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Wealth Inequality

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
STAT

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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"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.

If Sanders Isn't the Nominee, His Revolution Should Still Continue

Chuck Collins | Posted 03.16.2016 | Politics
Chuck Collins

Whether Senator Bernie Sanders wins the Democratic nomination for President or not, the work of building an economic and racial justice movement to transform the U.S. is the same.

Share The Word: Global Art Project Turns Slums Into Creative Hubs

Bibbi Abruzzini | Posted 03.15.2016 | Good News
Bibbi Abruzzini

Slums: crumbling overcrowded shanties, often a labyrinth of clichés in misery and inadequate housing. Locals and foreigners view slums as no trespass...

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...

Can Ordinary Citizens Be Trusted with Democracy?

Cody Cain | Posted 03.03.2016 | Politics
Cody Cain

Today we think of democracy as a wonderful form of government. Back when this nation was founded, however, our founding fathers did not think this was such a hot idea.

The Danger of Hillary Clinton: She Is Not the 'Safer' Candidate

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 03.04.2016 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

In an election year that finds both the left and right clamoring for political change, then, it seems suicidal for the Democrats to be putting forward a candidate who is as much a creature of the establishment as Hillary Rodham Clinton is.

Tech and Wealth Inequality: The New Wall Street That Bernie and Hillary Are Ignoring

Orson Aguilar | Posted 02.25.2016 | Technology
Orson Aguilar

Years ago, when people talked about the "digital divide," they meant that the less wealthy lacked access to broadband and other digital technologies. Now, that digital divide -- which still exists -- has broadened into a chasm that threatens to engulf our whole society.

America's 4 Richest Families Own as Much as the Bottom 40%

Max Galka | Posted 02.24.2016 | Business
Max Galka

Typically, the discussion around U.S. economic inequality focuses on the growing disparity between incomes. However, another measure of inequality, one which may be more important, has gone largely overlooked outside of academic circles: wealth inequality.

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.

Sanders and Trump: How the Political and Media Establishment Got 2016 So Wrong

Leonard Steinhorn | Posted 02.17.2016 | Politics
Leonard Steinhorn

Perhaps the biggest story coming out of campaign 2016 is not the rise of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, but the fact that the media and political establishment never saw it coming. And the fact that they never saw it coming perfectly explains the rise of Sanders and Trump.

Will Team Hillary Play the Race Card?

Les Leopold | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics
Les Leopold

Team Hillary clearly wants to pigeon-hole Sanders on one side of the debate hoping to isolate him from Black and Latino voters. But her strategy is likely to fail. As minority voters get to know Sanders better, his message is likely to erode Hillary's support.