Imagine you are walking through the suburbs in 1970.
The neighborhood includes the families of bankers, lawyers, and factory workers. The houses are sturdy, spaced apart, and affordable with only one income.
At the local public school, the CEO’s son and the union member’s son play football together. Their families…
Lately, I have been reflecting on my place in America’s socioeconomic landscape. Specifically, I am pondering why it is that a college-educated tutor like me can earn more money than the average American worker while laboring fewer hours.
After the Allies triumphed over Nazi and Japanese forces in 1945, the United States proclaimed itself a “superpower”.
It was a peculiar term to describe America. Superpower status implies that a nation, by virtue of its relative standing in the world, somehow transcends the realm of the human species.
Almost inevitably, there are moments in life that leave you feeling confused about your purpose on this planet.
Maybe you’re miserable in a job, and it seems you’ll never find fulfilling work. Perhaps you’ve spent countless hours working towards a goal, but it still feels out of reach. …
The Psychology of Money: Timeless Lessons on Wealth, Greed, and Happiness published in September 2020.
Morgan Housel is a former financial columnist for the Wall Street Journal. He is now a partner at Collaborative Fund, an early-stage venture capital firm.
It has become a platitude to say that “nobody wants to work anymore”.
In American life, we’ve been led to believe that hard work is a pre-eminent virtue. After all, our Protestant culture of individualism and grit helped a nation of disgruntled rebels become a global superpower.
The first Black congressman, senator, and governor in U.S. history were all Republicans.
The Republican Party passed the constitutional amendments ending slavery and codifying equal protection under the law. Proudly carrying the legacy of Abraham Lincoln, Republicans sought to reconstruct the South into a land of racial equality.
Last week, a New York Times report showed that the top healthcare companies in America charge wildly different prices for the same basic services. In many cases, it is cheaper to have no insurance at all.
No ideology influences our daily lives more than capitalism.
We rely on a system of private enterprises to produce the clothes we wear, the food we eat, and the technology we use to communicate. We place our savings in the hands of a small group of banks.
Today, heated debates…
If you are not steeped in right-wing media, you probably view the Republican Party as a threat to democracy.
Several state laws are making it harder for people to vote. Some local legislators have attempted to hand over election certification to partisan bodies. …