La cultura de l’esforç, els fills de papà i els anticapitalistes. La recent entrevista de la Mònica Terribas a José Luis Bonet Ferrer, president del Grupo Freixenet, va resultar altament ulcerativa.
Deixant de banda el paternalisme i la demofòbia (tant quan parla del procés independentista com quan parla de Podemos), el senyor Bonet Ferrer irrita amb el tòpic de “la cultura de l’esforç”: en José Luis entén el patiment de les persones “que ho estan passant malament” però, ve a dir, això s’arregla treballant. O dit d’una altra manera: ell és on és perquè ha treballat molt i els que pateixen… Això de “la cultura de l’esforç” toca la moral perquè si alguna cosa caracteritza el capitalisme global és la poca importància que té l’esforç a l’hora de determinar la recompensa, en forma d’ingressos, que reben les persones.
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Sake With Your Burger? Japan Is Looking West to Save a Tradition. Photo LONDON — Kensuke Shichida, the head of a centuries-old sake brewery in southern Japan, had spent a dizzying week in London restaurants tasting a variety of exotic and confounding dishes: pub food, gourmet burgers, French food, Angus beef, ceviche.
The experience left him slightly bewildered and slightly ill, he said, suffering from a food hangover. But Mr. You Don’t Hate Monopoly, You Just Suck at It. I’m a pretty big fan of Monopoly.
Not enough of a fan to attend gaming conventions, but if people are playing board games, that’s the game I nominate. Nearly every time I suggest it, people say the same things: It takes too long. The game is all luck. They believe these things because they don’t know how to play the game. Four Stand-Out College Essays About Money. Continue reading the main story Video Talking about money is hard.
Writing well about yourself may be harder still. Most People in the World Have No Idea How to Manage Their Money - Moisés Naím. Many couldn't pass a simple finance quiz.
'I make £120,000 but I can’t recall the last time we went out for dinner’ “More parents are dipping into their savings and don’t envisage it being repaid, compromising their retirement funds.
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John Roberts and the millionaires who will leave their kids nothing. It's hard to feel particularly sorry for the children of millionaires.
The Unsentimental Capitalist's Case for Daddy Leave - Olga Khazan. When dads and moms can share the time off, businesses are more likely to retain their female employees.
Tim Wimborne/Reuters Let’s get one thing straight: A man's place is in the home, changing diapers. At least for new dads, and at least for a few weeks. A December Atlantic magazine article by author and New America Foundation fellow Liza Mundy argued that paternity leave could help make both homes and workplaces more equitable. Daily Worth - Double Your Savings. Photographed by Ruby Yeh. Here’s How Many Millions Kate Spade Is Paying Its Top Execs. Last week, Kate Spade parent company Fifth & Pacific announced that it would be changing its name to Kate Spade & Company, having sold off its two other clothing labels, Juicy Couture and Lucky Brand. The transition also marks a leadership change, with Kate Spade CEO Craig Leavitt taking over the reins from Fifth & Pacific chairman and CEO William L. McComb in late February. The Unexpected Costs of Being a Fashion Blogger.
Fashion blogging sounds like a pretty sweet gig, right? How fun would it be to sit front row at the shows, be flown by brands to exotic locales for events and spend a good chunk of your time playing dress up while your boyfriend snaps photos of your outfit combinations? And while fashion blogging is all of those things in the eyes of many, it's also a profession for a select few. As one rises up the blogging ranks, the job becomes a job -- with real responsibilities. And a significant amount of expenses. There's no denying that bloggers do score a lot of free stuff, as well as fancy dinners and five and six-figure advertising and marketing deals. 9 Out Of 10 Americans Are Completely Wrong About This Mind-Blowing Fact. There's a chart I saw recently that I can't get out of my head. A Harvard business professor and economist asked more than 5,000 Americans how they thought wealth was distributed in the United States.
This is what they said they thought it was. Dividing the country into five rough groups of the top, bottom, and middle three 20% groups, they asked people how they thought the wealth in this country was divided. How To Manage Your Money-Expert Tips And Advice. The tiny home built from scratch for $11,000 by architect. Architect Macy Miller woke one morning from a dream following her divorce and home foreclosure and decided she would built her own tiny houseSpent just over $11,000 creating her mini-masterpiece in Boise, Idaho By James Nye Published: 05:09 GMT, 16 December 2013 | Updated: 13:33 GMT, 16 December 2013. Trucos para ahorrar 5.000 euros.