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Lincoln's Bad Dream

Jonathan Schmock | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Schmock

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The Average Cash Bonus On Wall Street Is Now More Than $164,000

Reuters | Posted 03.12.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street's cash bonus pool rose 15 percent to $26.7 billion in 2013 as average cash bonuses hit the third highest on record at...

Watch The Rich Take Over New York City In 2 Charts

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

New York's billionaire mayor may be gone, but make no mistake: The rich still dominate the Big Apple. The median income of the richest 1 percent of...

An Open Letter to the One Percent

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

You worked hard for that money. No one can deny that. You have been rewarded for your talent, your intelligence, your risk-taking, your creativity, and your good fortune. The notion that you should change a system that has worked so well must seem downright stupid.

Love Thy Economy as Thyself

Anat Shenker-Osorio | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics
Anat Shenker-Osorio

The economy doesn't actually have needs, desires or preferences - we do. If our elected representatives, now working on the economy's behalf, want to screw us, we at least deserve dinner first. Something a little nicer than you can purchase with food stamps.

Food Stamps: Republicans' Erroneous, SNAP Judgment

Dale Hansen | Posted 11.23.2013 | Politics
Dale Hansen

This obsession over punishing the poor for being poor may play well with the base but turning our backs on millions of Americans in their time of need not only hurts the economy but it makes these Republican politicians look like unpatriotic, elitist bullies.

Let's Have a Higher Minimum Wage -- and a Lower Maximum Wage

Floyd Elliot | Posted 10.19.2013 | Comedy
Floyd Elliot

Conservatives love incentives. Let's pay a top executive 1800 times what a worker makes... because incentives! Let's tax capital gains at half the rate we tax worker's pay... because incentives!

Bread and Circuses

Michael Gene Sullivan | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics
Michael Gene Sullivan

We must arouse ourselves from the pleasant dream that everything is, basically, alright. We must disabuse ourselves of the fallacy that as long as we don't see stormtroopers in the streets our freedoms must still be intact.

The Uninvited

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics
Nancy Cohen-koan

There are many poems written about being uninvited. This is mine. NOT THERE They are all there. The thems. Who are always there. Are there again. ...

Richest 1 Percent Control 39 Percent Of World's Wealth

CNBC | Robert Frank | Posted 05.31.2013 | Business

CNBC: The wealthiest 1 percent now control 39 percent of the world's wealth, and their share is likely to grow in the coming years, according to a ...

Mayor Bloomberg Gets It Right Over Harvard/Plumber Comments

Steve Siebold | Posted 07.21.2013 | Business
Steve Siebold

No doubt that Harvard is consistently ranked as one of the top schools in the nation. There's a certain prestige that comes with saying "Harvard graduate." But to the mayor's point, at what cost should that come?

How Rich 'Moochers' Hurt America

Salon | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

These excessive private taxes or rents are costs on productive enterprise that can be as crippling as excessive public taxation. In American politi...

7 Ways Money Memories May Affect Your Finances

LearnVest | Posted 04.27.2013 | Women
LearnVest

As children, we begin to form our beliefs and attitudes about money through value-laden messages that are passed on to us by our parents, grandparents and society.

Why Hating Rich People Is Making You Broke

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 04.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Randy Gage says that you may even be working hard to achieve success, but if your subconscious is programmed with limiting beliefs -- like it's noble to be poor -- you'll sabotage yourself. If you believe rich people are evil, how likely is it that you will become one?

Peggy Noonan and the Beleaguered 1 Percent

Joseph J. Thorndike | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics
Joseph J. Thorndike

What irritates me is the extent to which Noonan is still out of touch with reality when it comes to the Republican brand. As long as Republicans can't see that people making $400,000 a year are actually rich, they will have a hard time building a new constituency for their party.

Catherine New

The Fiscal Cliff Redefines The 1 Percent

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 01.02.2013 | Business

Forget the 1 percent, the fiscal cliff deal is all about the .7 percent. That's the slice of Americans who will be affected by Congress' new definitio...

Rich Man, Piss Man

Michael Kupperman | Posted 02.04.2013 | Comedy
Michael Kupperman

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The GOP: Caligula Reborn

Ryan Campbell | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Ryan Campbell

Outside a large fundraiser, delegates sweltering in suits stumbled, bragging about cars, bonuses and how many bourbons they write off as business expenses at lunch with a client. The "Values Party" is beginning to look a bit more like Caligula.

America's Path to Economic Slavery Under the Republicans

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

By systematically dismantling the public education system and clamping down on college aid, the GOP is ensuring that children from low and middle-income families are denied the opportunity to obtain the basic skills and training needed to land well-paying jobs in the future.

Ryanomics Assault on Poor and Hungry Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Ryanomics is not only poor arithmetic, it is also poor morality and gross injustice which turns upside down the requirements of all great faiths to protect the poor and vulnerable.

Reckless: How the Republican Solution to the Deficit Problem Will Cripple America

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 11.10.2012 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

The principal danger in a Romney presidency is in the reckless and contradictory Republican plan for deficit reduction, most of which is pure ideological nonsense.

A Six-Figure Salary Isn't Going To Make You Rich

Bankrate | Craig Guillot | Posted 08.06.2012 | Money

One hundred thousand dollars. Since the 1980s, the magical "six-figure" salary has been a benchmark for financial success. Not too long ago, that inco...

Will the Nation Follow Wisconsin?

Steven Clifford | Posted 08.11.2012 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

Last week Wisconsin voters declared they would they rather be screwed by corporations and the rich than be screwed by labor unions.

United States Losing Millionaires As China, India Gain Them, Study Shows

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 05.31.2012 | Money

The number of rich people in the United States is declining, even as the number of millionaires elsewhere in the world grows, according to a new study...

The Republican Path to National Failure

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

From immigration to health care and education reform, the Republicans are arguing for restricting access not only to the poor, but chiefly to the middle class. At the same time, they are arguing for a greater concentration of wealth among the elites.