A DIfferent Kind of Tyranny

Economic inequality has been at the forefront of American politics for several election cycles. The middle class dwindles, while the wealthiest further enrich themselves. We constantly hear statistics that say most of the economic gains made since the recession have been vacuumed up by the richest 1 percent. Considering that median incomes have barely risen […]

Economic Growth In Africa: The Unheard Success Story

Perhaps rapid development of Asian countries and the simultaneous downturn in Europe and the United States overshadows growth rates in Africa, which are projected to be the fastest growing over the next decade. However, growth has spread throughout Africa, and while poverty and corruption are still rampant, millions of people are doing better economically speaking […]

Election 2012 — The Issues

Voters have been rallying behind their candidates as the 2012 presidential election season is in full swing; however, some voters still remain undecided, and others would just like to learn more about the other candidates on the ballot. The Macaulay Messenger’s guide to the 2012 presidential election breaks down the beliefs of each candidate on […]

Jobs: America’s Challenge

Dealing with his lowest approval rates yet, President Obama discussed the nation’s economic situation amongst a joint session of Congress. In his much anticipated speech, the president called on Congress to take immediate action on a newly proposed bill, titled the “American Jobs Act”, estimated at $447 billion in tax cuts and new government spending. […]

A Bear Market Experience

This summer, I interned for Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management.  I can say that it was definitely one of the most educational experiences I’ve ever had. Before my internship, I attended a Macaulay Dean’s Dinner about the world of finance with guest Ellyn McColgan, a woman in the field for well over 20 years. She spoke  […]