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Narendra Modi: Extremist Conservative? Really?

Parth Parihar | Posted 10.09.2013 | World
Parth Parihar

"Merchant of death," Milosevic, Hitler, fascist, murderer, Bhasmasura. If you can name an insult, it has been hurled at Gujarat Chief Minister Narend...

What Sweden's Riots Say About Europe's Rising Social and Political Risks

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.28.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

The riots in Sweden last week are a manifestation of the socioeconomic disequilibrium pervading much of Europe, and the level of frustration that is beginning to boil over among European immigrants and youth.

Does The Philippines Deserve Its Investment Grade?

Edsel Tupaz | Posted 07.07.2013 | World
Edsel Tupaz

Over the past decade the Philippines' sovereign credit rating oscillated between "negative" and "stable," reflecting concern about the ability of the government to collect sufficient tax revenue, manage its budget, and sustain a high rate of GDP growth.

China and the U.S. Buy Guns

Jonathan Moyer | Posted 05.13.2013 | World
Jonathan Moyer

That is certainly the takeaway from the recent news cycle, which has identified an increase in Chinese military spending at the People's Congress and a decline in U.S. military spending due to the "sequester." But what are the broader trends and implications of these shifts in military resource allocation?

Europe's Rising Social and Political Risks

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.11.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

It is no longer simply a question of left versus right or nationalism versus xenophobia. Today, the choice in increasingly between old world versus new world, and a future which envisions participation in the EU versus one that does not.

Global Income Inequality: Where Does The U.S. Rank?

The Huffington Post | Kavitha A. Davidson | Posted 01.22.2013 | World

Each year, the world's greatest financial minds gather in Davos, Switzerland, to discuss the state of the global economy at the World Economic Forum. ...

America's Poorest States

24/7 Wall St. | Michael B. Sauter, Samuel Weigley, Brian Zajac and Alexander E. M. Hess | Posted 09.23.2012 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St: Median household income in the United States declined for the second straight year, according to data released from the U.S. Census...

The Elvis Index: Why the Rich Should Pay a Lot More on Tax Day

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 06.17.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Too many of our leaders in Washington want to tell us that the only solution is for us to accept less and less -- less infrastructure, less education, less financial security -- while the rich continue to enjoy these low rates or even lower ones yet to come.

Where Our Nation Has Failed

Leon Friedman | Posted 03.18.2012 | Politics
Leon Friedman

In the face of our enormous economic success, why are we so deficient in dealing with the health of our infants and the population as a whole or in educating our children, in comparison with other countries in the world?

GRAPHIC: Inequality In America

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.01.2011 | Business

Since September, the Occupy Wall Street protests has focused greater attention on America's huge wealth gap between the rich and everyone else. But wh...

Corporations Tailoring Product Lines To Reflect Growing Income Inequality

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.12.2011 | Business

As the American economy struggles to shake off a torpor that threatens to drag the country back into recession, the gap continues to grow between the ...

10 Countries With The Worst Income Inequality

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 07.23.2011 | Business

Of all the effects of the economic crisis, perhaps one of the least visible, but most consequential has been the rising rate of income inequality arou...

Top 10 States With The Worst Income Inequality

Posted 06.26.2011 | Business

By Douglas A. McIntyre and Charles B. Stockdale, 24/7 Wall St.: There was never any chance that in America income would be distributed like it was sup...