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Power To Equal Pay

Eve Ellis | Posted 06.21.2016 | Business
Eve Ellis

This past Tuesday, at the White House-convened United State of Women Summit, I was on energy overload. It was a day of inspiring speeches by on-the- ground trailblazers and the thrilling moment when President Obama called himself a feminist. Yet for me, the most exciting, kick-off news was this: The White House made visible its "Equal Pay Pledge".

How Decades of Housing Policy Left Households of Color Behind--And What We Can Do about It

Lillian D. Singh | Posted 06.21.2016 | Black Voices
Lillian D. Singh

Since June is also National Homeownership Month, there is no better time to think about how policy could, though belatedly, change the financial futures of millions of households of color by expanding access to homeownership.

Trump Is America's Sleazy Divorce Lawyer

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics
Clay Farris Naff

I may not be the sharpest knife on the rack. But as a liberal who lives in the Heartland, I can explain. Trump is white America's sleazy divorce lawyer. So much of White America feels so deeply embittered that it wants a divorce. All Trump did was to stroll in and offer to take the case.

Raise Up, Capitalists!

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 05.18.2016 | Business
Peter A. Georgescu

Walmart sits in the top spot in the Fortune 500 list of largest public companies. It is the world's largest company by revenue, as well as the biggest...

Business Ownership Will Close the Wealth Gap

Claudia Viek | Posted 05.05.2016 | Business
Claudia Viek

For National Small Business Week, l'd like to draw attention to the potential of business ownership to address the wealth gap in all of our communitie...

Preserving a 'Poor Man's Sport' in Nigeria's Capital

Chika Oduah | Posted 05.02.2016 | World
Chika Oduah

Two boxers square off at the Dei Dei ring in Abuja Just off the expressway that links the Italian stoned mansions in the Nigerian capital of Abuja's...

From Growth-Centrism to Development-Centrism

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 04.23.2016 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

By Wodzislaw Kicinski, member of the St. Gallen Symposium's global Leaders of Tomorrow community Since 1991 Japanese annual GDP rose on average by a ...

New York: Bernie Sanders Is Our Last Chance

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics
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John Sanbonmatsu

"We won't see a presidential candidate like Bernie again in our lifetimes." As I heard these words, spoken by a woman at a Sanders campaign event recently, I felt a chill go through me. Because I knew she was right. We won't.

Are the Arts and Humanities Worth Your Investment? Making the Case for Our Shared Health and Wealth

Christine Henseler | Posted 03.25.2016 | Business
Christine Henseler

Our shared belief in the benefits of the Arts and Humanities can be found in the practices of our institutions of higher learning, in our communities, our businesses, and our next generation of young people.

Bernie, Like Jesus, Brings Good News to the Poor

Ian Mevorach | Posted 03.14.2016 | Religion
Ian Mevorach

Bernie Sanders, like Jesus, is inspired to bring good news to the poor. And like Jesus' message, Bernie's message is controversial. Many argue that he is too radical to be president or that his ideals are too lofty. And yet he stands for the root values of American democracy.

Investing in Tomorrow Means Building Assets Today

Patrick McCarthy | Posted 03.07.2016 | Impact
Patrick McCarthy

If there's one thing we can count on in life, it's to expect the unexpected. We head out to work in the morning and find that the car won't start. A c...

Dependent Schools - How the Public Pays More to Educate Students in Wealthy Private Schools Than Those in Public Schools

Don Hill | Posted 03.07.2016 | Education
Don Hill

(4th of 5 installments) Tax subsidies exist for private schools at least in part because the schools and their students' parents are deemed to serve ...

Dependent Schools - How the Public Pays More to Educate Students in Wealthy Private Schools Than Those in Public Schools

Don Hill | Posted 03.01.2016 | Education
Don Hill

Many booarding schools have found it difficult to consistently maintain full enrollments. Mercersburg was founded as a boys' school in 1893; it added girls in 1969 to counter a shrinking male applicant pool.

Sanders Plan Will Not Destroy HBCUs: Why Clyburn Is Wrong About the Clinton Plan

Alan A. Aja | Posted 03.01.2016 | Education
Alan A. Aja

CO-AUTHORED BY Mark Paul, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Headshot Uploaded), Mark Paul is a PhD Candidate in economics at the University of Mas...

This Tool Shows How Little Millionaires Pay Into Social Security

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 02.24.2016 | Politics

A progressive think tank has created a digital calculator to show how little the superrich contribute to Social Security. Americans pay payroll taxes ...

The Establishment vs. Bernie Sanders

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 02.22.2016 | Politics
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John Sanbonmatsu

The very ferocity and coordinated nature of the attacks on Sanders makes clear that the Democratic establishment views Sanders not merely as an annoyance, but as an existential threat. And he may be, at that.

How Racism Prevents Action on Inequality

Sean McElwee | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Sean McElwee

As income inequality has climbed higher and higher in America, government action has stalled. This lack of policy attention persists despite public opinion polls showing a majority of Americans favor some government action to reduce inequality. Are the wealthy to blame for the lack of action?

Donald Trump May Be A Monster, But We're The Ones Who Created Him

Toria Sheffield | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics
Toria Sheffield

So given that we've allowed ourselves to become a country with such tremendous educational disparities, can we really sit back and pretend to be shocked by this turn of events? To act like it's not decades of poor social policy finally catching up to us?

How Widening Economic Inequality Could Shake The Whole World

The Huffington Post | Jo Confino | Posted 01.20.2016 | Business

DAVOS, SWITZERLAND -- Is the era of globalization coming to an end? Just a few years ago it looked like we were moving toward what Indian physicist an...

Turnaround Tuesday? Checking Those Bounce Lines

Phil Davis | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
Phil Davis

Well, it's been a rotten month. All of our sectors are down, other than Utilites, and they are still down 3.4% over the last 6 months so that's on...

The 62 Richest People On Earth Now Hold As Much Wealth As The Poorest 3.5 Billion

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 01.22.2016 | Business

All the money in the world is growing ever more concentrated in the hands of just a few people, a report released Sunday night makes clear. Just 62 ul...

Tavis Smiley: Black Americans Have 'Lost Ground' Under Obama

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.15.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

Eight years into Barack Obama's presidency, Tavis Smiley is not so optimistic about the first black president's legacy on racial issues. In a convers...

At Stake in 2016: Ending the Vicious Cycle of Wealth and Power

Robert Reich | Posted 01.03.2016 | Politics
Robert Reich

America has succumbed to a vicious cycle in which great wealth translates into political power, which generates even more wealth, and even more power. The result of this vicious cycle is a disenfranchisement of most Americans, and a giant upward distribution of income from the middle class and poor to the wealthy and powerful.

Stopping Gun Violence In The U.S. Starts with Us

Psyched in San Francisco | Posted 12.14.2015 | Politics
Psyched in San Francisco

"Us vs. Them" is the poison this American culture is pumping out and ingesting on every level of our society and we are all ill from it. The longing to belong is wired into our cells, yet on multiple levels of our society we actively leave people out.

The Middle Class Is No Longer America's Economic Majority

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 12.18.2015 | Business

There are now more low-income and high-income Americans combined than there are people in the middle class, a study released Wednesday found. Accordi...