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CNBC's Jim Cramer: Make Money, Don't Moralize

Timothy J. Barnett | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics
Timothy J. Barnett

Once a nation turns its back on a resolute determination to cultivate moral deservedness, political and financial superintendency passes to those who gain power illegitimately--a fact described eloquently by President Theodore Roosevelt.

Fancy Diners: Do You Even See Me?

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz | Posted 03.01.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

Though many of us are not among the highest income earners in this country, our relative wealth and comfort puts us in a unique position to offer assistance, yet most of us do not. Our behavior towards the most needy among us begs the question: do the wealthy really see the poor?

Social Security for the Life-Cycle

Alan A. Aja | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics
Alan A. Aja

While we applaud Senator Warren and Paul Krugman for their unequivocal stance not to cut but to expand the benefits of social security, we believe we can be much bolder.

Obama, Summers and the Collapse of Trust

Jerome Karabel | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics
Jerome Karabel

Obama's choice of Summers as chair of the Fed would deal a devastating blow to what little is left of the public's faith that the government will serve the common good and not the ultra-rich. For Summers is the perfect symbol of the insider's game that now dominates Washington.

Charles Koch's Latest Assault On Low-Income Americans

Huffington Post | David Winograd | Posted 07.12.2013 | Business

If you earn $34,000, that puts you in the wealthiest 1 percent of the world, according to the Charles Koch Foundation. That's one of many assertion...

The One Chart You Need To See To Understand America's Mind-Blowing Income Gap

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.15.2013 | Business

Occupy Wall Street is all but gone, while income inequality appears here to stay. Such is life in the United States of America, where the divide betwe...

Save the Estate Tax by Smartly Dedicating Its Funds

Mitch Rofsky | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics
Mitch Rofsky

If liberals want to preserve the estate tax, the most progressive tax of all, they need to dedicate its revenues to a specific program, not just deficit reduction. But not all programs are created equal.

My Journey to "Capital Homesteading"

Dave Hamill | Posted 12.26.2012 | Business
Dave Hamill

The Internet is bringing great ideas to the forefront, paving the way for progress. More than ever, each individual has access to information that can...

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.

For Kids Of Ultra-Rich Parents, Money Won't Come Easy

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 06.18.2012 | Money

Born with a silver spoon in your mouth? Don't get used to it. Some 32 percent of high and ultra-high net worth Americans don't feel it's important ...

What Increases The Likelihood Of Teenage Pregnancy

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 04.04.2012 | Business

While plenty of research confirms that living in poverty increases the chances of teen pregnancy, new information suggests that when low-income teenag...

Romney Sets Expectations For Next Fight

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Gov. Mitt Romney is conceding he's got "an uphill climb" in South Carolina, where he finished fourth in 2008, despite season-open...

Large Majority Of Americans Want More Wealth Redistribution

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 12.26.2011 | Business

The economic grievances articulated by the Occupy Wall Street movement may represent the views of not just the fringe, but a large majority of America...

Boob! Why Don't You Buck Like Thunder?

Susie Bright | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics
Susie Bright

If I were president, I would not be making a speech about jobs. This is Superman time: Lights, Camera, Shut-up, Action. I'd do something or die trying.

Reagan on a Unicorn: Imagining a Republican Paradise

Mark Olmsted | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

A utopia only for the rich is no utopia at all. Americans have to decide whether they are going to continue to chase after an unobtainable mirage, or choose to construct a society where the vast majority have the same chance at a happy and prosperous life as the lucky few.

Debt for Dummies: Who We Really Owe the Money to

Mark Olmsted | Posted 08.24.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

So this is how things are: People work. They get paid. They put their money in banks. These are called deposits. Other people manage the money of th...

Laura Bassett

Study: Recession Hit Working-Class And Black Families The Hardest

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.30.2011 | Business

Working class and African Americans families suffered disproportionately in the Great Recession, says a new study by economists at the progressive-lea...

Rich and Poor

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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No Pizza, No Peace: The New Poor and the Coming Blowback

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

Everyone has been so focused on the froth of the Tea Party that no one seems to be considering the long term political impact of this giant pool of recently disenfranchised Americans.

We're Now Number 77 in Income Inequality (Tied With Turkmenistan)

Gar Alperovitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gar Alperovitz

The top one percent of American taxpayers increased their share of the nation's total pre-tax adjusted gross income from 10 percent in 1980 to 23.5 percent in 2007. These are not routine numbers.

Obama's Health Care Is 'The Biggest Attack' On Wealth Inequality In 20 Years: NYT

nytimes.com | David Leonhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For all the political and economic uncertainties about health reform, at least one thing seems clear: The bill that President Obama signed on Tuesday ...

Is Undercover Boss the Most Subversive Show on Television?

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Arianna Huffington

Undercover Boss is the kind of popular entertainment that can start out as one thing but morph into something that turns a spotlight on just how out of touch America's corporate chiefs are.