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Rich Budget, Poor Budget

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip N. Cohen

Now that $250,000 is the official definition of a "rich" family, let's compare budgets. The Washington Post reports that "$250,000 is etched in the m...

President Obama Should Have Fought This One

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Obama has again bent to the economic philosophy that rewards the casino gamblers on Wall Street and leaves the majority of the country standing outside the casino with a tin cup -- hoping that the gamblers are at least big tippers.

'Heiress Camps' Teach The Wealthy About Money

Newsweek | Nancy Cook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

These financial seminars are fairly secretive. The firms and banks do not want outsiders to know which millionaires or billionaires attended, nor will...

Leadership Insights: Is Wisdom the First Priority in Your Life?

Paul David Walker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul David Walker

When wisdom is manifest in action, wealth and well-being are often created. Yet we seem to long for wealth and well-being without seeking wisdom. Wisdom comes first; it is the seed for wealth and well-being.

Losing the Battle, but Winning the War

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

The latest figures on wealth distribution are nothing less than shocking. The top one percent of Americans now control about 35% of the total econom...

Will One Psychological Flaw Destroy Our Whole Economy?

John Selby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Selby

Yes, our country was founded upon fairness, balance, trust, compassion, and faith. But our economy is being driven by greed and a blind imbalance of power.

The Billionaires Want More, More, More

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

The very richest among us want more, and they are prepared to dismantle the existing political and social order to get it. The time is late. The stakes are extraordinary. Now is the time to roll back this orgy of greed.

Where the Action Is: Consumer Spending

Blythe McGarvie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Blythe McGarvie

While professors research and consult, business men and women create and grow businesses. We all succeed by going where the action is. Let's look at where the action is for consumer spending.

QE2 Geneates Instant Wealth Creation

Robert Lenzner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Lenzner

Just when you were losing faith in Ben Bernanke, he pulls a $600 billion rabbit out of his pocket. Down goes the dollar and the Treasury bond. Up goes gold, oil, stocks and interest rates.

Stopping the Decline of the Black Middle Class

Algernon Austin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Algernon Austin

For a brief moment in American history, one could argue that the majority of African Americans were middle class. That moment ended last year. One d...

Reversing the Redistribution of Wealth

Robbie Gennet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Robbie Gennet

If there was a greater economic balance between rich and poor, people on all points of the spectrum would be much better off.

The Gentle Activist: Lessons From My 91-Year-Old Dad

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

My dad is an activist -- although one might never think so. He is quiet in his ways but no less persistent in achieving what he feels to be important.

Suppose the Tax Cuts Expired

Dr. Philip Neches | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Philip Neches

The simplest thing is to spend more on things that generate deductions. Give more to charity. Buy a new computer. Do more business travel: go more often, stay longer, upgrade accommodations.

William Alden

Income Inequality Makes The Poor More Conservative, Report Says

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Income inequality makes the poor more conservative -- more likely to support smaller government and actually to perpetuate income inequality, two acad...

Buddy, Can You Spare a Diamond? - 12 Reasons to Extend Tax Cuts for the Rich

Doug Molitor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Doug Molitor

Some point to the widening gap between rich and poor in this country, like it's a bad thing. If grinding poverty beside fabulous wealth is such a turnoff, why does everyone vacation in Rio?

Why the Right and the Left Won't Talk Seriously About Inequality

Frank Koller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Koller

Both political parties have a short-term interest in simply avoiding making too much of the fact that America is becoming a more and more unequal society. Does that sound like good leadership to you?

Connecting with the Wealthy Through Social Media: Can You Reach a Luxury Box From the Bleachers?

April Rudin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
April Rudin

Even areas formerly clandestine like private equity and venture capital have ventured in to the social media area to allow investors and money to "meet-up" in a vetted forum.

Fight Inequality, Don't Scapegoat Immigrants

Mark Engler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Engler

Immigration to the U.S. is managed in a way that benefits the wealthy. Reactionary anti-immigrant measures create an ever-more-exploitable pool of labor for employers to take advantage of.

William Alden

Americans Vastly Underestimate Wealth Inequality, Support 'More Equal Distribution Of Wealth': Study

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Americans vastly underestimate the degree of wealth inequality in America, and we believe that the distribution should be far more equitable than it a...

I Pledge Allegiance to The Rich

Karen Dolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Dolan

GOP Pledge To America? I Pledge Allegiance to the Rich And the United States of Wall Street And to the Plutocracy for which it stands One Nation, un...

American Billionaires Got Richer, America Got Poorer

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The richest Americans got even richer this year, according to the new Forbes 400 list, even as the country's total net worth tanked during the second ...

It's Time to Grow Up

Ben Tripp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Tripp

We can call it libertarianism, patriotism, conservatism, or anything we want, but the truth is this: an ideology of selfishness has gripped the nation.

Welcome to the Wonderful World of the High Net-Worth

April Rudin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
April Rudin

I enjoy and value teaching others how to network amongst the rich and famous. I am just awaiting the day when I can change sides from an offensive position to the defensive side.

$11-Million Monument to Benazir Bhutto: APPROVED

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

As flood waters ravage Pakistan's land and 20 million of its people, , yet another devastating blow has hit Pakistan: the government approved an $11-million statue of Benazir Bhutto. Yes, this is Pakistani taxpayer money.

The F Word: Fighting Class War Fighting Bob Style

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Obama spoke to a labor crowd in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Monday, calling for new energy investment, and new infrastructure. The word most people want t...