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Model's New Central: China

Susan Owens | Posted 01.25.2014 | Style
Susan Owens

Chinese models have never been more in demand. So no surprise that on November 27, the world focus on the next 'top model' gains a lot more octane -- when it moves to China. Here, one of the country's richest cities, Shenzhen, will host the 'World Final Elite Model Look'.

Ivy League Only: Your Money is No Good Here

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Blake Fleetwood

For elite alumni, the search for the perfect host or trusted tenant just got a little bit easier.

America's Snobbiest City Is...

Travel + Leisure | Posted 06.28.2013 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

To determine which city has the biggest nose in the air, we factored in some traditional staples of snobbery: a reputation for aloof and smarty-pants residents, along with high-end shopping and highbrow cultural offerings like classical music and theater.

My 2013 Travel Goal: Don't Be A Jerk

Christopher Elliott | Posted 03.02.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

There's something about travel -- whether you're flying, driving or sailing -- that brings out the jerk in all of us. Like the guy in seat 26B just in front of me right now on a flight from Honolulu to Los Angeles, who is probably a nice guy on the ground. But put him on a plane, and shortly after takeoff, he jams his seat into my knees without so much as an apology.

The Conventional Wisdom Re: Growth Is Unwise

Jared Bernstein | Posted 02.10.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Reading Politico's piece about how to get the economy growing in earnest again, I was struck by how out of sync the conventional/DC story is compared to what I and other growth analysts think is going on.

Mitt Who?

Daniel N. Nelson | Posted 10.06.2012 | Politics
Daniel N. Nelson

Who is Mitt Romney? His children and wife know him and certainly love him. But Americans do not. His "likeability" polling is half that of President...

Newt vs. New York

Mitchell L. Moss | Posted 03.25.2012 | New York
Mitchell L. Moss

Newt Gingrich is running for president by running against New York. That's the essence of the victory speech he gave in South Carolina when he singled out "elites in Washington and New York."

The Debate Over Elite Schools and Elite Jobs

Robert Teitelman | Posted 02.12.2012 | Business
Robert Teitelman

If you accept the research that higher socioeconomic status is the single greatest factor in academic performance, then Rivera is outlining a process that not only bakes in inequality, but deepens it over time.

Obama and Perry Stop Folking America

Mark Steinberg | Posted 11.14.2011 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

A quick read of President Obama's 4,000 word jobs speech to Congress on September 8 reveals that he has apparently decided there are no folks in Ame...

Inside the life of Centurion cardholder Taysha Valez

Ellen Cannon | Posted 09.19.2011 | Business
Ellen Cannon

You probably think the holders of the very best credit cards, such as the American Express Centurion (the "black card"), are all celebrities. But that...

When Greed Is Good

Carine Fabius | Posted 08.23.2011 | Arts
Carine Fabius

2011-06-23-excess.jpgLondon-based Maximilian Widemann, a pop graffiti artist, channels horror over modern society's mind-bending fascination with money.

To Be or Not to Be: American Freedom, Exceptionalism and Identity

Robin Koerner | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics
Robin Koerner

There is something fundamentally pro-American about much of the apparently anti-American content published in foreign newspapers. In this way, criticisms of America appeal to, and approve of, American ideals.

Gregory Beyer

The Elites Who Killed Osama Bin Laden

HuffingtonPost.com | Gregory Beyer | Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics

A curious word crept into the dialogue this week, as news outlets fed the voracious public appetite for every last detail of the secret raid that kill...

Weekly Audit: We Welcome Our New Plutocratic Overlords

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Meet the new global elite. They're pretty much the same as the old global elite, only richer and more ...

"The rich guys don't want to pay the tax"

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Tasini

Karl Marx? Nancy Pelosi? Bernie Sanders? Nope--Bill Gates Sr. Not that this is surprising that rich people don't want to pay taxes but it's worth list...

Act like an elite! Vote progressive!

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marshall Fine

I don't consider myself an intellectual. But, apparently, at least by the definition being touted by the right wing in this country, I must be one. If...

Yalie Perplexed by Anti-Yale Sentiment

Bradley W. Bloch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bradley W. Bloch

Americans don't resent upward mobility; they just resent getting so few chances at it. There isn't an obvious solution to this situation. But until we address it, we need to be prepared for a great deal of irritation from a great many people.

Welcome to the Wonderful World of the High Net-Worth

April Rudin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
April Rudin

I enjoy and value teaching others how to network amongst the rich and famous. I am just awaiting the day when I can change sides from an offensive position to the defensive side.

You Might Want to Check Those Frequent Flier Miles

Len Hollie | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Hollie

Traditionally, when airlines have merged, frequent flier miles were carried over allowing customers to select among an increased number of flights and destinations.

UK Goes Forward To The Past! A Cabinet That Looks Like... Eton (No Blacks, Gays or Jews Need Apply)

Martin Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Martin Lewis

Fortunately for this true-blue Tory son of the landed gentry, David Cameron has been able to pick a cabinet that looks like his alma-mater -- Britain's most exclusive, elite, boys-only private school Eton.

Not A Problem, A Pribble

Sally Kohn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sally Kohn

Some problems, a friend recently suggested, are not in fact problems at all. They are pribbles -- problems of a privileged existence.

Empire of the Sunset

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randall Amster

Sometimes, I really miss America -- or at least the idea of it. You know: that can-do spirit, streets paved with gold, champion of the tired and poor,...

Being Gifted Means You Get All the Gifts

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

I think justifying a fundamentally unequal distribution of resources is the primary purpose of most school "gifted programs."

The Ultra-Elite Versus The Poor

Douglas MacKinnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Douglas MacKinnon

The more I "succeed" in life, the more I'm repulsed by the one-tenth of one percent "above" me and the more I long for the values, ethics, and unseen valor of the "unwashed masses."

CIA Secret Prison Found At Horseback Riding School In Lithuania

ABC News | Brian Ross And Matthew Cole | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The CIA built one of its secret European prisons inside an exclusive riding academy outside Vilnius, Lithuania, a current Lithuanian government offici...