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US Income Inequality

Natasha Bach

WATCH: Hillary Clinton Is Sounding A Lot More Like Elizabeth Warren

HuffingtonPost.com | Natasha Bach | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) says she isn't running for president, but her rhetoric is still being heard on the campaign trail. On Monday, Hillary ...

The U.S. Is Even More Unequal Than You Realized

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 05.01.2014 | Business

When it comes to income inequality, no other developed economy does it quite like the U.S.A. If you need some proof, here it is: The chart abov...

America by the Numbers: Part I

Dave Pruett | Posted 06.15.2014 | Religion
Dave Pruett

Our bridges are collapsing, our highways and railways are crumbling, and our schools are failing because too much money that should go into education and infrastructure continues to finance the implements of war.

Next Time Someone Argues For 'Trickle-Down' Economics, Show Them This

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 02.17.2014 | Business

Conservatives like to say that "a rising tide lifts all boats." In other words, if an executive makes $20 million a year, his income will eventually t...

Marrying Someone Just Like You Is Bad For The Economy, Say Economists

Posted 02.03.2014 | Weddings

Marrying someone with similar interests and background is often touted as the recipe for a great marriage -- but a new study suggests that our tendenc...

A New Year's Message

Robert Reich | Posted 03.02.2014 | Politics
Robert Reich

Despite do-nothing congressional Republicans, we ARE making progress around the country because Americans are organizing and mobilizing. Together we can make 2014 the year we turn the tide on economic inequality.

Inequality Hits People Hardest At Worst Possible Moment, In 1 Chart

Posted 12.10.2013 | Business

The growing gap between rich and poor affects all of us, but it's hammering middle-aged Americans the most, with dire implications for their ability t...

U.S. Economic Mobility Hampered By Growing Wealth Gap

Reuters | Posted 02.03.2014 | Business

By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON, Dec 3 (Reuters) - U.S. cities are increasingly divided between the rich and the poor, hampering residents'...

On the 50th Anniversary of His Assassination, JFK's Message Is More Important Now Than Ever

Michael Shammas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Michael Shammas

We were once a country that wasn't scared to do the big things, weren't we?

No News Is Bad News

Marty Kaplan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Marty Kaplan

If you think the widening chasm between the rich and the rest spells trouble for American democracy, have a look at the growing gulf between the information-rich and -poor.

My Conversation With Dr. Patrick McCarthy About Ending Poverty: America's Silent Spaces

Tavis Smiley | Posted 10.22.2013 | Impact
Tavis Smiley

Tonight on PBS, I sit down with Dr. Patrick McCarthy, president and CEO of The Annie E. Casey Foundation, a private charitable organization dedicated to helping build better futures for disadvantaged children in the United States.

New Normal Growth, Or A New Social Contract

Harlan Green | Posted 09.18.2013 | Business
Harlan Green

It should be obvious. If government size and spending is to shrink as the so-called Austerians and deficit hawks want, then private wealth has to inc...

Jan Diehm

LOOK: Inequality In U.S. Is Scarily High, Rising

HuffingtonPost.com | Jan Diehm | Posted 11.11.2013 | Business

President Obama acknowledged Monday that inequality is on the rise "even though the economy is growing." That growth hasn't helped many people who los...

Shocker: Income Inequality Gets Worse When You Slash Taxes On The Rich

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.29.2013 | Business

The rich just keep getting richer -- not only by gobbling up more income, but also by paying less in taxes. That means less support for the poor, who ...

This 1 Chart Should Shame The U.S. Into Solving Its Hunger Crisis

Posted 05.28.2013 | Business

Only in America. The U.S. is one of the wealthiest countries in the world, and yet nearly one-quarter of the nation’s residents recently said th...

The United States Is More Unequal Than These Latin American Countries

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.27.2013 | Latino Voices

Latin America has long been viewed as a region plagued by some of the worst wealth inequality in the world. But in recent years, those figures hav...

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 ...

LOOK: The Only Chart You Need To Understand America

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 11.15.2012 | Business

The United States of America is number one in an unfortunate category. The top one percent's share of total income has risen the more in the U.S. t...

Grand Illusion: Mobility, Inequality, and the American Dream

Jerome Karabel | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Jerome Karabel

The United States now finds itself at a crossroads: still fervently committed to the American dream, but unwilling to adopt policies that would promote its realization. Put simply, Republicans and Democrats alike want something they cannot have.

States Where The Wealth Gap Is Growing Fastest

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 09.21.2012 | Business

Income inequality is increasing nationwide and new data from the Census Bureau shows which states have it worst. Maine, West Virginia and California a...

Income Inequality Worse Now Than In Time Of Slavery

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 09.21.2012 | Business

Believe it or not, income inequality in the United States is worse today than it was back in 1774. That’s what a recent report from the National ...

Michael McAuliff

Billionaires Are Economy's Michael Jordans, Says GOP Senator

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama should stop talking about the middle class because it turns people against rich Americans, who should be embraced...

Is Europe as Unequal as the U.S.?

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 09.09.2012 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Europe is the land of generous social programs with not as much inequality as in the U.S., right? If the European Union (EU) is taken as a single country, economic data show that the EU and the U.S. have similar levels of inequality.

Income Inequality Literally Kills

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 05.09.2012 | Business

The pain of inequity appears to have a tangible effect on a country's health. That's because rising income inequality has caused some people to di...

What Increases The Likelihood Of Teenage Pregnancy

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 04.04.2012 | Business

While plenty of research confirms that living in poverty increases the chances of teen pregnancy, new information suggests that when low-income teenag...