Author: Susan Meredith

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Poor AND Rich Need Financial Education Now

Poor AND Rich Need Financial Education Now

2020 has confirmed more than ever that everyone, including (and maybe especially) the rich, need financial literacy lessons. When I left IBM in 1988 I consciously chose to leave a financially comfortable life.  My steady income was at the top 5% of women wage earners, and I was being groomed for higher levels of management. But I […]

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From Alarmist to Advocate; From Denier to Skeptic

From Alarmist to Advocate; From Denier to Skeptic

I wrote in a previous post about Deniers and Alarmists – those who are frozen in place by emotional charge, by built-up resistance.  Talking to them about the issue probably won’t do any good… but you don’t know how entrenched they are until you ask. I think it’s worth asking questions such as: For Deniers […]

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Are You an Alarmist, Denier, or in the Mega Middle?

Are You an Alarmist, Denier, or in the Mega Middle?

Polarization has gripped environmental issues and many others.  The prevailing belief is that the polarized extremes on these topics are Democrats vs Republicans.  That would only be true if you accept that the issue is a political issue.  In the case of climate it definitely isn’t a political issue, so let’s call the categories what they […]

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