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1 Percent

Why Inequality's Even Worse Than It Seems

Bloomberg View | Michael Kinsley | Posted 06.14.2012 | Business

Bloomberg View The current debate about rich and poor -- the 1 percent versus the 99 percent -- is a bit misleading because the evidence usually is...

What The 1 Percent Eats At The Ballpark

The Daily Meal | Posted 08.08.2012 | Home
The Daily Meal

In many stadiums, luxury suite fare is more varied than ever, from sushi bars to Mediterranean food for the true gourmet.

United States Losing Millionaires As China, India Gain Them, Study Shows

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 05.31.2012 | Money

The number of rich people in the United States is declining, even as the number of millionaires elsewhere in the world grows, according to a new study...

Obama Has to Explain Why Fairness Is Essential to Growth (and Why Some Democrats Have to Stop Believing Otherwise)

Robert Reich | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

Mitt Romney epitomizes the unfairness of the American economy in this new Gilded Age. For that same reason, Romney is the quintessence of an economic approach shown to be anti-growth and anti-jobs. The president needs to tell this to the American people.

Protesters Occupy Shareholder Meeting At Major Bank

Reuters | Posted 07.15.2012 | Business

* Gorman faces tough questions from protesters * Shareholders approve pay and director proposals * Chants drown out vote...

Art Investments Beat Stocks, Real Estate Over Last Decade (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.02.2012 | Business

Sick of losing your money in a volatile stock market? Start buying art instead. That’s been the strategy of the world’s wealthiest investor...

A French Spring and a New Enlightenment for Jobs and Justice

Brent Budowsky | Posted 06.30.2012 | World
Brent Budowsky

The increasingly likely victory of Francois Hollande in the French presidential election would be the shot for economic justice and jobs that will be heard around the world.

We, the Shareholders (Not the People)

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 06.30.2012 | Business
C. Robert Gibson

In a true democracy, our officials are elected by and held accountable to us, the citizen, the highest office in the land. By focusing on the issues that unite instead of divide, and organizing with other citizens who meet on common ground, we can reject the status quo and its servants.

Elizabeth Warren Will Lead

Brent Budowsky | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

In a Washington full of revolving-door sellouts who effortlessly glide between special-interest sinecures and government jobs earning personal fortunes on the payroll of the 1 percent, Elizabeth Warren will never sell her public conscience for private wealth.

Top 10 Federal Tax Charts

Chuck Marr | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics
Chuck Marr

2012-04-18-imagepull2.jpgWe've collected our top ten charts related to federal taxes. Together, they provide useful context for the coming debates about how to reduce soaring budget deficits and reform the tax code.

Income Inequality Worse Under Obama Than George W. Bush

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.11.2012 | Business

President Obama may talk a big game about economic fairness, but his record on the issue doesn't quite match up. There are lots of reasons to think...

Would You Like A Therapist With That Bank Account?

Mother Jones | Erika Eichelberger | Posted 06.11.2012 | Money

Maybe money can buy happiness--if your bank comes with a therapist. The unhappy Scrooge McDucks of the world no longer have to rely on their butler...

Money Study Compares Compassion Of Rich, Poor

| Daisy Grewal | Posted 04.11.2012 | Science

Who is more likely to lie, cheat, and steal—the poor person or the rich one? It’s tempting to think that the wealthier you are, the more likely y...

In America, A Rising Tide Lifts Only Some Boats

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.10.2012 | Business

It doesn't just seem like America is dividing into two nations -- one where luxury spending is going strong, the other where more and more people can'...

Tax Audits Go More Smoothly For The Rich

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.09.2012 | Business

Here's another way the rich are different: If they get audited by the IRS, they have a much better chance of dealing with an actual person. Accordi...

OWS Triumphant: Obama, Romney and the Politics of Inequality

Richard Brodsky | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

What Obama's doing is forcing a debate about the most fundamental question before the nation: Do we govern in the interest of the 1 percent or do we govern in the interest of the 99 percent?

Stop the Presses: The Rich Get Richer

Steven Clifford | Posted 06.02.2012 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

The New York Times published an op-ed titled "The Rich Get Even Richer." I guess their next scoops will be "Hudson River Full of Water" and "Pope Benedict XVI Is Catholic."

How Do The Rich Change When You Raise Their Taxes?

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 03.27.2012 | Business

The rich are responsible for creating most of America's jobs. Raise their taxes and many of those jobs will disappear -- so say the rich, anyway. ...

Occupy the Empty Space

Benjamin Shepard | Posted 05.19.2012 | Home
Benjamin Shepard

Occupy the Empty Space believes housing is a human right. Unfortunately, the 1% has turned it into something barely accessible -- if accessible at all -- for far too many of the 99%.

What One Percenters Are Worried About

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 03.14.2012 | Business

Worried about losing your job? Afraid you'll hit retirement age with nothing in the bank? The richest people in America apparently feel your pain. ...

What The One Percent Majored In

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.12.2012 | Business

College graduates earn almost one million and a half dollars over the course of a 40 year career on average, compared to about half that for those wit...

Turns Out Recovery Is For The Rich

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 03.05.2012 | Business

Technically, the economy has been in recovery for two years. But it turns out the rich have been doing most of the recovering. In 2010 -- the first...

A Rally To 'Save The 1 Percent'

Mother Jones | Posted 04.28.2012 | San Francisco

Located a short drive from the cute Main Street, the grounds of the Castlewood Country Club once surrounded a 53-room mansion inhabited by Phoebe Appe...

How Does the 1% Exploit America? Find Out in 1 Minute (VIDEO)

Robert Greenwald | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

Even in an Occupy world, most Americans don't know exactly how the 1% does what it does. The mainstream media hasn't explained it, and the 1% likes things that way.

Calling Wealthy Democrats

Brent Budowsky | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Citizens United destroys the American notion of citizenship by creating separate and unequal classes of Americans. It creates a de facto American House of Lords, in which all other Americans are relegated to second-class citizenship.