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It's not you, it's my cost-benefit calculations

Sep 8, 2014
A commentary from McSweeney's.
Posted In: Commentary, humor, big data

A pep talk for the self-employed

May 30, 2014
Freelance writer Anne Brinser Shelton has some thoughts on the office of one.
Posted In: office behavior, workplace culture

A short history of the billionaire

May 8, 2014
In his new book of essays, "But Enough About You," Christopher Buckley delves into history's forgotten billionaires.
Posted In: billionaires, humor
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Ever find it difficult to talk to your boss - or your boss's boss?

Apr 15, 2014
Chris Colin and Rob Baedeker, authors of "What to Talk About," have some tips.
Posted In: office behavior, humor

The Market Was Down

Feb 21, 2014
A short story from the collection 'One More Thing'
Posted In: humor, fiction

8 post-apocalpyse scenarios: The Day After the Debt Ceiling

Feb 6, 2014
The authors of "How to Win at Everything" share some predictions for what happens if Congress fails to agree about the Debt Ceiling.
Posted In: debt ceiling, apocalypse

Passing notes in the back of Coursera

Sep 25, 2013
Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, allow anyone to be a student. Retirees, soccer moms or radio commentator Beth Teitell.
Posted In: moocs, online education, EdX, Udacity

What would life be like without a cell phone?

Sep 3, 2013
Gary Sernovitz is the managing director of the investment firm Lime Rock Partners. And he doesn't have a cell phone.
Posted In: cell phone

Why technology has ruined summer camp

Aug 7, 2013
Commentator Beth Teitell says technology is ruining the camp experience because it allows parents to monitor kids 24/7.
Posted In: camp

Living life as a target-market female

Jul 30, 2013
What it's like to live in an advertiser's world of the target-market female, aged 25 to 45 years old.
Posted In: satire, comedy, advertising

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About this collection

During our week in London broadcasting from the BBC, David Brancaccio and the Morning Report team will explore the growing income inequality in the U.K. in general, and in London in particular. The numbers are pretty staggering… the five wealthiest people in the U.K. have more money than the poorest 20 percent. The average salary is $44,000 while the wealthy elite are seeing their salaries grow by an average of $40,000 a year. Inequality is costing the U.K. more than $60 billion dollars a year. By 2020, an estimated 800,000 children will be living below the poverty line.