CNBC's Winners & Losers of 2010 Poll
Senior Features Editor
As we embark on our second annual Winners & losers poll, we want to be clear in saying that by most measures 2010 had more winners than losers, and that’s a good thing after our debut year in 2009.
The goal here, however, is not to present clear-cut winners or losers, but those candidates that present tough choices, that could go either way.
We have only one returning candidate from 2009—Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke.
Our most notable addition is President Obama, who in 2009 arguably failed our central litmus test, but is ripe for debate this year.
Our most notable departure this year is Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.
As with last year, we have companies, concepts and entities along with people for consideration.
We’ll give you a week to vote and then report back with results and rankings Dec. 8. Click ahead.
American Dream: Going, Going Gone
American Dream (Homeowner, Taxpayer, Worker)
Take your pick. Finding the upside might be a stretch. The downside, or losing end, is a litany of woes: unemployment, home foreclosures, debts and deficits, taxes, political dysfunction, endless wars.
On the bright side, however, is a wake-up call of sorts, as well as a big slice of humble pie, for a spendthrift, materialistic, super-sized obsessed society that has rediscovered proportion, austerity, humility and savings.