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The American Dream Revisited

The American Dream Revisited

One of the bedrock beliefs of the American experience is that each generation will surpass the previous one in just about every way: education, earning potential, living standards and even life expectancy. And for generations, even accounting for such economic setbacks as the Great Depression, that has more or less been the case.
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For Hints of the Future Millennials Should Look to the Past

For Hints of the Future Millennials Should Look to the Past

At the end of 2013, the New York Times ran an editorial that did a great job of putting in perspective the plight of Millennials struggling with issues that linger from the Great Recession. The piece explains that the change of the economic system of agricultural to manufacturing and now from manufacturing to knowledge is the key that ties the experiences of Millennials with other generations more closely together.
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After Trust Is Broken

After Trust Is Broken

The economic crisis from which we are still emerging left a string of victims in its wake. One of them was trust in the financial industry and, let’s face it, trust is a crucial element when people are thinking about investing money. The culture at McKinsey & Company, a large international financial consulting company, was based from the beginning on values and trust. And then the scandals – and subsequent arrests and convictions – of former McKinsey managing directors rocked the company to its core.
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Health Care in the Long Term

Health Care in the Long Term

A lot of attention has been paid to health insurance now that the Affordable Care Act is the law of the land. And regardless of where you stand on the law, the idea of more people having health insurance – thus spreading the risk pool – is a good one.
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You Have to Accentuate the Positive

You Have to Accentuate the Positive

Recently I wrote two posts on the dropping percentage of people who trust their fellow citizens. And one of the hardest hit areas for trust is the workplace. Employees don’t trust their leaders and they often have little reason to do so. Business leaders are in crisis mode
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