February 24, 1999
Now that the courts are making decisions in favor of Imelda Marcos, she has publicly flouted any compromise to split her wealth with the [Filippino] government. . . . "If you know how rich you are, you are not rich," she commented. "I am not aware of the extent of my wealth. That's how rich we are. " - Karen Emmons South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), Dec. 13, 19
April 27, 2012 |
The House's passage last week of the Mark Twain Commemorative Coin Act might have provoked scathing mockery from Twain himself that we can only imagine. Beyond his likely bemusement at the tribute, Twain probably would have scorned its enactment by a Congress so broken by partisanship as to be unable to address more serious matters. Twain — who once suggested that coins should read "Within certain judicious limitations, we trust in God" — would have been tickled to see his face engraved on currency.
December 6, 2010
N. Mark Marr has joined Lincoln Investment, Wyncote, and will become the company's chief financial officer after the retirement of Paul Mendelson in February. Marr previously worked for ING Advisors Network as chief administrative officer and chief financial officer. Glenmede, a Philadelphia investment and wealth-management firm, said Susan P. Mucciarone had joined the company as senior vice president and director of wealth services, and a member of its Management Committee. She had been the executive vice president and senior managing director of Wells Fargo & Co.'s East Coast Family Wealth business.
October 7, 2013 |
Last of three parts "It could be a kiss-off gift," says the cultural leader of a $10,000 check that had recently arrived in the mail. It would be a nice chunk of change for any Philadelphia arts and culture group, this 10K, except when you realize that the donor who sent it is worth several billion dollars. Relatively speaking, it's the same as someone with $100,000 in the bank sending a check for $3. This donor hasn't emerged as one of Philadelphia's great philanthropic leaders, despite his capacity.
July 26, 1986 |
The concentration of wealth in the hands of a very few has increased dramatically in the United States, a new study says. The "super rich" - the top one-half of 1 percent of the population - held 35.1 percent of the nation's wealth in 1983, according to a survey by the Joint Economic Committee of Congress. That figure was an increase of nearly 10 percentage points from 20 years earlier, when the super rich had just 25.4 percent of the nation's wealth. Although the study does not show the rest of the population getting poorer as a result, "it is proof that the rich get richer," said Rep. David R. Obey (D., Wis.)
March 23, 2012 |
Do the wealthy lie, cheat, and steal more than others? The answer appears to be yes, in certain circumstances. The research supporting this conclusion was conducted not by Occupy Wall Street, but at the University of California, Berkeley, where social psychologist Paul Piff led a team that devised a series of experiments to assess the effect of wealth on ethical behavior. Their paper, published last month in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggests the rich are more likely to cut corners when confronted with a number of ethical challenges.
May 13, 2007
Still figuring out to whom you want to give your vote Tuesday? The Great Expectations Web site, http:/go.philly.com/great expectations, offers a wealth of helpful material: Audio of mayoral and City Council candidate interviews, and City Council candidate debates. An archive of endorsements. An electronic debate between the First District candidates.
January 6, 1999 |
Sharing the wealth with his loyal subjects, Alex De Flavis, playing the part of Balthazar, distributes candy to students after a program at Sumner Elementary School in Camden. De Flavis visited yesterday as part of Three Kings Day, the 12th day of Christmas, on which gifts are traditionally given to children.
June 6, 1993 |
A wealth of African culture was presented yesterday at the African Marketplace, which was held at the Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum. Radio personality Georgie Woods was on hand to mark his 40th year in broadcasting.