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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...

Did We Learn Anything?

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

In all this pain and suffering, stupidity and tragedy, war and natural disaster, hope and despair...in the final analysis, have we really learned anything?

On the Moral Depravity of Capitalism in 21 Tweets

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Cynthia Boaz

I've thought a lot about it & have concluded that market capitalism is actually conducive to evil. It's not just a talking point.

The F Word: What a Spare $1 Million Can Buy

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

BP's Tony Hayward has been yanked off spokesman duty after having the poor judgment to go yachting while the Gulf drowns in his company's oil. But acc...

Tax Tricks

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

>This post originally appeared at Campaign for America's Future (CAF) at their Blog for OurFuture. I am a Fellow with CAF....

Americans' Wealth RISES For 4th Straight Quarter

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA and DAVE CARPENTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The rebuilding of Americans' wealth is proceeding in steps rather than strides. Households' net worth rose last quarter – th...

A Well-Mannered Vanderbilt Heiress? In Dead End Gene Pool, Wendy Burden Is a Wild Child

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

Wendy Burden is Cornelius Vanderbilt's great-great-great granddaughter. It is astonishing, given her bloodline, that she could pull herself together enough to write Dead End Gene Pool.

Going Bankrupt Over Illness

D. Brad Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
D. Brad Wright

So, if anyone says that people don't really need insurance -- or claims that they can just go to the emergency room for care -- they need to think again. Falling ill, which can happen to any of us at any time, has the potential to destroy our lives.

"Why Can't I Ever Get What I Want?" Revisiting the Importance of Self Acceptance

Margaret Ruth | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Margaret Ruth

How you feel about you, at a very deep level, has the power to affect everything in your life: relationships, work, money, health. Low self-esteem is an obvious problem in people.

Economic Inequality from Cradle to Grave

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

In an economy that seems hellbent on keeping people of color from getting head, you need a lot more than a job these days to build a real life.

Racial Wealth Disparities Report Underscores Immediate Need for Civil Rights Intervention

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rev. Jesse Jackson

A new study released by the Institute on Assets and Social Policy revealed that even when African-Americans had a good education and well-paying jobs, they could not achieve the wealth of their white peers.

Going for it - The Abraham-Hicks way

Esmeralda Williamson-Noble | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Esmeralda Williamson-Noble

Continued from last week I am so excited! It's been such a short time since I've embarked on this project. And here I am, feeling like a Billion Do...

These Are the Good Old Days

Michael Shermer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Shermer

Despite the relative gloom and doom brought about by the 2008 recession, and the recent downturn of the market and the meltdown and bailout of Greece,...

Are You Possessed?

Vaishali | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vaishali

It has occurred to me over the years how interesting and revealing our use of the word "possession" is. How many of us allow our lives to be possessed by our homes, cars, or boats?

A House Divided

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stephen Herrington

We have sunk too far and can't afford to open the spigots wider without recreating the same over leveraging problems that created the Great Recession.