Romney Former Partner Sums Up Success Myth

TweetGuys. Guys, look at this quote from Edward Conrad, Mitt Romney’s extremely wealthy former partner. “God didn’t create the universe so that talented people would be happy,” he said. “It’s not beautiful. It’s hard work. It’s responsibility and deadlines, working till 11 o’clock at night when you want to watch your baby and be with […]

He’s No Zucker

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Chuck Ross asks brides-to-be: Is it all about the ring? Mark Zuckerberg gave his bride a paltry $25K engagement ring. Is ringflation out of control?

55 Years in School: Changing Guard

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Carl Bosch contemplates the school kids of the upcoming generation that he won’t know.

Movies: Actress Diahann Carroll Talks Poitier, Dandridge and More

The legendary actress speaks her mind on subjects historical and current.

Could I Fall in Love With the Bus Driver?

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As she continues to gain perspective, Emily Heist Moss realizes a good man may not be too hard to find.

“What’s Up with Men?” From the Front Lines of the Boston Book Festival

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Tom Matlack: “we wanted to collect stories” and talk about what the experience about being a man really is.

How Does a 99% Mother Raise a 1% Son?

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There’s more than one divide between Pauline Gaines and her son, and she’s trying to get them both to disappear.

Just One of the 99%

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“If I weren’t for my family, I’d be homeless.”

He Has A Gun

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Jeremy Adam Smith’s son asked, “Did they get the bad guys?” Turns out, that was a really difficult question to answer.

There is No American Upper Class

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Hugo Schwyzer does not want me to use ‘upper-class’ here.

Our Kind of People, Class, and Pride

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You should always be proud of your family—even if they are preppy, upper-class, country club members.

Class Warfare and the Power of the Powerless in America

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Apathy and rage, David Perez writes, have a lot in common.

Only Real Fans Sit in the Upper Deck

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Rising ticket prices, Aaron Gordon writes, have created a class divide among fans.

Losing the Big Coin Flip

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Some win, some lose, and it’s never fair.

Monopoly: Almost as Unfair as Real Life

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Jackie Summers sees Monopoly as the perfect example of economic disparity, even with the premise of supposed equality among players.

The Last Po’ Man, Turn Out the Light

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In Todd Mauldin’s view capitalism works the same way anarchy does: only in a perfect world where everybody cares about everybody else.