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The One Percent

Welcome to the 2012 Hunger Games: Sending Debt Peonage, Poverty, and Freaky Weather Into the Arena

Rebecca Solnit | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics
Rebecca Solnit

Collins's timely trilogy makes it clear that the 1%, having created a system of deeply embedded cruelty, should go, something highlighted by the surly defiance of heroine Katniss Everdeen who refuses to be disposed of.

Time for a 99 Percent Tax Revolt

Elizabeth Parisian | Posted 06.16.2012 | Chicago
Elizabeth Parisian

For the 99 percent of Americans who don't use lobbyists to bend the tax rules, Tax Day is a day for reflecting on why we pay taxes.

Obama vs. Romney: Class Warfare

Bob Burnett | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Understanding Romney's perspective helps crack his campaign code. When Romney says Obama made the economic crisis worse, he means Obama did not follow Republican advice and do nothing; Obama did not stand by and let the economy crater.

The Politics of The Hunger Games

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Sixty-three years ago, Orwell's dystopian novel 1984 turned out to be prophetic. Will that be true of The Hunger Games? Decide for yourself and "May the odds be ever in your favor."

Injured People and the One Percent

Don McNay | Posted 05.27.2012 | Business
Don McNay

Before I took the time to really study the legislation I called it Obamacare. I encouraged my Democratic Congressman to vote against it, which he did. Now I am calling it health care reform.

Who Are America's 6 Richest Women?

LearnVest | Posted 05.24.2012 | Money

Forbes' comprehensive list of the world's billionaires (there are 1226) came out recently, and we were curious -- are there women on the list? Turns out, there are.

Top One Percent Of One Percent Make Up Big Share Of U.S. Income Gains

Reuters | Posted 05.15.2012 | Business

By David Cay Johnston March 15 (Reuters) - The aftermaths of the Great Recession and the Great Depression produced sharply different ...

PHOTOS: Occupy Wall Street Holds 'One Percenters For Romney' Protest

Posted 03.15.2012 | New York

A Mitt Romney fundraiser brought Occupy Wall Street protestors back from the depths of winter for a protest outside the Waldorf-Astoria, where the pre...

The Great Battle of 2012 In California

Fermin Vasquez | Posted 05.01.2012 | Latino Voices
Fermin Vasquez

Corporations and the 1% with their unlimited cash coffers and influence over Sacramento politicians will seek to drown out the voices of the 99%. While they may have unlimited resources, we have unquenchable creativity and people power.

PHOTO: Mercedes-Benz Convertible Rocks 'OCCUPY' License Plate

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 02.29.2012 | Business

It may not be surprising to see the Occupy slogan plastered on t-shirts or signs in Zuccotti Park, but on the back of a car worth more than $50,000? T...

It's Up to the 99% to Insist Upon a Better Form of Capitalism

Peter Smirniotopoulos | Posted 04.08.2012 | Politics
Peter Smirniotopoulos

It's time for the 99% to put up or shut up; time to "vote with our wallets and pocketbooks"; time to act as much like the "good global citizens" our rhetoric suggests we want everyone else in the world to be.

A Strategic Insurance Policy for Self-Absorbed Rich People

Fred Goldring | Posted 04.06.2012 | Politics
Fred Goldring

The top 1% should realize that it's actually in their own interests to take care of the bottom 99%.

Dan Froomkin

Income Inequality Can Be Fought With Policies That Simultaneously Spur Growth, Report Finds | Dan Froomkin | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics

Policies that boost economic growth don't necessarily accelerate income inequality -- they can actually reduce it, a group of economists from develope...

Is Banking Immoral? Wrong Question.

Jedediah Purdy | Posted 03.21.2012 | Business
Jedediah Purdy

This is how we've learned to talk about our economy: as a matter of personal virtue and vice, from the overdrawn consumer to the one-percenter with the fifteen percent tax rate and some senators' private numbers in his iPhone.

Jason Linkins

We Can Get Your Financial Crisis Kitsch For You Wholesale | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.19.2012 | Media

Over at the Washington City Paper, "Rich People Things" author Chris Lehmann goes questing after rumors that post-crash tchotchkes from the House of L...

Breaking News: Romney Is Poor! (At Least According to the IRS)

Lennard Davis | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics
Lennard Davis

That's right; only people at or near the poverty line get a tax rate like Romney's. So what's a high flying one-percenter doing paying bargain-basement taxes?

Time Is on Our Side: The Survival of Social Security

Dean Baker | Posted 03.17.2012 | Business
Dean Baker

Deficit hawks have been attacking Social Security for the last twenty years, yet during this period there have been no substantial cuts to either that program or Medicare. This is a great victory for the vast majority of the country, the 99 percent, over the One Percent.

Who Are The 1 Percent? | Posted 01.14.2012 | Business

KINGS POINT, N.Y. — Adam Katz is happy to talk to reporters when he is promoting his business, a charter flight company based on Long Island called ...

The 1% Control Our Congress -- What Will We Do About It?

Steven Strauss | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics
Steven Strauss

Despite these and other problems of middle America, Republican Presidential candidates are concerned chiefly with cutting taxes on the most affluent -- even though most Americans favor raising taxes on this group.

The Year of the Lord's Favor

Mike Lux | Posted 02.21.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

We need to stop proclaiming what a great and holy country we are, and become a great country again -- great because we treat each other as brothers and sisters.

Jillian Berman

Former Finance Chair Joins Occupy Movement | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.14.2013 | Business

Carl Schweser made his money teaching people how to be a part of Wall Street. Now he's spending his retirement fighting against it. The 68-year-ol...

Three-Fourths Of Americans Say The Rich Have Too Much Power: Poll

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.15.2011 | Business

The major contention of Occupy Wall Street -- that America is a country where a tiny slice of the population controls a disproportionate amount of the...

The Making of the American 99%

Barbara Ehrenreich | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Barbara Ehrenreich

Occupy Wall Street could not have happened if large swaths of the 99% had not begun to discover some common interests, or at least to put aside some of the divisions among themselves.

Recession Hurt The One Percent, Yet The Wealth Gap Remains Huge

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.23.2012 | Business

The recession was hard on everyone, even the one percent. Just not enough to put too large a dent in the overall wealth gap. Income for the very hi...

An Open Letter To The 1 Percent

Troy Jackson | Posted 02.11.2012 | Religion
Troy Jackson

During this time of financial crisis and economic disparity, we affirm the God-given dignity of every person. We believe God loves all 100 percent of us and wants to use us to create a more just society.