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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 | 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 | 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...

Next Bailout to Watch: The GOP and the Richest of the Rich

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

CEOs of the 50 corporations that cut the most jobs over the last two years received average bonuses higher than those paid to CEOs of the largest 500 businesses. You follow that? The CEOs who cut jobs got the largest rewards.

The Top 10 Richest Politicians In Congress

The Huffington Post | Jeremy Binckes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The economy may have been tanking, but it was apparently a different story on Capitol Hill where the 50 richest lawmakers gained a cumulative $1.4 bil...

Aspen's Richest Residents Migrating Away From Area

Aspen Daily News | Andrew Travers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Great Recession appears to have sparked an outbound migration of wealth from the Aspen area and is shifting income demographics of the resort area...

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 ...

Single Women Fend for Themselves in Recession

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

Mired at the bottom of the racial wealth divide, single women of color need not just a safety net but a ladder.

Tax Cuts Are Theft: An Amplification

Sara Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sara Robinson

Conservatives believe that only private individuals should hold wealth. And that's why they feel perfectly free to raid the vast legacy that our ancestors have accumulated and stewarded for us.

Fix Social Security, Now!

John Dougherty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Dougherty

Market reactionaries might label my solution as "a redistribution of wealth." I have a message for the marketeers: The wealth has already been redistributed -- upwards.

Investing in Fine Art and Antiques: Revisit Your Passion!

Irvin G. Schorsch III | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Irvin G. Schorsch III

As an investment advisor to high net worth individuals, I often encourage clients to consider diversifying their portfolios into alternative asset classes such as fine art and antiques.

Wealth: A Broader View (VIDEO)

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

For all of your material wealth, which is considerable when seen in the light of how many of our fellow humans are living, you may miss something of the simple wealth of human community.

The Conundrum of Success and True Nobility

Sigi Hale, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sigi Hale, Ph.D.

For most of human history our ancestors had a predominant and shared life purpose ... to survive. On a day-to-day basis working to establish safety a...