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Wealthy, Nervous About Stock Market, Even More Concerned With General Economy

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.22.2011 | Business

Not even the rich feel good about the U.S. economy. A recent survey of affluent investors found that over half of them are pessimistic about the pe...

Who Else Is Mad As Hell?

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

What America stands for is now being threatened. Right now the Occupy protesters are leading the moral struggle on behalf of the 99 percent in our country.

Millionaires Far More Likely To Contact Congress, Study Says

The Huffington Post | Jordan Howard | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

People with a median wealth of at least $7.5 million are far more likely to have contacted their member of Congress than the average person, a new stu...

The Myth of Military Contracting

Max Stanley | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics
Max Stanley

The war industry stood back with glee when it released a shoddy study that produced the sought-after deceptive headlines about defense spending, the magic sauce of job creation.

Most Super-Rich Parents Don't Tell Their Kids Just How Rich They Are

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.23.2012 | Business

The majority of super-rich kids don't find out just how wealthy they are until after they can have a legal drink. Only a third of parents worth mo...

Meet the 0.01 Percent: War Profiteers

Robert Greenwald | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

There's the top 1% of wealthy Americans (bankers, oil tycoons, hedge fund managers) and there's the top 0.01% of wealthy Americans: the military contractor CEOs.

The Least Impoverished Cities

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.25.2011 | Business

A growing number of Americans entered into poverty last year. But certain cities survived the recession with especially low poverty rates. Across m...

Sixties Redux at Occupy Wall Street

Alan Singer | Posted 12.13.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

I think the best thing that can come out of Occupy Wall Street is that a new generation, like the generation of the sixties, will learn to organize people.

Mark Cuban: The 'Most Patriotic Thing' The Rich Can Do Is Pay 'Lots Of Taxes'

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics

Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, said wealthy Americans should pay "lots of taxes" in a post on his blog on Monday. Titled "The Most Patr...

Can America Afford Equality?

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

If we as Americans accept the idea that the only hope for our future rests with the rich and the multinationals, and that we must abandon the fundamental principle of equality of opportunity, then perhaps we need to take another look at the American Dream.

Soaking the Rich Is Not Fair

Jeffrey A. Miron | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey A. Miron

High tax rates on the rich are not fair or desirable, they are an expression of America's worst instincts, and their adverse consequences go beyond their negatives for economic growth.

Yuppie Lit: Books About The Filthy Rich

flavorwire.com | Posted 10.01.2011 | Home

Macy Halford recently wrote in the New Yorker‘s Book Bench that she happened upon the “hipster lit” section of Bookhampton while browsing in its...

Next Generation Wealth -- Creating Pathways for Armies of Good

April Rudin | Posted 10.01.2011 | Impact
April Rudin

Attending the Nexus Summit were progeny of first generation entrepreneurs whose parents have created and sold firms to large conglomerates and their family has become instantly wealthy by a single event.

Budgetary Deceit and America's Decline

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 09.22.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Sachs

I am shocked by the U.S. budget negotiations between Congress and President Obama. Every part of the budget debate in the U.S. is built on a tissue of willful deceit.

Rich 'Protected More Than Victims'

Posted 09.05.2011 | Home

Press Association -- The current courts system protects the rich and wealthy more than it does the families of murder victims, the victims' tsar has s...

We All Hope For The Rich Life

Kathleen Gurney | Posted 08.22.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Gurney

What's your richest life? How would you describe the feeling of being rich? Forget money for a moment and think about how you would use your resources of time and money to create a rich life.

Wanted: 1,000 Pastors For the Poor

Jim Wallis | Posted 08.16.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

There is a policy myth is that churches and charities alone could take care of the problems of poverty -- especially if we slashed taxes. But this really has more to do with libertarian political ideology than good theology.

Jon Ward

Tim Pawlenty Goes Big On Tax Cuts, Raising Hackles On Left And Right

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty on Tuesday defended his idea to slash corporate and personal income tax rates by saying...

Unnecessary Shutdown, Unnecessary Austerity

Chuck Collins | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics
Chuck Collins

Our communities are enduring mammoth state and federal budget cuts because we have failed to sufficiently tax America's billionaires or prevent aggressive tax avoidance by multinational companies.

Government By the Rich: Is This the American Dream?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

It's called the American dream because you have to be asleep to believe it. -- George Carlin "There's a reason education sucks, and it's the same rea...

The Millionaire Migration Myth: Don't Fall for This Anti-Tax Scare Tactic

Carl Davis | Posted 05.31.2011 | Business
Carl Davis

With so many states looking for ways to balance their budgets, why isn't there more interest in finally making the rich pay their fair share?

What "The American People" Really Want

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

A new poll by the Wall Street Journal and NBC says that 74% of Americans think that eliminating oil and gas industry tax breaks is a good idea, while 77% oppose cutting social security.

Rich Youth Turning To Social Entrepreneurship

Josh Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Josh Cohen

Social entrepreneurship was not really open to prior generations, and allows the new generation to make a distinctive contribution to themselves, their family and the community, that can enhance both the sustainability of the family assets, and the sustainability of the world.

Class Warfare Indeed

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Before I even begin here, I'd like to address what my critics will respond with, when they hear what I have to say. They're going to call these ideas...

Wisconsin's Tunisia Moment

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

The Republicans' miscalculation in Wisconsin was to declare war on the one bastion of organized economic representation of regular people -- the labor movement.