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Where The 1 Percent Really Get Their Money

CNBC | Robert Frank | Posted 08.15.2013 | Business

CNBC: Much of the debate over taxing the wealthy focuses on taxing giant salaries. But a new study from the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center found...

Katy Hall

LOOK: Depressing Finding About 2012 Election | Katy Hall | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

Despite President Obama's highly trumpeted support from small donors, the 2012 elections hit a new low in political contribution inequality. Twent...

We Cannot Solve Income Inequality Without Tax Reform

Martin Lobel | Posted 08.24.2013 | Business
Martin Lobel

Although Apple has over $102.2 billion of profits offshore, it decided to borrow $17 billion to pay dividends because doing so was "tax advantaged." Does that give you an indication of how our tax policies have skewed the market?

Waiting for the Revolution

Bob Burnett | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics
Bob Burnett

In the latest recovery, 93 percent of the gains went to the top 1 percent. How long will it take before the 99 percent realize they're getting shafted? When will American workers revolt?

At Scott and Zelda's Final Resting Place, Gatsby Lives

Michael Winship | Posted 07.14.2013 | Arts
Michael Winship

With all the fanfare around the new movie version of The Great Gatsby, directed by Baz Luhrmann with a screenplay by Luhrmann and Craig Pearce, it's a great time to go back to the book and be reminded of F. Scott Fitzgerald's elegant, graceful writing.

Equity Crowdfunding: Next Generation of Angel Investors Is Not Sorry to Disrupt

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 07.06.2013 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

Nikola Tesla wrote once, "The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine." I can see this being quoted by any supporter of equi...

Calling Out the Corporate Charade

Sarita Gupta | Posted 06.17.2013 | Business
Sarita Gupta

Shareholder season is upon us, marking the beginning of another round of corporate America's dog-and-pony shows held to placate their cronies and pat each other on the back for another profitable year.

LOOK: Why Anyone In Their Right Mind Wants To Work On Wall Street

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.16.2013 | Business

Sometimes it's hard to remember why anyone would want to work on Wall Street, what with the long hours, popular scorn and legal entanglements involved...

The One Chart You Need To See To Understand America's Mind-Blowing Income Gap

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.15.2013 | Business

Occupy Wall Street is all but gone, while income inequality appears here to stay. Such is life in the United States of America, where the divide betwe...

Middle-Income Households Save Less As Highest Paid Americans Earn More: Study

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 03.28.2013 | Business

Next time you find yourself staring at an empty savings account, feel free to blame the era you live in. Middle-income households would have saved ...

Read My Lips: Yes, New Taxes

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 03.30.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

To equitably reduce the deficit in a way that maintains good faith with the American people requires tax increases. Yes, new taxes are necessary. Especially those focused on the speculators who caused the crash.

How We Can Truly Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Dr. King is not coming back. It's up to us to redeem the soul of America. He told us what to do. Let's do it.

13 Things Rich People Don't Know Are Super Cheap

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 01.03.2013 | Business

When you have billions of dollars burning a hole in your pocket, regular home goods just won't cut it. Once you start using $120 soap, you can't ju...

Are 'Fiscal Cliff' Talks Ignoring a Major Source of Tax Dollars?

Jerry Lanson | Posted 01.27.2013 | Politics
Jerry Lanson

The president won this year's election, and he won it by several million votes. If he has to lead us over that this much-hyped cliff to demonstrate to Americans just how greedy the wealthy and corporate backers of the Republican Party are, then so be it.

Shameless CEO Campaign Sends Debt-Laden Caesar's CEO to Lecture the 99 Percent on Fixing Debt

Eileen Appelbaum | Posted 01.26.2013 | Business
Eileen Appelbaum

It's no surprise that CEOs are drumming up "fiscal cliff" hysteria to protect their wealth. But choosing Caesar's Entertainment CEO Gary Loveman to deliver their message on NPR demonstrates once again how shameless the very rich are in their contempt for the 99 percent.

Catherine New

Go Ahead, Raise My Taxes | Catherine New | Posted 11.07.2012 | Business

NEW YORK –- Judging from the black limousines that delivered them and the luxury-brand hunting coats that protected them from the late autumn chill,...

Decoding Romney

Paula Gordon | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Financial engineering of the type Mitt Romney represents is not going to fix our problems -- it is what got us into this godawful mess.

Mitt Romney's Say Anything Strategy

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

At this stage of the campaign, it no longer even makes sense to try judging Romney's candidacy by his views. He has too many irreconcilable differences with the truth for that -- and it's those differences that disqualify him from holding the highest elected office in the land.

Mitt Romney and the Capitalist Extremists Who Want to Destroy America

Dion Rabouin | Posted 12.24.2012 | Black Voices
Dion Rabouin

I'm perpetually annoyed by the blind reverence and adulation African Americans seem to shower on our president despite the fact that few of them can name a single thing he's done, other than get himself elected, to help them.

It's the Inequality, Stupid!

Jon Wisman | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics
Jon Wisman

Only by setting in motion policies to reverse inequality can a vibrant and sustainable recovery become possible. And doing so would bring along much-sought-after side benefits.

Democracy in Action, From the Coffeehouse to the Statehouse

Sarita Gupta | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics
Sarita Gupta

Politicians love to extol the virtues and the values of hard work--in their stump speeches, press releases, and in debates. But how many of them are going to bat legislatively for those who work hard for a living?

A Voting Guide for the 99 Percent

Chuck Collins | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics
Chuck Collins

If voters put on their "99 to 1" special glasses, then we can look forward to a political realignment in the coming years.

HuffPost Reader: I Am The 1 Percent

HuffPost Citizen Reporting | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Citizen Reporting

My name is Matthew Holland. I am the face of the '1 percent'. No, not that '1 percent', the other 1 percent, America's dirty little secret, the poores...

The Not-So-Great Redistribution Debate: Makers, Takers, Shakers and Fakers

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

Redistribution is an everyday occurrence and it is at the heart of the American political and capitalistic system.

To See the 1 Percent in Action, Skip the Video and Visit the Supreme Court

Nan Aron | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Nan Aron

The distasteful fundraiser in Florida was a window into a worldview that shocked many people. But we don't need hidden-camera videos to reveal a philosophy devoted to protection for the powerful and contempt for everyday people.