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The Wealth of Happy Nations

The Wealth of Happy Nations

18 November, 2013 by admin in Featured, Finances
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development reports that the United States has the highest rate of household wealth in the developed world. However, our nation fails to make the list of the top ten “happiest” nations, even though economic prosperity is generally a strong factor ... read more...
The End of Money

The End of Money

17 November, 2013 by admin in Featured, Finances
Have you seen the new $100 bills? Bought anything with Bit Coins, used pay pal, waived your iPhone at a Starbucks barista to pay for your latte? The face of money is rapidly changing before our eyes. By the 1960s, most indigenous forms of Money like cowrie shells, sheepskins, and horses—the ... read more...
Money Can’t Buy Me Love

Money Can’t Buy Me Love

16 November, 2013 by admin in Featured, Finances
In 1964, John Lennon and Paul McCartney of the Beatles sang Tell me that you want those kind of things that money just can’t buy. For I don’t care too much for money for money can’t buy me love. Even though the idealism and antimaterialism of the 1960s was just sprouting in the psyche of […] read more...
The Suicide Scale, Economics and Happiness

The Suicide Scale, Economics and Happiness

10 November, 2013 by admin in Featured, Finances
If we look at the socio-economic scale alone, one can quickly see how different groups tend to sort out. Black women disproportionately filled the bottom for many decades. In recent years, African American women have made significant educational and economic gains, so most recent studies seem ... read more...
Social Standing and Happiness

Social Standing and Happiness

8 November, 2013 by admin in Featured, Finances
As a postmodern academic in psychology, I have often heard the social hierarchy theory of happiness. It basically holds that the higher people rank on the socioeconomic empowerment scale, the happier or more satisfied with life they are likely to be. This theory, however, has proven false in ... read more...
Funny Money, Bubbles, and Crashes

Funny Money, Bubbles, and Crashes

1 November, 2013 by admin in Featured, Finances
The stock market is back. Housing is rebounding. The recession is over and investments will keep rising. Or will they? The rise and fall of valuations are nothing new. Our most recent real estate and stock market bubbles, crashes and apparent recoveries have many predecessors in the economic ... read more...