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Wealthiest Woman: If You Quit Being Lazy, You’d Be Rich Too

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English: Australian flag seen flying in Toowoomba, Queensland. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Australian mining heiress Gina Rinehart is worth $19 billion from her father’s company.  In her column in Australian Resources and Investment magazine, she says the non-rich should stop complaining about unfair financial practices of the rich.  Why don’t the less-privileged just get a job?  She wonders…

“There is no monopoly on becoming a millionaire,” she writes.  “If you’re jealous of those with more money, don’t just sit there and complain.  Do something to make more money yourself.”  She seems to feel she knows why some people are not rich, advising: “Spend less time drinking, or smoking and socializing and more time working.”

The mining baroness says environmental rules should be reduced and the minimum wage should be lowered. (The Australian minimum wage is AUS $15.06 an hour or $606 a week, about the same in U.S. dollars). Read More…

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More Shootings Triggered By Layoffs: How Do Companies Treat Employees?

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English: Stanford University Arial View. pd-self No rights reserved (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

More Shootings Triggered By Layoffs

How Do Companies Treat Employees?

Two more shootings triggered by layoffs have people talking about unhappy employees.  While this violence is not justifiable, and there are other issues at play (such as gun control), many Americans are having discussions about how our companies treat our workers.

Bellwether Materials CEO Priscilla Burgess recently wrote an article for SustainableIndustries.com that was so provocative, I wanted to blog about her points here.

Nowadays companies like Google, SAP, and Intel tout their “sustainable corporation” credentials.  Saving the environment is critical and commendable.  But no one discusses the human beings who work for our companies as part of the sustainability equation. Read More…

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