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Wealth Gap

The Richest 1 Percent of Americans Control 40 Percent of the Nation's Awesomeness

Galanty Miller | Posted 10.15.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

One day we'll all be dead. And in heaven, everyone has a shitload of money. But for now, it's important that rich people acknowledge their mental deficiency. It will make the rest of our lives much easier. Or maybe Donald Trump is just naturally dumb?

How to Stop Holding Yourself Back From Building a Billion-Dollar Business

Lili Balfour | Posted 10.07.2014 | Women
Lili Balfour

It is true that there are fewer women getting funded and building billion-dollar companies. The numbers are improving, yet we still have a long way to go. The answer to this problem is to start early and to focus on the internal factors causing this imbalance.

The Economic Recovery in Black, White, and Brown

Mechele Dickerson | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics
Mechele Dickerson

While some households and neighborhoods have recovered from the recession, most black and Latino households and neighborhoods are still waiting to recover.

Elizabeth Warren Reminds Us Why CEOs Are Making Way Too Much Money

The Huffington Post | Christine Conetta & Chris Gentilviso | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is not letting corporations off the hook. During Wednesday's Senate Banking Committee hearing on risi...

Inequality, Nick Hanauer and the Patriot's Moral Code

Timothy J. Barnett | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics
Timothy J. Barnett

The July/August 2014 issue of Politico Magazine sports a special report decrying excessive economic inequality, written by plutocrat extraordinare, Nick Hanauer.

What Economic Recovery?

Mechele Dickerson | Posted 09.09.2014 | Money
Mechele Dickerson

While many American households now face a bright and promising economic future, it is now clear that the recession and post-recession recovery has a different look and feel depending on whether you are wealthy, middle-class, or poor.

America's Widening Wealth Gap Is 'Unsustainable'

Reuters | Posted 09.08.2014 | Business

BOSTON, Sept 8 (Reuters) - The widening gap between America's wealthiest and its middle and lower classes is "unsustainable", but is unlikely to impro...

Is the Era of Big Ideas Over?

Tom Silva | Posted 10.14.2014 | Media
Tom Silva

Literally, big ideas don't stand a chance in our media environment. According to a study by the University of California, San Diego, the amount of info we receive on our mobile devices and at homes everyday takes about 15 hours to consume.

Warning: Inequality Is Really Hurting The Economy

AP | By JOSH BOAK | Posted 10.05.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Economists have long argued that a rising wealth gap has complicated the U.S. rebound from the Great Recession. Now...

Health, Sensuality and the Supreme Court's New Feudalism

M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D. | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics
M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D.

Hiding sensuality behind health, instead of celebrating it, devalues the erotic lives of women and men. More than that, our political embarrassment about sex has leveraged the power of the wealthy to control the intimate lives of others.

What Prof. Piketty Missed

Milton Ezrati | Posted 09.21.2014 | Politics
Milton Ezrati

Prof. Thomas Piketty's book, Capital for the Twenty-First Century, certainly has stirred up plenty of debate and political posturing. It is unfortunate, however, that no one has considered the demographic backdrop behind the economic trends.

This Is Why You'll Never Achieve The American Dream

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 07.14.2014 | Comedy

Sorry, America. Not everyone gets a third date with Beyoncé. The "American Dream" tells us that if you just work hard enough, you can achieve any...

Californians Are Fed Up With Income Inequality

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics

A majority of Californians are concerned by the state’s wealth gap, a Field Poll released Wednesday found, but they remain divided on potential solu...

Who Do Americans Hate During Economic Downtimes? It's Not Who You Think

Daniel Cubias | Posted 08.26.2014 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

On top of devastating the country, wiping out many people's savings, and increasing the obscene gap between the wealthy and the rest of us, the Great Recession may have had the side effect of increasing racial tension.

The First Thing You Do in War Is Take Over the Communications System, or Why I Love Sheffield Doc Fest

Vivian Norris | Posted 08.20.2014 | Media
Vivian Norris

Money and the enormous wealth gap has lead to a non-democratic representation in the media sphere and that now extends to so-called public television.

The 1% In My Head

Abraham Lateiner | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Abraham Lateiner

The belief that money is a reliable measurement of a person's value is not true and causes deep suffering. Money is a wildly inaccurate gauge of character.

Sacrifices of the 1%

Rob Taub | Posted 08.17.2014 | Comedy
Rob Taub

Akin to the suffering of middle class and poor families in these difficult economic times, the one percent are struggling as well behind their gilded ...

'Hunger King' Exhibit Mocks Fast Food To Expose Global Gap Between Rich And Poor

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.17.2014 | Impact

At a distance, Jani Leinonen's latest art exhibit blends into Budapest's cityscape seamlessly. "Hunger King" -- with its bright, familiar logo and bo...

Pope Francis Warns The Global Economy Is Near Collapse

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 06.13.2014 | Business

The global economic system is near collapse, according to Pope Francis. An economy built on money-worship and war and scarred by yawning inequality...

Here's How States Are Fighting Income Inequality

Stateline | Jake Grovum | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Why Buy A Home?

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 06.06.2014 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

Homeownership, like any major investment, should be properly researched and one must ensure they are financially prepared to make the long-term commitment

State Lawmakers May Be Making The Wealth Gap Worse

AP | DAVID A. LIEB | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Lawmakers in many states have been trying to boost their post-recession economies by cutting income taxes, curbing aid to...

An Anonymous Rich Person Is Hiding Money All Around San Francisco

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 05.27.2014 | Business

If you live in San Francisco, be on the lookout for some mysterious white envelopes -- they may contain $100 bills. An anonymous person is dropping...

What Made America Famous

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

Many Americans believe that the top one percent is responsible for the rising tide of inequality in America, which is swamping and drowning the other 99 percent. Professor Emmanuel Saez of the University of California at Berkeley says that they are wrong.

Proof Student Debt Is Making Life Miserable For Young Adults

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.14.2014 | College

The difference in how well young adults with college degrees are living depends significantly on whether or not they're carrying student debt, accordi...