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US Wealth Inequality

5 Peaceful Ways to Protest Police Brutality in 2015 and Beyond

Ama Yawson | Posted 03.16.2015 | Black Voices
Ama Yawson

For many of us, 2014 was an emotionally devastating year because of the seemingly continuous news stories of unarmed citizens falling victim to lethal police brutality. Many of us protested in 2014 and yet have not yet seen the change that wanted. So what are we going to do about it?

U.S. Wealth Gap Hits Record High

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 12.18.2014 | Business

Never in the 30 years since the the Federal Reserve first starting collecting wealth data has the divide between the rich and everyone else been so la...

2014 Will Be The Year of 'Economic Populism.' Then What?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

It's becoming increasingly clear that, at least politically, 2014 will be "The Year of Economic Populism." Now the question is, who gets to decide what that really means?

This Will Make You Look At New York In A Whole New Way

Posted 08.19.2013 | Business

If New York's buildings were as high as its residents are wealthy, the city's skyline would look vastly different. That's just what Nickolay Lamm set ...

Okay, Fair Question Time: Is All of This Okay With You?

Neale Donald Walsch | Posted 09.10.2013 | Business
Neale Donald Walsch

Does everyone in America have an equal opportunity? Does everyone in America have an equal opportunity to be the CEO of a major company, and earn nearly 273 times more than the workers they boss?

Capital Gain, Social Loss

Edward Corcoran | Posted 05.10.2013 | Politics
Edward Corcoran

To the extent that this favorable tax treatment facilitates economic expansion, the overall economy is mis-structured. Moving more assets to the wealthy should certainly not be a prerequisite for job development and economic progress.

Racial Wealth Gap Tripled Since Reagan Era As Whites Increase Large Lead Over Blacks: Study

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 02.27.2013 | Business

The wealth gap between blacks and whites has ballooned since the middle of the Reagan administration, nearly tripling between 1984 and 2009, according...

Is Our Destiny Pottersville or Bedford Falls?

Tom Gerdy | Posted 02.27.2012 | Business
Tom Gerdy

Small businesses have always been the backbone of the economy in America. The current leaders seem to have forgotten this piece of our economic puzzle.

The Maserati Kid

Thomas Beller | Posted 11.15.2011 | Arts
Thomas Beller

A boy played, too -- fourteen or so, braces, spindly arms. It was the boy's father who died on 9/11. I was moved, happy to see him so supported by his dead dad's friends. But supported in the context of such outrageous wealth is a complicated word.