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Are the Rich Any Good? Think Immigrant Women Leaders

Fiona Citkin, Ph.D. | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.

Whatever holes one may pick in Picketty and other economists, plutocracy is rooted deeply and rules the world. If this is indeed inevitable, what's to be done?

This WSJ Chart About Taxing The Rich Doesn't Tell The Whole Story

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 04.14.2014 | Business

The Wall Street Journal trolled the private-jet set this weekend, warning the wealthy of the "sticker shock" of soaring taxes. But fear not, rich peop...

10 Qualities Of The Richest Americans Over 50

Next Avenue | Donna Sapolin | Posted 09.27.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Donna Sapolin Forbes recently came out with its 32nd annual listing of “The Forbes 400, The Richest People in Amer...

America's Top 10 Greediest People of 2012

Sam Pizzigati | Posted 03.10.2013 | Business
Sam Pizzigati

Year in and year out, these greedy grab ungodly rewards for their own labor -- and deny their employees anything close to decent compensation for theirs.

Inheritance Taxes Need to Be Raised Substantially

Allan Brawley | Posted 02.09.2013 | Money
Allan Brawley

It is noteworthy that neither the Democrats nor the Republicans are proposing increases in the estate tax. As always, the latter are putting forth their usual lame arguments for lowering or eliminating it.

Binders Full of Chinese Women

John Wagner Givens | Posted 12.22.2012 | Business
John Wagner Givens

Do women in China really do that much better relative to their American counterparts?

Robert Reich: 'Trickle Down Economics Is Bunk, It Always Was'

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 06.13.2012 | Business

Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich can think of three reasons to raise taxes on the rich. He needs less than that number of minutes to explain them. ...

The Rich Sure Took A Beating During The Recession

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 06.06.2012 | Business

Among the richest Americans, even being average means being extremely wealthy. On average, the 400 highest-income tax filers raked in $202.4 mill...

What One Percenters Are Worried About

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 03.14.2012 | Business

Worried about losing your job? Afraid you'll hit retirement age with nothing in the bank? The richest people in America apparently feel your pain. ...

Dukes Puts 'Em Up Again

Martha Burk | Posted 12.28.2011 | Business
Martha Burk

Remember Dukes v. Walmart, the case that the Supreme Court threw out because the company claimed it was too big to be sued for sex discrimination. Well, like Freddy Krueger every Halloween, it's ba-a-a-ck.

The Ten Richest People In America

Daily Finance | Posted 11.21.2011 | Business

Despite the stalled economy, the nation's wealthiest are worth a combined $1.53 trillion, nearly equivalent to the GDP of our neighbor Canada. Their t...

IRS Drastically Increases Its Audits Of America's Richest Taxpayers

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 05.27.2011 | Business

In 2009, the Internal Revenue Service announced plans to unleash a new enforcement unit called the Global High Wealth Industry, the goal being to bett...

This is Not Fiscal Conservatism. It's Just Politics.

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Let's be clear: When politicians attack the poor, it is not partisan to challenge them -- it is a Christian responsibility.

Tea, Taxation and Tyranny

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

In O'Reilly's obnoxious Super Bowl interview with Obama, Bill asked contemptuously if the president was a "wealth redistributionist." Between interru...

Losing the Battle, but Winning the War

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

The latest figures on wealth distribution are nothing less than shocking. The top one percent of Americans now control about 35% of the total econom...

The Problem With Billionaire Philanthropists

David Callahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Callahan

Philanthropy is vital to fill the gaps in a fraying government safety net, especially in hard times. But it can also bankroll sharply ideological groups or large-scale efforts to revamp public policy.

Class Warfare: John Kerry & Other Senators Hold Unemployed Hostage to a Tax Break for the Rich!

Iris Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Iris Mack

The first news I read this morning was a very depressing New York Times editorial. Here's what I learned from the sobering statistics in this ...

Bershire CFO Gets More Compensation Than Buffett

CNBC | Josh Funk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

At Berkshire Hathaway Inc., the chief financial officer again brought home more compensation last year than the two billionaires who run the company. ...

IRS: Rich Keep Getting Richer

Wall Street Journal | Greg Ip | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The richest Americans' share of national income has hit a postwar record, surpassing the highs reached in the 1990s bull market, and underlining the d...

$1.3 Billion Needed To Make Forbes' Richest Americans List

AP | JACKIE FARWELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A billion dollars just doesn't go as far as it used to. For the first time, it takes more than $1 billion earn a spot on Forbes magazine's list of the...