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Dan Solin

Comparisons to Other Mutual Funds Can Be Misleading

Dan Solin | Posted April 3, 2012 | Business

The mutual fund industry is highly competitive and very lucrative. Fund managers earn fees through "expense ratios" charged by their funds. These fees add up to big bucks. According to one report, in 2010 there were thirty stock fund classes with assets greater than $10 billion. Collectively, those...

Russell C. Smith

The Hunger Games and the Death of Winner-Take-All Capitalism

Russell C. Smith | Posted April 10, 2012 | Books

Much has been written about the underlying message of The Hunger Games, and how the inspiration for the dystopian Young Adult novel series came from the author Suzanne Collins flipping through TV channels between a reality television show and news footage of the war in Iraq. From this beginning, Ms....

Mitch Joel

The E-commerce Tipping Point

Mitch Joel | Posted April 3, 2012 | Canada Business

The business of selling is about to get a whole lot more interesting.

When you think about e-commerce, how does it make you feel? Do you feel that it's still a fairly nascent part of the retail experience or do you think that it has matured to the point where...

Paul Kedrosky

Radical Retail 2.0

Paul Kedrosky | Posted April 3, 2012 | Small Business

Some strange and fantastic things are happening in the world of retail entrepreneurship. Granted, I'm the last person who should be testifying to what's new and interesting in any part of retail, what with generally treating store visits as guerilla expeditions -- in, get something, out -- but this is...

Rocky Kistner

Lakotas Launch Hunger Strike Against Tar Sands Pipelines

Rocky Kistner | Posted April 3, 2012 | Green

In the Dakotas, members of the proud Lakota Nation rose in protest this week to join a  48-hour hunger strike in opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline -- and all tar sands pipelines -- they say will destroy precious water resources and ancestral lands in the U.S and in Canada.  

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Anne Sinclair

2012, Bleak Wilderness

Anne Sinclair | Posted April 3, 2012 | World

Just like the child in Hans Christian Andersen's The Emperor's New Clothes, who cried out the truth when all the court did not dare, Daniel Cohn-Bendit has summed up the fog enveloping this campaign: "we are bored," he said.

It was a sentence that would be inconceivable in other times,...