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Around The World In 12 Days--One Suitcase, 4 Climates And Four Currencies

April Rudin | Posted 05.03.2014 | Travel
April Rudin

The first step to helping your business grow overseas is expanding your own global knowledge via traveling. If you haven't already, it's time to get a passport and book that overseas trip.

How Going Undercover Reminded Me to Appreciate My Privilege

Katy Wolk-Stanley | Posted 04.26.2014 | Parents
Katy Wolk-Stanley

My non-consumerism relies heavily on the community I live in. If I were in more of a low income area, my food shopping options would likely be limited, and our safety would not be a given. I have opportunities that many other Americans do not.

Money Can't Buy You Time

Martin Varsavsky | Posted 04.25.2014 | Money
Martin Varsavsky

As you do well in life, it's not the cost of choices that drives scarcity, it's distributing finite time over them that does.

'If You Were to Give Me a Million Dollars, Would It Do Any Good?'

Trisha Lynn Sprayberry | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Trisha Lynn Sprayberry

I have a question for everyone to ponder. It's not one that hasn't been purposed before. But the answer thus far seems to be a little ambiguous. The...

Why Widening Inequality Is Hobbling Equal Opportunity

Robert Reich | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Robert Reich

America's savage inequality is the main reason equal opportunity is fading and poverty is growing. Since the "recovery" began, 95% of the gains have gone to the top 1 percent, and median incomes have dropped. This is a continuation of the trend we've seen for decades.

Perkinsonism: A Plutocrat Neurological Disorder

Dan Agin | Posted 03.29.2014 | Business
Dan Agin

Perkinsonism is a rare clinical disorder found in the minority of plutocrats in any society. As a behavioral/neurological disorder, it's characterized by a number of symptoms.

Relationships in 2014: Ours Is A Society That Could Use a Hug

Robert Hall | Posted 03.24.2014 | Weddings
Robert Hall

Distrusted, disengaged, lonely -- it is what you would expect from a society increasingly going it alone.

Thanks to Pope Francis, Revolt Against the Global Super-Rich Is Underway

Chrystia Freeland | Posted 03.23.2014 | World
Chrystia Freeland

The recognition by Pope Francis and others that surging income inequality is an urgent political problem marks an important shift.

What Bugs You About Your Money?

Frank A. Weil | Posted 03.12.2014 | Money
Frank A. Weil

If you are one of the many millions of people who have enough wealth outside of your home to worry about how to invest it, your foremost questions are...

Mass Affluence and the Politics of Inequality

Mark Yzaguirre | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Mark Yzaguirre

Mass affluence is just as much a part of our economic structure as poverty and progressives must acknowledge and incorporate that affluence in their policymaking.

Eight Graphs Showing American Exceptionalism

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 02.26.2014 | World
Howard Steven Friedman

I prefer looking at this subject from a data point of view, asking where America is "exceptional" compared to other wealthy countries where I am using the definition of "exceptional" to mean "unusual." This definition does not make a distinction about better or worse.

President Obama Puts Spotlight on Economic Inequality

Gary Reber | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics
Gary Reber

Propertyless and under-capitalized Americans sense and experience that they are less secure with prospects for good incomes that they can rely on to support themselves and their families, but they feel helpless to do anything about their plight and continue to struggle on day by day, month by month.

These 2 Cities Are Now Exclusively For Rich People

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 12.20.2013 | Business

Few cities in the U.S. embody the growing divide between rich and poor quite like New York and San Francisco. In just the past 20 years, both have cha...

If You Want the American Dream, Go to Finland

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

The American dream --- the notion of equal opportunity for all, the chance to pull yourself up by your boot straps and make something of yourself --- is gone.

From Prophet to Profit: A Woman's Business Weapon

Caryn Chow | Posted 02.07.2014 | Small Business
Caryn Chow

My grandmother raised four kids, and became a single parent when my grandfather passed on and my younger uncle was a tender 14. Learning to become profitable was not something she even thought about. She was "savvy" before savvy was a "business" household name.

The Rich And Educated Believe Wealth Correlates With Virtue, Says Study

Eric Zuesse | Posted 02.02.2014 | Politics
Eric Zuesse

A study of social class -- defined by annual income and by education-level -- finds that "Social class rank was positively associated with essentialis...

Do Flowers Make You Rich?

Bill Prescott | Posted 02.01.2014 | HuffPost Home
Bill Prescott

Flowers are healthy, they don't make false promises and they deliver nourishment to your soul. For the price of a fancy coffee drink, they will watch over you all week and remind you that no matter what your bank account says, you are rich.

Social Security for the Life-Cycle

Alan A. Aja | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics
Alan A. Aja

While we applaud Senator Warren and Paul Krugman for their unequivocal stance not to cut but to expand the benefits of social security, we believe we can be much bolder.

An Open Letter to the One Percent

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

You worked hard for that money. No one can deny that. You have been rewarded for your talent, your intelligence, your risk-taking, your creativity, and your good fortune. The notion that you should change a system that has worked so well must seem downright stupid.

Equality for All

Jay Mandle | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics
Jay Mandle

We cannot make modern technology become labor intensive. And we cannot prevent low wage countries from growing and increasing global competition. But the policies that emerge from our own political system can offset the inegalitarian consequences of these developments.

Football Player Quits NFL After Reading Chomsky, Dalai Lama

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.08.2013 | Healthy Living

It's often said that "money can't buy happiness" and one NFL player appears to have found that the adage still holds true. John Moffitt seemed to h...

Philanthropy Is Not a Privilege of Wealth

Jacqueline Herrera | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jacqueline Herrera

The NGO field, with its lower pay, risky travel and odd hours, needs committed and passionate individuals willing to make a career out of it, and one of the most promising demographics we can find that in is the millennials.

A Letter To Boys

Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi

In truth, I wrote to the boys, life is impossible. People will leave. Love can fail. Your job may be a bore. But once you accept this then you can relish the rest of it. Here I'm sharing a few things that hold true for me.

The Poor and the Heartless

Wray Herbert | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

It appears that income inequality may actually affect people's character as well, creating a class of harsh, moralistic citizens who are all too ready to judge one another. Surprisingly, these strict and punitive moralists are not the rich.

Being Rich Begins by Thinking Like the Rich

Steve Siebold | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Steve Siebold

Learn to let go of the middle-class thinking of the masses, while simultaneously learning to embrace how rich people think. In a matter of months your entire perspective will begin to shift, and you'll begin seeing the world through the eyes of millionaires.