Category: Hope

Politics: Wanting a More Perfect Union

It seems inevitable that political tensions are peaking as we approach the presidential election. Due to our two-party system, most of this stems from the partisan politics between Democrats and Republicans. However, this time around you can add a global pandemic, various natural disasters, and a heightened awareness of racial and social injustice to amplify the banter. With all of these challenges upon us, it’s easy to forget how much we have in common. Certainly,…
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Reaching Across the Aisle

Amongst the rising tension and divisiveness we are experiencing in America today, wouldn’t it be great to hear our politicians say: “Now, more than ever, we need to reach across the aisle and work together for the good of the American people!” Sounds simple. But, we know it isn’t.  Developing a collaborative mindset takes genuine dedication and persistent effort! Here are some tips to consider when the goal is to reach across the aisle in…
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Demanding Equality

Demanding Equality I had dinner with my Mom last night and she told me about a group of old New Yorkers who started congregating on Zoom to talk about life, the world, and equality. One African American gentleman who worked at a big-box retailer for over 20 years recounted his experience with recently hired junior managers telling him to effectively do chores such as stocking shelves, or taking out the trash. On one dirty hand,…
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Carbon Tax: What Investors Should Know

The concept of a carbon tax is a hot topic among economists and environmentalists. However, it’s likely to be a mystery for the rest of us! Ultimately, it combines two vital aspects of our everyday existence–the wellbeing of the ecosystem and the condition of our wallets. So here we go: Carbon taxes involve assigning a monetary value to every ton of greenhouse gas emitted by a corporation. As a result, businesses are incentivized to limit the…
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How Accurate Are Polls: Can I Trust My Vote?

Many Democrats awoke in disbelief on November 9th, 2016. Clearly many were shocked by what they saw on the news! Maybe it was still a dream, or they had yet to put on their glasses. Surely Donald Trump, the seemingly joke candidate that many Americans thought had no chance of winning the Presidential election, could not actually have won. Unfortunately for many, Trump’s victory was for real, albeit wildly unexpected! How is it possible that…
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