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My Gene Roddenberry Fantasy World

China has the worst of American consumerism: Starbucks, McDonalds, posh designer clothing, more malls than people could ever need. The list goes on and on. If you think the 1980’s was the “me” decade, with Gordon Gekko telling us that “greed is good” you were wrong. 1,255 more words

Wertfrei Wednesday: U.S.: The World's Nanny

Watching the news, one get’s the feeling that the U.S. is automatically expected to fork over Billions in foreign aid, send military aid to world hotspots that angels fear to tread and broker peace between people and countries that have no desire. 203 more words

Brick Oneil

Painfully, American families are learning the difference between median and mean

Warren Buffett walks into a skid row bar. Inside, nine men silently slump on their stools.

None of them has a job. Individually, they own almost nothing. 453 more words

Income Disparity: Food Fast Style (How About Some Higher Wagers With That CEO Pay?)

One of the nation’s leading fast food chains offers the perfect case of income disparity.  In 2012,  Bloomberg published a piece with a 44 year old 20 year MacDonald’s employee as its underlying human story.  711 more words

Bloomberg

People Should Be Paying Attention

Troubling report appeared with the online AP news in an article entitled “California drought stings bees, honey supplies” by Terence Chea (8-21-14). Some lines of note: 481 more words

Equality/Inequality

In a 12-1-13 post (Can We Talk – Income Disparity?) this blog quoted world economist Branko Milanovic: ““Inequality studies are not particularly appreciated by the rich.” Indeed, Milanovic says he was “once told by the head of a prestigious think tank in Washington, D.C., that the institution’s board was very unlikely to fund any work that had income or wealth inequality in its title. 649 more words