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It's About The 'Working' In 'Working Class'

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Tiziana Dearing

Regardless of politics or personal belief, we must take seriously the "work" in "working class."

Doing Well by Doing Good: An Interview with Leila Janah, Founder and CEO of Sama and Laxmi

Alexandre Mars | Posted 06.10.2016 | Business
Alexandre Mars

(Photo credit: Lee-or Atsmon Fruin) At age 25, Leila left her consulting job in NYC to launch Samasource, bringing her skill set in management consul...

Two Hundred Trillion Dollar Tuesday - Global Debt Hits 3x GDP

Phil Davis | Posted 02.23.2017 | Business
Phil Davis

$200,000,000,000,000! That's a lot of zeros! Global debt has squeaked past the $200Tn mark and Global GDP is about $70Tn so getting to 3 times ...

The Unseen Mobility of the Working Poor

Mauricio Lim Miller | Posted 12.16.2016 | 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...

Presidential Wannabes Call for Greater Citizen Equality - Except When It Comes to Our Youngest Citizens

Christopher Phillips | Posted 08.15.2016 | Politics
Christopher Phillips

Calls for greater equality are all the rage among many candidates for the highest office in the land. For Lawrence Lessig, a widely admired advocate for campaign finance reform who just threw his hat in the ring, "citizen equality" is what matters.

Bipartisan Political Agenda

Harry L. Langer | Posted 01.23.2015 | Politics
Harry L. Langer

With control of both the House of Representatives and the Senate it is now incumbent upon the Republican party in conjunction with the President and the Democratic Minority Leaders of Congress to formulate, propose and enact a bipartisan policy agenda.

100 Percent Mid-Century, Zero Percent Modern: Phyllis Schlafly's Not-So-Secret Formula For Keeping Women Disempowered

Christina Pesoli | Posted 07.01.2014 | Women
Christina Pesoli

Recently, Phyllis Schlafly emerged from her 1950s time capsule with both hot glue guns blazing. She took aim at the issue of income inequality and the proposed legislation to address the problem.

Too Often, American Justice Is Injustice

Michael Shammas | Posted 08.22.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

Our state of affairs goes against a pinnacle of American justice, equality before law, facilitating everything from war crimes, to torture, to domestic spying, to a predatory, ravenous Wall Street that feeds on the middle class with impunity.

Rep. Lee on Congress: It's Time the People Saw Who These People Are

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

Spreading the message of empowering Americans and making government functional would seem like an easy task. But when 78 million more people want to watch a corporate football game instead of the game of the politics of running a country, it's an uphill battle for Rep. Lee, or anyone that wants Washington to actually become more functional, no matter the party.

Why Women Continue to Make Less Than Men [INFOGRAPHIC]

Heather Huhman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Heather Huhman

While we live in a very modern world, with plenty of opportunities and open doors for all types of people, women continue to earn less than men. From Yemen to Ireland, gender pay discrimination still exists, no matter which way you look at it.

This Fact About Income Inequality Will Blow Your Mind

Posted 03.25.2013 | Business

Another day, another mind-blowing fact about the staggering difference between the haves and the have-nots. Incomes for the bottom 90 percent of Am...

Women Who Closed Gender Gap In Media

Posted 07.09.2012 | Media

Forty years ago in July, Ms. debuted as a stand-alone magazine. Thanks to the efforts of Gloria Steinem, Suzanne Levine (a former editor of this magaz...

For The Sake Of Equality, How About An International Men's Day?

Kelly Cogswell | Posted 05.12.2012 | Comedy
Kelly Cogswell

Thursday was International Women's Day, and like always, there was some guy saying, "Why isn't there an International Men's Day? Yuk, yuk." And while the usual response is, "Every day is a men's day, you asshole," maybe it's time to agree.

The Wealth Gap Challenge

Mathias Terheggen | Posted 04.11.2012 | Impact
Mathias Terheggen

With few exceptions, the wealth disparity is growing steadily. What is new though is that within developed economies -- among them are some of the strongest globally -- the wealth gap is widening too.

Was the Innovation Economy Killed by the Debt Debate?

Christopher Newfield | Posted 10.09.2011 | Business
Christopher Newfield

The rational distrust of tens of millions of people for an innovation economy that requires ever-higher levels of public investment for not-so-democratically distributed economic benefit bolsters Tea Party refusals of any kind of public action. It is now trapping the country in a devolutionary spiral.

'The Spirit Level': Why The American Service Sector Is All About Servitude

Kate Pickett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kate Pickett

During all my adult years living in the USA, I had enjoyed American service, without linking it to servitude. But why do we need to be served so deferentially?

The Middle Estate

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Harry Moroz

The estate tax is not about confiscating wealth for redistribution, but about encouraging spending during a wealthy individual's lifetime and limiting the intergenerational transfer of wealth.