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Income Gap

The Power of One

Jack Nadel | Posted 01.21.2015 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

No matter your situation in life, you can change your circumstances. You have all the capability within yourself to make good things happen. And while pursuing your goals, you can enjoy every minute of it.

Duncan's Scapegoat Ate His Homework

Michael Beyer | Posted 01.21.2015 | Education
Michael Beyer

If the theory of action behind NCLB is that better education will lead to less disparity, the data suggest this theory is dead wrong.

Resurrecting Dr. King

Dr. Walter Greason | Posted 01.18.2015 | Black Voices
Dr. Walter Greason

Dr. King became a martyr for peace, justice and equality. Did his life and death truly change social conditions in the United States? Or, were the federal laws associated with the Civil Rights Movement only window dressing, disguising fundamental inequalities that remain intransigent?

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Most People Think Congress Is Great At Representing The Wealthy, But Not The Less Well-Off

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics

Most Americans don't think that members of Congress -- a majority of whom are millionaires -- do a good job of representing the less well-off, accordi...

The Growing Crisis in America: Part I

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 01.13.2015 | Education
Joseph W. Gauld

We are aware that the ever increasing rich-poor disparity of wealth is creating two Americas in increasingly conflict with our nation's founding principles. While our Founding Fathers sought succession from England, they envisioned a new nation governed by its people.

5 Ways to Lessen Inequality as Demand for Labor Decreases Worldwide

Aashish Mehta | Posted 12.07.2014 | World
Aashish Mehta

As automation replaces jobs, we may need a guaranteed minimum income for all people, regardless of employment status.

Hillary Clinton and 'Too Small to Fail': Are We Too Big to Care?

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 12.13.2014 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

At the national conference of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) this past weekend, I got to hear Hillary Clinton talk about the AAP's partnership with her "Too Small to Fail" campaign. It made me happy -- and sad.

The Walmart Wealth Gap Is Getting Much More Troubling

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 10.22.2014 | Business

This may be the starkest example of the widening income gap yet. In order to equal the $145 billion fortune of the six wealthiest Walmart heirs, yo...

2013 Census Data on Poverty, Income Tells a Story About Our Priorities

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics
Tiziana Dearing

It turns out, we get results in the places we invest. The question is, are we investing in the right places?

The Death Of The American Dream, Explained In Legos

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 08.20.2014 | Business

The above video featuring Richard V. Reeves, a fellow at the Brookings Institution, is part of an interactive feature that Brookings published We...

How To Discover Your Market Value And Get Paid What You're Worth

Mindy Crary | Posted 10.11.2014 | Women
Mindy Crary

Stock options are used to reward longevity and loyalty, while salary is the benefit you get for doing your day-to-day job. Don't forego a salary negotiation because your employer offers a stock benefit.

House Hunting as a Person of Color With a Child on the Way

Brandon L. Greene | Posted 09.20.2014 | Black Voices
Brandon L. Greene

As my partner and I are both attorneys who work on and in support of public education, private school was not an option for us, so we decided to look for homes further out but with highly rated public schools. At the risk of sounding naïve, I was wholly unprepared for the reality that came with prioritizing high-quality public schools in my home search.

Super-Rich Guy To 'Zillionaires': Back $15 Minimum Wage Or Prepare For Revolution

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 07.03.2014 | Business

A Seattle millionaire is urging his super-rich peers to support a $15 minimum wage or face the possibility of a devastating populist revolt. In an ...

Investment, Innovation, Jobs

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 08.18.2014 | Business
Peter A. Georgescu

I believe the American economy can do some crucial things to put itself on a much more robust path toward growth. First, though, we all have to get a clear picture of what's kept the recovery so frail since 2008 -- factors in place long before the near-collapse of the financial system.

America's Dying Factories Are Widening Income Inequality

AP | By MICHAEL RUBINKAM | Posted 08.15.2014 | Business

READING, Pa. (AP) — In August 2008, factory workers David and Barbara Ludwig treated themselves to new cars — David a Dodge pickup, Barbara a spor...

Here's How States Are Fighting Income Inequality

Stateline | Jake Grovum | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Corporations and Wealth Inequality

Edward Corcoran | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Edward Corcoran

A widespread notion that the sole responsibility of corporations is to make money for the owners is a major factor supporting the trend of increasing wealth at the top levels of society, at the expense of every one else.

Sustainable Shareholder Value

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 07.30.2014 | Business
Peter A. Georgescu

By making enlightened choices, a business like Unilever, with a market of consumers numbering in the billions can have a profound effect on our future.

Southwest Shares

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 06.24.2014 | Business
Peter A. Georgescu

Southwest Airlines remains one of the most remarkable success stories in American business over the past quarter century. After its first year as a st...

The Second Sexism? Gender Discrimination Is Not a Zero-sum Game

Katie Schad | Posted 06.22.2014 | Women
Katie Schad

But the truth is, as with any ideologically-driven legislation, half of the country probably won't like the president's new rules. In addition to the fiscally conservative, some men will also likely take issue with the policies that regulate gendered wage disparities.

Do You Earn a Living Wage?

Reboot Illinois | Posted 06.21.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Debate over the minimum wage is all the rage at the moment at both the federal and state levels.

Google Shows Us the Way

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 05.27.2014 | Business
Peter A. Georgescu

The quiet emergency we face in our economy and in the world of business management is to find a new GPS with which to guide our growth. Keeping shareholder value as our lodestar in the executive suite will only widen the perilous income gap in the developed world.

There's Rampant Income Inequality In Congress's Own Backyard

Reuters | Posted 05.01.2014 | Business

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON, March 1 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is making income inequality an issue in midterm elections, and ...

Are the Republicans Serious About Mobility?

Sean McElwee | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

Republicans want a strong, upwardly mobile middle class and a weak government, but the two cannot coexist. Given the party's obsession with cutting government spending, "mobility" will remain a hollow mantra, nothing more.

The Invisible Americans

Victoria A. Brownworth | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Victoria A. Brownworth

Poverty isn't a "money problem." It's not about having to wait to cash out your 401k or your IRA or some of your stocks. It's having nowhere to turn for money. It's wondering which bill can be paid and which bill can be put off.