Economics

How Taxes Steal Dreams

What’s the one thing everyone agrees we can’t possibly make more of
? Katy Perry hits? Adorable cat videos? Invitations to Google Glass? Not even close. Even cash is abundant! It’s handed out in bushels by the Fed to everyone but you. The one thing that’s truly finite is time. That’s … How Taxes Steal DreamsRead …

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The Prosperity Paradox

(This post originally appeared on LinkedIn) Something stubborn and senseless stands between us and a golden ‘Age of Abundance’. Surprisingly, it’s not gun lovers, Koch brothers, or Honey Boo Boo’s mother. While working on my next book, I stumbled across some powerful ways to solve America’s Prosperity Paradox, which keeps every citizen from basking in Botoxed … The Prosperity ParadoxRead More …

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Fire. Them. All.

Has any organization ever failed so miserably that every employee should be fired? One finally has. And we are its executives. It’s called Congress. It has a 13% approval rating but a 90% re-election rate. Just like The Bachelor, you almost start to admire how something so bad can keep … Fire. Them. All.Read More …

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How Price Anxiety Kills Sales

Ever wander into some fancy deli and try to make sense of a wall of exotic snacks? Luxurious corn crisps dusted with rare cheeses, caviar, or truffles from Dumbledore. Indulgences you only thought existed on Gwyneth Paltrow’s fleet of organic yachts. The only thing each package has in common is … How Price Anxiety Kills …

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Unshackle The Debtors

What if I told you that each of us is an accomplice to a sleazy crime? What if that crime robs millions of our friends and neighbors of money they don’t have, sentencing them to years of menial servitude? You probably guessed I’m talking about college debt. What’s less obvious … Unshackle The DebtorsRead More …

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7 Ways to Detox US Politics

You did your research. You weighed the big issues. You chose your candidate based on some combination of what’s good for your family, your country…and for comedy. Sucker. The campaigns don’t care about you. Your blue and red state votes were already counted on Day 1. In Econovation, I railed about the cartoonish … 7 Ways to Detox …

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The Economics of Happiness

While researching my next book on the future of jobs, I had a revelation. No, God didn’t hand me a Windows tablet. I was blown away by how many articles and websites I found about ‘happiness at work’. 5 Ways to Make Your Boss Love You 7 Steps to a Job That … The Economics of HappinessRead …

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