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The One Percent

New TSA PreCheck: Elitist, Confusing, Mysterious, Maddening

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

If you are under 12 or over 75--in like Flynn. No worries. No more long TSA security lines involving taking off your shoes or taking out your laptop...etc... But for the rest of us flyers, it's a secret new "E-ZPass" program of sorts: "Managed Inclusion" is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma, to paraphrase Winston Churchill.

Is Paul Krugman's Liquidity Trap Really an Inequality Trap?

Mary Manning Cleveland | Posted 03.18.2013 | Business
Mary Manning Cleveland

Krugman cares deeply about unemployment and inequality, as did John Maynard Keynes before him. Yet like Keynes, Krugman seems caught in the inequality-free neoclassical paradigm.

Tom Wolfe: America 'Has No Class Feelings' (VIDEO)

Posted 01.10.2013 | Books

Tom Wolfe recently appeared in an on-camera interview with The Daily Beast to discuss Wall Street in light of the 25th anniversary of Wolfe's novel Bo...

13 Things Rich People Don't Know Are Super Cheap

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 01.03.2013 | Business

When you have billions of dollars burning a hole in your pocket, regular home goods just won't cut it. Once you start using $120 soap, you can't ju...

Jane Austen Weekly: The End

Susan Celia Greenfield | Posted 02.19.2013 | Books
Susan Celia Greenfield

Austen died before putting the final polish on Persuasion. She was only forty-one. But "in fiction, . . . blessedly, the dead return to life." Despite her fears about women writers, Jane Austen never was deserted. Her influence is endless. The pen remains in her hand.

The Republican Fight Against Higher Taxes for the Rich

Karl Grossman | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics
Karl Grossman

Important in understanding the issue is how the tax rates for the richest Americans have fallen precipitously over the last several decades.

Loving the Ocean to Death

Susan Eleuterio | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Susan Eleuterio

The ocean levels are rising -- the Arctic ice is melting -- even photos of polar bears floating on tiny pieces of the remaining ice has not been enough to make climate change part of a serious national conversation. Before they rebuild, I hope the people of New Jersey and New York will consider the ocean.

Billionaires and the IPhone 5 -- Not Made in Beijing

John Wagner Givens | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
John Wagner Givens

The story of how China's political elites have been able to leverage their power to make a quick RMB is alluring, but it is also important to keep this in perspective and remember that most of China's richest owe their success to their distance from, rather than their connections in, Beijing.

Reclaiming Right to Life From the Right Wing

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Right to Life should mean access to health care. The right-wing supports birth, but not health care for all as right of citizenship. Priority number one of a Romney administration is to repeal Obamacare.

Chinese Billionaires Multiply like Rabbits?

John Wagner Givens | Posted 12.16.2012 | Business
John Wagner Givens

The Hurun list, as it happens, provides little fodder for those interested in, say, playing the stock market based on the Chinese zodiac of CEOs.

Charlie Munger, Jr. -- Buying Elections with Daddy's Money

Rick Jacobs | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Rick Jacobs

Folks, this is not an election; it's an auction. And if we let the highest bidders win, Californians -- all of us -- will lose.

The High Engagement Work Culture: A New Perspective for Framing the Debate About Capitalism

Peter Smirniotopoulos | Posted 12.04.2012 | Business
Peter Smirniotopoulos

To my knowledge, no one has taken a look at the symptomatology leading up to the 2008 crash from the perspective of Wall Street's prevailing corporate culture, with the insights only these two authors can provide.

It's the Inequality, Stupid!

Jon Wisman | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics
Jon Wisman

Only by setting in motion policies to reverse inequality can a vibrant and sustainable recovery become possible. And doing so would bring along much-sought-after side benefits.

To See the 1 Percent in Action, Skip the Video and Visit the Supreme Court

Nan Aron | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Nan Aron

The distasteful fundraiser in Florida was a window into a worldview that shocked many people. But we don't need hidden-camera videos to reveal a philosophy devoted to protection for the powerful and contempt for everyday people.

Aid Transparency: Will Obama and Romney Walk the Walk?

George Ingram | Posted 11.28.2012 | World
George Ingram

In an era when people empowered by technology demand transparency and accountability from public institutions, foreign assistance must keep pace with trends toward greater openness and participation.

The Daily Szep -- The One Percenters

Paul Szep | Posted 11.19.2012 | Comedy
Paul Szep


The 47 Percent Includes About 3,000 Millionaires

Mark Gongloff | Posted 11.18.2012 | Business
Mark Gongloff

In that crowd of wealthy donors at Marc Leder's Boca Raton sex palace listening to Mitt Romney blast Americans who don't pay income taxes, there were probably a few people who didn't pay income taxes.

John Celock

Dem Called 'Un-American', 'One-Percenter' | John Celock | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

A New Jersey Democrat is fighting back after a political rival described his recent comments against party officials as "un-American," compared him to...

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.

Minimum Wage Raise Is the Least We Can Do to Civilize America

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

What a shame that the hemisphere's richest country, where it would be so much easier to lift up the working poor, has moved in the opposite direction.

The One Percent's Favorite Sports

CNBC | Daniel Bukszpan | Posted 08.29.2012 | Business

Anyone with a kid in Little League knows that standard equipment, like a bat, ball and a mitt, is only the beginning of the story. There are unexpecte...

Voter Suppression and Our Rigged Tax System: The Underlying Ideology

Thomas de Zengotita | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics
Thomas de Zengotita

They might have some abstract legal "right" to vote -- but not the deeply rooted right to vote that only comes from the exercise of responsible proprietorship. And besides, what does not having a photo ID in this day and age testify to if not an absence of that responsibility?

Shopping for Your Hate: Election 2012

David Beem | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics
David Beem

The part of the class warfare crisis that should alarm us all is the sure knowledge of what happens when you corner a desperate person who only wants to live.

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...

The Most Expensive Apartment In The USA

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

NEW YORK -- An octagon-shaped penthouse in midtown Manhattan is on the market for $100 million. The 8,000-square-foot apartment features six bedroo...