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2014-08-12 12:41:28

Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates Nobel laureates and aspiring young economists from all over the world to discuss models and concepts in Lindau later this month In the aftermath of the global financial crisis and the ensuing economic and political disruptions, inequality has re-emerged as a central focus of public debate. The drivers of rising inequality of income and wealth and the various scientific models for counteractive measures will be among the central topics debated among 17...

2014-06-28 13:31:27

Imperial College London In a new study, researchers from Imperial College Business School, Columbia University and the University of Maryland found that wealthy individuals in the US can get in relative terms up to 70 per cent times greater returns on their investments than those with modest wealth, when the yields on assets such as stocks and bonds are calculated. The team say that this further widens the income gap between rich and poor and potentially creates disparities in society....

2014-02-25 23:35:33

Heard & Smith, a national disability law firm that concentrates on the disabled and the injured, is encouraging policy makers, legislators, journalists, media professionals and all others who want an informed opinion on alleged SSD abuse in America to review the just-released findings of the myth-shattering Columbia Business School study entitled “Unemployment Insurance and Disability Insurance in the Great Recession.” San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 Heard & Smith, a...

2014-01-03 15:51:23

Global energy inequality lessens, but for how long? The 18th century writer Adam Smith provided a workable metaphor for the way society utilizes resources. In his book "The Wealth of Nations," he argued that even as individuals strive, through personal industry, to maximize their advantage in life, they inadvertently contribute---as if under the influence of a "hidden hand"---to an aggregate disposition of wealth. Well, if Smith were a physicist and alive in the 21st century he might be...

2013-12-18 13:51:00

While residents of wealthy nations tend to have greater life satisfaction, new research shows that those living in poorer nations report having greater meaning in life. These findings, published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, suggest that meaning in life may be higher in poorer nations as a result of greater religiosity. As countries become richer, religion becomes less central to people's lives and they lose a sense of meaning in life....

2013-12-12 23:20:42

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: China – The Future of HNWIs to 2015: Opportunities for Wealth Managers and Private Banks. London (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 Synopsis This report is the result of Wealth Insight’s extensive research covering the HNWI population and Wealth Management industry in China. It provides market size and forecasts of the HNWI population. By leveraging the Wealth Insight HNWI Database, it provides key demographic breakdowns such as city...

2013-10-24 23:20:43

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: United Kingdom – The Future of HNWIs to 2017: Capital of Wealth and Finance. London (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 Synopsis •This report is the result of WealthInsight’s extensive research covering the high net worth individual (HNWI) population and wealth management market in the UK. •The report focuses on HNWI performance between the end of 2007 (the peak before the global financial crisis) and the end of 2012. This enables...

2013-09-10 23:03:51

To assess the true role automation and productivity play in determining employment, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) has released the new report "Are Robots Taking Our Jobs, or Making Them?" Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 10, 2013 “The robots are responsible” is a common refrain of an increasingly vocal group of neo-Luddites which is being used to explain America’s persistent unemployment. According to this line of thinking, high productivity...

2013-09-10 14:21:56

By combining the experience of self-reported positive and negative emotions among 1,400 US-residents, researchers created four affective profiles which they then used to discern differences in happiness, depression, life satisfaction and happiness-increasing strategies. The differences between these profiles suggested that promoting positive emotions can positively influence a depressive-to-happy state (defined as increasing levels of happiness and decreasing levels of depression across the...


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