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The Piketty Pontiff: How Pope Francis Is Bringing Catholicism Back to Its Anti-Inequality Roots

Sean McElwee | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

The intellectual terrain that the Catholic Church now navigates is far different from now than it was even a few short years ago. Thomas Piketty's "Capital in the 21st Century" is on the top of Amazon's best-seller lists, and Francis is on his way to becoming one of the most popular popes in history.

The New American Dilemma

Jerome Karabel | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Jerome Karabel

Americans face a genuine dilemma. If they are truly committed to equality of opportunity, then they will have to demand vigorous measures to reduce the drastic levels of inequality that now divide the nation.

Who's Behind the Wheel May Help Drive Attitudes on Surge Pricing

Turnstyle | Posted 03.16.2014 | San Francisco
Turnstyle

By Nishat Kurwa (nishatjaan) Photo Credit/Flickr: Tribute/Homenaje The online car service marketplace is already valued in the billions of dollars....

Redistribution: The 'R' Word

Ron Davis | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics
Ron Davis

The President has announced that he wants to tackle inequality and the lack of upward mobility for poor Americans. He has many ideas for doing so, and many involve redistribution. But he smartly avoids mentioning the "R" word.

Strange New Study Links Muscle Strength, Political Views

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 10.23.2012 | Science

Are political views a matter of muscles? A new paper published online in the journal Psychological Science suggests that muscular strength can be ...

The Not-So-Great Redistribution Debate: Makers, Takers, Shakers and Fakers

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

Redistribution is an everyday occurrence and it is at the heart of the American political and capitalistic system.

BOTH SIDES NOW: Will Tape-Gate be Romney's 'Lonesome Rhodes' Moment*?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 09.23.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpg To Ron Reagan, the 47% tape reveals Romney's sneering elitism -- but Torie Clarke thinks it's a feeding frenzy over a stumble no worse than Obama's comments on "cling to guns/religion" and "redistribution." Then: Are riots in the Middle East the fault of a film or Obama?

Income Redistribution is Actually Popular in America

David Callahan | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
David Callahan

Conservatives are trumpeting a new video in which a younger Obama embraces the dreaded socialist sin of redistribution. His earlier words will no doubt hurt Obama among some segment of the electorate -- even though most voters in both parties actually favor a host of redistributive policies.

Romney Goes All In On 'Redistribution' Attack

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.20.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney, facing fallout from leaked videos showing him at a May fundraiser saying that 47 percent of Americans are "dependent on government" and v...

America's Not Faring Well on Welfare

Robin Koerner | Posted 09.30.2011 | Politics
Robin Koerner

Over the last two generations, most of the improvements in the material standard of living of America's poor have proceeded not from the welfare syste...

Attack Inequality in States Where the Rich Live

David Callahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Callahan

Progressives shouldn't give up on the push to rewrite a federal tax code that has become ever more tilted to the upper class. But there are other fronts in the battle against inequality besides Washington, D.C.

A Parable about Contributing to the Well Being of Society

Lisa and Michael Littman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa and Michael Littman

As silly as it sounds, I think Republicans truly believe that people wouldn't bother being healthy if they didn't think it was giving them an advantage over their neighbors!