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Debt miracle: Why the country that borrowed the most industrialised first

Is debt really that bad? This column looks at the towering debts, rapid tax hikes, and constant state of war that led to Britain’s Industrial Revolution, showing that the devil is in the detail when assessing sovereign debt. When we consider the dangers of debt in today’s world, we should keep an eye on its potential benefits as well.

Hillary Clinton's Capital Gains Tax Plan

HillaryClinton.com, Briefing on Capital Gains Tax Plan: Bloomberg, Hillary Clinton Capital Gains Tax Rise Adds Complexity, 6-Year Wait Bloomberg, Hillary Clinton's Fix for Short-Termism? They Tried It in 1934 Daily Caller, Former Bill Clinton Treasury Official [Len Burman] On Hillary Tax Hike Plan: ‘I Don’t See The Logic’ Forbes, Review...

Box Office: Jake Gyllenhaal's 'Southpaw' Hits $16.5M Weekend, John Green's 'Paper Towns' Nabs $12.5M

Southpaw, from the Weinstein Company, debuted this weekend with a pretty strong $16.5 million. The Antoine Fuqua-directed film, which stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a down-on-his-luck former prize fighter and co-stars Forest Whitaker, 50 Cent, Naomie Harris, and Rachel McAdams, cost $30 million to produce. The $16.5m debut makes it Gyllenhaal's sixth-biggest [...]

Bigger Is Not Always Better - Why Amazon Is Worth More Than Walmart

As the retail market shifts on-line, Walmart's size could become a major disadvantage. Investors now value Amazon greater than Walmart, even though only 20% its size.

Box Office: John Green's 'Paper Towns' Nabs $6.35M Friday, Jake Gyllenhaal's 'Southpaw' Hits $6.25M

Image from 'Paper Towns,' courtesy of 20th Century Fox There were three other smaller-budgeted new releases this weekend, so this is everything that isn't about Pixels. Paper Towns arrived courtesy of 20th Century Fox. The John Green adaptation earned a solid $6.35 million on its opening Friday, including $2m worth of Thursday previews. [...]

Here’s When Social Security Will Run Out of Money

"When will social security run out?" It's a question Social Security Finance Committee trustees ask themselves every year - and the American public more frequently than that.

Will Hillary Clinton Have a Serious Plan to Persuade Companies to Invest in Workers?

The Washington Post reported on a speech by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in which she decried corporate America's short-term focus and called on companies to invest in their workers. She did not indicate any specific proposals for bringing this about. Show More Summary

The newly-crowned Miss USA isn't afraid to talk about Donald Trump

Donald Trump's bid for the Republican nomination continues to attract controversy on a near daily basis. Trump's recent comments about Mexican immigrants caused NBC and Univision to cancel the scheduled broadcast of the Miss USA pageant. Despite the cancellation, the pageant went ahead as scheduled and aired on the Reelz channel. Show More Summary

Sharp Pencils vs. Sharp Politics: The 2015 Social Security Trustees Report

Social Security does face long term demographics issues....as will any approach to making sure retirees have income.

Want Engaged Employees? Help Them Connect With Colleagues Through Online Networking

How can you help your team meet and collaborate, no matter where they’re located? Host an online networking event help develop connected, engaged employees. The post Want Engaged Employees? Help Them Connect With Colleagues Through Online Networking appeared first on Brazen Life.

Create Your Own Destiny: How to Get an Internship You’ll Love

Wondering how to get an internship that allows you to do more than answer the phone and file paperwork? Here’s how to plan for internship — and career — success. The post Create Your Own Destiny: How to Get an Internship You’ll Love appeared first on Brazen Life.

4 Ways to Prepare to Cut the Corporate Cord: What to Do Before You Quit Your Job

Entrepreneurship always looks great from afar. But if the nitty-gritty details are holding you back from taking the leap, here’s what to think about -- and what to do -- before you quit your job. The post 4 Ways to Prepare to Cut the Corporate Cord: What to Do Before You Quit Your Job appeared first on Brazen Life.

New Job? Don’t Forget About Employee Benefits When You Negotiate Your Salary

A job offer might have you seeing dollar signs, but salary isn’t the only way to decide to take the job. Employee benefits could help you make sure you’ll love working there. The post New Job? Don’t Forget About Employee Benefits When You Negotiate Your Salary appeared first on Brazen Life.

An Epic List of Networking Events: Where to Meet People in Your City

If you’re not networking in your city, you’re missing out. Here are 28 of the top networking events in major cities in the United States. The post An Epic List of Networking Events: Where to Meet People in Your City appeared first on Brazen Life.

Why Your 5-Year Plan is Actually Hurting Your Career

You might think having a five-year plan is essential for your career growth. But a more flexible outlook could be a better path to success, in both work and life. The post Why Your 5-Year Plan is Actually Hurting Your Career appeared first on Brazen Life.

DS2 Lands Future His First Debut No. 1 Album On The Billboard 200 Chart

DS2 has officially earned Future his first debut No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 Chart, generating 149,960 total sales. Despite a decorated roster of features from stars such as Andre 3000, Lil Wayne, Drake,  Kanye West and Miley Cyrus – including hits like “Sh!t”, “Move That Dope” and “I Won” [...]

Negotiating a Job Offer? 5 Steps to Get the Compensation You Deserve

When you’ve got a job offer in hand, it’s easy to blindly accept out of sheer joy. But you’ll want to take a second look at your compensation package before signing on the dotted line. The post Negotiating a Job Offer? 5 Steps to Get the Compensation You Deserve appeared first on Brazen Life.

6 Ways to Take Your Networking Connections to the Next Level

Having a hard time turning an introduction into a relationship? These networking tips will get you out of your rut and into a new meet-and-greet groove. The post 6 Ways to Take Your Networking Connections to the Next Level appeared first on Brazen Life.

China's Stock Market Rattles Investors, India Emerges As A Democratic Frontrunner For Business

With China’s stock market continuing its roller-coaster ride, business-watchers are looking for a brighter horizon – and India, right next door, is a stable option, says already invested non-stick coatings manufacturing multinational, GMM.

6 Smart Ways to Balance Going Back to School While Working

If you’re going to make the grade, you have to know how to balance school and work. Before you start your degree program, take advantage of these six tips for successfully balancing your workloads. The post 6 Smart Ways to Balance Going Back to School While Working appeared first on Brazen Life.

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