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The IMF is showing some hypocrisy on inequality

The Conversation Global | Posted 02.14.2017 | Home
The Conversation Global

IMF leaders should practise what they preach when it comes to inequality. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters Christopher Sheil, UNSW and Frank Stilwell, Univers...

Making Black History in 2017

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 02.14.2017 | Home
Dedrick Muhammad

Co-written by David Ashaolu, Intern, Racial Wealth Divide Initiative As we celebrate the another Black History Month 2017, a positive light will once...

The problem with inequality

Nicola Ruane | Posted 02.14.2017 | Home
Nicola Ruane

This year at the World Economic Forum (WEF) inequality topped the bill as the most discussed issue. Inequality comes in many forms wealth, income, gen...

How Runaway Inequality Elected Trump And How It Can Defeat Him

Les Leopold | Posted 02.15.2017 | Home
Les Leopold

Over the last 37 years, America’s top 10 percent saw their incomes rise by 115 percent and the top 1 percent saw an incredible rise of 198 percent. ...

Leading economists agree: closing borders is not the answer to inequality

The Conversation Global | Posted 02.09.2017 | Home
The Conversation Global

Building a great big wall will not close the gap. Jorge Duenes/Reuters Ashwini Deshpande, University of Delhi US President Donald Trump wants to bui...

House GOP Renews War On Workers With 'Right-To-Work' Bill

James P. Hoffa | Posted 02.07.2017 | Home
James P. Hoffa

Why do corporations want RTW? Because union jobs pay more.

Africa's agriculture projects are growing inequality, not food

The Conversation Africa | Posted 02.07.2017 | Home
The Conversation Africa

Brendan Brown, University of Adelaide and Ian Nuberg, University of Adelaide Low yield growth, increasing food insecurity, climate change and massive...

Did someone just say "Industrial Policy?"

Stan Sorscher | Posted 02.03.2017 | Home
Stan Sorscher

Let's take a breath and step back from our circus-like introduction to the Trump era. A few weeks ago, we were trying to decode voters' messages in ...

Lessons from Amazon: Being open to change can reduce congregational inequality

David Briggs | Posted 01.31.2017 | Home
David Briggs

In the beginning, Sam Walton acquired a small store in Arkansas and named it Walton's 5 & 10. And Walton's 5 & 10 begat WalMart, which, in a way, bega...

Open innovation converts risks to opportunity

Bjørn Kjærand Haugland | Posted 01.30.2017 | Home
Bjørn Kjærand Haugland

No-one would blame you for feeling that the world is pretty risky right now. But let me demonstrate to you that it's not all doom and gloom. I inv...

Déjà vu All Over Again: The GOP Prepares to Make the Rich Even Richer

Tim Koechlin | Posted 01.23.2017 | Home
Tim Koechlin

As the Republican Congress begins to execute its latest attack on poor and middle class Americans (the repeal of the Affordable Care Act; cuts in educ...

Booker And The Other Big-Pharma Democrats Have No Excuse. Here's The Vote That Proves It.

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 01.13.2017 | Home
Richard (RJ) Eskow

It's disappointing when Democrats offer implausible excuses for their votes, as Sen. Cory Booker and twelve other senators did this week.

Restoring Trust After Our "Free Trade" Charade Ends

Stan Sorscher | Posted 01.10.2017 | Home
Stan Sorscher

The 2016 elections threw a bucket of cold water into the face of free-trade orthodoxy. It's no surprise that voters in Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Penn...

Thousands Of UC Workers Go On Strike For Fair Wages, Pensions

James P. Hoffa | Posted 01.10.2017 | Home
James P. Hoffa

Today, thousands of University of California (UC) administrative, clerical and support workers are on strike across the Golden State, taking a stand a...

Universal Basic Income Is Our Best Weapon Against The Rising Far Right

Prof. Guy Standing | Posted 01.17.2017 | Home
Prof. Guy Standing

LONDON ― A groundbreaking pilot project launched this week in Finland. The government is going to give a randomly selected group of 2,000 unemployed...

Obama Called Inequality 'The Defining Challenge Of Our Time.' He Didn't Do Much About It.

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 01.11.2017 | Home

This piece is part of a series on Obama’s legacy that The Huffington Post will be publishing over the next week. In December 2013, President Barack...

The West Should Blame Itself, Not Asia, For Inequality

Branko Milanovic | Posted 12.21.2016 | Home
Branko Milanovic

The rise and electoral successes of populist politicians in the West have reopened questions on the effects of globalization ― in simplest terms, wh...

2017 Promises to be a Year of Unprecedented Risk

Daniel Wagner | Posted 12.17.2016 | Home
Daniel Wagner

There is no denying that 2016 was a year filled with significant and tangible unanticipated events in the political, economic and security realms. Whe...

Inequality may be hazardous to your health

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 12.14.2016 | Home
Joanne Goldblum

Joe was staying with is mother, but she started drinking again. To protect his own sobriety, he is sleeping in his truck. Melissa's children have jus...

Americans Expect Donald Trump's Policies To Favor The Rich

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 12.13.2016 | Home

Americans widely expect Donald Trump’s presidency to benefit the wealthy, according to a HuffPost/YouGov survey released on Tuesday, although those ...

Thy Hypocrisy Of Corporate Welfare: It's Bigger Than Trump

Les Leopold | Posted 12.09.2016 | Home
Les Leopold

To paraphrase the famous Claude Raines line from Casablanca, “I am shocked—shocked—to find that corporate bribes are going on here!” Alarms ar...

2016 Election Explainer In 4 Words: The Urban-Rural Divide

Raza Rumi | Posted 12.09.2016 | Home
Raza Rumi

Since the historic win of Donald Trump, the American media and pundits have been grappling to understand the election results and their inability to p...

Working-Class Whites Still Have It Better Than Their Black Counterparts

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 11.30.2016 | Home

With all the talk about the struggles of white working-class men and their role in handing the presidency to Donald Trump, you’d think they were the...

How Privatization Is Fueling Historic Inequality

Donald Cohen | Posted 11.23.2016 | Home
Donald Cohen

As public money has dwindled, privatization in its many forms has often appeared as a solution. A charter school here, a privately operated public bus system there.

Trump's Infrastructure Plan Offers Private Gain, Public Pain

Frank Clemente | Posted 12.08.2016 | Home
Frank Clemente

He's peddling a self-serving approach that is nothing more than a huge tax giveaway to rich developers and investors like himself. On top of that, the public won't even own the roads and bridges that get built.