Why the Poor Can’t Get Ahead in the U.S.: Reading “The Broken Ladder”

Look – a Republican reading a book about inequality? You all should be so proud of me. Have you ever played that game where you’re trying to survive as a working poor person? The game keeps giving you terrible options but I’m so much of a stoic that I came out ok. It seemed like … Continue reading Why the Poor Can’t Get Ahead in the U.S.: Reading “The Broken Ladder”

The Personal Finance Community Should Take the Lead on Helping the Poor

I used to date a chef, and while we were dating, I couldn’t help but notice all the charity work in his field. It seems that the culinary community is active and passionate in charities that support the eradication of hunger. So, likewise, I think the personal finance community should be active and passionate in … Continue reading The Personal Finance Community Should Take the Lead on Helping the Poor

Why It’s Not Surprising Al Franken Won’t Resign: Reading “With Liberty and Justice for Some”

Following up on the fun inequality theme of┬áThe Broken Ladder, I read Glenn Greenwald’s “With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law is Used to destroyed Equality and Protect the Powerful.” In a nutshell, Greenwald describes how, starting with the pardon of Richard Nixon, our nation’s Presidents, high-ranking officials and other wealthy and powerful … Continue reading Why It’s Not Surprising Al Franken Won’t Resign: Reading “With Liberty and Justice for Some”

Abundance 4: Giving and Getting

I completely forgot two more things from my series of cultivating abundance – some really important parts too (so I guess it’s good that this blog doesn’t have a big following, phew!). Counterintuitively, giving is a key part of feeling abundant. I’m currently reading The Broken Ladder and it starts off by saying that feeling … Continue reading Abundance 4: Giving and Getting