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Income Disparity

Opportunity Doesn't Knock for All

Ellen Magnis | Posted 09.25.2015 | 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 09.16.2015 | 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 | 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 05.04.2015 | 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 pai...

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.

5 Tycoons Who Want To Close The Wealth Gap

AP | HANNAH DREIER | Posted 02.24.2014 | Impact

As the middle class struggles to make gains and President Barack Obama strives to shine a spotlight on the issue of income inequality, an unlikely con...

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: Income Inequality Is 'Defining Challenge Of Our Time'

AP | Posted 12.05.2013 | Politics

BY JIM KUHNHENN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama turned his focus Wednesday to the pocketbook issues that Americans...

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 | World
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...

2 Monkeys Were Paid Unequally-- See What Happens Next | Posted 09.16.2013 | Business

Check out what happens from 1:34 to 2:06. ...

INFOGRAPHIC: Black Women Make How Much?

Posted 01.29.2013 | Black Voices

While economists have suggested that closing the gender wage gap would create a huge economic stimulus across the U.S., a recent report by the Nationa...

Presidential Debates and Middle-Class Economics

Michael Farr | Posted 10.05.2012 | Business
Michael Farr

While a lack of middle-class income growth can create headwinds for any economy in the short term, the longer-term risks of political instability and civil unrest can become much greater.

Will Someone Please Increase My Taxes!?

Bob Banov and Roger Ohlsen | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
Bob Banov and Roger Ohlsen

Wouldn't it be great if the Congress that exacerbated our current situation were held responsible for their grade school behavior which brought on our current financial situation, paying higher taxes until things right themselves, even if it's after some get voted out of office?