Wishful thinking will not close Britain’s widening inequality gap | Torsten Bell

[ad_1] Optimism helps get us through tough times, and the Covid pandemic has had plenty of those. The recent reopening of the UK economy has provided grounds for optimism, with firms hiring at a swift pace. But wishful thinking can be dangerous and, when it comes to the economic legacy of this crisis, there’s far … Read more

Financial bullying can ruin a marriage: first-person stories | US personal finance

[ad_1] A survey of about 1,000 Americans found that one in 10 would describe their partner as a financial bully. Our readers, however, insist that that might be a label easily assigned to a partner who is simply being financially responsible. When we put out a call to out readers last week to see if … Read more

Surviving as a Black business owner isn’t easy, but there are resources to help | Gene Marks

[ad_1] If you are a Black business owner then there’s no question that the recent economic downturn has likely been especially hard for you. Just look at the numbers. A National Bureau of Economic Research study found that the number of Black-owned businesses fell by 41% during the first few months of the pandemic. A … Read more

No one should be penalised if they want to carry on working from home | Gaby Hinsliff

[ad_1] If dating can sometimes feel like hard work, then playing Cupid is evidently no picnic either. Whitney Wolfe Herd, founder of the dating app Bumble, has just given her entire company a week off to recover from what one senior executive (in a swiftly deleted tweet) called “our collective burnout”, following similar gestures at … Read more

The strange appeal of an old boys’ club | Women

[ad_1] I fail to understand how anyone – Stephen Fry, Nigel Havers et al – can maintain their membership of the Garrick Club and claim to object to its antediluvian policy of refusing to admit women (Report, 16 August). Surely the only ethical stance to take is to own up to it being a mistake … Read more