Who is Middle Class Nowadays?

New research from the Pew Research center says it matters how big your household is...see below.

News to Make You Feel Good

  • Quietly and unannounced, humanity crossed a truly amazing threshold this year. For the first time since agriculture-based civilization began 10,000 years ago, the majority of humankind is no longer poor or vulnerable to falling into poverty. (Brookings)

2019 COLA Adjustment Announced

The Social Security Administration has announced the 2019 Cost of Living Adjustment for benefit recipients. It is 2.8% with the adjustment affecting benefits payment starting December 29.

Global Wealth: 8 People > 3.5 Billion People. Not Kidding.

From The New Scientist.

You are probably aware that there are high levels of inequality in the world and that inequality is getting worse. But it is unlikely that you appreciate just how unequal things are. So here is a way of visualizing it.

Tax Changes in 2018 & 2019

Quick Reference Guide for 2019 and 2018 Federal Taxes

The following guide includes many of the most important federal tax amounts for 2019 and compares them to the amounts currently applicable for 2018 tax returns.

Federal Income Tax Rates

The Amazing Aggregation of Marginal Gains

This Coach Improved Every Tiny Thing by 1 Percent and Here’s What Happen

The fate of British Cycling changed one day in 2003.

Chart of the Week - The Music Industry Revenues

For the first time in many years the music industry reports year-over-year revenue increases. But does that really mean the business is doing well?

Who Makes How Much in America Today

Here's you Friday afternoon feel-good statistic:

In order to be in the top 10% - you need an annual salary of $90,000 and above.

In order to be in the top 5%, you need an annual salary of $130,000 and above.

In order to be in the top 2%, you need an annual salary of $195,000 and above.

Facebook Gets An 'F' In Crisis Management

Facebook's handling, so far, of the data sharing scandal is unsurprisingly pathetic. Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg are blowing it. Maybe they are too young to remember how Tylenol handled a similar crisis. To get the full story of their ineptitude, and its consequences for our democracy, check out Prof. Scott Galloway's vlog commentary here.


Facebook Caught Again - Are You Surprised?

Facebook shares are taking it on the chin today as the Cambridge Analytica story unfolds and we learn just how insecure our Facebook data has been. The mainstream press has — as usual — understood only parts of what’s happening here. It’s actually worse than the press is saying. 


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