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New Gilded Age

Gilded Newport: Monuments to America's Fortunes

Duane Wells | Posted 09.06.2014 | Travel
Duane Wells

Newport, Rhode Island has long been one of the most fashionable escapes for America's über wealthy.

Michael Calderone

Muckraking Journalists Needed Now More Than Ever As Inequality Gap Grows

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- As opulent mansions sprouted up on the Upper East Side in the late 19th century, reporter Jacob Riis journeyed through the slums downtown,...

Howard Fineman

A New Gilded Age Threatens The State Of Our Union

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The numbers are shocking -- assuming that we still have the capacity for shock -- and they will form the backdrop for President Barack O...

Alexander Eichler

One Percenters' Income Skyrocketed In Last Three Decades

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.26.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- America's 99 percent are not just imagining it. The gap between the incomes of the rich and poor in this new Gilded Age is strikingly br...

Back to the Gilded Age!

Warren Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Warren Goldstein

A little over nine years ago (December 12, 2000) the conservative majority on the Supreme Court intervened in the disputed presidential election betwe...

Russia's Oligarchs

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The financial crisis dealt a blow to the upper crust of Russia's financial elite last year, diminishing the worth of the country's 10 richest tycoons ...

McCain, Palin Rely on 19th Century Ideals

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michele Swenson

The culture war waged by Republican revolutionaries is grounded in 19th century gender, race and class divisions, as well as nativism that perpetuated fear of immigrants and derided social justice movements.

Top Gift For Uber-Wealthy? $30K Commissioned Biography

Wall Street Journal | Robert Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

With a record number of billionaires in the U.S., and even more consumers who want to spend like them, retailers are dreaming up ever-more-outrageous ...