iOS app Android app

1 Percent

A Strike For All Working Families

Chris Shelton | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics
Chris Shelton

Let's talk about something that is truly extraordinary. On April 13, nearly 40,000 workers walked out the door at Verizon. After ten months of frui...

What Should Bernie Do?

David Morris | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics
David Morris

Bernie should continue to educate America. He needs to stay in not only to gather more delegates, but also to magnetize more young people to the possibilities of politics.

Sanders, Trump and the Hassles of Regular People

Robert Kuttner | Posted 04.11.2016 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Every once in a while, I have an experience that sheds some light on why most of the one percent do not give a rip about the struggles of regular people, and why so many voters are turning to outsiders like Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump.

The Revolution May Not Be Televised, But Bernie Sanders Is Going All The Way

Tom Weis | Posted 03.21.2016 | Politics
Tom Weis

Between now and March 26, voters who are feeling the Bern in Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Washington, Alaska and Hawaii have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to prove the pundits wrong by propelling Sanders toward victory in Philadelphia. We need our strongest fighter in the ring this fall. That fighter is Bernie Sanders.

Why Bernie Sanders Is the Democratic Party's Best Hope to Win the White House in November

Tom Weis | Posted 03.08.2016 | Politics
Tom Weis

What many expected to be a coronation for establishment candidate Hillary Clinton has morphed into a pitched battle for the soul of the Democratic Party. Despite all the corporate media hype to the contrary, the long slog to the Democratic nomination is just getting started.

Sanders and Trump: How the Political and Media Establishment Got 2016 So Wrong

Leonard Steinhorn | Posted 02.17.2016 | Politics
Leonard Steinhorn

Perhaps the biggest story coming out of campaign 2016 is not the rise of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, but the fact that the media and political establishment never saw it coming. And the fact that they never saw it coming perfectly explains the rise of Sanders and Trump.

Warren's Last 2 Weeks in Twitter Polls

Warren Holstein | Posted 02.16.2016 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

Week of 2/1/16 to 2/14/16 Twitter polls have become all the rage and I am continuing to take full advantage of them by boldly engaging the public o...

The '1 Percent' in Mainline Protestantism? Congregations Attracting Young Adults

David Briggs | Posted 02.01.2016 | Religion
David Briggs

Predicting the future is fraught with difficulty in the rapidly changing, competitive marketplace of American religion. But the prospects for a turnaround in mainline Protestantism are growing fainter as the movement enters its second half-century of precipitous decline.

One Percenters Stuff Their Pumpkin Pie Holes

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 11.23.2015 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Working Americans haven't seen a real raise in 35 years. Meanwhile, every year, their health care costs rise. Their employers eliminate pensions. And their kids struggle with rising college tuition and debt. By contrast, on the other side of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, the richest 1 percent are supersizing their feasts.

Decriminalize Dissent

Cecily McMillan | Posted 09.17.2015 | Politics
Cecily McMillan

Cecily's case is one of the most egregious of the more than 7,000 arrests that were documented during the crackdown on the Occupy movement.

Sanding Down the Rough Edges of Capitalism Is Not Enough

David Morris | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics
David Morris

I recommend we stop using the term "contributions" to describe the campaign spending of oligarchs and start using the term they themselves often use: "investments". The very rich invest to change the rules in their favor.

Trump, Jeb, Jamie Dimon: Out-of-Touch 1-Percenters

Mike Lux | Posted 07.09.2016 | Politics
Mike Lux

It's not just politicians: Wealthy and powerful financiers regularly show a level of hubris that makes the pols look modest. They say a lot of ridiculous things on a regular basis, but my colleague Lauren Windsor broke a story this week that shows one of these masters of the universe, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, at his arrogant worst.

In Rahm Emanuel's 'Embarrassing' Victory, A Warning for Democrats

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Despite the power of incumbency and the backing of the President, Rahm Emanuel nevertheless became the first mayor in Chicago history to be forced into a runoff. Emanuel's struggle to retain his office is a warning for politicians everywhere: Corporate Democrats are likely to find themselves on the defensive in 2016 and beyond.

