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The One Percent

Wealth vs. Money

Robert Koehler | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The world we've created is governed these days by two unquestioned principles: commodify and dominate. And it's chewing up the resources that used to belong to every occupant of the planet. It's the opposite of the philosophy that what we do as individuals we do for the good of the whole, and, indeed, there is no separation between the individual and the whole.

Another World Is Possible, Without the 1 Percent

Winnie Byanyima | Posted 03.23.2015 | Impact
Winnie Byanyima

Wealth is used to entrench inequality, not to trickle down and solve it. There will be no victory in the fight against poverty unless this trend of worsening inequality is reversed.

Cruz Warfare

Jonathan Richards | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

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The California Chasm: A Look At Income Inequality In The Golden State

Capital & Main | Manuel Pastor & Dan Braun | Posted 02.12.2015 | Politics

This piece was originally published on Capital & Main. As it pushes historic levels, inequality has become a hot topic. Activists have organized ar...

Igor Bobic

Obama Mocks Mitt Romney For Being 'Suddenly Deeply Concerned About Poverty'

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 01.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Thought the 2012 presidential campaign was over? Think again. President Barack Obama didn't have much to say about Mitt Romney's reki...

Who Will Be the One to Rule Us All?

Creston Davis | Posted 03.22.2015 | Business
Creston Davis

In the past, the "Master of the Universe" was nearly always about controlling things through sheer violent force mixed with military tactics. But now, I'd suggest the rules of the game have shifted from military (direct violence) to financial (indirect violence).

5 Peaceful Ways to Protest Police Brutality in 2015 and Beyond

Ama Yawson | Posted 03.16.2015 | Black Voices
Ama Yawson

For many of us, 2014 was an emotionally devastating year because of the seemingly continuous news stories of unarmed citizens falling victim to lethal police brutality. Many of us protested in 2014 and yet have not yet seen the change that wanted. So what are we going to do about it?

Thankful for an Income, Hoping for Equality

Nick Desai | Posted 01.27.2015 | Politics
Nick Desai

As most of us prepare to feast on a cornucopia of lovingly prepared foods, I am acutely aware that the basic necessity of a living wage eludes millions here in America and billions more around the world. For those mired in wretched poverty, Thanksgiving is just another Thursday where they try to eek out just enough to survive.

Supreme Confusion or Fraudulent Collusion Over Voting Rights -- Ready for and in Need of Clinton-Warren

Douglas Kmiec | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics
Douglas Kmiec

The Supreme Court has unwittingly uncovered and exposed the depth of most often GOP partisans to deprive modest and low income voters -- those most likely to be dependent upon over-burdened public transport and trying to feed and shelter families -- of the franchise.

Warren Buffett: U.S. Never Followed Through On That Whole 'Tax The Rich' Thing

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 10.08.2014 | Business

Warren Buffett thinks it's a problem that some of the wealthiest Americans pay lower tax rates than their housekeepers. The billionaire investor sa...

Here's What A Billionaire's Social Calendar Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.26.2014 | Business

It's time to chart the course for the yacht and fuel up the Gulfstream. Tucked inside an 87-page billionaire census report, published by market res...

What Do Democrats Want?

Bob Burnett | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

During the 2014 midterm elections Republicans have waged a negative "slash and burn" campaign, attacking President Obama and Democrats in general. In this hostile environment, most Democrats have been defensive and their message has been muted

10 Iconic Photos Of Occupy Wall Street, 3 Years Later

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 09.17.2014 | Business

Wednesday marks the third anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement. On September 17, 2011, demonstrators descended on lower Manhattan to prot...

Poverty In America: Living on $7.28 Per Day

Joel John Roberts | Posted 11.13.2014 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

Seven dollars per day is not much. Forget buying a latte at Starbucks each morning. You would barely have enough money to eat afterwards. In fact, forget going out to eat. Period. The tip alone would eat up all of your daily allocation.

It Sounds Like a Whisper

Sheila Blanchette | Posted 10.21.2014 | Fifty
Sheila Blanchette

There is so much speculation regarding what happened in Ferguson. As always, the 24/7 news machine fills in the blanks before they have all the facts. They are full of conjecture and theory.

Thank You, New York Times, for Being Stupid About Burning Man

Jay Michaelson | Posted 10.21.2014 | Arts
Jay Michaelson

Burning Man is not a "festival." Festivals are basically big parties, put on (usually for profit) by organizers, which customers come to visit. Burning Man is a participant-created community experience, coordinated by a non-profit, that is about radical self-expression in all its forms.

Taco Bell Spinoff Sells A $10 'Taco' Called 'The 1 Percenter'

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 08.11.2014 | Business

Taco Bell's latest creation is not an obscene breakfast concoction, but a whole new restaurant. Taco Bell on Monday opened U.S. Taco Co. in Hunting...

Age Of Oligarchy: The Alliance Between Government And The One Percent

The Daily Beast | Joel Kotkin | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics

When our current President was elected, many progressives saw the dawning of a new epoch, a more egalitarian and more just Age of Obama. Instead we ha...

Which Side Are You On? Inequality and the Case for Unions

Tim Koechlin | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics
Tim Koechlin

Republicans tell a tired, cynical story about all of this, insisting that union busting is, somehow, good for the economy and good for workers. It's the same old trickle down nonsense. Democrats, on the other hand, have done too little to defend unions and worker rights.

Sacrifices of the 1%

Rob Taub | Posted 08.17.2014 | Comedy
Rob Taub

Akin to the suffering of middle class and poor families in these difficult economic times, the one percent are struggling as well behind their gilded ...

Class Warfare: The 2014 Election

Bob Burnett | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Rather than focus on jobs, the 1 percent are attempting to turn the 2014 election into a referendum on President Obama.

Millionaires Are Hogging NYC's Affordable Housing

| Posted 04.30.2014 | Business

By James Fanelli NEW YORK CITY — It’s affordable housing — for the 1 percent.A polo-playing multimillionaire who allegedly broke up Gov. Andre...

Buffett Defends High CEO Pay: It's Not 'Out Of Whack'

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 04.28.2014 | Business

Warren Buffett defended skyrocketing CEO pay and brushed off criticism for refusing to vote against a controversial compensation plan for Coca-Cola ex...

One Possible Legacy of the Northwestern Football Players

Arthur Fox | Posted 06.04.2014 | College
Arthur Fox

What is important today is that the Northwestern media coverage is dramatizing, in a spectacular way, the fundamental need of workers to band together and collectively demand a seat at the economic table of Corporate America.

Building the New Populism

Bob Burnett | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Although Americans are concerned about lots of issues -- the minimum wage, decent jobs, healthcare, education, and protection of the environment, to name only a few -- what they crave is a reassertion of fundamental American values: fairness, justice, and equal opportunity for all.