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Income Gap

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...

Why The Income Gap Keeps Widening

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 06.17.2013 | Business

Income for the country's top 1 percent has soared by 275 percent over the past 30 years, while growth for the rest of us has stagnated. A new study f...

What's Speeding Up The Death Of The Middle Class

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.05.2013 | Business

When the autopsy is written on the death of the middle class, the current lousy economic recovery will be a major contributing factor, according to a ...

Income Gap Between Western World, Everyone Else Grew 733 Percent Over 200 Years: Study

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 05.28.2013 | Business

Two hundred years can make a world of difference. The gap in income between Western countries and non-Western countries shot up 733 percent betwee...

Should You Hire A Woman To Do This?

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.22.2013 | Women

Should female investors seek out female financial consultants? That's the question posed by Geoff Williams of U.S. News Money. He spoke with Karen ...

What Safety Net?

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

Families across the country are making unacceptable choices: Heat or rent? Food or soap? It's no wonder that the diaper banks I work with around the country report more families asking for assistance.

The One Chart You Need To See To Understand America's Mind-Blowing Income Gap

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.15.2013 | Business

Occupy Wall Street is all but gone, while income inequality appears here to stay. Such is life in the United States of America, where the divide betwe...

Other People's Children

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 06.08.2013 | Parents
Joanne Goldblum

Most people are committed to pointing their own kids toward a bright future. If we're able, we'll spend a small fortune on sports equipment and tuition. To ensure that our kids inherit an America like the one that we inherited, however, we need to start worrying about other people's children.

Gender Equality Pays Off in Brazil

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 05.07.2013 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Brazil's success in reducing poverty and income inequality has been widely reported in recent years. What is less known is that there has also been progress in lessening gender inequality in the past two decades.

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...

Mind the Gap

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 01.28.2013 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

I am neither a politician nor an economist. I offer no macro solution to this problem. But I can offer some micro ones. Extreme poverty in itself creates barriers to employment and self-sufficiency.

Urban Poverty in America: The Truly Disadvantaged Revisited

Wilmot Allen | Posted 08.25.2014 | Impact
Wilmot Allen

"Quite frankly, I think that Obama's programs have prevented poverty, including concentrated poverty, from rapidly rising, considering the terrible economy."

The World's Richest People Just Got Richer

Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

The world's richest people just got richer. According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, the 100 richest people in the world added $241 billion t...