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The One Percent

An Open Letter To Donald Trump On the Eve Of His Inauguration

Bob Weidman | Posted 01.19.2017 | Politics
Bob Weidman

I am not going to pretend there is anything normal about your presidency. I am not going to pretend that you are entitled to respect.

Is Trump A Populist Or A Plutocrat?

William S. Becker | Posted 01.17.2017 | Politics
William S. Becker

Plutocracy: A country or society governed by the wealthy. Populism: A political style of action that mobilizes a large alienated element of populatio...

Hiding in Plain Sight: Janet Yellen's Policies Should Make Her Ashamed

Sue Veres Royal | Posted 09.29.2016 | Impact
Sue Veres Royal

Simply put, the Fed pulled off a magic trick that would leave Houdini gasping. Janet Yellen and the Fed took the made-up money and bought Wall Street assets that would have otherwise crashed and gave money to Wall Street banks that would have otherwise gone bankrupt...with no strings attached.

Bulging the Pyramid By Building Value

Soren Petersen | Posted 09.19.2016 | Business
Soren Petersen

The Boomers wanted self-expression, Gen X wanted experiences, however the Millennia generation wants to make a difference and they don't buy any of th...

Sanders and Trump: How the Political and Media Establishment Got 2016 So Wrong

Leonard Steinhorn | Posted 02.17.2017 | Politics
Leonard Steinhorn

Perhaps the biggest story coming out of campaign 2016 is not the rise of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, but the fact that the media and political establishment never saw it coming. And the fact that they never saw it coming perfectly explains the rise of Sanders and Trump.

The Presidential Candidates Flunk On Income Inequality

Cody Cain | Posted 01.26.2017 | Politics
Cody Cain

The greatest issue plaguing our society today is that of income inequality. Yet astonishingly, the current presidential candidates have failed to propose any adequate ideas for solving it.

Maybe Bernie Can Win

Bob Burnett | Posted 01.22.2017 | Politics
Bob Burnett

My decision on whom to support for the Democratic nomination does not come down to policies or gender or age; it's refusing to be satisfied with the Democratic Party "business as usual" process.

The Rich Can Make a Difference

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 01.20.2017 | Impact
Peter A. Georgescu

Good people, wealthy or not, need to join the game and make this country a fairer, more just place for all.

The Celiac Class Divide

Christopher Witte | Posted 01.10.2017 | Impact
Christopher Witte

Recently while waiting tables at a restaurant in New York, a coworker of mine was almost fired. His transgression: He served a customer a dish without...

Millennipreneurs: Courting the Next Generation's 1%

April Rudin | Posted 12.16.2016 | Business
April Rudin

Everybody wants to crack the code when it comes to the millennials. The world's youngest generation of adults wields a huge amount of consumer spendin...

Government Made Our Middle Class

Harlan Green | Posted 10.26.2016 | Business
Harlan Green

Why do we seem to be the only developed country that is unable to sustain a healthy middle class, with all the benefits to economic growth that is passed on to every segment of society?

Raising Revenues Must Be Central Goal of Budget Talks

Frank Clemente | Posted 10.23.2016 | Politics
Frank Clemente

To create a budget that works for everyone - and not just wealthy special interests - Congress needs to raise significant revenue instead of cutting services. It's time for a more balanced approach to budgeting.

Why One of the Richest Countries on Earth Is So Poor: The Facts that Drive the Sanders Revolt

Les Leopold | Posted 10.16.2016 | Politics
Les Leopold

The United States is among the richest countries in all of history. But if you're not a corporate or political elite, you'd never know it.

A World Changing Revolution? The Entrepreneur's Manifesto

Mirah Riben | Posted 06.23.2016 | Education
Mirah Riben

As Americans living on minimum wage are seeking a living wage, Steve Mariotti advocates revolution: a universal, democratic revolution that will benefit everyone.

Jeb vs. Francis

Rev. Chris Glaser | Posted 06.22.2016 | Religion
Rev. Chris Glaser

Political and religious conservatives claim the rights of religion in the marketplace of ideas and the public square. Why not support the same claim when religion and science come together to save the planet and its poor?

The New Misogyny: Taking Aim At The Women Of The One

Wednesday Martin | Posted 06.04.2016 | Politics
Wednesday Martin

Our zeal in excoriating modern-day Marie Antoinettes reveals an insidious, widespread, and totally accepted form of misogyny -- one that masquerades as engaged cultural critique while rehearsing and repeating the very same sexist salvos most enlightened men and women have long banished from their vocabularies.

Big Money, Big Names & Charity: An Unhealthy Mix?

Sue Veres Royal | Posted 06.01.2016 | Impact
Sue Veres Royal

In essence, charity helps people who need help -- period. They are not -- and should never be -- the branding and marketing machine behind a celeb-du-jour, they should not be the playground on which the wealthy can hang out with the popular.

The Other One Percent

Ralph Nader | Posted 05.22.2016 | Politics
Ralph Nader

History shows that it only takes a dedicated few to gain the momentum from many more to enact change. The major drives to give women the right to vote, workers the right to form unions and secure numerous protections, and farmers regulation of railroads and banks did not require more than one percent of seriously active champions.

In Gun Control Controversy, Can Americans Handle the Truth?

Mario Almonte | Posted 05.13.2016 | Crime
Mario Almonte

In considering the question of gun control, the real question is not whether we need assault rifles or a better review process of those who want to own them. Rather, it is whether we as human beings should embrace the violence that bred us throughout history.

Wealth vs. Money

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.26.2015 | 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 05.23.2015 | 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 04.15.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Richards


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' | 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).