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The Unequal State Of America

Reuters | Posted 12.18.2012 | Business

In the town that launched the War on Poverty 48 years ago, the poor are getting poorer despite the government's help. And the rich are getting richer ...

You Are Not Alone

Kenneth Kales | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics
Kenneth Kales

For many, the holidays bring mixed feelings. The formerly solid middle class will continue to go to food banks offering free groceries. The lower class is fairing much worse as poverty knows no holidays. The main currency many Americans have this holiday season is hope for change.

Americans Agree With Buffett

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 10.27.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — As the income gap between rich and poor widens, a majority of Americans say the growing divide is bad for the country and believe t...

Does Class Matter When it Comes to Dating?

Amy Hansen | Posted 08.13.2012 | Women
Amy Hansen

My friend told me she expected her partner to be at least a doctor (or, if she had to settle, maybe a lawyer). No one "underneath" her would really be able to understand her mind. I froze.

Clash Warfare

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

"Clash warfare" may appeal to a minority, but it does nothing to respond to the economic and social concerns of the majority of Americans. For them, class warfare is not the issue -- fairness and opportunity are.

The Great Thing About Having Been Poor

Bill Maher | Posted 04.30.2012 | Money
Bill Maher

If you grow up in America, it's pretty rare if you don't love money. One of the first things I ever remember being punished for was stealing money. Five dollars, off my father's dresser.

Airline Teaches Whispering For Its Calming Effect

Posted 02.28.2012 | Travel

It was already known that Virgin Atlantic had the hottest flight attendants, but how about the quietest? Crew working in the airline's Upper Class cab...

Notes From a Party for Rich People

Daniel Cubias | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics
Daniel Cubias

The aluminumadores in my neighborhood at least try to maintain some kind of dignity in spite of their humiliating circumstances. Contrast that with what I witnessed at the upscale party, where a wealthy man groveled and whined just to get his friends inside.

Take My Wealth, Please: One Percenters Who Fight For The 99 Percent

Posted 12.01.2011 | Business

By Bruce Watson AOL Daily Finance Occupy Wall Street is slowing down a bit as winter sets in, but the conversation it inspired is still gaining m...

Explaining The Roller Coaster Ride Of The Super Rich

WSJ | Robert Frank | Posted 12.25.2011 | Business

By Robert Frank of the Wall Street Journal The Saturday Essay on the rise of the "High-Beta Rich" and growing volatility of the 1 percent generat...

Six Reasons Americans Fall Out Of The Middle Class

24/7 Wall St. | Charles B. Stockdale | Posted 11.09.2011 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: Seems as though the American Dream is just that — a dream. If you were born into a middle class family, there is a high chance t...

We Had an Agreement: The Results of Being Played

Kenneth Kales | Posted 09.12.2011 | Business
Kenneth Kales

We the people were heroic in rescuing so many Type A's and their financial sectors. I say heroic only because our act now seems selfless. It wasn't supposed to be that way. We had an agreement.

Ex-Obama Adviser: Tax Raises Makes More Sense Than Spending Cuts

New York Times | Christina D. Romer | Posted 09.04.2011 | Business

The Republicans who walked out of budget negotiations the other week think they know the answer. They insist that higher taxes would threaten our frag...

Top-Level Professionals View 40-Hour Work Week As Part-Time: Report

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.30.2011 | Business

Over the last thirty years, the majority of Americans have started working longer hours while earning less, according to a recent report by the Center...

Wealthy People Have Harder Time Detecting Others' Emotions: Study

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Rich people don't choose to be rude. They simply can't help it. Affluent people -- in terms of income, social status and education -- have trouble de...

Capitalism Uber Alles: How the American Working Class Got Brainwashed

Myriam Miedzian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Myriam Miedzian

Why do so many working class Americans hold such detrimental false assumptions about their place in American society? Why this disconnect between self-interest and voting patterns?

Investigating the Liberal Rich

David Callahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Callahan

Three years ago, amid a housing boom and surging stock market, I signed a contract to write a book about America's upper class. I didn't know exactly ...

Consumer Spending Up, But Off Balance: Affluent, Not Middle Class Spending More

Los Angeles Times | Don Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Increased consumer spending has fueled hopes that the current economic recovery will keep getting stronger, but behind the encouraging numbers is a li...

More Americans Worried They're Fall Out Of Middle Class: POLL

ABC News | Gary Langer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A bit fewer than half of Americans count themselves as middle class -- but many of them aren't sure how long it will last: Among people who say they'r...

Madoff's Chief Feeder Fund Exec Shamelessly Sails the Seas in His New $30 Million Yacht

Vicky Ward | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vicky Ward

I have unwelcome news of Andres Piedrahita, the brash Colombian chief shareholder of Fairfield Greenwich.

Recession: We're All in This Together, Part 2

Olivia Rosewood | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Olivia Rosewood

Perhaps we could take a lesson from the prosperous: don't be ashamed to ask for money. There's nothing shameful about taking care of yourself and your family.

26 Not-So-Bad Things About The Bad Economy

Pamela Redmond Satran | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Pamela Redmond Satran

No need to hunt down the most distinctive artisanal cheese: Your new gastronomic thrill will be finding pork at 49 cents a pound. Agonizing over whether to get divorced? Don't bother, you can't afford it.

Upper Class Pillaging

Mike Garibaldi-Frick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Garibaldi-Frick

Warren Buffet says, "There's class warfare, all right, but it's my class, the rich class, that's making war, and we're winning."