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The Top 3 Percent Of Americans Now Hold 54 Percent Of The Country's Wealth

Reuters | Posted 09.04.2014 | Business

Sept 4 (Reuters) - The gap between the richest Americans and the rest of the nation widened after the Great Recession, a survey by the Federal Reser...

The Super Rich and Their Strange Allies

Kevin Price | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
Kevin Price

If you read the fairy tale weaved by the major media and our history books, we would believe that liberal policies are beneficial to everyone, whether...

How To Become Rich

Ammarah Aftab | Posted 08.08.2014 | Money
Ammarah Aftab

Contrary to popular belief, any one can become rich. Yes, I mean ANYONE. Your gender, race and whether you graduated from college or not is immaterial in deciding your fate in this arena.

Why Sports Stars Crash and Burn Within 5 Years of Retirement.

Natalie Pace | Posted 08.05.2014 | Money
Natalie Pace

We've heard about the most spectacular falls -- such as Mike Tyson and Kareem Abdul Jabbar -- but, unfortunately, this sad outcome is far from rare.

Words Rich People Use That Poor People Don't

Gina Barreca | Posted 08.25.2014 | Comedy
Gina Barreca

There are lots of terms underprivileged tots don't know as well as their upper-class counterparts and I'm not sure reading to them will truly close the gap. How about giving their parents more access to well-paying, stable jobs?

Reasons Given for Economic Inequality Are Meritless

Steve Siebold | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Steve Siebold

Americans agree economic inequality has grown, but don't agree on why. That's according to a new Pew Research article that gives varying reasons. A closer look into what those polled on the issue said reveals these are more excuses rather than reasons.

3 Things Wealthy People Do Differently

The Motley Fool | Posted 06.16.2014 | Money
The Motley Fool

Napoleon's definition of a military genius was "The man who can do the average thing when all those around him are going crazy." Rich people are similar. They remain normal when everyone else can't.

Economist Thomas Piketty Explains Why Income Inequality Is Just Getting Started

The Huffington Post | Ibrahim Balkhy | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

Life's two certainties may be death and taxes, but French economist Thomas Piketty seems to have found a third: the rich will keep getting richer. ...

Which States Have the Most Millionaires?

Reboot Illinois | Posted 06.16.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Ever wondered which state has the most millionaires living within its borders? Find out below! We've created lists for states with the most millionaires overall, and states which have the most millionaires per capita.

The Super Rich Are Richer Than We Thought, Hiding Huge Sums, New Reports Find

Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

A new pair of reports suggests that the super rich are richer than we thought. The first report by Professors Emmanuel Saez (UC Berkeley) and Gabr...

Lincoln's Bad Dream

Jonathan Schmock | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Schmock

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The Average Cash Bonus On Wall Street Is Now More Than $164,000

Reuters | Posted 03.12.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street's cash bonus pool rose 15 percent to $26.7 billion in 2013 as average cash bonuses hit the third highest on record at...

Watch The Rich Take Over New York City In 2 Charts

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

New York's billionaire mayor may be gone, but make no mistake: The rich still dominate the Big Apple. The median income of the richest 1 percent of...

An Open Letter to the One Percent

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

You worked hard for that money. No one can deny that. You have been rewarded for your talent, your intelligence, your risk-taking, your creativity, and your good fortune. The notion that you should change a system that has worked so well must seem downright stupid.

Love Thy Economy as Thyself

Anat Shenker-Osorio | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics
Anat Shenker-Osorio

The economy doesn't actually have needs, desires or preferences - we do. If our elected representatives, now working on the economy's behalf, want to screw us, we at least deserve dinner first. Something a little nicer than you can purchase with food stamps.

Food Stamps: Republicans' Erroneous, SNAP Judgment

Dale Hansen | Posted 11.23.2013 | Politics
Dale Hansen

This obsession over punishing the poor for being poor may play well with the base but turning our backs on millions of Americans in their time of need not only hurts the economy but it makes these Republican politicians look like unpatriotic, elitist bullies.

Let's Have a Higher Minimum Wage -- and a Lower Maximum Wage

Floyd Elliot | Posted 10.19.2013 | Comedy
Floyd Elliot

Conservatives love incentives. Let's pay a top executive 1800 times what a worker makes... because incentives! Let's tax capital gains at half the rate we tax worker's pay... because incentives!

Bread and Circuses

Michael Gene Sullivan | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics
Michael Gene Sullivan

We must arouse ourselves from the pleasant dream that everything is, basically, alright. We must disabuse ourselves of the fallacy that as long as we don't see stormtroopers in the streets our freedoms must still be intact.

The Uninvited

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics
Nancy Cohen-koan

There are many poems written about being uninvited. This is mine. NOT THERE They are all there. The thems. Who are always there. Are there again. ...

Richest 1 Percent Control 39 Percent Of World's Wealth

CNBC | Robert Frank | Posted 05.31.2013 | Business

CNBC: The wealthiest 1 percent now control 39 percent of the world's wealth, and their share is likely to grow in the coming years, according to a ...

Mayor Bloomberg Gets It Right Over Harvard/Plumber Comments

Steve Siebold | Posted 07.21.2013 | Business
Steve Siebold

No doubt that Harvard is consistently ranked as one of the top schools in the nation. There's a certain prestige that comes with saying "Harvard graduate." But to the mayor's point, at what cost should that come?

How Rich 'Moochers' Hurt America

Salon | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

These excessive private taxes or rents are costs on productive enterprise that can be as crippling as excessive public taxation. In American politi...

7 Ways Money Memories May Affect Your Finances

LearnVest | Posted 04.27.2013 | Women
LearnVest

As children, we begin to form our beliefs and attitudes about money through value-laden messages that are passed on to us by our parents, grandparents and society.

Why Hating Rich People Is Making You Broke

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 04.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Randy Gage says that you may even be working hard to achieve success, but if your subconscious is programmed with limiting beliefs -- like it's noble to be poor -- you'll sabotage yourself. If you believe rich people are evil, how likely is it that you will become one?

Peggy Noonan and the Beleaguered 1 Percent

Joseph J. Thorndike | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics
Joseph J. Thorndike

What irritates me is the extent to which Noonan is still out of touch with reality when it comes to the Republican brand. As long as Republicans can't see that people making $400,000 a year are actually rich, they will have a hard time building a new constituency for their party.