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The 1 Percent

Books for Our Times: Winner-Take-All Politics, by Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson

Carla Seaquist | Posted 07.30.2015 | Books
Carla Seaquist

To ensure a book's long life, authors should pick a big problem that remains unsolved and big. Money in politics, for one. This time, not the money in political campaigns, but the money that secures and exerts power in Washington.

Secrets of a Career Climb: Make Shit Happen, Deal When It Does

Jim Treacy | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
Jim Treacy

Embrace your scars. When you have something to offer you'll be sought. The person who wants something least holds the stronger position. Living the dream is never giving in to adversity -- hold ground, then bounce back.

We Are the 1 Percent

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 05.04.2015 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

Ever use an ATM? I am old enough to remember when, if you needed cash (and who did not), you went to the bank and stood on line with a personal check made out to cash. If you were really unfortunate you could be left cashless for the weekend, or in search of a friendly grocer who would cash your personal check.

Ben Walsh

Yet Another Way Rich People Have It Better

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 04.13.2015 | Business

There's another way the rich are different from you and me.

Should Non-Profits Focus Fundraising on the 1 Percent

Hervé Larren | Posted 12.02.2014 | Business
Hervé Larren

The Giving Pledge, a promise by the world's wealthiest individuals to give away at least 50 percent of their net worth to charity during their lifetimes, has garnered a great deal of attention.

How The Rich (And The Not-So Rich) Travel Now

AP | SCOTT MAYEROWITZ and CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 06.04.2014 | Travel

NEW YORK (AP) — Private elevators, personal shopping assistants, six-bedroom suites with their own postal codes. Even helipads. This is what the sup...

'Then They Fight You' -- Why The 1 Percent Is In Full Panic Mode

Will Bunch | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics
Will Bunch

In the last few months, we've seen something truly amazing happen. The 1 percent is in "they fight you" mode, in some of the crudest terms possible. They are attacking the movement for equity in the country, and -- at least rhetorically, for now -- they want to burn it.

Fancy Diners: Do You Even See Me?

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz | Posted 03.01.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

Though many of us are not among the highest income earners in this country, our relative wealth and comfort puts us in a unique position to offer assistance, yet most of us do not. Our behavior towards the most needy among us begs the question: do the wealthy really see the poor?

The U.S. Has The Worst Income Inequality In The Developed World, Thanks To Wall Street: Study

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 08.16.2013 | Business

Hey, who says America is in decline? The U.S. is still more awesome than the rest of the world at making at least one thing. And that thing is income ...

Your Income Mobility Depends A Lot On Your Location: Study

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 07.22.2013 | Business

The secret to getting ahead in life is apparently the same as the secret to real estate: location. A new paper by economists at Harvard and Berkele...

Mark Gongloff

Former Romney Adviser's Ridiculous Claim About The 1 Percent Debunked In One Chart

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.25.2013 | Business

In the days since Harvard economist Gregory Mankiw inflicted his paper, "Defending The One Percent," on the world, Paul Krugman and others have writte...

Mark Gongloff

Banker, CEO Pay Largely Responsible For Rising Inequality: Study

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.21.2013 | Business

In a recent defense of the 1 percent, Harvard economist Greg Mankiw admitted it might be bad if the rich got richer by sucking cash from the economy w...

Mitt Romney and the Capitalist Extremists Who Want to Destroy America

Dion Rabouin | Posted 12.24.2012 | Black Voices
Dion Rabouin

I'm perpetually annoyed by the blind reverence and adulation African Americans seem to shower on our president despite the fact that few of them can name a single thing he's done, other than get himself elected, to help them.

The Speech That Would Nail Obama's Victory

Carol DeChant | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Carol DeChant

In recognition that both parties are spending --with the help of PACs--an estimated $10 billion from now until election day, primarily on TV ads to sway voters, here's the speech that could guarantee a victory for President Obama.

The Class Warrior of the 1%

June Carbone | Posted 04.01.2012 | Politics
June Carbone

Charles Murray is at it again, out with a new book and a long article in the Wall Street Journal attempting to explain income inequality among whites.

Retirees Occupy Century Aluminum

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 03.31.2012 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

On Dec. 18, a dozen retirees, men and women in their 60s, 70s, even 80s, began occupying a median strip along Route 33 in front of the closed Century Aluminum smelter in Ravenswood, W.Va.

Finally, Newt Gingrich Gets Two Things Right

Peter Smirniotopoulos | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics
Peter Smirniotopoulos

Bain Capital made Mitt Romney a much wealthier man than he already was as the heir to Daddy's fortune. But was it good for America? Hardly. Is this the American Dream? Perhaps only for the already wealthy Romney.

2012: Will the Left Support Obama?

Bob Burnett | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Whether or not you believe that on December 21st a cataclysmic event will occur, you can agree that on November 6th there will be a monumental presidential election to determine whether U.S. democracy survives.

'We Are The 99 Percent' Chosen As Year's Top Quote

AP | By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 12.21.2011 | Business

By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSON, Associated Press NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- A Yale University librarian says the slogan "We are the 99 percent" by Occupy Wall S...

You Need To Make At Least $493K A Year To Be NYC's Official 1%

Posted 12.13.2011 | New York

Councilman James Oddo, one of the few Republicans on City Council, thought Occupy Wall Street was unfair in their assessment of the top one percent. ...

Hey, GOP: Give the 99 Percent Some Lovin'

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

To serve the 1 percent, Republicans discarded all of their supposedly sacrosanct philosophy about taxes during last week's struggle over extending the temporary payroll tax cut.

The 1 Percent Indifferent to Their Indebtedness

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 01.28.2012 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Americans don't like debt, including bills owed by their government. It weighs on them, even when it's to create jobs and speed recovery. That's why there was a deficit Super Committee. But for the majority of millionaires, incurring debt does not evoke anxiety.

Occupy Denver Participates In Mass Day Of Action Thursday

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Denver

Occupy Wall Street turns two months old Thursday and the protesters have called for an "International Day Of Action" for the many occupy protests that...

Cheat Chat on MSNBC Celebrates the 1%

Jeff Kreisler | Posted 01.02.2012 | Comedy
Jeff Kreisler

You see, we 1% understand The Big Picture. Give us the money and we'll take care of everything. Relaaaax. Go hang out in Zuccotti Park, get some fresh air in Oakland. We got this.

Message to the 99%: Help Stop the 1% From Using the Super Committee to Rob the American People

Nancy Altman | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
Nancy Altman

The secretive and unaccountable Super Committee is meeting behind closed doors and proposing devastating cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid that would be shouldered by the 99%.