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Distribution of Wealth

Marrying Someone Just Like You Is Bad For The Economy, Say Economists

Posted 02.03.2014 | Weddings

Marrying someone with similar interests and background is often touted as the recipe for a great marriage -- but a new study suggests that our tendenc...

Why Are Some Billionaires Still Greedy for More?

Allen Frances | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Allen Frances

Why don't the Koch brothers (and their like-minded, super rich brethren) just kick back and enjoy what they already have, rather than energetically gaming Washington and state capitals to ensure they will have even more. How many billions are enough?

It's Not Capitalism, It's Cruelty

Kenneth Kales | Posted 05.27.2012 | Business
Kenneth Kales

While we can show the proper self restraint to not take advantage of our power, cruel people will tear the faces off of civility and decency if given the chance. Please remember this. Because as the flood waters of the Great Recession recede, the cruel are wanting to nestle back in to their nests.

My Life in the One Percent

Janice Harper | Posted 02.29.2012 | Impact
Janice Harper

We all want to be better people, yet when given the chance to do so, we often stumble over our own desires and interests and end up even more generous to ourselves.

Lazy Thinkers: People in Bubbles

Kenneth Kales | Posted 01.13.2012 | Business
Kenneth Kales

Many of those who comprise the top portion of the nation's wealth live in their own climate of power, privilege, comfort, and excess. Their climate is...

With Liberty And Justice For All: Why The Bible Promotes Equality

John Dominic Crossan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John Dominic Crossan

Faith may have invoked divine justice but experience repeatedly contradicted it. From where, then, did that expectation of a world ruled by a fair and equitable distribution of its resources come?

Redistribute This

Lance Simmens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lance Simmens

To merely imply that the concept of redistribution of wealth is inherently evil (read socialistic) is simplistic and absurd. Hope allows us to explore the uncertainty of the future.

What About Josephine the Plumber? A Call for a Moral Economy

Judi Jennings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Judi Jennings

A moral economy recognizes that all people in this country are interconnected, because we are all part of the same social and political system.