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Envy and Jealousy? Gag Me With a Silver Spoon

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2014 | Business
Michael Winship

The argument goes that instead of being jealous, we all should be working in harmony together to create jobs and opportunity. Problem is, the deeply rich talk about building the economy but do almost nothing about it.

There's A Scientific Explanation For Why The Rich Are Calling Everyone Nazis

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 02.26.2014 | Business

It turns out F. Scott Fitzgerald was right about the very rich: Science confirms that they really are different from you and me. That difference ha...

3 Dozen Economists Say Inequality Is Hurting The Economy

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 12.18.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The growing gap between the richest Americans and everyone else isn't bad just for individuals. It's hurting the U.S. economy....

LOOK: What Your Salary Would Be If It Grew As Fast As The Super Rich

www.motherjones.com | Posted 02.04.2014 | Business

The richest 1 percent of Americans have seen their average income jump more than 270 percent over the past five decades....

New Science Explains Why He's So Narcissistic

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.26.2013 | Business

The rich just love to look at themselves in the mirror. And that's only one of many signs that they're more narcissistic than everyone else, according...

Jillian Berman

Why Wealthy Americans' Cash Hoarding Is Everyone's Problem

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 08.08.2013 | Business

America's wealthiest households are increasingly squirreling away their cash, according to two recently published reports, in a trend that could pose ...

Enlist the Enlightened Super-Rich!

Ralph Nader | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics
Ralph Nader

You often hear progressives bemoaning the massive war chests of the right-wing funders. But a common mistake made by the left is not adequately focusing on cultivating their own likeminded super-rich.

This Fact About Income Inequality Will Blow Your Mind

Posted 03.25.2013 | Business

Another day, another mind-blowing fact about the staggering difference between the haves and the have-nots. Incomes for the bottom 90 percent of Am...

Countries Where The Super-Rich Population Is Exploding

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 03.07.2013 | Business

Some people are making a fortune in the unlikeliest places -- like Iraq and Zimbabwe. Though the U.S. has the most billionaires in the world, a num...

And The World's Wealthiest Person Is...

Forbes | Luisa Kroll and Kerry Dolan | Posted 03.04.2013 | Business

This year Forbes has uncovered a record 1,426 billionaires. That is 200 more than we found in 2012, another record breaking year. It’s also nearly t...

Huge Tax On Super-Rich Smacked Down By High Court

AP | Posted 02.28.2013 | Business

PARIS — Embattled French President Francois Hollande suffered a fresh setback Saturday when France's highest court threw out a plan to tax the u...

Chrystia Freeland: On the Super Rich Persecution Complex

92nd Street Y | Posted 02.09.2013 | Politics
92nd Street Y

In the final part of our three part interview, Thomson Reuters Digital Editor Chrystia Freeland spoke with us about the super rich and their feeling o...

Chrystia Freeland: On the Self Tax and Democratic Government

92nd Street Y | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics
92nd Street Y

Thomson Reuters Digital Editor Chrystia Freeland recently spoke with us about her new book, Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the ...

Five Plutocracy-Busting Ideas From America's Progressive Past

Sam Pizzigati | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics
Sam Pizzigati

Between 1900 and the 1950s, average Americans beat down plutocrats every bit as dominant as ours. Most Americans today, unfortunately, have no inkling that this huge transformation ever took place.

The Problem of Plutocrats: What a 19th-Century Economist Can Teach Us About Today's Capitalism

Chrystia Freeland | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics
Chrystia Freeland

America today urgently needs a 21st-century Henry George -- a thinker who embraces the wealth-creating power of capitalism, but squarely faces the inequity of its current manifestation.

Conservative = Backwards

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Jon Hotchkiss

That Mitt Romney is politically conservative isn't the reason I'm not going to vote for him.

Paul Krugman's Most Memorable Slams

Posted 08.29.2012 | Business

When Paul Krugman butts heads with someone, they better watch out. That's because the Nobel-winning economist has some pretty strong views, and freque...

Chinese Walnut Trading Website Lists Single Pair For $31,000

Reuters | Jason Subler and Jane Lanhee Lee | Posted 08.28.2012 | Business

BEIJING, Aug 28 (Reuters) - China is trying hard to revive interest in its ailing stock market, but some investors are instead shelling out big money ...

LOOK: Condos Offer Sky-High Balconies With Swimming Pools

Posted 08.21.2012 | Business

Having a private pool may seem like a luxury reserved for single-family homeowners, but in Lima, Peru, even apartment dwellers can take a dip in priva...

5 Private Islands Owned By Billionaires

CNBC | Rajeshni Naidu-Ghelani | Posted 08.20.2012 | Business

Owning a private island is something very few people can even dream of. But some of the super-rich not only own a slice of paradise, they’ve also ma...

Everything You Wanted To Know About Millionaires But Were Afraid To Ask

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 07.24.2012 | Business

Not all millionaires sport a top hat, monocle and cane, but it turns out lots have one thing in common: They don’t feel wealthy. More than one-qu...

Billionaires... They're Not Like You And Me

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 06.28.2012 | Money

Billionaires could be a dying breed in the United States--but not so in China. The country saw a 20 percent increase in the number of households with ...

Look Who's Buying Bootie!

Posted 06.16.2012 | Business

The super-rich have taken a cue from pirates. The share of wealthy investors buying up treasure has increased over the past five years, according ...

Working-Class Incomes Fell After Crisis, While The Bosses Saw Pay Rise

Posted 06.08.2012 | Business

The sluggish economy has been more sluggish for some than others. The median earnings of working class people fell more than 4 percent between 200...

Look: 8 Insane Things Super-Rich People Buy

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 06.07.2012 | Money

When the billions start piling up, what's a mogul to do? Sure you could buy a $49 million Aspen mansion with its own sewage treatment plant. But wh...