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How should we train for the Health Olympics in future generations? It took us over sixty years to go from being one of the world's healthiest nations to today's dismal showing. There is no quick fix.
For many of us, 2014 was an emotionally devastating year because of the seemingly continuous news stories of unarmed citizens falling victim to lethal police brutality. Many of us protested in 2014 and yet have not yet seen the change that wanted. So what are we going to do about it?
Never in the 30 years since the the Federal Reserve first starting collecting wealth data has the divide between the rich and everyone else been so large, according to a new analysis by the Pew Research Center.
The report focused on wealth, which may give a broader picture of a family's financial situation than income. Wealth consists
It's becoming increasingly clear that, at least politically, 2014 will be "The Year of Economic Populism." Now the question is, who gets to decide what that really means?
Correction: An earlier version of this post mistakenly reversed the orientation of the final set of photos. We regret the
Does everyone in America have an equal opportunity? Does everyone in America have an equal opportunity to be the CEO of a major company, and earn nearly 273 times more than the workers they boss?
To the extent that this favorable tax treatment facilitates economic expansion, the overall economy is mis-structured. Moving more assets to the wealthy should certainly not be a prerequisite for job development and economic progress.
-- Inheritance: Whites were five times more likely to receive an inheritance than blacks between 1984 and 2009, according
Small businesses have always been the backbone of the economy in America. The current leaders seem to have forgotten this piece of our economic puzzle.
A boy played, too -- fourteen or so, braces, spindly arms. It was the boy's father who died on 9/11. I was moved, happy to see him so supported by his dead dad's friends. But supported in the context of such outrageous wealth is a complicated word.
It turns out, the fact that 1 percent of Americans control nearly half the nation's wealth feels wrong to a wide swath of Americans, regardless of party or income level. That's the somewhat surprising conclusion to come out of a new study.