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Globalism's Broken Promises: How the Financialization of the Economy Went Astray

Timothy J. Barnett | Posted 02.13.2017 | Politics
Timothy J. Barnett

Financial elites and their economic defenders continue to advocate for globalism, central bank sponsored inflation, and the financialization of the wo...

Trump's Labor Nominee Sells His Mansion To Porn Mogul For $8 Million

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.09.2017 | Politics

If Andrew Puzder gets confirmed as President Donald Trump’s labor secretary, he can use some of the proceeds from the sale of his California mansion...

Atlanta Falcons Owner Thinks Government Should Address Wealth Inequality

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 01.26.2017 | Sports

The Atlanta Falcons are heading to the Super Bowl on Feb. 5, but the team’s owner, Arthur Blank, has more to talk about than just that. The billiona...

The Global Search for Education: Coming Together

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.18.2017 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"While some celebrated the accomplishments of the first African-American president, others devolved into deep-seated anger about how his presidency al...

Leadership: Global Trends to Navigate in 2017

Bjørn Kjærand Haugland | Posted 01.19.2017 | Green
Bjørn Kjærand Haugland

Change is a constant. Business leaders cannot rely on a rear-view mirror in a fast changing world. Existing business models are under threat and strat...

How Islamic finance can help address global inequity

Naser Haghamed | Posted 01.18.2017 | Home
Naser Haghamed

Inequalities in global wealth distribution have never been greater, and innovative approaches are needed to achieve step-change. Just 8 people control...

Is Trump A Populist Or A Plutocrat?

William S. Becker | Posted 01.17.2017 | Politics
William S. Becker

Plutocracy: A country or society governed by the wealthy. Populism: A political style of action that mobilizes a large alienated element of populatio...

Huge Asian-American Wealth Gap Pretty Much Invalidates 'Model Minority' Concept

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 01.04.2017 | Politics

The model minority myth is ― well ― a myth, as a new study on wealth inequality among Asian-Americans shows. The Center for American Progress (CA...

What The Candidates Need To Know About Blacks And Money

Stacey Tisdale | Posted 11.08.2016 | Black Voices
Stacey Tisdale

The next time you hear someone collectively ask the black community "What do you have to lose?" please tell that person the answer: $1.2 trillion.

The Presidential Paradox: Winning In 2016 Means Losing In 2020

Timothy J. Barnett | Posted 11.07.2016 | Politics
Timothy J. Barnett

Whichever party wins the White House in 2016 could find itself unable to make good on its vision and promises, reaping a whirlwind of difficulties instead.

The Trump Bible

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 12.05.2016 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

Donald Trump daily consults holy writ. Perhaps you knew. But did you know that crafty theo-politicos stole Mr. Trump's Bible and discreetly replaced i...

We Need To Talk About The Gender Wealth Gap

The Heller School | Posted 10.07.2016 | Women
The Heller School

By Anna Mahathey In 2016 women still make an average of only 79 cents for every dollar earned by a white man. The data are even more disheartening whe...

How I'm Paying My Dues And Coping With Resenting Rich Peers

Christine Stoddard | Posted 09.26.2016 | Women
Christine Stoddard

I remember once attempting to answer a college friend's question, Why do you work so hard? Somehow her face expressed disbelief, admiration, and repul...

America's Racial Wealth Divide Is Nothing Short Of Shocking

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 08.18.2016 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

It would take the average black family 228 years to accrue the same amount of wealth that white families have today.

It's the World's Ripest Banana Republic. (Welcome Home.)

Peter Mandel | Posted 08.09.2016 | Politics
Peter Mandel

It's a Banana Republic like no other. Fly into its capital from abroad and you'll catch a whiff of over-ripeness, even decay. The baggage carousel cl...

How to Go From Poor to Rich in Just One Day

Angela St. Cyril | Posted 08.02.2016 | Home
Angela St. Cyril

If you had to classify yourself as high, middle, or low income, where would you put yourself? What's you're immediate thought? What steps would you take to go from poor to rich?

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 | Home
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.