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Income Inequality Is Caused By Single Parent Households and Assortative Mating Habits Just as Much as Technology

There is considerable academic evidence that one of the major drivers of income inequality in the United States is the difference in family formation, and assortative mating habits, between the upper and lower classes. Stated plainly, the upper class is more likely to get married, stay married, and have children within that marriage, while the lower class is more likely to have children out of wedlock or divorce. The results to net worth and income can be enormous over a lifetime.

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The Cost of Owning a Car: The Average American Spends 58.5¢ Per Mile Driven, or $8,776 Per Year Per Car

[mainbodyad]It always struck me as particularly stupid when people complained about the cost of gasoline, even when I was a teenager with very little money just learning about how investing worked. It seemed perfectly obvious to me that if an increase of $1 per gallon cut into your standard of living, you were living so…

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Inflation and the Federal Reserve

New York Federal Reserve President William Dudley Teaches About Inflation Using the iPad … And Makes People Angry

There was a firestorm of controversy this morning following remarks by New York Federal Reserve Chairman William Dudley. In an attempt to explain how the Federal Reserve calculates inflation, the Fed President commented to a group of working class people that you can’t just look at the price of food – the price of everything has to be factored in to understand what is happening to the purchasing power of the dollar.

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Surprising But True: America Still Manufactures the Same Percentage of World Goods as It Did More than 21 Years Ago

Tell me what you think of the following statement: “American manufacturing has been destroyed over the past 20 years?  Going back further, it’s nothing like it was in 1960.  Everything is made in China now.” [mainbodyad]If you agreed with the statement, congratulations!  You failed.  Miserably.  Start thinking for yourself and stop watching the news commentators…

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President Obama State of the Union

The True Source of the Unemployment Problem: In the Next 10 Years, 50% of Jobs Will Require Training Beyond High School Yet 25% of Students Aren’t Even Graduating from High School

The single most important line in the President’s State of the Union speech to Congress last night hasn’t gotten a lot of attention.  Here it is: Over the next ten years, nearly half of all new jobs will require education that goes beyond a high school degree. And yet, as many as a quarter of…

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The Money Illusion – Why Thinking About Things In Nominal Currency Can Destroy Your Net Worth

In 1928, Irving Fisher published The Money Illusion (seriously, buy it – it’s only $7.95), which discussed the human fallacy of thinking about things in the nominal currency of your home country instead of in terms of purchasing power.  The concept phrase “money illusion” was coined by legendary investor and economist John Maynard Keynes. The…

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