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Two Scholars Ask: What if Marriage Is Bad for Us?

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

Marriage is not for everyone, and people who want to stay single should not be targeted with singlism because of it.

Success for Dummies

Tom Morris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tom Morris

There is something important to be learned from Jeff Dunham's improbable rise. Passion and belief are often able to create a path forward where none may exist.

Why Billionaires Should Pay for the Jobless Recovery

Les Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Les Leopold

For the past 30 years we have minted billionaires, and we have created the most unequal distribution of wealth since 1928-29. This didn't happen by accident.

The Forbes 400 Shows Why Our Nation Is Falling Apart

Les Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Les Leopold

Collectively, the Forbes 400 have $1.57 trillion in wealth. It's hard to get your mind around a number like that. So let's imagine that it was available for the public good. What does $1.57 trillion buy?

Forbes 400 List: Forbes Releases Names Of America's Richest People

Forbes | Edited by Matthew Miller and Duncan Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The rich haven't gotten richer--or poorer--this year. The price of admission to this, the 27th edition of The Forbes 400, is $1.3 billion for the seco...

An Estate Tax Victory By Any Other Name

Chuck Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chuck Collins

Sometimes you can't declare victory until the other side concedes defeat. That's what happened Monday in the decade-long struggle over the future of the estate tax, our nation's only levy on inherited wealth.

Economic Inequality: The Wall Street Journal Is Just Wrong

Bruce Judson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bruce Judson

The Wall Street Journal reported that economic inequality was never really a problem, and even if it is we no longer have to worry about it. These conclusions are just plain wrong.

Top 1 Percent Of Americans Reaped Two-Thirds Of Recent Income Gains

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities | Avi Feller and Chad Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Two-thirds of the nation's total income gains from 2002 to 2007 flowed to the top 1 percent of U.S. households, and that top 1 percent held a larger s...

Happy Wall Street Day?

Les Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Les Leopold

Labor Day began in 1882 to honor those "who from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur we behold." Today, we have so devalued labor that we hardly notice when millions lose their jobs.

How Laffer Inadvertently Prophesies The Limits of Capitalism

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stephen Herrington

As the very rich have increased the gulf between their wealth and that of the average citizen, two patterns have emerged.

One Nation, Two National Economies

Max Fraad Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Max Fraad Wolff

The trend toward greater inequality has grown through the last 4 months of the downturn.

The Rise and Fall of Artificial Wealth

Michael D. Intriligator and R. Kyle Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael D. Intriligator and R. Kyle Martin

Christina Romer, Chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisors, said she is "incredibly confident" the U.S. economy will recover within a year. We disagree.

6 Simple Secrets To Manifesting Financial Wealth Today

Jack Canfield | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jack Canfield

The supply of money is truly infinite once you apply certain principles that have made millionaires and billionaires over and over again.

Andres Piedrahita Shamed By Media Into Leaving Mega-Yacht

Vicky Ward | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vicky Ward

Last week, I wrote how Piedrahita, the major shareholder of a feeder fund that lost $7 billion of investors' money to Bernie Madoff, was summering on his new yacht. This week, he's off the yacht.

Arab Divisions: New Trend in Guest-List Lifestyles Splits Arab Societies

Journalism Boot Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Journalism Boot Camp

In the Qatari capital of Doha, the desert has transformed into lush, luxury communities. It is part of a trend in social segregation unlike anywhere else in the world.

President Obama Profiled Me

Adam Hanft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Hanft

What Barack Obama wants to do is financial profiling. And in its way it's philosophically as intellectually and morally indefensible as racial profiling.

It's Hard to Be an American

Jon Robin Baitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Robin Baitz

Who amongst us can say we're actually doing the hard work of being an American?

Can't Buy Me Love

Isha Judd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Isha Judd

It seems that no matter what we achieve, it is never enough. There is always something more. Got the car of your dreams? Now you need two.

In Dependence Day 2009

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Gellman

We have never been more reliant on the generosity of others and less able to act like grown-ups and fend for ourselves than any time since the Revolution.

This Isn't About Michael Jackson

Jane Devin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jane Devin

Why do we so often scramble to make excuses for the bad acts of celebrities when we wouldn't do the same for our neighbors?

Lazarus and the Iranians

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

A connection has been made. A connection clearly seen between a young generation here in the United States and a young generation of Iranians who have taken to the streets.

What Bernie Madoff Couldn't Steal From Me

Matt Weinstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Matt Weinstein

Some genuine "wealth" in our lives is always created when we reach out to each other, when we make connections with each other, when we form a community together in times of crisis.

Obama Finally Said It

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

Private business is no better at running anything than the government. Yes, the private medical insurers should be afraid -- government can kick their ass.

Fear and Looting in America: How Wealth Begets Wealth on the Hill

Les Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Les Leopold

This shift in wealth in America since the 1970s created an unholy cycle of more lobbying for more benefits for the super-rich and large corporations, who in turn paid for even more lobbying -- a cycle that still is in full motion.

Bill Gates's New $9 Million Country Cabin (SLIDESHOW)

Nicholas Carlson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Nicholas Carlson

Microsoft founder Bill Gates has acquired for himself a simple country abode: the Irma Lake Lodge, a $9 million, 492-acre Wyoming ranch. We have the pics here.