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Top 1 Percent

The Widening Wealth Divide, and Why We Need a Surtax on the Super Wealthy

Robert Reich | Posted 05.13.2012 | Business
Robert Reich

Let Santorum and Romney duke it out for who will cut taxes on the wealthy the most and shred the public services everyone else depends on. The rest of us ought to be having a serious discussion about a wealth tax.

Turns Out Recovery Is For The Rich

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 03.05.2012 | Business

Technically, the economy has been in recovery for two years. But it turns out the rich have been doing most of the recovering. In 2010 -- the first...

A Rally To 'Save The 1 Percent'

Mother Jones | Posted 04.28.2012 | San Francisco

Located a short drive from the cute Main Street, the grounds of the Castlewood Country Club once surrounded a 53-room mansion inhabited by Phoebe Appe...

Welcome To The Richest Zip Codes In The United States

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 02.26.2012 | Business

It may be only five numbers long, but a zip code can say a lot about a person. Like if they have rich neighbors, for example. Of 29,000 zip codes e...

Class Warfare: Which Side Are You on?

Bob Burnett | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics
Bob Burnett

The 2012 election will be a referendum on the economy and Obama's leadership. But at another, deeper level, the election will be about class warfare.

Gingrich Is Now a Socialist, and Other Lessons From New Hampshire

Ethan Rome | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics
Ethan Rome

In the debates and campaign ads leading up to the New Hampshire primary a new strain of Republican politics has suddenly surfaced -- a brand of compassionate capitalism that, were it to come from President Obama, Newt Gingrich would describe as socialism.

The Richest People To Have Recently Run For President

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 01.11.2012 | Business

Regardless of whether Mitt Romney eventually secures the presidency this year, he's already cemented his place in recent election history. The for...

Restaurant Hurt By Occupy Wall Street Closes, Donald Trump Takes Over

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 01.08.2012 | Small Business

A local New York restaurant that saw business drop off as Occupy Wall Street protests erupted nearby has finally shut its doors -- and will be taken o...

IRS Audits Of Millionaires Jump By Roughly A Third

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.05.2012 | Business

What do the Occupy movement and IRS have in common? They're both taking an interest in the one percent. Tax audits for millionaires jumped in fisca...

The 99 Percent: Income Inequality by the Numbers

Jason Salzman | Posted 02.29.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

In all the hubbub of police marching in riot gear and protestors fleeing, chroniclers of the Occupy Movement sometimes forget to remind us what's at the heart of the matter. So, here's a crib sheet for anyone writing about Occupy in 2012.

Rich Less Likely To Be Attuned To Others' Suffering, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.22.2011 | Business

Social psychologists are making an argument that Occupy Wall Street protesters have been saying for months: Many rich people just aren't in the habit ...

House Republicans: Gambling With Millions of Lives

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 02.20.2012 | Politics
Deborah Weinstein

When the House Republicans blew up a bipartisan Senate plan to continue unemployment insurance and the payroll tax cut for two months, they made it clear that they were willing to use the 99 percent as bargaining chips in their fight to protect the top 1 percent.

Millionaires Buy Eight-Figure Properties While Foreclosures Hit Nation Hard

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.22.2011 | Business

If you want an example of how one percenters differ from everyone else, look no further than the housing market. In a year when a pipeline of forec...

Occupy Denver: Protesters Evicted, Set Structures On Fire (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.20.2011 | Denver

Denver Police in riot gear clashed with Occupy Denver again last night around midnight, forcibly clearing out approximately 40 protesters from Civic C...

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...

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. ...

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...

'Wealth Defense Industry' Protects 1% From the Rabble and Its Taxes

Dan Froomkin | Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics
Dan Froomkin

Occupy protesters are putting their bodies on the line day and night -- leaving their homes, living in tents, braving the elements, and being treated as criminals by the police. But the super-rich whose influence they are protesting have others to do their fighting for them.

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.

Globalization 2.0: A Century for Sale, Any Taker?

Eric X. Li | Posted 02.05.2012 | World
Eric X. Li

Who will own this young century of ours? While there is little uncertainty to China's approach, America's path is the unknown. Will it retreat and rebuild the American nation, or will it allow its 1% to continue its universal project paid for by a mortgage on the future of the 99%?

UPDATE: Honk For Hancock, Hick.. Why Not Occupy Denver?

Posted 12.07.2011 | Denver

Occupy Denver and their lawyers, led by prominent civil rights attorney David Lane, squared off against the City of Denver in court Monday, 9News repo...

Arthur Delaney

One Percenter Calls For 'Enlightened Self Interest' To Avert Real Class Warfare | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.02.2011 | Politics

Some conservatives complain it's class warfare to harp on income inequality and to say the rich should pay higher taxes. Philadelphia's Dan Berger, an...

Occupy Colo. Springs Mic Checks Gov.’s Solar Event

Posted 11.30.2011 | Denver

While speaking at a groundbreaking event for a new solar garden, Gov. John Hickenlooper was interrupted by several Occupy Colorado Springs protesters'...

Police Action Against Occupy Denver Costs City Nearly $1M

Posted 11.28.2011 | Denver

The cost of taking police action against the Occupy Denver movement thus far has finally been tallied up by the Mayor's office. According to 9News, be...

Occupy Denver v. The City: Case Dismissed

Posted 12.14.2011 | Denver

David Lane, a well-known Denver attorney and first amendment defender, thinks that City of Denver authorities have gone too far in their reaction agai...