Posts filed under “Wages & Income”

Govt Spending: Jobs & Education vs War & Social Security

Shocking what many people support is a function of age:

 

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Category: Employment, Taxes and Policy, Wages & Income, War/Defense

BBRG TV: Breaking Down 1.5 Billion Bonus Pool at Pimco

Pimco paid its former CEO Bill Gross a bonus of about $290 million in 2013, a year in which his Total Return Fund trailed a majority of peers, according to documents provided to Bloomberg View by someone with knowledge of Pimco’s bonus policies. Bloomberg’s Bloomberg View Columnist Barry Ritholtz speaks on “Bloomberg Surveillance.” His opinions are his own.

Source: Bloomberg, Nov. 14 2014

Category: Video, Wages & Income

History of the Wealth Gap in Europe and America

Last week, we reported the ungodly sums of money the top executives at Pimco made. We also noted the obsession we have with tracking other people’s wealth. Perhaps I painted with too broad a brush when I described this as an American pastime; to be more accurate, it is a hobby of the moneyed classes in general…Read More

Category: Economy, Wages & Income

Pimco’s $1.5 Billion 2013 Bonus Pool

How much compensation the folks at Pacific Investment Management Co., better known as Pimco, haul in each year has always been a topic of fascination on Wall Street. In 2012, news reports suggested that the firm’s top 30 partners “pulled down an average $33 million a year in compensation in recent years.” A subsequent column…Read More

Category: Finance, Really, really bad calls, Wages & Income

The World’s Wealth in 2014

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Category: Digital Media, Markets, Wages & Income

Why Are We So Focused on Everyone Else’s Wealth?

You all the know urban legend of the conversation between F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway. Fitzgerald: “Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me.” Hemingway: “Yes, they have more money.” It never happened, but it points to an interesting question: Why are we in America so fascinated with…Read More

Category: Hedge Funds, Wages & Income

Apparently, You CAN Buy (Some) Happiness

It looks as if you can buy happiness, after all. At least, in limited amounts, and up to a point. That seems to be the conclusion based on a recent survey by the Pew Research Center, part of the Pew Charitable Trust. Pew notes that Israel, the U.S., Germany and the U.K. have the happiest…Read More

Category: Economy, Psychology, Wages & Income

Category: Psychology, Think Tank, Wages & Income

Map of Top 20 Billionaire Cities

click for full report Source: Wealth-X and UBS Billionaire Census 2014

Category: Digital Media, Wages & Income

Income Inequality and Income-Class Consumption Patterns

Economic Commentary Income Inequality and Income-Class Consumption Patterns LaVaughn M. Henry Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, 10.06.2014   As income inequality has increased in the United States, researchers have rightfully asked whether it has also led to inequality in relative consumption. This is an important question because consumption is clearly a better measure of an…Read More

Category: Think Tank, Wages & Income