Monday, June 30, 2008

Title: Biggest Waste Ever: The Huge Money Spent on Hollywood Weddings and Other Parties
Source: Envective
Date: June 30, 2008

From the article:
    Here are ten of the most ridiculously expensive weddings and other events people pay for...

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Title: Causes and consequences of the wide—and growing—gap between rich and poor
Source: Harvard Magazine
Date: July/August 2008 edition

From the article:
    Disparities in health tend to fall along income lines everywhere: the poor generally get sicker and die sooner than the rich. But in the United States, the gap between the rich and the poor is far wider than in most other developed democracies, and it is getting wider. That is true both before and after taxes: the United States also does less than most other rich democracies to redistribute income from the rich to the poor.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Title: 15 of the Most Astonishing Retirements, Bonuses and Cash-Outs in Corporate America
Source: HR World
Date: June 17, 2008

From the article:
    While athletes' contracts grab all the headlines, they can't hold a candle to the most legendary corporate cash-outs, retirements, and bonuses. Here are 15 of the most astonishing retirement packages, severance payouts and bonuses that corporate America has ever seen.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Title: Mega-mansions are L.A.'s really big show
Source: LA Times
Date: June 12, 2008

From the article:
    Anyone who assumed that the construction of mega-mansions would grind to a halt as the economy worsens must not be familiar with the customs of the very rich.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Title: The Wide Divide
Source: NY Times

A startling infographic showing the rise in executive compensation.