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Bill Gates did it. So did Oprah Winfrey.

Bill Gates did it.  So did Oprah Winfrey.

Bill Gates did it. So did Oprah Winfrey.

NeXters, you’re strong, good-looking, and above average.

As recognized persons of genius and talent, what are the odds that you, too, will become a billionaire?

Not as good as you think.  Continue reading Bill Gates did it. So did Oprah Winfrey.

Livin’ large in Richistan.

Livin’ large in Richistan.

Livin' large in Richistan.

Real family income of those in the bottom half of the income scale hasn’t increased since the late 1960s.

Regardless of political affiliation, Americans tend to think wealth distribution ought to be more equal.  Continue reading Livin’ large in Richistan.

I dream of “Gini”…

I dream of “Gini”…

I dream of Gini

The Western concept of genie comes from the tale of Aladdin in the Arabian Nights.  Aladdin frees a genie from his imprisonment in a lamp, who then grants wishes in return.

The unintended consequences are expressed in the adage, “Be careful what you wish for.”  Continue reading I dream of “Gini”…