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Income Disparity

5 Tycoons Who Want To Close The Wealth Gap

AP | HANNAH DREIER | Posted 02.24.2014 | Impact

As the middle class struggles to make gains and President Barack Obama strives to shine a spotlight on the issue of income inequality, an unlikely con...

Working for the Few: Inequality and the Threat to Democracy

Winnie Byanyima | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business
Winnie Byanyima

Emerging from the financial crisis, the global economy is strengthening. Yet around the world most people are still being excluded from opportunities to better themselves and achieve prosperity. Increasingly the biggest benefits of growth are being captured instead by a tiny elite.

Report: There Are 85 People Who Are As Wealthy As Half The WORLD

Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

Worldwide economic inequality is looking rather bleak these days, according to a new report by relief organization Oxfam. Oxfam's "Working For The ...

Widening Income Disparities

Helene D. Gayle | Posted 03.23.2014 | Impact
Helene D. Gayle

The difference between rich and poor is becoming more extreme, and as income inequality widens the wealth gap in major nations, education, health and social mobility are all threatened.

Religious Idealism vs. Worldly Realities

Richard W. Kropf | Posted 03.23.2014 | Religion
Richard W. Kropf

When Jesus said "Blessed are the poor (or poor of heart)" he was not praising poverty as such. Quite the contrary: he was warning us that the kingdom of God (or of heaven on earth) would never be realized, much less possessed, by the avaricious or the greedy.

Change the Conversation, Change the World

Hildy Gottlieb | Posted 02.16.2014 | Impact
Hildy Gottlieb

"Have real conversations about the world you both want," I repeated. "Effective conversations aren't about blaming and posturing. What kind of world does Mr. Politician really want? You'll only know by asking and truly listening, by having those real conversations."

Affluenza, Privilege, and the Threat to American Freedom

Kent Hayden, M.Div. | Posted 02.15.2014 | Politics
Kent Hayden, M.Div.

I am pro-meritocracy. I am a capitalist. And I believe the institutionalization of privilege is a threat to these ideals. Affluenza affects more than the world-view of wealthy teens. It threatens the structural integrity of our society.

Obama: Income Inequality Is 'Defining Challenge Of Our Time'

AP | Posted 12.05.2013 | Politics

BY JIM KUHNHENN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama turned his focus Wednesday to the pocketbook issues that Americans...

Obama To Draw Attention To Massive Inequality

Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By JIM KUHNHENN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid public doubts over his stewardship of the economy, President Barack Obama is putting...

The World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council Summit: A Health Outlook

Dr. Derek Yach | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Dr. Derek Yach

World Economic Forum, Summit on the Global Agenda 2013 - Abu Dhabi, November 18-20 2013 What can we expect from Abu Dhabi that will benefit dialogue...

2 Monkeys Were Paid Unequally-- See What Happens Next

upworthy.com | Posted 09.16.2013 | Business

Check out what happens from 1:34 to 2:06. ...

INFOGRAPHIC: Black Women Make How Much?

Posted 01.29.2013 | Black Voices

While economists have suggested that closing the gender wage gap would create a huge economic stimulus across the U.S., a recent report by the Nationa...

Presidential Debates and Middle-Class Economics

Michael Farr | Posted 10.05.2012 | Business
Michael Farr

While a lack of middle-class income growth can create headwinds for any economy in the short term, the longer-term risks of political instability and civil unrest can become much greater.

Will Someone Please Increase My Taxes!?

Bob Banov and Roger Ohlsen | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
Bob Banov and Roger Ohlsen

Wouldn't it be great if the Congress that exacerbated our current situation were held responsible for their grade school behavior which brought on our current financial situation, paying higher taxes until things right themselves, even if it's after some get voted out of office?

Want a Real Recovery? Raise the Minimum Wage

Terrance Heath | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics
Terrance Heath

If we want an economy with robust consumer demand, workers need to a bigger slice of the pie. Business leaders once understood that elementary fact.

Are Rich People Meaner?

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 07.05.2012 | Money

The rich are more likely to: a) Cut off other drivers. b) Be disinterested in the welfare of others. c) Cheat on a test to get ahead. d) Give m...

The Future We Want: Demanding Social Justice and a New Distribution of Opportunity

Michel Sidibé | Posted 08.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Michel Sidibé

If the international community chooses to seize this moment to promote a new distribution of opportunity -- one that empowers people to challenge and overcome injustice -- we can unleash the potential of individuals and society as a whole to live in health, dignity and justice.

The Middle-Class Solution: GET OUT!

Grant Cardone | Posted 08.01.2012 | Money
Grant Cardone

People in the middle class must understand that it is no longer the safe haven of inspiration it was for their parents. Particularly, its lower and middle bands do not make enough money to save enough to create financial security.

Stop the Presses: The Rich Get Richer

Steven Clifford | Posted 06.02.2012 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

The New York Times published an op-ed titled "The Rich Get Even Richer." I guess their next scoops will be "Hudson River Full of Water" and "Pope Benedict XVI Is Catholic."

Think Again: Money Talks, Media Balks

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.30.2012 | Media
Eric Alterman

Instead of seeking remedies to this ongoing problem, the putative guardians of our democratic principles, rights and responsibilities -- the United States Supreme Court -- has chosen to vastly exacerbate the situation.

Dear Jamie Dimon

Jess Coleman | Posted 04.02.2012 | Home
Jess Coleman

Mr. Dimon, you seem to think it's an attack to ask you to pay more taxes. But shouldn't you be required to pay more into a system that arbitrarily benefitted you more than others? Seems fair to me.

Real Consequences of Income Inequality

Frank A. Weil | Posted 03.21.2012 | Crime
Frank A. Weil

A little encounter opened my complacent and privileged mind to a not so brave new world out there that we have to deal with and try to correct.

Mapping Out New York's Wealthiest And Poorest Neighborhoods

Posted 12.08.2011 | New York

WNYC has built an interesting map using data from the Census Bureau to highlight the city's wealthiest and poorest neighborhoods. The data, which ...

Labor Force's Share Of Income Plunges To Record Low

Posted 12.01.2011 | Business

The labor force's share of income has plunged to its lowest level since the measure was first recorded. The labor force's share of income -- or th...

Understanding Where the Occupy Folks Are Coming From

Jared Bernstein | Posted 01.30.2012 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Why has income inequality gone up so much and why does it matter? Let's start with facts of the case.