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Wealth: Legitimate and Illegitimate

Edward Corcoran | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics
Edward Corcoran

Excessive wealth accumulation is the result of permissive conditions that allow and even promote it. Lobbying efforts and campaign contributions are major avenues of influence. But these ultimately depend on public acceptance of rationales which facilitate wealth accumulation.

New York Mayor Bill De Blasio: Mitt Romney 'Disingenuous' On Poverty

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Tani | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics

After laughing off the prospect of another presidential run by Mitt Romney last week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) had even more critical wo...

If President Obama Fails Veterans This Time, It's Probably Your Fault

Pat LaMarche | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics
Pat LaMarche

If you listen to the pabulum spewed by countless politicians and their millions of constituents, the United States is a nation that loves its veterans and shares high-grade moral outrage when anyone disrespects them.

Minimum-Wage Increases: The Justice of Redistribution

John R. Burbank | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics
John R. Burbank

A stagnant minimum wage redistributes income from workers to owners and managers and, ultimately, shareholders and customers. Minimum-wage increases reverse this redistribution so that workers win back a little bit of what they have lost. That is a good thing -- and an excellent beginning for the new year!

Most Disconcerting of 2014: Minimum Wage Increases Pass in States Electing Republicans?

Mitch Rofsky | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics
Mitch Rofsky

Democratic messaging is getting some post-election attention, but not the right kind of attention. For messaging isn't just tweaking style. If the Democrats are going to be successful, they need to reconsider their substance.

Dave Jamieson

More States Than Ever Will Raise Their Minimum Wage On New Year's Day

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.31.2014 | Business

If you're a minimum wage earner and of drinking age, be sure to raise a glass when the ball drops Wednesday night. There's a decent chance you'll be g...

How the U.S. Can Sustainably Become the World's Top Economy Again

Carl Gibson | Posted 12.11.2014 | Business
Carl Gibson

It may take a decade or two, but if the U.S. implemented these solutions tomorrow, we would be on track to re-take the top spot in the world's fastest-growing economies. And we could do it while preserving the Earth for future generations and treating working people with the dignity they deserve.

One Idea, Many Consequences

Henryk A. Kowalczyk | Posted 12.09.2014 | Chicago
Henryk A. Kowalczyk

Preparing to take office in January, Bruce Rauner has turned to Illinoisans for ideas. People providing ideas are asked to allocate them to one of the 88 state agencies. The Department of Aging, being the first on the list, caught my attention.

What it's Like to Be Part of the Longest Academic Strike in Oregon's History

Meaghan Emery | Posted 12.10.2014 | College
Meaghan Emery

I am a graduate student currently on strike in Eugene, Oregon. Our union is asking for fair wages and paid leave for medical emergencies or for the birth or adoption of a new child -- pretty basic, right?

Friday Talking Points -- A Democratic Economic Platform for Next Time

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republicans in Congress just won a smashing electoral success by essentially doing nothing but mercilessly block Obama's agenda. That, to put it another way, is a winning formula for them with their base voters.

Dave Jamieson

This Map Shows Just How Out Of Touch Congress Is On The Minimum Wage

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Americans want to raise the minimum wage, and they're done waiting around for Congress to do it for them. On Tuesday night, voters in...

Dave Jamieson

Democrats Had Winning Issues, Just Not Winning Candidates

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If American voters want to see the minimum wage raised, they sure have a funny way of showing it. Binding ballot initiatives that wou...

Getting Real About Extreme Inequality

Paul O'Brien | Posted 01.05.2015 | Impact
Paul O'Brien

We want to build a global conversation around ending extreme inequality, and folks are already engaging. Here are some good questions I've heard since our launch, and my take.

Dave Jamieson

Minimum Wage Raise Passes In Four GOP States

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Voters in four red states approved ballot initiatives to raise their state minimum wages on Tuesday, sending another message to Washington that Americ...

Venezuela To Boost Minimum Wage

AP | Posted 11.04.2014 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro is boosting Venezuela's minimum wage to protect workers' salaries from inflation running at nearl...

Dave Jamieson

States Are Leaving Congress Behind On The Minimum Wage

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans in Congress may be in no mood to hike the minimum wage, but four conservative-leaning states are poised to do it on their ow...

Scott Walker Faces Lawsuit Over Minimum Wage

Reuters | Posted 12.27.2014 | Politics

By Jonathan Stempel Oct 27 (Reuters) - A labor group in Wisconsin on Monday said it is suing Gov. Scott Walker to force him to raise t...

Dave Jamieson

Labor Secretary: Lack Of Paid Parental Leave In U.S. Is Embarrassing

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a wide-ranging and progressive speech on jobs, Labor Secretary Tom Perez said Monday the path to more "shared prosperity" in the U.S....

Stop Protecting Walmart, Raise Workers' Wages

Michael Stewart | Posted 12.17.2014 | New York
Michael Stewart

We must do more than just call Walmart out for their truly shameful practices. Without unions or government rules, companies like Walmart will never do the right thing.

$10.10 Minimum Wage Would Save The U.S. Government $7.6 Billion A Year

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 10.16.2014 | Business

"Raising the minimum wage is one simple and long-overdue step toward rebalancing the social contract so that the private and public sectors are more equal participants in improving living standards for American workers."

Increased Minimum Wage Leads to Stability

K. Sujata | Posted 12.15.2014 | Chicago
K. Sujata

We must start somewhere. Raising our minimum wage to $13.00 an hour in the City of Chicago is that starting place. But $13.00 an hour by 2018 is truly a floor-base-minimum to ensure that our city has a viable workforce for a vibrant economy in the 21st century.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Doesn't Think The Minimum Wage 'Serves A Purpose'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) on Tuesday bluntly put into words how he feels about the minimum wage. "Well, I'm not going to repeal it," he said ...

Reinvigorating America's Social Contract

Henry A. J. Ramos | Posted 12.13.2014 | Politics
Henry A. J. Ramos

Our nation has been at its best when honoring a longstanding social contract that balances unbounded wealth building opportunity with fairness. Sharing our burdens as well as our benefits across various income groups is what has always made America strong.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

This Is Scott Walker's Idea Of A Living Wage

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 10.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Linda Branch, a 50-year-old personal care worker in Milwaukee, works 20 hours a week making $11 an hour, or around $400 every two weeks....

All 4 States Considering A Minimum Wage Increase Right Now Are Republican

CNBC | Kate Rogers | Posted 10.07.2014 | Business

With midterm elections just one month away, businesses owners have plenty of worries including rising health-care costs and regulations. But one issue...