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Wealth Gap

U.S. Wealth Gap Hits Record High

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 12.18.2014 | Business

Never in the 30 years since the the Federal Reserve first starting collecting wealth data has the divide between the rich and everyone else been so la...

Are We the World's Most Anti-Worker Nation?

Les Leopold | Posted 12.15.2014 | Business
Les Leopold

Not only do we rank 26th in median wealth, we also are the most anti-employee country in the developed world. Actually, the two go together because rising inequality results from our pro-Wall Street and anti-worker policies.

Echoing in the Streets: A Growing Racial Wealth Divide

Chuck Collins | Posted 12.15.2014 | Black Voices
Chuck Collins

The marches in the streets may have been provoked by police conduct in Ferguson and Staten Island. But there is a deeper dream that has been deferred.

Black-White Wealth Gap Has Reached A 24-Year High

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 12.12.2014 | Business

The economy is recovering, but not the bottom line for black Americans, according to new figures from the Pew Research Center. The median wealth of...

5 Ways to Lessen Inequality as Demand for Labor Decreases Worldwide

Aashish Mehta | Posted 12.07.2014 | World
Aashish Mehta

As automation replaces jobs, we may need a guaranteed minimum income for all people, regardless of employment status.

Scrooge Politics: Why Low-Income Workers Must Work and Shop On Thanksgiving

C. Nicole Mason | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics
C. Nicole Mason

For salaried workers and for most two-income households, working on Thanksgiving or Christmas is the exception, not the rule. However, for minimum wage workers and those without job security, staying home is simply not an option.

Which Hazard Is Better Contained: Ebola or Extreme Economic Inequality?

Timothy J. Barnett | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics
Timothy J. Barnett

Design changes in Ebola management protocols make it highly probable that the Ebola hazard in America will be successfully contained. In contrast, the hazard of wealth-concentration policies implemented by central banks is not under containment. This problem threatens the very fabric of democratic enterprise.

The Rich Are Getting Richer, But They're Giving Less Of Their Income Away

MarketWatch | Quentin Fottrell | Posted 10.23.2014 | Impact

The amount of money wealthy Americans are donating to charity is falling as a percentage of their income. Before you denounce the 1%, new research fin...

The Richest 1 Percent of Americans Control 40 Percent of the Nation's Awesomeness

Galanty Miller | Posted 12.15.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

One day we'll all be dead. And in heaven, everyone has a shitload of money. But for now, it's important that rich people acknowledge their mental deficiency. It will make the rest of our lives much easier. Or maybe Donald Trump is just naturally dumb?

How to Stop Holding Yourself Back From Building a Billion-Dollar Business

Lili Balfour | Posted 12.06.2014 | Women
Lili Balfour

It is true that there are fewer women getting funded and building billion-dollar companies. The numbers are improving, yet we still have a long way to go. The answer to this problem is to start early and to focus on the internal factors causing this imbalance.

The Economic Recovery in Black, White, and Brown

Mechele Dickerson | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics
Mechele Dickerson

While some households and neighborhoods have recovered from the recession, most black and Latino households and neighborhoods are still waiting to recover.

Elizabeth Warren Reminds Us Why CEOs Are Making Way Too Much Money

The Huffington Post | Christine Conetta & Chris Gentilviso | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is not letting corporations off the hook. During Wednesday's Senate Banking Committee hearing on risi...

Inequality, Nick Hanauer and the Patriot's Moral Code

Timothy J. Barnett | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics
Timothy J. Barnett

The July/August 2014 issue of Politico Magazine sports a special report decrying excessive economic inequality, written by plutocrat extraordinare, Nick Hanauer.

What Economic Recovery?

Mechele Dickerson | Posted 11.09.2014 | Money
Mechele Dickerson

While many American households now face a bright and promising economic future, it is now clear that the recession and post-recession recovery has a different look and feel depending on whether you are wealthy, middle-class, or poor.

America's Widening Wealth Gap Is 'Unsustainable'

Reuters | Posted 09.08.2014 | Business

BOSTON, Sept 8 (Reuters) - The widening gap between America's wealthiest and its middle and lower classes is "unsustainable", but is unlikely to impro...

Is the Era of Big Ideas Over?

Tom Silva | Posted 10.14.2014 | Media
Tom Silva

Literally, big ideas don't stand a chance in our media environment. According to a study by the University of California, San Diego, the amount of info we receive on our mobile devices and at homes everyday takes about 15 hours to consume.

Warning: Inequality Is Really Hurting The Economy

AP | By JOSH BOAK | Posted 10.05.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Economists have long argued that a rising wealth gap has complicated the U.S. rebound from the Great Recession. Now...

Health, Sensuality and the Supreme Court's New Feudalism

M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D. | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics
M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D.

Hiding sensuality behind health, instead of celebrating it, devalues the erotic lives of women and men. More than that, our political embarrassment about sex has leveraged the power of the wealthy to control the intimate lives of others.

What Prof. Piketty Missed

Milton Ezrati | Posted 09.21.2014 | Politics
Milton Ezrati

Prof. Thomas Piketty's book, Capital for the Twenty-First Century, certainly has stirred up plenty of debate and political posturing. It is unfortunate, however, that no one has considered the demographic backdrop behind the economic trends.

This Is Why You'll Never Achieve The American Dream

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 07.14.2014 | Comedy

Sorry, America. Not everyone gets a third date with Beyoncé. The "American Dream" tells us that if you just work hard enough, you can achieve any...

Californians Are Fed Up With Income Inequality

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics

A majority of Californians are concerned by the state’s wealth gap, a Field Poll released Wednesday found, but they remain divided on potential solu...

Who Do Americans Hate During Economic Downtimes? It's Not Who You Think

Daniel Cubias | Posted 08.26.2014 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

On top of devastating the country, wiping out many people's savings, and increasing the obscene gap between the wealthy and the rest of us, the Great Recession may have had the side effect of increasing racial tension.

The First Thing You Do in War Is Take Over the Communications System, or Why I Love Sheffield Doc Fest

Vivian Norris | Posted 08.20.2014 | Media
Vivian Norris

Money and the enormous wealth gap has lead to a non-democratic representation in the media sphere and that now extends to so-called public television.

The 1% In My Head

Abraham Lateiner | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Abraham Lateiner

The belief that money is a reliable measurement of a person's value is not true and causes deep suffering. Money is a wildly inaccurate gauge of character.

Sacrifices of the 1%

Rob Taub | Posted 08.17.2014 | Comedy
Rob Taub

Akin to the suffering of middle class and poor families in these difficult economic times, the one percent are struggling as well behind their gilded ...