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Economic Inequality

Globalism's Broken Promises: How the Financialization of the Economy Went Astray

Timothy J. Barnett | Posted 02.13.2017 | Politics
Timothy J. Barnett

Financial elites and their economic defenders continue to advocate for globalism, central bank sponsored inflation, and the financialization of the wo...

Déjà vu All Over Again: The GOP Prepares to Make the Rich Even Richer

Tim Koechlin | Posted 01.23.2017 | Politics
Tim Koechlin

As the Republican Congress begins to execute its latest attack on poor and middle class Americans (the repeal of the Affordable Care Act; cuts in educ...

Let Us Move Past These "Shocks." Citizens Must Organize, Governments Must Engage.

Winnie Byanyima | Posted 12.07.2016 | Politics
Winnie Byanyima

And so the year begins to close with much to reflect upon. Did we expect all these "crises" we're now facing -- and if not, why? What caused them? How...

The Ongoing Struggle for Native American Economic Empowerment and Self Determination

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 11.28.2016 | Business
Dedrick Muhammad

Co-written by Rogelio Tec Moo Each year during the national holiday of "Thanksgiving" my family and I go to the National Museum of the American India...

Uncounted Nation -- 100 Million 'Missing' Votes

Doug Levitt | Posted 11.13.2016 | Politics
Doug Levitt

The unspoken margin of error in this election is an astonishing minus-100 million Americans.

Donald Trump's Rise Was Caused Not by Foolish Voters, but by Ruling Elites

Cody Cain | Posted 11.02.2016 | Politics
Cody Cain

What possibly could have caused the rise of a presidential candidate as horrendous as Donald Trump? At first blush, the answer seems to be the motley...

Hiding in Plain Sight: Janet Yellen's Policies Should Make Her Ashamed

Sue Veres Royal | Posted 09.29.2016 | Impact
Sue Veres Royal

Simply put, the Fed pulled off a magic trick that would leave Houdini gasping. Janet Yellen and the Fed took the made-up money and bought Wall Street assets that would have otherwise crashed and gave money to Wall Street banks that would have otherwise gone bankrupt...with no strings attached.

White Backlash in Louisiana Bayou Country and Why a Green is Voting for Hillary

Alan Singer | Posted 09.28.2016 | Politics
Alan Singer

In a New York Times review of Strangers in their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right (The New Press), Jason DeParle describes how Arlie...

Racial Wealth Divide Initiative: One Year Later

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 09.20.2016 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

We see it on the news. We see it in our communities. Ferguson, Baltimore, Minneapolis, Dallas . . . no matter where we live, we confront stories highlighting the consequences of a society divided deeply by race and opportunity. And we all struggle to find ways to make a difference.

The States And Stakes Of Poverty In The U.S.A.

Frank Islam | Posted 09.16.2016 | HuffPost Home
Frank Islam

On September 13, the Census Bureau released a report that the U.S. economy had performed well for many Americans in 2015. The report indicated that the poverty rate had fallen by 1.2 percentage points last year - which was the biggest decline in one year since 1968.

David and Goliath, Or Why the One Percent Has To Rig The System

Mary Manning Cleveland | Posted 09.06.2016 | Business
Mary Manning Cleveland

Over the last forty years the tax system has become much less progressive, monopolists have been given free reign, unions have been busted, the minimum wage hasn't risen, and corporate criminals have gone unpunished.

On This Labor Day, Hillary Clinton And The Democrats Fight For Workers While Donald Trump And The GOP Wage War

Nancy Altman | Posted 09.04.2016 | Politics
Nancy Altman

We are the wealthiest country in the world at the wealthiest moment in our history. Shamefully, we have tens of millions of people living in poverty.

Why The Decline Of Unions Has Lowered Pay For All Workers

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 08.30.2016 | Politics

The dramatic nationwide drop in private-sector union membership has lowered pay for non-union workers over the past four decades, a study released Tue...

The Color of Patrimonial Capitalism

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 08.29.2016 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

The result today is an enormous gap in homeownership. More than 70 percent of white households own their home compared to less than half of black and Latino families.

America's Racial Wealth Divide Is Nothing Short Of Shocking

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 08.18.2016 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

It would take the average black family 228 years to accrue the same amount of wealth that white families have today.

The Trickle Down Theory Of Corruption

Quenby Wilcox | Posted 07.21.2016 | Politics
Quenby Wilcox

The corruption seen in government agencies, or any large bureaucratic agency, is insidious and more linked to "power-hungry" civil servants who are complacent with the knowledge that they can do absolutely nothing but show up for work, keep a chair warm, and look busy.

Globalization: Four Ways To Avoid Self Destruction

Georg Kell | Posted 07.20.2016 | World
Georg Kell

In a landmark speech in January 1999, the former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan warned that the spread of markets was outpacing the ability of societ...

3 Reasons Why The American People Are Numb To The "Economic Recovery"

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 07.15.2016 | Business
Dedrick Muhammad

Low unemployment and a strong stock market does not mitigate the reality of stagnant wages, growing economic inequality, a growth in underemployment and a decline in median household wealth.

Social Security Is Increasingly Crucial To Kids, Report Finds

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics

Move over, grandma and grandpa: Your grandkids need Social Security, too. Some 6.4 million American children ― 9 percent of all U.S. kids ― either...

Bernie Sanders Explains What Democrats Can Learn From Brexit

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics

British voters' decision to leave the European Union in a so-called "Brexit" shows that Donald Trump can win if Democrats do not embrace bold economic...

Edith Turner And The Anthropology of Collective Joy

Paul Stoller | Posted 06.27.2016 | College
Paul Stoller

In cynical moments when I need to ponder the wonders of human existence, I think about the work of Edith Turner, a monumental anthropologist who died on June 18th of this year, one day after her 95th birthday.

Bernie Sanders On Brexit: ‘The Global Economy Is Not Working For Everybody’

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) attributed the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union to dissatisfaction ov...

Electionomics - The High Stakes for American Workers in the 2016 Elections

Julie Gutman Dickinson | Posted 06.14.2016 | Politics
Julie Gutman Dickinson

One of the unfortunate byproducts of the matchup between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is that the presidential race has already become a contest o...

The Moral Failure of the Ryan Budget

Obery M. Hendricks, Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 06.09.2016 | Religion
Obery M. Hendricks, Jr., Ph.D.

In an era of increasingly partisan politics, routine measures like developing the annual federal budget have become highly politicized.

America's Ghost Dance with Trump

Dave Pruett | Posted 06.02.2016 | Politics
Dave Pruett

In watching aghast the incomprehensible ascendancy of Donald Trump, I am struck with a sense of déjà vu. Where else have I heard of a people, drowning in despair, who clutch for a life raft of false promises? And then it comes back to me.