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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...

Polarization: Worse Than You Think

Bob Burnett | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Some political observers believe that if we only had competitive elections throughout the country -- if most congressional districts weren't gerrymandered -- then we would have more moderates in Congress and, therefore, less polarization. Think again. Polarization is the new normal.

The Poverty of America's New Prosperity

Henry A. J. Ramos | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Henry A. J. Ramos

The only way for our nation to regain its economic and democratic vitality in the years to come is to acknowledge the inherent poverty of America's new prosperity -- a prosperity for only the very few that is inherently anti-democratic and insidious. We can do much better.

How Wall Street Devoured the Recovery

Les Leopold | Posted 11.20.2013 | Business
Les Leopold

Our new economic era is characterized by the supremacy of financial capital which vacuums up the productive wealth of the nation, and then uses the nation's wealth as an insurance policy to pay for its inevitable losses.

Where The 1 Percent Really Get Their Money

CNBC | Robert Frank | Posted 08.15.2013 | Business

CNBC: Much of the debate over taxing the wealthy focuses on taxing giant salaries. But a new study from the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center found...

1 Percent to the Rest of Us: Suck it Up Losers

Richard Zombeck | Posted 09.18.2013 | Business
Richard Zombeck

The underlying message in the 1 percent's latest public relations blitz seems to be that the rest of us have it all wrong and whatever we think is going on is nothing more than a bunch of rumors coming from a few misguided loud mouths.

IRS Benefits the Wealthy and Penalizes the Middle Class

Grant Cardone | Posted 09.11.2013 | Small Business
Grant Cardone

The current complicated tax code benefits only the wealthy and creates an unfair advantage that penalizes the middle class. The IRS currently gives th...

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 ...

We Decide How to Share Gains

Stan Sorscher | Posted 07.02.2013 | Business
Stan Sorscher

We can rehabilitate a Social Contract that connects us. With a restored self-image, we can reverse Citizens United, rebalance our political process, and find trade policies that serve society as a whole.

Middle-Income Households Save Less As Highest Paid Americans Earn More: Study

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 03.28.2013 | Business

Next time you find yourself staring at an empty savings account, feel free to blame the era you live in. Middle-income households would have saved ...

The Problem With Charm Offensives: If They Are Needed, They Have Already Failed

David Coates | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics
David Coates

Please, Mr. President: no grand bargains with the defeated. No toleration of their scorched-earth policies. Stop inviting Republicans to dinner. Start eating them for lunch. Democratic charm-offensives focused on Republican lawmakers can come at too high a price.

Paul Blumenthal

Billionaires Give Record Amount In Presidential Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than half of the nation's 400 richest citizens have contributed money to help elect President Barack Obama or former Massachusetts ...

Mitt Romney's Say Anything Strategy

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

At this stage of the campaign, it no longer even makes sense to try judging Romney's candidacy by his views. He has too many irreconcilable differences with the truth for that -- and it's those differences that disqualify him from holding the highest elected office in the land.

Mitt Romney and the Capitalist Extremists Who Want to Destroy America

Dion Rabouin | Posted 12.24.2012 | Black Voices
Dion Rabouin

I'm perpetually annoyed by the blind reverence and adulation African Americans seem to shower on our president despite the fact that few of them can name a single thing he's done, other than get himself elected, to help them.

The One Percent Is HOW MUCH Richer Than You Are?

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 09.11.2012 | Business

The rich are getting even richer as most other Americans fall behind. Households in the wealthiest one percent were 288 times richer than the media...

Poverty and the 1 Percent on Long Island

Karl Grossman | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics
Karl Grossman

Poverty and extreme wealth on Long Island, where I live, have been in the national spotlight in recent days.

Income Inequality Worse Under Obama Than George W. Bush

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.11.2012 | Business

President Obama may talk a big game about economic fairness, but his record on the issue doesn't quite match up. There are lots of reasons to think...

You Can't Say That

Bill Zimmerman | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics
Bill Zimmerman

Common sense solutions like these, while painfully obvious, are entirely inadmissible within mainstream political dialogue. Why is that? Why can't common sense be applied to our defense expenditures, which now are almost equal to the rest of the world combined?

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. ...

How the Fed Steals for the 1%

Tom Mullen | Posted 05.13.2012 | Politics
Tom Mullen

The Occupiers mistakenly blame capitalism, but it is not capitalism that is behind this inequity. It is the completely anti-capitalist Federal Reserve System.

The Widening Wealth Divide, and Why We Need a Surtax on the Super Wealthy

Robert Reich | Posted 05.13.2012 | Business
Robert Reich

Let Santorum and Romney duke it out for who will cut taxes on the wealthy the most and shred the public services everyone else depends on. The rest of us ought to be having a serious discussion about a wealth tax.

Turns Out Recovery Is For The Rich

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 03.05.2012 | Business

Technically, the economy has been in recovery for two years. But it turns out the rich have been doing most of the recovering. In 2010 -- the first...

A Rally To 'Save The 1 Percent'

Mother Jones | Posted 04.28.2012 | San Francisco

Located a short drive from the cute Main Street, the grounds of the Castlewood Country Club once surrounded a 53-room mansion inhabited by Phoebe Appe...

Welcome To The Richest Zip Codes In The United States

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 02.26.2012 | Business

It may be only five numbers long, but a zip code can say a lot about a person. Like if they have rich neighbors, for example. Of 29,000 zip codes e...

Class Warfare: Which Side Are You on?

Bob Burnett | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics
Bob Burnett

The 2012 election will be a referendum on the economy and Obama's leadership. But at another, deeper level, the election will be about class warfare.