Wall Street Bonuses Rise 2 Percent Even As Profits Fall

Reuters | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business

NEW YORK, March 11 (Reuters) - The average bonus on Wall Street rose 2 percent last year to $172,860, even as pre-tax profits at the broker-dealer o...

Federal Tax Code Unfair to the Super-Wealthy?

Dale Hansen | Posted 05.10.2015 | Politics
Dale Hansen

It's certainly possible that the top tax rate in America is too high, but the fact that elected officials in charge of tax policy pretend that what the top 1 percent pay in federal income tax is reasonable proxy for fairness tells you all you need to know about how serious they are about fixing the problem.

The Crisis of Liberal Democracy

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Posted 05.02.2015 | Politics
Michael Gould-Wartofsky

The class bias of American politics has not only cost us our democracy. It has also cost us our jobs, our health, and our security. For years, the recovery was crippled by the politics of austerity, as a bipartisan coalition took a butcher's knife to the public sector, and as balanced budgets took precedence over basic needs.

The #RepublicanClassWar's New Front: Social Security for the Disabled

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Class war is precisely what we've been seeing for decades now -- but it's been waged for, not against, the wealthy. And Republicans have been its dutiful servants from the start. It might make a good hashtag, come to think of it: #RepublicanClassWar. The wreckage of this war can be seen all around us.

Bitcoin Belongs to the People, Not the 1% Super Rich

Dr. Behzad Mohit | Posted 03.31.2015 | Technology
Dr. Behzad Mohit

We must not allow this new "Freecoin" to be owned or bought and sold with real money. For the moment that a currency becomes interest-bearing and is subject to transaction and storage charges, it becomes a tradable commodity itself and it loses its equalizing value.

Here's How Much You Have To Earn To Be In The 1 Percent In Each State

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 01.26.2015 | Business

What does it take to make it into the 1 percent of earners? In Arkansas, you'd need to pull in $228,298 a year. In Connecticut, the threshold is $677,...

Davos: Wealth Inequalities and the Collapse of Trust

Don Tapscott | Posted 03.22.2015 | Business
Don Tapscott

Undoubtedly timed to the opening of the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, a new report by Oxfam says the richest 1 percent of people in the world will have a majority of the wealth on the planet next year. The report is a perfect preamble to the Davos meeting.

And Now the Richest .01 Percent

Robert Reich | Posted 01.18.2015 | Politics
Robert Reich

The richest Americans hold more of the nation's wealth than they have in almost a century. What do they spend it on? As you might expect, personal jets, giant yachts, works of art, and luxury penthouses. And also on politics.

Here's What A Billionaire's Social Calendar Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.26.2014 | Business

It's time to chart the course for the yacht and fuel up the Gulfstream. Tucked inside an 87-page billionaire census report, published by market res...

You're Losing $18,000 A Year Because Of Income Inequality

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business

The rich have gotten richer at the expense of the rest of us. The rise in income inequality of the past few decades has taken money from the pocket...

One Percenter Sacrifices Some of His Wealth to Raise Minimum Wage

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics
C. Robert Gibson

Who knew that a former executive at General Electric, a company widely-known for its tax dodging and outrageous lobbying expenses, would take a bold, selfless stand against income inequality as president of a public university?

The Rise Of The Non-Working Rich

Robert Reich | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics
Robert Reich

In a new Pew poll, more than three quarters of self-described conservatives believe "poor people have it easy because they can get government benefits without doing anything." In reality, most of America's poor work hard, often in two or more jobs. The real non-workers are the wealthy who inherit their fortunes. And their ranks are growing. In fact, we're on the cusp of the largest inter-generational wealth transfer in history. The wealth is coming from those who over the last three decades earned huge amounts on Wall Street, in corporate boardrooms, or as high-tech entrepreneurs. It's going to their children, who did nothing except be born into the right family.