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Economic Inequality

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.

How Wall Street's Short-Term Fixation Is Destroying The Economy

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 11.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) made a passionate call to address one of the leading drivers of income inequality on Friday. The target of ...

How to Solve the Energy Crisis: The Story of FEMME

Marilyn Tam | Posted 11.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Marilyn Tam

"What do you do?" I dread that question because the answer is complicated. People often ask this question in order to place the subject into a neat bo...

What Happened in Vegas

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 10.22.2015 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

Some Bernie Sanders supporters, rudely awakened from their White House dreams, got mad over Hillary Clinton's surge after the October 13 debate in Las Vegas.

What Really Ties Together The Asian-American Experience

The New Yorker | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics

In 1928, an Indian immigrant named Vaishno Das Bagai rented a room in San Jose, turned on the gas, and ended his life. He was thirty-seven. He had co...

Ballot Initiatives Offers Voters a Real Chance to Reduce Income Inequality

Ryan Johnson | Posted 10.21.2015 | Impact
Ryan Johnson

For too long, we've read the headlines: income inequality has reached its highest levels since the Great Depression, wages have stagnated for all but the very top and equal access to opportunity, the pillar of American greatness, is disappearing before our eyes.

What We Can Do to Increase Opportunity in America

Monique Rizer | Posted 10.20.2015 | Impact
Monique Rizer

Each of us can help create an opportunity moment for a young person. We can help a student with a college application, offer a young adult an internship, donate to a nonprofit that is dedicated to strengthening career and education pathways, support legislation and polices that promote opportunity, or volunteer as a mentor.

How the Third Industrial Revolution Will Create a Green Economy

Jeremy Rifkin | Posted 11.10.2015 | World
Jeremy Rifkin

Here's how the rise of the "Internet of Things," the "Sharing Economy" and the "Zero Marginal Cost Society" can save the planet and create new jobs.

Jeb Bush Wants A Recession In Washington. For Black Washingtonians, There Already Is One.

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 10.16.2015 | Politics

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) said that if elected president, he plans to induce “a recession in Washington.” “We have the benef...

Teaching the Truth About America's History: Only the Truth Can Make Us Free

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.16.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Who is writing and influencing the history our children are taught? Should a few education officials in Texas or any state drive decisions about what all of our children learn or sugarcoat the truth?

This Year's Million Man March Transcended The Nation Of Islam’s Involvement

The Huffington Post | Philip Lewis | Posted 10.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam, took the stage at the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March on Saturday, there...

Stephen Hawking Says We Should Really Be Scared Of Capitalism, Not Robots

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 10.08.2015 | Business

Machines won't bring about the economic robot apocalypse -- but greedy humans will, according to physicist Stephen Hawking. In a Reddit Ask Me Anythin...

Progressive Activists Protest For A Cause You Should Hear More About, But Won't

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics

More than a dozen community activists picketed the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia this week, protesting what they say is the bank president&rsq...

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.