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Paying Your (Un)Fair Share on Tax Day

Martha Burk | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

We keep hearing that if corporations have to pay more taxes, the economy will suffer, because they won't hire more workers. Well, if you hadn't noticed, for the last five years they've hardly been on a hiring spree.

Progressives Should Not Complain About the Fiscal Cliff Deal

Lenny Goldberg | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics
Lenny Goldberg

On the substance, progressives should not cry "sellout" when the rich have had a permanent tax increase and the unemployed and middle-class are protected. We should cry wolf only when the right-wing wolf is really at the door of the poor and the middle class.

Rich Kids of Instagram and Twenty-First Century Blues

Dina Gachman | Posted 11.04.2012 | Style
Dina Gachman

The lifestyles of the wealthy and fabulous seem wonderful to some -- endless vacations, summer homes, private chefs, Louis Vuitton luggage -- but when you peer closely that world is actually pretty terrifying.

PHOTOS: How The 1% Travel

Posted 08.08.2012 | Travel

From the $1.5 million cruise to the craziest suites and most expensive cities, it's certainly easy to blow your money on travel these days. With th...

Democracy Improves Lives in China -- and Here, Too

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.31.2012 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Where democracy is weak, so is the economy for regular people. And when regular people are not doing well there isn't much of a "market." Democracy is the only economics that works.

Rich Don't Work for Romney

Kurt A. Gardinier | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics
Kurt A. Gardinier

When you're running for president of a party considered to be unsympathetic to poor people in a time of a recession, and you're the richest man to ever run for the office, fairness is a pretty big deal -- especially when you're calling for tax cuts for the rich.

Money Study Compares Compassion Of Rich, Poor

| Daisy Grewal | Posted 04.11.2012 | Science

Who is more likely to lie, cheat, and steal—the poor person or the rich one? It’s tempting to think that the wealthier you are, the more likely y...

The Credit Card Made Of Gold

Bloomberg | Posted 03.01.2012 | Business

We all know economic times have been tough. But if you happen to have an extra $25 million that you are willing to let JPMorgan Chase manage for you, ...

Season's Meetings

Floyd Elliot | Posted 02.15.2012 | Comedy
Floyd Elliot

With over seven billion people now alive, the 2011 Christmas season will be our busiest -- and best! -- ever!

'1%' Burger Comes With Foie Gras, Gold Leaf (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 11.21.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- BLT Steak's new politically-charged burger menu isn't shying away from hot topics. The menu, which rotates on a daily basis, includes bu...

Colbert To Poor: Become Rich People's Pets

Posted 01.03.2012 | Comedy

Continuing his satirical coverage of the Occupy Wall Street movement and its message of the 99% vs. 1%, Stephen Colbert offered a bold new solution to...

Occupy Wall Street: What Are They So Angry About?

Monika Mitchell | Posted 12.09.2011 | Business
Monika Mitchell

It took a small group of down-on-their-luck college kids with nothing to lose to wake America up. As the crowds in Zuccotti Park, DC, LA and across the country grow larger and make their voices heard, maybe this time we will be listening.