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Google Shows Us the Way

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 03.27.2014 | Business
Peter A. Georgescu

The quiet emergency we face in our economy and in the world of business management is to find a new GPS with which to guide our growth. Keeping shareholder value as our lodestar in the executive suite will only widen the perilous income gap in the developed world.

There's Rampant Income Inequality In Congress's Own Backyard

Reuters | Posted 03.01.2014 | Business

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON, March 1 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is making income inequality an issue in midterm elections, and ...

Are the Republicans Serious About Mobility?

Sean McElwee | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

Republicans want a strong, upwardly mobile middle class and a weak government, but the two cannot coexist. Given the party's obsession with cutting government spending, "mobility" will remain a hollow mantra, nothing more.

The Invisible Americans

Victoria A. Brownworth | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Victoria A. Brownworth

Poverty isn't a "money problem." It's not about having to wait to cash out your 401k or your IRA or some of your stocks. It's having nowhere to turn for money. It's wondering which bill can be paid and which bill can be put off.

This Is How Americans Are Grappling With Income Inequality

AP | By ADAM GELLER | Posted 04.04.2014 | Business

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The wealthiest county in America is settled deep in 4 a.m. slumber when Neal Breen threads the mini-mansion subdivisions and sno...

Michael Calderone

Muckraking Journalists Needed Now More Than Ever As Inequality Gap Grows

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- As opulent mansions sprouted up on the Upper East Side in the late 19th century, reporter Jacob Riis journeyed through the slums downtown,...

Howard Fineman

A New Gilded Age Threatens The State Of Our Union

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The numbers are shocking -- assuming that we still have the capacity for shock -- and they will form the backdrop for President Barack O...

A Birdbrained Approach to Income Inequities

Nancy Rubin Stuart | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Nancy Rubin Stuart

Admittedly, pecking order is a rule of nature, even though our American forefathers promoted the concept that "all men are created equal." That is not so today in our country where the biggest bird not only has the advantage of eating the most seed, but shrieking if the little birds attempt to eat at all.

The Income Inequality Implications of Job Automation: Over 47 Percent of Jobs May Be At Risk

Kevin Merlini | Posted 03.11.2014 | Technology
Kevin Merlini

Researchers have pointed out that our nation's growing income inequality is indicative of increased automation. When will the exponential growth of computing technology allow for jobs that may be viewed as safe to be taken over?

Our Kids, Our Future

Jane Williams | Posted 03.11.2014 | Education
Jane Williams

In one of his last interviews before disappearing to write his next book, Robert Putnam spoke with Jane Williams on Bloomberg EDU about the growing gap in social mobility among U.S. children.

Fancy Diners: Do You Even See Me?

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz | Posted 03.01.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

Though many of us are not among the highest income earners in this country, our relative wealth and comfort puts us in a unique position to offer assistance, yet most of us do not. Our behavior towards the most needy among us begs the question: do the wealthy really see the poor?

How the Inequality/Growth Debate Has Evolved Over Time

Jared Bernstein | Posted 02.15.2014 | Business
Jared Bernstein

While today's debate asks whether inequality hurts growth, the oldsters among us remember the time when the received wisdom was pretty much the opposite.

Inequality Hits People Hardest At Worst Possible Moment, In 1 Chart

Posted 12.10.2013 | Business

The growing gap between rich and poor affects all of us, but it's hammering middle-aged Americans the most, with dire implications for their ability t...

A Shocking Number Of People Are Temporarily Rich

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 12.09.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not just the wealthiest 1 percent. Fully 20 percent of U.S. adults become rich for parts of their lives, wielding outsize in...

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...

Minorities Are Getting Screwed Out Of $1 Trillion, In 1 Chart

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 11.01.2013 | Business

You shouldn’t need more evidence that racial inequities permeate every aspect of American society, but we’re going to give you one more piece anyw...

Jimmy Carter: Today's Middle Class Resembles Yesterday's Poor

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 10.08.2013 | Business

OAKLAND, Calif. -- OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter says the income gap in the United States has increased to the point where me...

1 Year As A CEO = 375 Years At Minimum Wage

Evening Standard, London | Jay McGregor | Posted 12.07.2013 | World

Statistics from The Equality Trust reveal breadth of income gap as wages in lower-earning bracket fail to keep pace with cost of living Londoners on ...

The Middle Class Problem Is Now an Emergency: Entrepreneurs, We Need You!

Jack Nadel | Posted 11.23.2013 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

If our nation's workforce is just barely scraping by, then who will buy our goods and services? Our GDP is bound to shrink unless we act swiftly to restore our middle class.

Here's One Way Income Inequality Has Gotten Worse Under Obama

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.01.2013 | Business

Despite President Obama’s view that growing income inequality is hurting the nation, it’s actually gotten worse during his tenure, at least accord...

This Will Make You Look At New York In A Whole New Way

Posted 08.19.2013 | Business

If New York's buildings were as high as its residents are wealthy, the city's skyline would look vastly different. That's just what Nickolay Lamm set ...

What Does Equality Mean?

John O'Kane | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
John O'Kane

There's no question that many are down on socialism, or most any other "foreign" ism. But few can have a grasp of what it is. They must be driven by a media-stoked fear of the unknown since the alignment of power in this country now is far from socialistic.

Okay, Fair Question Time: Is All of This Okay With You?

Neale Donald Walsch | Posted 09.10.2013 | Business
Neale Donald Walsch

Does everyone in America have an equal opportunity? Does everyone in America have an equal opportunity to be the CEO of a major company, and earn nearly 273 times more than the workers they boss?

Restaurant CEOs Are Paid 788 Times More Than Their Workers

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.02.2013 | Business

In just one morning, a CEO at one of America's biggest restaurant companies makes more on average than what one of his minimum wage workers earns in a...

Dem Rep: 'However Inarticulate, I Think Miss Utah Was On To Something'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

While speaking on the House of Representatives floor Tuesday during debate on the 20-week abortion ban, Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) said Miss Utah Marisa...