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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...

College Is False Promise For Many Poor Students

The New York Times | Posted 02.21.2013 | Education

Angelica Gonzales marched through high school in Goth armor -- black boots, chains and cargo pants -- but undermined her pose of alienation with a pla...

Support One of the World's Last Nomadic Cultures

Nina Wegner | Posted 02.16.2013 | Impact
Nina Wegner

Mongolia is still a land where wind whips through horses' manes as they race across a terrain of rolling green pastures. Herders roam the steppe, in tune with the seasons. But a lot of that is about to change.

Fantasy Cliff: Debunking the Biggest Myths About the Bush Tax Cuts and the Rich

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

We should stop taking the flawed arguments of the rich seriously, and call it out for what it is. Greed.

Toward One City: Getting to Know Each Other

Judith Sandalow | Posted 12.25.2012 | DC
Judith Sandalow

While a lot of attention this election season has been given to rifts between right- and left-leaning neighbors, men vs. women, and black vs. white, the most profound and troubling divide in Washington, D.C. is between rich and poor.

Obamacare's Hidden Side Effect

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.01.2012 | Business

Obamacare is designed to increase the health care coverage of Americans but doing so will, in part, yield something else: Wealth distribution. The ...

NYC Poverty Rate Rises As Gap Between Rich And Poor Widens

Posted 09.20.2012 | New York

New York City's poverty rate rose for the third straight year, with nearly 74,000 more people falling below the poverty line in 2011, according to a n...

Income Inequality Worse Now Than In Time Of Slavery

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 09.21.2012 | Business

Believe it or not, income inequality in the United States is worse today than it was back in 1774. That’s what a recent report from the National ...

We Need to #TalkPoverty

Jamison Doran | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics
Jamison Doran

I cannot pretend there is an easy fix to get our poverty rate down, which is at the highest level in at least 63 years, because there certainly isn't an easy fix and it won't become any easier regardless of who is president.

Is Hyper-Masculinity Ruining Your Marriage?

The Huffington Post | Katharine Lotze | Posted 07.23.2012 | Weddings

Could hyper-masculinity be ruining your marriage? According to a new study, published in the online journal "Sex Roles," men who have traditional n...

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.

Bucking the Trend: Poverty Reduction and Inequality in Latin America

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 08.07.2012 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Interestingly, this phenomenon -- mobility out of poverty accompanied by higher income concentrations and persistent inequality -- is evident in all regions of the world, with the exception of one: Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)

WATCH: The Talk TED Didn't Want You To See

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 05.17.2012 | Business

Multi-millionaire Nick Hanauer has an important message for those who think the rich are America's job creators. Problem is, he can't seem to get it o...

Inequality's Rising, But It's Not The Kind You Think

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 05.02.2012 | Business

There's a gap between America's richest citizens and everybody else. And that gap has been growing larger for years. No, it's not income inequality...

Here's How Much A College Degree Is Worth

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2012 | Money

By Lauren Young NEW YORK, April 30 (Reuters) - How much is that college degree really worth? That depends on your majo...

The All-New American Family

Marian Salzman | Posted 06.30.2012 | Home
Marian Salzman

The American family's structure is no longer a perfect slice of apple pie. We've got nests that are no longer empty as jobless millennials move back in with mom and dad and redefine our latest obsession with what it means to be "occupied."

This Got Worse In New Orleans

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.26.2012 | Business

After Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans came back more unequal than before. That's the conclusion of a recent report from the American Constitution So...

States With The Highest-Paid Lawyers

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 04.20.2012 | Business

A law degree might not be quite the golden ticket it used to be, but for the average lawyer in most states, it’s still a six-figure profession. B...

Equal Pay Day: It's Time to Close the Earnings Gap

Kirsten Swinth | Posted 06.17.2012 | Politics
Kirsten Swinth

The old-fashioned kind of income inequality that still keeps women earning less than men on average holds families back, and perpetuates the gulf between the 1 percent and the 99 percent

Lawyers Have Income Inequality Problems, Too

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.16.2012 | Business

Income inequality is a problem among lawyers, too. As The Wall Street Journal notes, the country's richest lawyers have gotten richer since the Gre...

Income Inequality Worse Under Obama Than George W. Bush

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.11.2012 | Business

President Obama may talk a big game about economic fairness, but his record on the issue doesn't quite match up. There are lots of reasons to think...

In America, A Rising Tide Lifts Only Some Boats

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.10.2012 | Business

It doesn't just seem like America is dividing into two nations -- one where luxury spending is going strong, the other where more and more people can'...

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."