Some people take the position that the Great Recession is over. Others state that there is a new normal when it comes to poverty in the United States.
Most people have their favorite small time local shops for their local sustainable goods, or their top fashion finds, but there are some chain stores in the United States that people just love to pieces.
Although the practices of slavery that were common during the days of President Lincoln are long behind us, some of the core concepts of slavery that once invaded the United States are far from dead.
The misery index is a way of measuring a nation’s average misery from a financial standpoint. It takes two main components that contribute to misery, along with a few minor factors, and creates an average number to show how miserable citizens are.
In today’s interconnected world, being worried about who has access to your information is par for the course. While you may be able to live with the NSA warehousing your phone records (not that you have a choice) and with Google knowing more about you than your spouse does, bigger problems can occur when your information falls into the wrong hands.
Corporations play a major role in controlling nearly every aspect of our lives whether we like to acknowledge it or not.
When it comes to online advertising, often times you are the product. Free online services generally revolve around their clients as their main product.
Psychology and advertising have long been intermingled. Psychologists have worked in advertising since the early 20th century, and they have used their knowledge of human behavior to try and persuade people to buy certain products.
There are multiple widely recognized studies on which brands have the most worth, the most brand loyal buyers, and the biggest fan base, but here we focus on ten brands with fiercely loyal consumers and cult followings whose fans have invested a deeply personal belief in the brand as a staple of their lives.
America is a consumerist society, and an endless number of brands and products are constantly competing for your time and money — even in people who don’t necessarily need what they’re selling.
A debtor’s prison sounds like something out of Victorian times, but even today, people can find themselves caught in financial circumstances that leave them in situations so dire they might as well be locked up.
The road to success is often a long and hard one, but that can be easy to forget when marveling at the successes of behemoth companies that seem to rule the world.
When you have a website or any type of online presence, you run the risk of falling victim to a wide range of scams depending on how much personal contact information you have available to the public and anyone browsing for you on your site.
Like almost everything else, capitalism has turned global warming into a business. Companies both small and large are profiting from this controversial and somewhat daunting time when climates are changing and effecting the entire world around us.
Sometimes it seems like Facebook’s sole use is as a bragging or whining platform. But for many businesses, Facebook has become an important part of an effective marketing plan.
Businesses are not, despite what new laws may say, human — but the people who run them are. For over a hundred years and increasingly so over the past few decades, the people who have run large businesses have been caught making decisions that are morally and ethically corrupt, greedy, ruthless, and even cruel in the name of turning a bigger profit.
Modern American paper money, including the trusty greenback dollar, is just a piece of paper that happens to be backed by the Federal Reserve until it is exchanged for goods and services.
Elite institutes of higher education like to brand themselves as places where students learn, grow, mature and philosophize.
America’s infrastructure is rapidly declining. The United States only spends approximately 0.6 percent of its gross domestic product on infrastructure maintenance despite the fact that the nation’s highways, railroad lines, airports and other transportation systems are in some way involved with generating 100 percent of the GDP.
America’s increasing deficit is a trend that cannot be denied. In 2011, the credit rating in the United States was downgraded, something that happened for the first time in history.