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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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

What We Can't Afford to Do Again

Joan Walsh | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics
Joan Walsh

No matter what's going on in the world, the right can find a cultural issue that will get the left to fight itself, to atomize into little groups, and to give voice to factions that frighten Americans on the sidelines -- often, the left-out white middle and working class -- and the country winds up the worse for it.

The GOP Is Officially a Third Party

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
C. Robert Gibson

We are witnessing a full-on implosion of the Republican Party. The Republican Party is now no longer a major party, and their nominee for the presidency openly mocking poor people at a $50,000-per-plate fundraiser is no better indicator.

Mitt Romney: Unfit to Be President

Ethan Rome | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Ethan Rome

You can't be president of the United States if you don't want to be the president of everyone, but that's what Republican candidate Mitt Romney said in a remarkably arrogant speech to a closed-door high-donor fundraiser -- all captured on video.

Where's the Rage Over the Arbit Ragers?

Saul Landau | Posted 11.19.2012 | Entertainment
Saul Landau

In Arbitrage, we see how how Hollywood conceives of a cinematic grammar into which we can analyze the nature of the people who sparked the the financial crisis.

Romney Dooms His Candidacy by Doing the Full Murray

William K. Black | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics
William K. Black

Charles Murray's newest book, Coming Apart: The State of White America, proves two classic truths. First, it is impossible to compete with self-parody. Second, be careful what you ask for; for you may receive it. Charles Murray asked right-wing plutocrats to drop what he derided as "political correctness" and denounce Americans who received governmental support as immoral failures. Murray is a vigorous supporter and flatterer of Mitt Romney, claiming that the fact that he became wealthy at Bain should make him a "slam dunk" for the presidency. Murray's reasoning is so crude that he announces a new doctrine -- the divine right of CEOs to govern America. But be careful what you wish for, Romney and Paul Ryan answered Murray's call of right wing plutocrats to arms.

The One Percent Is HOW MUCH Richer Than You Are?

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 09.11.2012 | Business

The rich are getting even richer as most other Americans fall behind. Households in the wealthiest one percent were 288 times richer than the media...

The Legitimate Truth: Ryan + Romney = American Regression

Lenore Palladino | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Lenore Palladino

No matter how hard Republican candidates try to avoid this subject, they can't avoid what their actions have shown -- that they will try to take women's health back into the dark ages.

The 'Under 1 Percent' and Their Noisy Choppers to and From The Hamptons

Karl Grossman | Posted 10.20.2012 | Green
Karl Grossman

The racket of helicopters heading to and returning from what has become the main aerial gateway of the Hamptons and Long Island's biggest noisemaker -- East Hampton Airport -- has been intense this summer.

Mitt Who?

Daniel N. Nelson | Posted 10.06.2012 | Politics
Daniel N. Nelson

Who is Mitt Romney? His children and wife know him and certainly love him. But Americans do not. His "likeability" polling is half that of President...

Diversity in the 1%: Does It Make a Difference?

Peter Dreier | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Occupy Wall Street had it correct when it stated "that no true democracy is attainable when the process is determined by economic power." We must change the rules of the game, not just the gender and racial traits of the top players.

Expiration of Bush Tax Cuts for the 1 Percent Are a Step Forward, But Not Enough

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 09.30.2012 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

Reforms such as the Employee Free Choice Act, which would restore the right of workers to join a union, will have to become law and be enforced. Workers -- not just in manufacturing but throughout the economy -- will have to have some bargaining power.

Now's The Time To Buy That Jet You've Always Dreamed Of

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 07.31.2012 | Business

Want to be fly like a G6? Now may be the right time to get into the market. The trade-in value for private jets has declined by as much as 50 perc...

Everything You Wanted To Know About Millionaires But Were Afraid To Ask

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 07.24.2012 | Business

Not all millionaires sport a top hat, monocle and cane, but it turns out lots have one thing in common: They don’t feel wealthy. More than one-qu...

Michael McAuliff

Billionaires Are Economy's Michael Jordans, Says GOP Senator

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama should stop talking about the middle class because it turns people against rich Americans, who should be embraced...