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Wealth Inequality

Déjà vu All Over Again: The GOP Prepares to Make the Rich Even Richer

Tim Koechlin | Posted 01.23.2017 | Politics
Tim Koechlin

As the Republican Congress begins to execute its latest attack on poor and middle class Americans (the repeal of the Affordable Care Act; cuts in educ...

How Islamic finance can help address global inequity

Naser Haghamed | Posted 01.18.2017 | World
Naser Haghamed

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

Make Democracy Work

Edward Corcoran | Posted 12.05.2016 | Politics
Edward Corcoran

Make Democracy Work Make Democracy Work Two centuries ago, a unique nation was formed, not on the basis of any ethnic, cultural or religious communit...

Black Wealth Hardly Exists, Even When You Include NBA, NFL And Rap Stars

Antonio Moore | Posted 10.18.2016 | Black Voices
Antonio Moore

I don't care if Odell Beckham Jr. scores another NFL touchdown this year while wearing the rapper Drake's OVO cleats. I don't care if Stephen Curry ge...

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...

How corporate America can curb income inequality and make more money too

The Conversation US | Posted 09.27.2016 | Business
The Conversation US

Wallace Hopp, University of Michigan Scorpion met Frog on a river bank and asked him for a ride to the other side. "How do I know you won't sting m...

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...

Angle of Descent, Part II -- Seeds of Despair

Alan Briskin | Posted 09.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Alan Briskin

(Introduction / Part One / Part Two / Part Three / Part Four) From Part I: Somehow we have arrived at a moment in time when the entrance of a perceiv...

What The Media Isn't Telling You About Clinton and Trump's Shared Conflict Of Interest

Bill Blum | Posted 08.22.2016 | Politics
Bill Blum

The only ways Clinton and Trump could truly deflect conflict-of-interest scandals would be for the former to close down the Clinton Foundation, and for Trump to hold one giant IPO for his holdings. But even if they did, neither would pose a challenge to corporate dominance.

Trump's And Clinton's Economy Plans: Eight Essential Reads

The Conversation US | Posted 08.12.2016 | Business
The Conversation US

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump gave dueling economic addresses this week, offering contrasting visions of where we are now and where each candidate would like to take us.

What factors influence income inequality?

The Conversation US | Posted 07.27.2016 | Business
The Conversation US

Dale O. Cloninger, University of Houston-Clear Lake Whether it's by coincidence or causation, the financial collapse of 2008 and 2009 has resulted in...

Real And Phony Problems With Our Trade Deals

Andy Schmookler | Posted 07.18.2016 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

According to Mr. Trump, the United States has been had -- out-bargained and out-maneuvered by other nations. So our country gets hurt by the deals, while other nations make out like bandits. But there's no sign of that.

The Growing Diet Divide Between Rich And Poor In America

STAT | Posted 06.22.2016 | Healthy Living

Much like our politics and our incomes, the way Americans eat is becoming more and more divided

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.

These Are The Richest Towns In Every State

24/7 Wall St. | Casey Williams | Posted 06.03.2016 | Business

Urban centers often have at their perimeters small towns with well-educated, wealthy residents. States without such large metropolitan areas tend to l...

The Great Middle Class Awakening and Its Torchbearer

Llewellyn King | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics
Llewellyn King

But Smith is not a polemicist. He uses the reporter's tools, honed over decades in Moscow and Washington and on big stories, like the civil rights movement and the fall of the Soviet Union, to make his points against the assault on the middle class.

An Embarrassment of Riches: Why Rich is Never Rich Enough

Gabe Fenigsohn | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics
Gabe Fenigsohn

Embed from Getty Images When Governor Chris Christie famously said, "I don't consider myself a wealthy man," the $699,000 earner with a net worth of...

How Our Capitalist Society Is Like 'The Matrix'

Cody Cain | Posted 05.23.2016 | Politics
Cody Cain

Our lives seem normal. Just like in the beginning of the movie, 'The Matrix.' I mean, not great or anything. But fine. We get up every morning and repeat our programmed daily grind. But is this all there is? Is this all life has to offer?

Trendless Tuesday - Watch Yesterday's Fake Gains Disappear

Phil Davis | Posted 05.17.2016 | Business
Phil Davis

Here we go again. As you can see from the SPY chart, volume during yesterday's "rally" was 20% lower than even our recent low average (about 100...

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...

Is Wealth Evil?

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 05.03.2016 | World
Ricardo B. Salinas

The issue at hand is not about defending millionaires or billionaires in a senseless class struggle. Something greater is at stake, namely, our future.

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...

You Should Vote For Bernie Sanders Even If He Won't Win

Simone Harris | Posted 04.18.2016 | Politics
Simone Harris

Our current political culture is not "just the way things are," but rather the way we've made them, one incremental excuse at a time, one lesser evil after another. It's reckless to play it safe when you don't accept how grave the danger is that you face in the first place.

I Couldn't Disagree More With What David Brooks Said In His Article "How Covenants Make Us"

Mark Baer | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics
Mark Baer

I typically agree with much of what David Brooks has to say. However, I'm afraid that he was way off the mark with his article "How Covenants Make Us." Demographic diversity in the United States is a good thing. The problem has to do with the lack of integration and assimilation of demographically diverse communities.

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.