Day: January 11, 2012

How much of happiness is under our control? How can we make the most of it?

Happiness doesn’t just make us feel good; it can also objectively improve our lives: A recent and comprehensive meta-analysis revealed a wide variety of benefits that accrue from positive emotion and well-being, including greater career success, better relationship functioning, increased creativity, enhanced physical health, and even longer life expectancy(Lyubomirsky, King, […]

Even Jesus Hated Bankers

The latest issue of The Economist has an article titled The Dangers Of Demonology. “Hatred of bankers is one of the world’s oldest and most dangerous prejudices,” leads the author. The article briefly reviews the history of hatred toward financiers. Scorn for moneymen has a long pedigree. Jesus expelled the moneychangers from the […]

Awaiting a Greek Payout — Could Greece’s next rescue payout go straight into the pockets of London hedge funds? That, more or less, is the bet that a growing number of investors are making now as they load up on Greek government securities that mature in March. That is when Athens hopes to […]