It’s Stupid to Use Net Worth to Compare “Global Inequality”

It’s Stupid to Use Net Worth to Compare “Global Inequality”

Note: This was originally published in 2014, however the 2015 Oxfam report is just as dumb – claiming that the richest 1 percent in the world will have amassed more than half the world’s wealth by 2016. Making the rounds this week is a report from Oxfam detailing so called wealth inequality. The major headline is that 85 billionaires have as much wealth as 3.5 billion people combined. As Slate puts it: In other words, the top 0.00000001 percent are worth as much as the bottom 50 percent combined. The top 1…

Most Of Us Aren’t Charlie – We’re Cowards

Most Of Us Aren’t Charlie – We’re Cowards

Many have repeated the “I am Charlie” cry following the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attacks. Rallies have been held across France. The Simpsons recently gave tribute to the idea during its credits. During the Golden Globes, several celebrities held up a sign with the slogan “Je Suis Charlie” showing solidarity. While it was a nice gesture, one thing was conspicuously absent from their support – a drawing of the prophet Mohammed. Which is why I am not going to say that I am Charlie. I am a coward. I am not drawing and posting…

Being a Famous Hot Blonde Is Better Than Equality

Being a Famous Hot Blonde Is Better Than Equality

Big Bang Theory actress Kaley Cuoco had to clarify her comments this week after she said she “wasn’t a feminist.” As the Huffington Post described the controversy so eloquently: Don’t call Kaley Cuoco a feminist. The “Big Bang Theory” star spoke about equality in an interview with Redbook for the magazine’s February 2015 issue. When asked if she considers herself a feminist, she responded in the negative. “Is it bad if I say no?” she asked. “It’s not really something I think about. Things are different now, and I know…