By Joseph R. Blasi Last week Chobani yogurt founder Hamdi Ulukaya gave his workers a taste of capitalism by granting them a share in the value of the company. Ulukaya, who is also the CEO of the company, promised 2000 employees ten percent of the value of the entire corporation if the company goes public or is sold in the future. Show More Summary
In this week's Wall Street Journal, I interviewed comedian and actor Paul Reiser (go here), who grew up in Manhattan's Stuyvesant Town development. Lots of fun talking about his parents, planning comedy bits in the middle of class and why...
For well over two decades now, the San Francisco Bay Area has struggled with rapidly growing income inequality and the lack of housing supply as a booming Silicon Valley lures workers from around the world with six-digit salaries. As...Show More Summary
A Michigan middle school teacher says she was fired because of a word she used during a lecture about art history. The Detroit Free Press reports that the word is “vagina.” “Allison Wint, who had been teaching art at Harper...
Neal Gabler is everywhere these days. Since landing a cover story in The Atlantic, The Secret Shame of Middle Class Americans, he's been interviewed multiple times. I've stumbled across him on NPR, online, and the radio program On Point. The crux of Neal's article is that 47 percent of of American citizens couldn't come up with $400 in an emergency. Show More Summary
Petrolicious features Del Necessary and his Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16. The middle class dad car for many Europeans and Asians in the ’80s, the Baby Benz’s hoity-toity grill and boxy frame belies its unexpected racing pedigree.
Apparently mentioning the word “vagina” — even in the not-sexual context of an art class — is a violation of one Michigan middle school’s antiquated sex education policy. ThinkProgress reports: A Michigan art teacher said she was fired Friday for addressing a controversial symbol art historians have studied for centuries: the vagina. Allison Wint, a substitute […]
A substitute teacher says she was relieved from her duties just for uttering the word “vagina” in front of class in Michigan Middle School. She was teaching art history when the incident occurred. The school administrators have rejected her claims but refused to disclose the circumstances, saying there were other policy breach they can’t specify,... Show More Summary
A Michigan middle school teacher claims she was fired after using the word "vagina" during an art class about Georgia O'Keeffe. Substitute art teacher Allison Wint, 24, says she was delivering a lecture on controversy in art at Harper...Show More Summary
Aspiration is a different kind of investment firm. They create investment products geared toward middle class investors — and, unlike traditional banks, you can pay them whatever you want. And now, they're partnering with grasroots environmental...Show More Summary
Allison Wint was a substitute art teacher at Harper Creek Middle School in Michigan up until she recently taught a lesson on George O'Keeffe to an eighth-grade class, WMMT reported. Anyone who has seen some of O'Keeffe's more famous works will immediately recognize O'Keeffe's unique and vaginal take on flowers. Show More Summary
There's a huge trend that could change everything for the global economy, US businesses, and investors. You just have to ignore how bad it looks right now. In a recent note, Joe Quinlan highlighted the story of four middle class consumers...Show More Summary
Long a ticket to the middle class, especially for African-Americans, they have become increasingly difficult to find.
Submitted by Charles Hugh-Smith of OfTwoMinds blog, The upper middle class is well and truly doomed by self-delusion and the pathology of entitlement. Two recent articles describe America's entitled (and doomed) upper middle class: the...Show More Summary
This study puts into numbers what Skeptics have been saying for a long time (Daily Caller) President Obama’s global warming plan would cost America’s poorest families billions annually, according to
Both countries love Boeing, but China loves it even more. However, due to China's size, U.S. businesses at home are not capitalizing as much as they could on China's growing middle class.
Rafael Ripoll, president of the new far-right Respeto (Respect) party, stated that Respeto aims to defend "national sovereignty of Spain, identity and rights of the middle and working class."
Taline Arsenian walked through the doors of her Glendale middle school classroom 16 years ago expecting to teach her usual math class of 35 students. When the bell rang, she saw nearly half of the class was absent. Then she remembered the date: April 24, a day observed in recognition of the Armenian...
``According to a poll of over 1,000 American adults, even with the Dow Jones industrial average near its record high, only slightly more than half of Americans (52%) say they currently have money in the stock market, matching the lowest ownership rate in Gallup's 19-year trend.. Show More Summary
Spurred by Neal Gabler’s May cover story in The Atlantic, leaders in various fields have been commenting on financial struggles facing the middle class. Vicki Bogan, an associate professor at Cornell and the director of the Institute...Show More Summary