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US Income Inequality

Three Reasons Business Leaders Should Care About Upward Mobility

Jeff Greene | Posted 11.09.2015 | Business
Jeff Greene

Business leaders can make conscious decisions, today, that can have demonstrable effects on increasing upward mobility. Fixing the systemic imbalances in our economy isn't some theoretical exercise, and the time to move toward a more inclusive economy is now.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

The Single Biggest Reason To Fix Tech's Diversity Problem | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 06.03.2015 | Black Voices

In the tech industry, where Latinos and African-Americans make up just five percent of the workforce at leading companies, it’s been widely establis...

Get Rich Quick and Bootstrap Stories Are American Fairy Tales

J.J. Colagrande | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
J.J. Colagrande

Once upon a time a truly great country existed -- this nation was by far the greatest land in the whole wide world -- its laws promised liberty, freedom and justice for all.

President Obama Could Be More Effective Out-Of-Office

J.J. Colagrande | Posted 05.09.2015 | Politics
J.J. Colagrande

There is a reason why he filled football stadiums in 2007. President Obama's passion borders on spiritual. This man possesses a ninja-like mastery of rhetoric and persuasion and delivers a speech arguably more powerful than anyone walking this planet--listen to his Selma speech on March 7th to confirm.

The Rising Costs of U.S. Income Inequality

Laura Tyson | Posted 02.06.2015 | World
Laura Tyson

The U.S. is caught in a vicious circle: rising income inequality breeds more inequality in educational opportunity, which generates greater inequality in educational attainment. That, in turn, translates into a waste of human talent, a less educated workforce, slower economic growth and even greater income inequality.

Widening U.S. Wealth Gap Taking A Toll On State Revenue

AP | JOSH BOAK | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments. The widening gap between the wealthiest Americans and everyone else has ...

Natasha Bach

WATCH: Hillary Clinton Is Sounding A Lot More Like Elizabeth Warren | Natasha Bach | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) says she isn't running for president, but her rhetoric is still being heard on the campaign trail. On Monday, Hillary ...

The U.S. Is Even More Unequal Than You Realized

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 05.01.2014 | Business

When it comes to income inequality, no other developed economy does it quite like the U.S.A. If you need some proof, here it is: The chart abov...

America by the Numbers: Part I

Dave Pruett | Posted 06.15.2014 | Religion
Dave Pruett

Our bridges are collapsing, our highways and railways are crumbling, and our schools are failing because too much money that should go into education and infrastructure continues to finance the implements of war.

Next Time Someone Argues For 'Trickle-Down' Economics, Show Them This

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 02.17.2014 | Business

Conservatives like to say that "a rising tide lifts all boats." In other words, if an executive makes $20 million a year, his income will eventually t...

Marrying Someone Just Like You Is Bad For The Economy, Say Economists

Posted 02.03.2014 | Weddings

Marrying someone with similar interests and background is often touted as the recipe for a great marriage -- but a new study suggests that our tendenc...

A New Year's Message

Robert Reich | Posted 03.02.2014 | Politics
Robert Reich

Despite do-nothing congressional Republicans, we ARE making progress around the country because Americans are organizing and mobilizing. Together we can make 2014 the year we turn the tide on economic inequality.

Inequality Hits People Hardest At Worst Possible Moment, In 1 Chart

Posted 12.10.2013 | Business

The growing gap between rich and poor affects all of us, but it's hammering middle-aged Americans the most, with dire implications for their ability t...

U.S. Economic Mobility Hampered By Growing Wealth Gap

Reuters | Posted 02.03.2014 | Business

By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON, Dec 3 (Reuters) - U.S. cities are increasingly divided between the rich and the poor, hampering residents'...

On the 50th Anniversary of His Assassination, JFK's Message Is More Important Now Than Ever

Michael Shammas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Michael Shammas

We were once a country that wasn't scared to do the big things, weren't we?

No News Is Bad News

Marty Kaplan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Marty Kaplan

If you think the widening chasm between the rich and the rest spells trouble for American democracy, have a look at the growing gulf between the information-rich and -poor.

My Conversation With Dr. Patrick McCarthy About Ending Poverty: America's Silent Spaces

Tavis Smiley | Posted 10.22.2013 | Impact
Tavis Smiley

Tonight on PBS, I sit down with Dr. Patrick McCarthy, president and CEO of The Annie E. Casey Foundation, a private charitable organization dedicated to helping build better futures for disadvantaged children in the United States.

New Normal Growth, Or A New Social Contract

Harlan Green | Posted 09.18.2013 | Business
Harlan Green

It should be obvious. If government size and spending is to shrink as the so-called Austerians and deficit hawks want, then private wealth has to inc...

Jan Diehm

LOOK: Inequality In U.S. Is Scarily High, Rising | Jan Diehm | Posted 11.11.2013 | Business

President Obama acknowledged Monday that inequality is on the rise "even though the economy is growing." That growth hasn't helped many people who los...

Shocker: Income Inequality Gets Worse When You Slash Taxes On The Rich

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.29.2013 | Business

The rich just keep getting richer -- not only by gobbling up more income, but also by paying less in taxes. That means less support for the poor, who ...

This 1 Chart Should Shame The U.S. Into Solving Its Hunger Crisis

Posted 05.28.2013 | Business

Only in America. The U.S. is one of the wealthiest countries in the world, and yet nearly one-quarter of the nation’s residents recently said th...

The United States Is More Unequal Than These Latin American Countries

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.27.2013 | Latino Voices

Latin America has long been viewed as a region plagued by some of the worst wealth inequality in the world. But in recent years, those figures hav...

The Unequal State Of America

Reuters | Posted 12.18.2012 | Business

In the town that launched the War on Poverty 48 years ago, the poor are getting poorer despite the government's help. And the rich are getting richer ...

LOOK: The Only Chart You Need To Understand America

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 11.15.2012 | Business

The United States of America is number one in an unfortunate category. The top one percent's share of total income has risen the more in the U.S. t...

Grand Illusion: Mobility, Inequality, and the American Dream

Jerome Karabel | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Jerome Karabel

The United States now finds itself at a crossroads: still fervently committed to the American dream, but unwilling to adopt policies that would promote its realization. Put simply, Republicans and Democrats alike want something they cannot have.