for retirement. With this in mind, we asked The Experts: What retirement money tip do you wish you’d given …

Retirement

The 5 Best Ways To Learn How To Code

Photo: Courtesy of Skillcrush.<p>It’s no secret that the world of tech has a serious diversity problem. From bro-y CEOs and founders behaving badly on …

Programming

11 things the Koch brothers don’t want you to know

Robert Greenwald’s updated documentary reveals the poster boys for the 1 percent are even worse than you thought<p>The mega-billionaire brothers, David and Charles Koch, stand apart in the world of Republicans.<p>In 2012, their network of hardcore libertarian political donors spent $400 million on …

15-Minute Morning Workout Routine | The Art of Manliness

Adrian Peter Schmidt was born in the Alsace-Lorraine region of what is now France in 1872. His genetics and circumstances did not point to a future …

Ex-Ideo Designers Rethink The Calendar For Mobile Devices

With a minimal interface and gestural interactions, Peek is meant to be “just enough” of a calendar for casual use.<p>Have you ever opened up a calendar app on your iPhone and wondered why almost the entire screen is taken up by a grid of tiny boxes, most of which represent the past, and all too small …

Apps

'Inconvenient Truth' and food

One of the producers of Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” has homed in on another target: the food industry. And even Michelle Obama, perhaps the nation’s leading nutrition celebrity, isn’t spared in the takedown.<p>The film, “Fed Up,” which is produced by activist Laurie David and Yahoo’s Katie …

The Top 5 Times Someone Called Out Fox News On Fox News

Fox News doesn't have the best reputation for accuracy — and more than one guest has called them on it.<p>This weekend, Media Matters, a non-profit progressive research and information center, posted a YouTube video ranking the five most memorable segments when a Fox News guest debunked the network.<p>5. …

Religion

The banking industry's biggest problem isn't bonuses or market share

The only way to make the sector pursue long-term viability instead of short-term greed is to change the rules of the game<p>Last Friday, in another of those agenda-setting speeches for which he has rightly become famous, Ed Miliband took on the biggest of what he describes as "the broken markets" in …

What It Takes To Be A Great Technical Leader

They often don't manage people, but instead coach them to do their best work.<p>Every company is different, but there are some common threads among the best tech leads that I've worked with. Hat tips to Brian Stoler, Nathan Hunt, Evan Gilbert, and Rich Burdon for leading by example.<p>In this article, I …

Software Development

You Have No Control Over Security on the Feudal Internet

Facebook regularly abuses the privacy of its users. Google has stopped supporting its popular RSS feeder. Apple prohibits all iPhone apps that are political or sexual. Microsoft might be cooperating with some governments to spy on Skype calls, but we don’t know which ones. Both Twitter and LinkedIn …

7 financial terms every serious entrepreneur should know

<i>Jed Simon is the chief executive officer of FastPay, an online finance company focusing on digital businesses.</i><p>There are brilliant technologists and business leaders in today’s tech world, but while startups have their own, great talents, we’re seeing one common weakness: lack of understanding …