Think Twice—Young Man, Young Lady—Before Choosing a Career

Yes, your average young person loves a job and he or she is good at it. But that doesn’t necessarily mean it will produce a good living. These are among the findings of a new WalletHub.com entry level jobs survey that tracks the most and least promising careers. For instance, knowing about taxes and the…

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What’s Wrong with Baseball Today?

Major league baseball players earn more, much more, than their predecessors could have imagined in their wildest dreams. One would think that today players would count their blessings, be delighted and the game would greatly benefit from the increased earnings. One would be wrong. Indeed, the quality of play, the attention to baseball fundamentals—such as…

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Financial Illiteracy: The “Greatest Threat” Facing Our Country

It is one of the disgraces of our pricey American state education, which no more provides value than New York City government provides low taxes. Over 12 years of elementary and high school, young people are taught about safe sex, driving and other subjects, but almost nothing about money management. Financial literacy is a vital,…

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Orr: My Story

(G.P. Putnam’s Sons, New York, 290 pages) Who was the hockey player Bobby Orr? Finally, with the publication of Orr’s autobiography, there is a chance to answer the question. For a young generation of sports fans, Orr is today spoken of by their elders as a mythical figure as Eddie Shore, Joe DiMaggio or Babe…

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Charley Hustle or Charley Scam?

Is Pete Rose a Liar or the Greatest Overachiever in the History of Baseball? A review of a new biography of Pete Rose. Pete Rose: An American Dilemma by Kostya Kennedy (Time Home Entertainment, 2014, 341 pages) ($26.95) This book, which profiles a rags-to-riches through hard work athlete, is certainly one of contradictions. One finishes…

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The Travails of Trading and Central Banking

Street Freak, a Memoir: Money and Madness at Lehman Brothers By Jared Dillian  (Simon & Shuster, New York, 356 pages) $26 Successful professional traders, even when they’re riding high, need another job to fall back on and a medical plan that pays for psychiatric care. They should also understand the power of the central bank. Those…

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