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Would The Financial Crisis Have Happened If More Women Were In Charge?

As we’re all trying to figure out what went wrong in our banking system to cause the recession we’re in, we’re blaming just about anyone and everyone involved, especially the men at the top. Yes, I said the men. Not many of the folks getting blamed on the news are women, so it leads us to wonder, would we be in this position if there had been more women leading the banking industry?

German news magazine Der Spiegel interviewed Mary Ellen Iskenderian, the president and CEO of Women’s World Banking, an international micro-finance organization, and she addressed this. While she didn’t come out and say the recession wouldn’t have happened if women were in charge, she does say the story line might have played out differently… Keep reading »

In The Shades Of Red

“Read my lips, no new taxes.” While recession president George Bush Sr. may have been lying about the taxes, he got the lips part spot on. Reseachers have found that during unstable markets, woman stockpile shades of lipstick. From the saucy glossy to mood enhancing matte, ladies over look expensive luxury items to splurge on the small pleasures because it promises more bang for your buck. After all, making your mouth its most kissable is cheap and stimulates more than just the economy. [UPI] Keep reading »

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