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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...

Reasons Given for Economic Inequality Are Meritless

Steve Siebold | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Steve Siebold

Americans agree economic inequality has grown, but don't agree on why. That's according to a new Pew Research article that gives varying reasons. A closer look into what those polled on the issue said reveals these are more excuses rather than reasons.

Supreme Court Decision Favoring Rich Election Donors Is A 'Warning Bell' For Democracy

The Chronicle Of Philanthropy | Posted 04.22.2014 | Impact

This month’s Supreme Court campaign-finance ruling to further relax limits on how much Americans can give to political candidates should concern non...

Hard Work

Robert Slayton | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics
Robert Slayton

Do the rich "work hard"? Quite often, yes, they work very hard. But if that's the basis for apportioning wealth, what about the tens of millions of Americans who perform arduous labors every working day, yet earn middle class wages or worse?

3 Dozen Economists Say Inequality Is Hurting The Economy

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 12.18.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The growing gap between the richest Americans and everyone else isn't bad just for individuals. It's hurting the U.S. economy....

Rich People Aren't Makers, They Are Takers

Sean McElwee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

Were the richest .01 percent to venture out and form their own society, the rest of us would not devolve into violent conflict; rather, without the expensive burden of the wealthy tapeworms siphoning our common wealth, we could begin to solve our problems.

The Minimum Wage Should Be Raised

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Lawrence Wittner

Raising the minimum wage would pump billions of dollars of consumer spending into the American economy. And unlike the vast government subsidies to businesses, this would be at no cost to taxpayers.

Paul Blumenthal

Super Rich To Gain Even More Influence In Congress?

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Removing the limits on total campaign contributions by a single donor, a restriction now before the Supreme Court, would lead to a huge ...

"Love Your Neighbor as Yourself": Failing Grade for Religious America

Bernard Starr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Bernard Starr

Listen to sermons throughout religious America and you are likely to hear variations on the lofty principle featured in both the Old and New Testaments: "Love your neighbor as yourself." But as we well know talk can be cheap.

The Wealthy Are Not Narcissists Despite New Report

Steve Siebold | Posted 10.27.2013 | Business
Steve Siebold

The negative projections and derogatory labels placed on the rich are endless. One of the most common is that the rich are cocky, arrogant people who think they're better than everyone else.

12 Ways The Rich Are Not Like You And Me (Besides The Money)

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 08.13.2013 | Business

Sure, the rich have more money than many of us. But in what other ways are they living in a fundamentally different universe? Many more than you might...

Doing Good While Doing Well--The New Mantra Of Next-Gen Wealth

April Rudin | Posted 10.06.2013 | Impact
April Rudin

Today, due to technological advances, IPO millionaires, successful succession planning, there is a younger breed of wealth that will soon surpass the baby-boomers in both dollars and influence. Wealthy baby boomers are far different in their likes, dislikes and values from their own next-generation children. Where there is significant wealth involved, it becomes even more critical to understand the differences between how to market and appeal to this next gen of wealth.

Are the Wealthy Obligated to Support the Arts?

Michael Kaiser | Posted 09.14.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Arts institutions -- and all not for profit organizations for that matter -- must make it engaging, fun, enlightening and inspiring to participate. They must earn their donors.

Richest 1 Percent Control 39 Percent Of World's Wealth

CNBC | Robert Frank | Posted 05.31.2013 | Business

CNBC: The wealthiest 1 percent now control 39 percent of the world's wealth, and their share is likely to grow in the coming years, according to a ...

Helping the Kids: Wealthy Families and Declining Social Mobility

Chuck Collins | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics
Chuck Collins

Who is responsible for inequality? Is it the 1 percent, soaking up the lion's share of national income and wealth? Or the failure of people in the 99% to boost their earnings to get sufficient education and skills to compete in the labor market?

Social Class and the College Choices of High School Valedictorians

Lisa Wade | Posted 07.16.2013 | College
Lisa Wade

For the parents out there, it's a good idea to push past our own comfort zones when thinking about what might be possible for our kids.

The Preferences of the Wealthy and Their Role in Our Politics

Jared Bernstein | Posted 06.23.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

A critical concern of our time is not simply our high levels of income inequality and their negative impact on opportunity and mobility. It's how inequality and immobility become entrenched in the system -- how they replicate.

Leaked Records Reveal Who Hides Their Wealth Overseas

The Guardian | David Leigh | Posted 04.03.2013 | World

Millions of internal records have leaked from Britain's offshore financial industry, exposing for the first time the identities of thousands of holder...

Higher Taxes Haven't Hurt High Earners Much

CNBC | Robert Frank | Posted 03.27.2013 | Business

CNBC: Before Jan. 1, many warned that taxing the wealthy would snuff out the recovery. If the wealthy had to pay more taxes, they would spend less,...

How Rich 'Moochers' Hurt America

Salon | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

These excessive private taxes or rents are costs on productive enterprise that can be as crippling as excessive public taxation. In American politi...

Seven Ways the Rich Get Richer

Steve Siebold | Posted 03.25.2013 | Small Business
Steve Siebold

If you want to be rich, learn how rich people think, copy them, take action and get rich.

Catherine New

The Fiscal Cliff Redefines The 1 Percent

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 01.02.2013 | Business

Forget the 1 percent, the fiscal cliff deal is all about the .7 percent. That's the slice of Americans who will be affected by Congress' new definitio...

Why We Must Fight for Peace

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 02.17.2013 | Religion
Sarah O'Leary

Imagine a world where all of humanity feared less. Where we found less of a reason to await potential tragedy of every shape and size.

Why Obama Must Stand Firm on Taxing the Wealthy

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The wealthy already pay more than their fair of taxes while millions of Americans on the bottom income rung pay nothing. It hopelessly poisons the political well and insures virtual warfare with the GOP on other legislative initiatives.

Saving Face on the Bush Tax Cuts: How Everyone Can Claim Victory

Paul Abrams | Posted 02.01.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

The Republicans have lost the public. They lost the election. The American people overwhelmingly support raising tax rates on incomes over $250,000.