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Third Way Attacks Elizabeth Warren and Bill de Blasio, and Should Disclose Bank Donations

Brent Budowsky | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Third Way has a legal right to keep their donations secret, and we have a legal right to give Third Way zero credibility until they disclose their donations.

5 Personal Actions You Can Take to Fight Economic Inequality

Bob Burnett | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

At the root of inequality is a moral choice: we either believe in the maxim, "I am my brother's keeper, I am my sister's keeper," or we don't.

Polarization: Worse Than You Think

Bob Burnett | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Some political observers believe that if we only had competitive elections throughout the country -- if most congressional districts weren't gerrymandered -- then we would have more moderates in Congress and, therefore, less polarization. Think again. Polarization is the new normal.

Billionaire Feels 'Guilty' About 'Having Gotten Rich At The Expense' Of All Of Us

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.31.2013 | Business

It's a Halloween miracle: A member of the 1 percent is fighting for the rest of us, and probably spooking the hell out of his own kind. Wealthy peo...

Hillary Clinton Could Win All 50 States Running Against Banana Republicans in 2016

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.14.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Hillary Clinton represents to voters the ability to lead, the ability to govern, and the ability to grow the economy. If she runs against the Banana Republicans, who are so unpopular today, she could actually win all 50 states in November 2016. That's a happy prospect indeed, for Democrats.

The 1 Percent Hold Nearly Half Of Global Wealth

Reuters | Posted 10.16.2014 | Business

Oct 9 (Reuters) - Global wealth has risen by 68 percent over the past 10 years to reach a new all-time high of $241 trillion and the United States acc...

Memo to Washington: The Occupy Movement Is Very Much Alive

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The Occupy movement isn't dead. It lives on in the political will of the American people. They want a president and a party that will represent the 99 percent, not the 1 percent who write campaign checks and give them cushy post-government jobs.

Summers Out

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Even after pointing out how Occupy fell short and how a little agreed-upon focus might have prolonged the movement and allowed it to grow strong, Occupy did succeed spectacularly at their basic goal: changing the American conversation about the economy.

A Tale of Two Americas

Jerry Lanson | Posted 11.13.2013 | Business
Jerry Lanson

The reports made headlines the same day, serving as one more dramatic sign that America's working public is heading in two diametrically opposed directions.

How The Tea Party Got Played For Suckers

Salon | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics

On Election Day, November 2, 2010, more than eight million Americans voted for congressional candidates who claimed to represent the Tea Party and its...

Aaron Sorkin, George Clooney, Al Jazeera America and the Future of News

Brent Budowsky | Posted 10.23.2013 | Media
Brent Budowsky

To continue the discussion about the future of news from my recent column "Citizen Bezos": Al Jazeera America is now on air with promises to offer in-...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.