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Poverty Amid Plenty - America's Continuing Shame

David Coates | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
David Coates

If we are one America -- or at least if we want to be one America, united and at social peace -- it is surely time to make the alleviation of poverty our number one priority. Inside the 99 percent, it is surely time to focus hard on the needs of the bottom fifth.

Jason Linkins

Allen West Gets It Twisted On Economic Mobility In America | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

I see that Representative Allen West (R-Fla.) has taken exception to President Barack Obama in an email to supporters, saying that the president "does...

Be Digital to the Core

Naomi Troni | Posted 10.24.2011 | Technology
Naomi Troni

What we've learned in the past decade is that brands that want momentum, relevance and reach must ensure they are digital to the core. That means a lot more than having a cool website.

Arthur Delaney

The Rules Have Changed | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.23.2011 | Business

On July 17, 2009, Terry Harris of Jonesville, S.C., lost her job as an executive assistant at a promotional products company. The company, she says, w...

America's Most Segregated Cities

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 06.07.2011 | Business

In three years time, it will have been exactly six decades since the Supreme Court ruled against school segregation in Brown v. Board of Education, pu...

British Politician: Feminism 'Single Biggest' Reason For Lack Of Jobs | Hélène Mulholland | Posted 06.04.2011 | Business

The universities minister David Willetts has been criticised after making comments that appear to blame educated working women for the lack of jobs av...

Field of Dreams: Explaining Economic Mobility Through Baseball

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.29.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

America is galloping backward to a degree of class immobility unseen since pre-World War I Europe. Almost everyone can expect to die now in the same class they were born in.

Arianna Talks The Two-Party System At IQ2

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Arianna Huffington didn't pull any punches discussing the two-party system at last night's Intelligence Squared Debate. Arianna's view of the Ameri...


Larry Beinhart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Beinhart

We're in a class war. It's the corporations and the very wealthiest against all the rest of us. We're losing. In 1962 the wealthiest 1% of American h...

Dan Froomkin

Social Immobility: Climbing The Economic Ladder Is Harder In The U.S. Than In Most European Countries | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Is America the "land of opportunity"? Not so much. A new report from the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) finds that soc...

Happy Labor Day to the Unemployed

Erich Origen and Gan Golan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erich Origen and Gan Golan

Can The American Dream be achieved by an individual in isolation? Do we want people to succeed at everyone else's expense? Or is every man's loss -- sooner or later -- every man's loss?

Why The Elegance of the Hedgehog Is For Grownups

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

This is a small, intimate novel about an exceedingly well-educated concierge in a Paris apartment building and her relationships. Here are five reasons I think this book is essential reading for grown ups.

Is Undercover Boss the Most Subversive Show on Television?

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Arianna Huffington

Undercover Boss is the kind of popular entertainment that can start out as one thing but morph into something that turns a spotlight on just how out of touch America's corporate chiefs are.

Your Unpaid Internship Ate My Social Mobility

Noah Baron | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Noah Baron

The unpaid internship problem effects all but the most wealthy. The costs involved in an internship, for many of us, are simply too great.

The Class: Inside the Walls of French Education

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

The Class, despite its intentions to show dynamic pedagogy at work, reveals its the opposite: how "learning" in France consists of accumulating "facts."