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Income Disparity

The Importance of Political Risk Insurance in the Era of Disruption

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.12.2017 | Business
Daniel Wagner

Political risk exists everywhere, as does uncertainty about how, when, or whether it will manifest itself in ways detrimental to international traders...

Poor People, Don't You Know You Have Jobs?

Peter Van Buren | Posted 01.05.2017 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

But the problem isn't jobs per se, it is income inequality.

Address Income Inequality through Investing in CTE Skills Training

Ross DeVol | Posted 10.23.2016 | Education
Ross DeVol

Income inequality is rising across the United States. There are many ways to measure this growing gap in pay, but there is broad-based evidence that i...

Automation is Coming: Stop Whining and Get Prepared

Steve Siebold | Posted 09.30.2016 | Business
Steve Siebold

It seems not a day goes by that we don't hear something about automation and new technologies that are going to replace human jobs.

How I'm Paying My Dues And Coping With Resenting Rich Peers

Christine Stoddard | Posted 09.26.2016 | Women
Christine Stoddard

I remember once attempting to answer a college friend's question, Why do you work so hard? Somehow her face expressed disbelief, admiration, and repul...

A Tale of Two Des Moines

Doug Levitt | Posted 02.02.2017 | Politics
Doug Levitt

While it's true that anger associated with financial insecurity is feeding both the right and left this election year, it seems there is a place beyond anger, a place where powerlessness makes anger feel irrelevant, such is the dissociation with the political process.

Opportunity Doesn't Knock for All

Ellen Magnis | Posted 09.25.2016 | Education
Ellen Magnis

Not every student's destination is college, but don't we owe it to our world to expand opportunities for high school students who want to bring their gifts to the world? Let's work together to inspire and empower students to dream bigger and reach higher.

The Poverty Line -- A False Target

Mauricio Lim Miller | Posted 09.15.2016 | Politics
Mauricio Lim Miller

Growing up in poor neighborhoods and then running social service programs for 20 years, I heard countless stories about millions of people living in poverty. The percent of those in poverty never seems to change much, hovering around 15 percent, or more, of our population.

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Most Americans Think They're Still Middle Class, But Worry They Might Not Be For Long

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 06.03.2015 | Politics

America's middle class may be in trouble -- but what it means to be in the middle class depends on who you're talking to. A recent Gallup poll foun...

I Found My Blackness: I Didn't Know It Was Missing Until It Came Back

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 05.04.2016 | Black Voices
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

During my childhood I was aware that I was different in color from the majority of people around me, but my father and mother emphasized brainpower, not color. Color was what you were, but not using your brain was a choice.

Is Culture Just for Rich Kids Now?

Stephen Marche | Posted 04.12.2015 | Arts
Stephen Marche

Culture, like so much of American life, is being shaped by rising income inequality. Art, which was the domain of a democratic, sometimes anarchic spirit, has become a preserve for the cool display of privilege.

Extreme Disparity of Wealth Dominates Davos

Don Tapscott | Posted 03.30.2015 | Business
Don Tapscott

Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International, helped set the tone for this year's World Economic Forum by releasing the comprehensive report that disclosed that the world's richest 1 percent are on track own more than half of the world's wealth by next year. It is fair to say that the report has been a hot topic at many panel sessions and in informal gatherings.

The Marketing to Women Landscape for 2015: Trends, Challenges and Implications

Jenny Darroch | Posted 03.02.2015 | Business
Jenny Darroch

In the past, I have written blogs predicting trends for the coming year. This year, I want to focus on one trend, that of big data, and address what it means when marketing to women.

The Threat of CEO-to-Worker Pay Disparity and How to Change It

Keith Mestrich | Posted 08.05.2014 | Business
Keith Mestrich

The new record of already stratospheric executive pay is another sign that the staggering growth in the CEO-to-worker pay gap we've seen over the last half-century isn't changing anytime soon -- unless we step up and take action.

The Rich Are Being Held Hostage?

Mike Lux | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

Big things are shaking, but one thing is very important to understand in this highly charged political environment: The 0.1 percent wealthy elites and their supporters in the media are going to continue to insist that any attempt to rein in their power and wealth is outrageous and immoral.

James Franco, What Are Your Thoughts?

Abhishek Seth | Posted 07.28.2014 | Arts
Abhishek Seth

I'm speechless. Copyright © Pawel Kuczynski The real worth of artwork in society. Ishan, thank you for showing me these paintin...

Tax the Rich or Kill the Poor

Paul Steven Stone | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics
Paul Steven Stone

If you accept one basic premise -- that wealth is finite -- then all the financial, economic and social upheaval in our country starts to make sense. There isn't enough to go around when one sector gets a lock-tight grip on the purse and the purse strings.

Working for the Few: Inequality and the Threat to Democracy

Winnie Byanyima | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business
Winnie Byanyima

Emerging from the financial crisis, the global economy is strengthening. Yet around the world most people are still being excluded from opportunities to better themselves and achieve prosperity. Increasingly the biggest benefits of growth are being captured instead by a tiny elite.

Report: There Are 85 People Who Are As Wealthy As Half The WORLD

Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

Worldwide economic inequality is looking rather bleak these days, according to a new report by relief organization Oxfam. Oxfam's "Working For The ...

Widening Income Disparities

Helene D. Gayle | Posted 03.23.2014 | Impact
Helene D. Gayle

The difference between rich and poor is becoming more extreme, and as income inequality widens the wealth gap in major nations, education, health and social mobility are all threatened.

Religious Idealism vs. Worldly Realities

Richard W. Kropf | Posted 03.23.2014 | Religion
Richard W. Kropf

When Jesus said "Blessed are the poor (or poor of heart)" he was not praising poverty as such. Quite the contrary: he was warning us that the kingdom of God (or of heaven on earth) would never be realized, much less possessed, by the avaricious or the greedy.

Change the Conversation, Change the World

Hildy Gottlieb | Posted 02.16.2014 | Impact
Hildy Gottlieb

"Have real conversations about the world you both want," I repeated. "Effective conversations aren't about blaming and posturing. What kind of world does Mr. Politician really want? You'll only know by asking and truly listening, by having those real conversations."

Affluenza, Privilege, and the Threat to American Freedom

Kent Hayden, M.Div. | Posted 02.15.2014 | Politics
Kent Hayden, M.Div.

I am pro-meritocracy. I am a capitalist. And I believe the institutionalization of privilege is a threat to these ideals. Affluenza affects more than the world-view of wealthy teens. It threatens the structural integrity of our society.

Obama To Draw Attention To Massive Inequality

Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By JIM KUHNHENN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid public doubts over his stewardship of the economy, President Barack Obama is putting...

The World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council Summit: A Health Outlook

Dr. Derek Yach | Posted 01.25.2014 | Home
Dr. Derek Yach

World Economic Forum, Summit on the Global Agenda 2013 - Abu Dhabi, November 18-20 2013 What can we expect from Abu Dhabi that will benefit dialogue...