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Economic Inequality

IWJ Wins Bradford O'Neil Award for Social Justice From Dominican University

Rudy López | Posted 10.01.2015 | Religion
Rudy López

Good afternoon everyone. It is a real honor to be here with you today. I know it's a Tuesday but I want to take us to church for a minute.

Pope Francis: A Breeze of Fresh Air... Part II

Darryl Woodard | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics
Darryl Woodard

Pope Francis and Neil Armstrong, outstanding men, honored men, accomplished men, all while being also, humble men. Rest in peace Neil Armstrong. And long live Pope Francis.

You Can Ignore This Billionaire Trump Supporter's Warnings Of Doom

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 09.30.2015 | Business

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WATCH: Republicans React to Pope's Visit

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 09.29.2015 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

In a TMFS sketch, the head of Catholic Republicans For America reacts to the visit of Pope Francis to the United States.

Elizabeth Warren Goes All In On Black Lives Matter

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 09.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Sunday forcefully called for a renewed focus on the fight for racial justice, arguing that “we ...

Fairer Taxes Would Aid Pope's Goal of Economic Justice

Frank Clemente | Posted 09.23.2015 | Politics
Frank Clemente

Pope Francis is coming with a lot to teach. He has been outspoken on many of the most important issues facing our country and the world: the challenge of climate change, the demand for immigration reform and to accept refugees, and even the nuclear agreement with Iran.

People Before Politics: The Pope's Call To Congress

Mike Quigley | Posted 09.22.2015 | Chicago
Mike Quigley

Economic inequality is not about food stamps and homeless shelters. It is about being a devotee of social justice and equality. Pope Francis has reminded us that these issues are not political issues - they are moral issues. We must always strive to remember that fact.

What Jamie Dimon Gets Wrong About iPhones and Inequality

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 09.22.2015 | Business

Jamie Dimon thinks that because people now have iPhones, inequality is a thing of the past. At an event in Detroit last week, the JP Morgan CEO said ...

Capitalism Can Defeat Economic Inequality

Steve Siebold | Posted 09.11.2015 | Politics
Steve Siebold

If you're one of those people whose financial situation isn't quite where you want it to be, start focusing your mental energy where it belongs: on the big money! Making money is easy once you know how to do it.

Warren Buffett: Poverty In The U.S. 'Makes No Sense'

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.08.2015 | Business

Warren Buffett doesn't think any Americans should be poor anymore. In an economy that produces over $54,000 in gross domestic product per capita...

Three Rich Treasury Secretaries Laugh It Up Over Income Inequality

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics

Three of the world's richest and most powerful people (and Timothy Geithner) had a good laugh over income inequality earlier this year. Former Treas...

Are There Enough Jobs? Depends Who You Ask.

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 09.06.2015 | Business

Job growth in August continued apace with recent trends, according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday. But consistency does...

Bishop Tutu's Dream

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

We must wake up, open our eyes and ears, avoid convenient ignorance, seek the truth, speak up, stand up, and never give up fighting for justice for all. How long?

Elizabeth Warren And Joe Biden Used To Battle Over Economic Inequality

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden thinks Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) can help him look good as a presidential contender, probably because he ...

Asset Building and the Path to a "Universal Fix" to Poverty

Ben Hecht | Posted 08.20.2015 | Impact
Ben Hecht

While the debate about relief programs has become, unfortunately, deeply politicized, if we are serious about addressing poverty and inequality, we will need to get beyond the rhetoric to really hone in on what elements have worked and where there is room for improvement.

Pope Francis and the Republican Presidential Hopefuls: A Widening Divide

Stephen Seufert | Posted 08.13.2015 | Politics
Stephen Seufert

With Pope Francis increasingly focused on economic inequality, protecting the environment, compassion towards immigrants and peace through diplomacy, it's perhaps appropriate to ask: have Republican presidential candidates taken steps to follow his example on these four issues?

How to Steal a Democracy

Andy Schmookler | Posted 08.10.2015 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

Imagine that you are a group of rich and powerful people eager to be still richer and more powerful. But you live in a democratic society that gives each citizen an equal vote and thus sets sets limit on how much power you can amass. So you decide to steal the people's democracy. How can this be done?

A Real Victory for Women and Girls

Françoise Girard | Posted 08.06.2015 | Impact
Françoise Girard

Women's groups were deeply involved in this process every step of the way because much was, and is, at stake for the girls of today and tomorrow. If this agenda is successfully carried out, by 2030 fewer girls will experience unwanted pregnancy and become infected with HIV.

The Bull Moose Is Back: America's Rising Revolution Against The Super Rich, Ruling Elites

Dr. John C. Welch IV, M.T.S., M.B.A. | Posted 07.21.2015 | Politics
Dr. John C. Welch IV, M.T.S., M.B.A.

The middle class no longer has a voice. We now have zero influence on our own government.8 For the middle and working classes, we're back to where this nation started: Taxation without representation.

What Do Americans Think About Economic Inequality?

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

Numerous opinion surveys in recent years indicate that substantial majorities of Americans not only recognize that the gap between the wealthy and everyone else has grown, but favor greater economic equality.

The New Climate-Inequality Nexus

David de Ferranti | Posted 07.06.2015 | Impact
David de Ferranti

Social policies for reducing economic inequality can enhance the adaptability to climate change for the poor. Social safety nets and particularly conditional cash transfer programs can improve the capacity to respond to natural disasters or spikes in food and fuel prices.

Minding the Gap of the Great Divide

Vince Carducci | Posted 07.06.2015 | Books
Vince Carducci

In the wake of Occupy Wall Street and the anti-austerity protests in Spain, Greece, and elsewhere around the world, economic inequality has emerged as one of the more hotly debated issues in the public sphere.

Zach Carter

Elizabeth Warren: The Tuition Is Too Damn High | Zach Carter | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) took on the student debt crisis in a wide-ranging interview with The Huffington Post, calling for a fede...

This Comic Strip Nails Why Poor Americans Aren't Just 'Asking For Handouts'

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact

America's poor don't have it easy. They're subjected to a range of false stereotypes: They're accused of being lazy and of abusing drugs, among ot...

Hillary Clinton: First Impressions

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics
Bob Burnett

On May 6th, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton held her first two fundraising events in San Francisco. I attended an afternoon event, featuring a confident, positive Clinton.