Category Archives: Career Choices

The High Endowment Colleges/Universities: Do Their Students Benefit?

Introduction In my prior piece on education choices, I reviewed the college rating systems. My favorite was developed by The Economist. Unlike the others, it did not give the institutions being rated “credit” for innate student intelligence as measured by … Continue reading

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What Is Best For Your Children? College Rankings Might Not Provide the Right Answers

Introduction For many parents, getting their children into the “best” college is extremely important. And in recognition of this concern, a large number of college rankings have appeared. Probably the best known comes from US News. But there are many … Continue reading

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Income Inequality: The Fundamental Reason It Is Growing

Introduction Growing inequality is a hot topic. There has recently been an explosion of new books on the subject. The following have been published in 2014 alone: “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” by Thomas Piketty and Arthur Goldhammer; “The Price … Continue reading

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The Life Choices of Wealthy Men, Part Four

Introduction In the ‘90s, I interviewed 17 men who knew at an early age they had some independent wealth. In Part One of this three-part series, I provided information on their backgrounds, how they dealt with “money issues”, and how … Continue reading

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The Life Choices of Wealthy Men, Part Two

Introduction In the ‘90s, I interviewed 17 men who knew at an early age they had some independent wealth. In Part One of this three-part series, I provided the following table on their backgrounds along with information how their parents … Continue reading

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The Life Choices of Wealthy Men

Part One Introduction and Summary When I returned to Boston in 1985, I was 46. By then, I had spent 20 years in Washington DC. I took consulting assignments in more than 40 countries, working mostly for the peaceful wing … Continue reading

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