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Wealth Gap

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 06.26.2014 | 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 06.20.2014 | 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 06.18.2014 | 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 06.18.2014 | 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...

I Like Jane Austen's Novels, But I Certainly Don't Want to Live Like That

Heather Boushey | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics
Heather Boushey

I would like to encourage more women, and especially more feminists, to pick up Piketty's tome and give it a read. It's a good book and what you learn may be quite important for your and your children's economic future.

Even Millionaires Think The Rich Should Pay Higher Taxes

CNBC | Robert Frank | Posted 05.06.2014 | Business

CNBC: In the heated debate over inequality, the wealthy are usually portrayed as the cause rather than the solution. But CNBC's first-ever Milli...

Inequality for All?

Benjamin Barer | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Benjamin Barer

While all U.S. citizens retain the power to vote, elections are now won and lost based on the influence of individuals and special-interest groups with incredible financial power. Where does that leave our democracy?

Beyond Broke: Why the Racial Wealth Gap Matters

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

There are families in America who feel they have done all the "right things." They have played by the rules and worked hard but they aren't getting ahead financially. They have many things in common but the thing that is most striking is their racial make-up; they are mostly African-American and Latino.

PIKETTY ON FIRE: Bookstores Scramble For Copies Of Wealth Epic

The New Republic | Posted 04.24.2014 | Books

By contrast, Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century has already sold around 80,000 copies in less than two months, and is currently so...

Government = Protection Racket for the 1 Percent

Bill Moyers | Posted 06.22.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

And at state and local levels, while the poorest fifth of Americans pay an average tax rate of over 11 percent, the richest one percent of the country pay -- are you ready for this? -- half that rate.

4 Things You May Not Know About Housing and Race

Keosha Varela | Posted 06.17.2014 | Business
Keosha Varela

"When we talk about race... there's a divide when it comes to home ownership and the creation of wealth," said Mark Hugo Lopez, director of Hispanic r...

Economist Thomas Piketty Explains Why Income Inequality Is Just Getting Started

The Huffington Post | Ibrahim Balkhy | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

Life's two certainties may be death and taxes, but French economist Thomas Piketty seems to have found a third: the rich will keep getting richer. ...

No One Man Should Have All That Power - Our Diversity Responsibility

Brandon L. Greene | Posted 05.27.2014 | Black Voices
Brandon L. Greene

Yesterday, I had the great pleasure of speaking with a group of high school kids about power. During the conversation, I asked them how many of them t...

Redefining Wealth

Karen Ann Kennedy | Posted 05.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Ann Kennedy

What does it mean to be wealthy? If I asked a few hundred people that question, I'm likely to get a few hundred different responses. Why, because our definition of wealth is very personal and situational.

4 Ways to Evolve Beyond Capitalism

Carl Gibson | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics
Carl Gibson

Now that we're having a serious conversation about capitalism, we can also have a conversation about solutions. Along with calling out flaws of capitalism, I'm proposing four solutions that would fix the most glaring problems in capitalism and blaze a new path forward for the next generation.