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Economic Inequality

Injustice anywhere: A reflection on homecare and Black History Month

Doug Moore | Posted 02.10.2016 | Black Voices
Doug Moore

In California, this month is particularly poignant for the homecare providers of the United Domestic Workers of America (UDW). On February 1, all of t...

Donald Trump and the Lessons of Wharton

David Trone | Posted 02.10.2016 | Business
David Trone

As much as the possibility of a Trump presidency concerns me, I also fear that Trump's campaign might feed an impression that those with business school training and business experience are incapable of elevated political debate and successful governing.

The Sanders Saga: From Protest to Power?

William Bradley | Posted 02.07.2016 | Politics
William Bradley

Is Senator Bernie Sanders on the verge of morphing from protest leader into potential President of the United States? And would that be good or bad for what has been a strikingly successful cause-oriented campaign?

Sanders May Be One Justice Away From His Political Revolution

Terry Smith | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics
Terry Smith

The conventional wisdom on the establishment left is that Sen. Bernie Sanders is offering his enthusiastic supporters pipedreams in lieu of achievable policy proposals. Placed in proper perspective, Bernie Sanders may be just one justice away from setting in motion what he calls a political "revolution."

Super Bowl Highlights Growing Economic Divide in San Francisco

Jane Kim | Posted 02.01.2016 | Sports
Jane Kim

Rather than distracting us from our daily concerns, the local burden of hosting the Super Bowl is refocusing attention on our city's greatest challenge -- the fast growing gap between rich and poor.

Around the World in 30 Days - January 2016

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.02.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

How education will serve a rapidly changing global economy has continually become a more pressing issue. This is no less the case in Latin America.

Sanders Is Right That America Is Facing an Emergency

Bob Burnett | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Some mock Bernie's identification as a "Democratic Socialist," while others lament his supposed policy deficiencies. The critics miss the point. Sanders is running to call attention to a national emergency: the influence of money on politics, and economic inequality in general.

How Widening Economic Inequality Could Shake The Whole World

The Huffington Post | Jo Confino | Posted 01.20.2016 | Business

DAVOS, SWITZERLAND -- Is the era of globalization coming to an end? Just a few years ago it looked like we were moving toward what Indian physicist an...

Our Struggles for a Better World Are All Threatened by the Inequality Crisis

Winnie Byanyima | Posted 01.20.2016 | Impact
Winnie Byanyima

The world faces an inequality crisis that is spiralling out of control. Across the world we are seeing the gap between the richest and the rest reach extremes not seen in a century.

Why Cities Should Invest in Citizenship: Helping Immigrants Achieve Citizenship Yields Major Returns -- and It's the Right Thing to Do

Bob Annibale | Posted 01.13.2016 | New York
Bob Annibale

Cities across the U.S. have a clear role to play in ensuring their immigrant communities have support during the naturalization process by creating programs that break down barriers.

The State of Our Fragmented Union

Orson Aguilar | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics
Orson Aguilar

These addresses often have an optimistic spin, and particularly so as a president nears the end of his term and seeks to cement his legacy, so let me say a few things that Mr. Obama surely knows but may be reluctant to put into words.

The Donald Trump Who Stole Christmas

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 12.21.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

The Christian faith is not a building and does not begin and end on Christmas. Our faith must be a movement to change the circumstances of our world to better the lives of all God's children, regardless of faith or nationality.

Why The Fed's Rate Hike Will Hit Black People Harder Than Whites

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 12.18.2015 | Black Voices

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The Unseen Mobility of the Working Poor

Mauricio Lim Miller | Posted 12.16.2015 | HuffPost Home
Mauricio Lim Miller

I recently had the opportunity to hear jazz bassist Victor Wooten play at a club in my hometown, Oakland, California. His performance had the entire a...

Against the Odds: New Research Shows How Trans Sex Workers Overcome Pervasive Discrimination and Violence

Erin G. Fitzgerald | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Erin G. Fitzgerald

The criminalization and stigmatization of commercial sex worsens the discrimination and marginalization that transgender people already face.

The GOP on the Eve of Destruction

Bill Moyers | Posted 12.04.2015 | Politics
Bill Moyers

With just a few weeks until they adjourn for the holidays, Republicans in the US Congress will try to cram in as much pettiness and vituperation as they can before heading back to their states and districts, no doubt to lead the home front in the fight against "the war on Christmas" launched this time every year by Fox News and its shock troops on talk radio. Take a look at some of their plans, including the riders congressional Republicans are contemplating for inclusion in the omnibus spending bill that must be passed by December 11. The whole mess is a Bad Santa's list of loopholes benefiting High Finance, tax cuts for the rich, and budget cuts for everyone else, even as they drive the nation deeper into debt and disrepair.

These 100 People Have More Money Than All Black Americans Combined

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 12.03.2015 | Business

The country's richest people are incredibly, stunningly, jaw-droppingly wealthy -- with more assets than millions and millions of Americans put toget...

Why These Progressives Want To Stop The Fed From Raising Interest Rates

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 12.02.2015 | Politics

The Federal Reserve is poised to raise its benchmark interest rate later this month. But advocates of full employment on Tuesday once again warned th...

How Economic Inequality Makes Terror Attacks More Likely

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 12.09.2015 | Business

Economist Thomas Piketty says income inequality plays a big part in fueling radical Islamic terrorism that originates in the Middle East. Piketty, fa...

In Afghanistan, Investing in Women Inspires Change

Jennifer L. Windsor | Posted 11.30.2015 | Impact
Jennifer L. Windsor

When she joined the WfWI training, Fatima noticed that many of the women in her neighborhood were working in isolation, and realized that together, they could start a small business.

6 Great Reasons to Hire Deaf Employees

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 11.30.2015 | Business
Lydia L. Callis

People who are deaf spend much of their lives finding ways to adapt within hearing culture. Because of this, deaf employees may exhibit impressive patience and flexibility in the face of a challenge. 

Doing Better: The $80 Billion Shift We Need Now for Economic Democracy

Michelle Long | Posted 11.19.2015 | Business
Michelle Long

Today, the literature is clear -- an economy with fewer big players does a good job of funneling wealth into few hands, but the best path to the most jobs and the most wealth for the most people is directly correlated with the density and diversity of local ownership per capita.

Helping Doesn't Always Help

Mauricio Lim Miller | Posted 11.18.2015 | Impact
Mauricio Lim Miller

If we want the world to be a better, more inclusive place, we need to get to know each other better. What we will discover is that those at the bottom of our economic ladder are amazingly resourceful and contribute tremendously to society.

Everything You Need To Know About The Republican Candidates' Tax Plans

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The tax proposals from the Republican presidential hopefuls all have two things in common: They would balloon the deficit and shower th...

From Now On, I Won't Sit On Panels With No Women

Guy Mamou-Mani | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business
Guy Mamou-Mani

My decision -- or I should say "our" decision -- should not surprise anyone. By now, women should have their rightful place in society, especially in the digital world.