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Our Brains Are Hardwired For Compassion

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 12.07.2014 | Healthy Living

Our culture is often portrayed as greedy. We supposedly want money, power and fame, but at the same time, it's in our nature to care deeply for others...

Are We About to Repeat 2008?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 02.20.2013 | Business
Daniel Wagner

It would be far more sensible for investors to remain cautious about the future, rather than to assume that the sun will continue to shine indefinitely.

The Unequal State Of America

Reuters | Posted 12.18.2012 | Business

In the town that launched the War on Poverty 48 years ago, the poor are getting poorer despite the government's help. And the rich are getting richer ...

You Are Not Alone

Kenneth Kales | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics
Kenneth Kales

For many, the holidays bring mixed feelings. The formerly solid middle class will continue to go to food banks offering free groceries. The lower class is fairing much worse as poverty knows no holidays. The main currency many Americans have this holiday season is hope for change.

Young Adults Increasingly See Themselves As Poor

Posted 09.11.2012 | Business

The kids aren’t feeling alright. Nearly 40 percent of Americans aged 18 to 29 self-identify as lower class, a 14 percentage point boost since 2008, ...

Our Loss in Wealth Shows We're All in This Together

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 08.18.2012 | Money
Tiziana Dearing

If you live in America, and not under a rock, you probably heard that the Fed announced earlier this week that U.S. wealth fell nearly 40 percent from 2007 through 2010.

Is Marriage a Poverty-Buster?

Jodie Levin-Epstein | Posted 06.10.2012 | Politics
Jodie Levin-Epstein

Marriage, graduation, and working are all great goals shared by many across the political spectrum. But this view scrambles together the data on good outcomes with the idea that gumption can move anyone into a higher-income cohort.

Clash Warfare

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

"Clash warfare" may appeal to a minority, but it does nothing to respond to the economic and social concerns of the majority of Americans. For them, class warfare is not the issue -- fairness and opportunity are.

Five Facts About Social Mobility

Delia Lloyd | Posted 04.23.2012 | Business
Delia Lloyd

What a bummer to discover that this great national mythology that's sustained us for so many generations may no longer be true. A spate of recent studies suggests that Americans are no longer upwardly mobile.

Notes From a Party for Rich People

Daniel Cubias | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics
Daniel Cubias

The aluminumadores in my neighborhood at least try to maintain some kind of dignity in spite of their humiliating circumstances. Contrast that with what I witnessed at the upscale party, where a wealthy man groveled and whined just to get his friends inside.

Six Reasons Americans Fall Out Of The Middle Class

24/7 Wall St. | Charles B. Stockdale | Posted 11.09.2011 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: Seems as though the American Dream is just that — a dream. If you were born into a middle class family, there is a high chance t...

We Had an Agreement: The Results of Being Played

Kenneth Kales | Posted 09.12.2011 | Business
Kenneth Kales

We the people were heroic in rescuing so many Type A's and their financial sectors. I say heroic only because our act now seems selfless. It wasn't supposed to be that way. We had an agreement.

Top-Level Professionals View 40-Hour Work Week As Part-Time: Report

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.30.2011 | Business

Over the last thirty years, the majority of Americans have started working longer hours while earning less, according to a recent report by the Center...