There are those among us who view virtually any sort of charitable activity as borderline socialism, slowly but surely destroying the fabric of our country by creating a dependent class. That this heartless, inhuman world view is almost too absurd for words almost goes without saying. The cruelty inherent in such a cold, black view [...]
Steve Paikin talks with Ellen Langer, Robert H. Frank, and Mark Kingwell on the psychology, economics and politics of luck:
David Rohde with your Hurricane Sandy must-read of the morning:
Divides between the rich and the poor are nothing new in New York, but the storm brought them vividly to the surface. There were residents like me who could invest all of their time and energy into protecting their families. And there were New [...]
McClatchy/DPA, By Sinikka Tarvainen, October 22
Madrid — Every fifth resident lives in poverty in Spain, new figures showed Monday.
The national statistics institute INE said 21.1 percent of the 47 million population lives below the poverty line, meaning they live on less than $9,610 annually.
That is slightly less than a year ago, when [...]