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What The Candidates Need To Know About Blacks And Money

Stacey Tisdale | Posted 11.08.2016 | Black Voices
Stacey Tisdale

The next time you hear someone collectively ask the black community "What do you have to lose?" please tell that person the answer: $1.2 trillion.

We Need To Talk About The Gender Wealth Gap

The Heller School | Posted 10.07.2016 | Women
The Heller School

By Anna Mahathey In 2016 women still make an average of only 79 cents for every dollar earned by a white man. The data are even more disheartening whe...

Health Care Inequality Is A Uniquely American Problem, And It's Getting Worse

Steffie Woolhandler | Posted 08.05.2016 | Politics
Steffie Woolhandler

In health care, as in the rest of American life, the gap between rich and poor is growing.

Education and the Impact of 'The Other Fifth'

Josef Blumenfeld | Posted 05.04.2016 | Education
Josef Blumenfeld

I'm often shocked by the embarrassment of riches available to students from well-off families and communities. I don't mean millionaires and billionaires; I mean my kids and, quite likely, yours..

You Only See a Different Africa if You Want to

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 04.24.2016 | Politics
St. Gallen Symposium

In a world, where many people continue to struggle with the geography of Africa, Hanna Tetteh puts Ghana firmly on the map. As Minister of Foreign Aff...

Study Finds Link Between Where You Live And How Long You'll Live

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.12.2016 | Fifty

It might come as no surprise that the wealthy live longer lives than the poor. But in an interesting twist, a new study says poorer people could reap ...

Dependent Schools - How the Public Pays More to Educate Students in Wealthy Private Schools Than Those in Public Schools

Don Hill | Posted 03.05.2017 | Education
Don Hill

(4th of 5 installments) Tax subsidies exist for private schools at least in part because the schools and their students' parents are deemed to serve ...

Dependent Schools - How the Public Pays More to Educate Students in Wealthy Private Schools Than Those in Public Schools

Don Hill | Posted 03.02.2017 | Education
Don Hill

Many booarding schools have found it difficult to consistently maintain full enrollments. Mercersburg was founded as a boys' school in 1893; it added girls in 1969 to counter a shrinking male applicant pool.

A Crucial Inequality Discussion Is Missing From The Election Debates

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 03.01.2016 | Healthy Living

The U.S. is facing an impending Social Security deficit. It's a problem that presidential hopefuls Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio want to preempt by raising...

Dependent Schools - How the Public Pays More to Educate Students in the Wealthiest Private Schools Than Those at Public Schools

Don Hill | Posted 02.24.2017 | Education
Don Hill

While private schools may receive no direct funding from government, they do receive significant indirect support from Washington and from their states and municipalities in the form of tax loopholes, deductions, and exemptions - tax expenditures in the nomenclature of the IRS.

Dear Netanyahu: Radical Zionists Like You Cannot Survive

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 02.23.2017 | Home
Alon Ben-Meir

Ending the occupation is not a charitable gift to the Palestinians. Only by accepting their right to a state of their own will Israel remain a Jewish and democratic state enjoying peace and security, instead of being drawn toward an abyss from which there is no salvation.

The Establishment vs. Bernie Sanders

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 02.22.2017 | Politics
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John Sanbonmatsu

The very ferocity and coordinated nature of the attacks on Sanders makes clear that the Democratic establishment views Sanders not merely as an annoyance, but as an existential threat. And he may be, at that.

We Need to Close the 'Word Gap' for Low-Income Children

Sandra Waxman | Posted 11.30.2016 | Education
Sandra Waxman

Closing the gap matters for several reasons. Most importantly, without access to high-quality childcare, infants and toddlers from low-income families face increasingly steep developmental challenges.

Three Reasons Business Leaders Should Care About Upward Mobility

Jeff Greene | Posted 11.09.2016 | Business
Jeff Greene

Business leaders can make conscious decisions, today, that can have demonstrable effects on increasing upward mobility. Fixing the systemic imbalances in our economy isn't some theoretical exercise, and the time to move toward a more inclusive economy is now.

10 Cities With The Widest Gap Between The Rich And Poor

24/7 Wall St | Thomas C. Frohlich & Michael B. Sauter & Sam Stebbins | Posted 07.10.2015 | Business

The nation’s wealthiest residents have controlled a disproportionately large share of all income for many decades. In 2001, however, that proportion...

Women and People of Color Soon on U.S. Paper Currency?

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.25.2016 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Since the year 2020 marks the 100 year commemoration of the passage of the 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution granting women the vote, petition organizers argue that the time has long-since come for women to grace our currency, especially our paper bills.

Let's Imitate the Pope

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 06.19.2016 | Business
Peter A. Georgescu

In his new encyclical, the Pope's embrace of both the poor and efforts to reverse climate change will alienate some of his faithful, but it's sensible and exemplary.

These Countries Have The Widest Gap Between The Rich And The Poor

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business

The U.S. ranks fourth.

Opportunity or Inequality? That's No Choice at All

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.14.2016 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll recently asked, "Which concerns you more: the income gap between the wealthiest Americans and the rest of the country, or middle and working class Americans not being able to get ahead financially?" If you understand how the economy works, that isn't just the wrong question. It's probably a meaningless one.

What Will Happen to American Jobs, Incomes, and Wealth a Decade From Now?

Robert Reich | Posted 05.06.2016 | Business
Robert Reich

In the next 10 years, the middle class's share of the total economic pie will continue to shrink, while the share going to the very top will continue to grow. But the current trend is not preordained to last, and only the most rigid technological determinist would assume this to be our inevitable fate.

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.

Broke With Privilege

Steve Rhode | Posted 06.14.2015 | Money
Steve Rhode

No matter how many times I cry broke or fear the threat of unemployment or dwindling bank account balances, I will always know my privilege.

Democrats Answer the False Choice of Growth Versus Redistribution With Inclusive Prosperity

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

Democrats have not done well at all in telling their story and explaining their policies in a coherent manner. At the same time Republicans have been doing at least as well in addressing their message to the middle class voters.

Poverty Is Quicksand

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 05.12.2015 | Money
Peter A. Georgescu

Poverty, especially now, is more like quicksand. Once you fall into it, it's harder and harder to get out. Opportunity to improve one's life has disappeared for most Americans, especially those who are poor.

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Why Americans Support Tax Hikes On The Wealthy

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 02.05.2015 | Politics

Voters in three key battlegrounds support tax hikes on the rich. The share of adults living in middle income households has narrowed. And Hillary Clin...