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Commentary & Opinion
Commentary & Opinion
October 26, 2012 'Income inequality' magnified by bad dataSource: Orange County Register
Measures of Americans' wealth omit several significant sources, particularly pension fund assets, largely retirement funds of the not-rich; Social Security wealth (the present value of benefits qualified for but not yet...
October 23, 2012 Income inequality could take toll on growthSource: Twin Cities.com
Income inequality has soared to the highest levels since the Great Depression, and the recession has done little to reverse the trend, with the top 1 percent of earners taking 93 percent of the income gains in the first full year...
October 1, 2012 I am a job creator: A manifesto for the entitledSource: Steven Pearlstein, Washington Post
I am a corporate chief executive. I am a business owner. I am a private-equity fund manager. I am the misunderstood superhero of American capitalism, single-handedly creating wealth and prosperity despite all the obstacles put in...
October 1, 2012 How to Erase a Debt That Isn’t ThereSource: Gretchen Morgenson, NY Times
Cast your mind back to February. Five of the nation’s big banks, including Chase and Bank of America, agreed to pay $25 billion to settle state and federal claims over questionable mortgage practices and promised to work harder...
September 25, 2012 Romney and the Forbes 400Source: Joe Nocera, NY Times
Last week, sandwiched between Monday’s leak of the video in which Mitt Romney dismissed “the 47 percent” and Friday’s release of the Romneys’ 2011 tax returns — showing that they had paid an effective tax rate of 14 percent —...
September 21, 2012 In our opinion: Occupy Wall Street movement a failure one year laterSource: Deseret News
A political movement succeeds when it carries a message that resonates, which in turn unites people to effect change. In the United States, where people tend to respect laws and procedures, it can succeed by working through those...
September 12, 2012 Secret Service and Romney Tax ReturnsSource: Larry Checco, featured commentator
We learned last week that the US Secret Service is investigating whether or not someone has stolen Mitt Romney’s tax records and is demanding US$1 million not to make them public.
August 15, 2012 Rich Are Getting Richer, Poor Are Getting Poorer: Time for a Fair Tax Policy (Debate)Source: PolicyMic.com
Today in America, we are in the midst of economic unrest. Even as the Occupy Wall Street movement slows to a crawl in many cities, the message of the 1% versus the 99% is still pretty rampant. Our income inequality is growing and...
A new study shows the gap between rich and poor in New Jersey has widened over the past decade. What do you believe are the causes?
August 6, 2012 6 Myths About Income Inequality in AmericaSource: PolictMic.com
Rhetoric about income inequality fueled recent protests across the globe and political debates in Washington, D.C. Income inequality is the difference between the shares of aggregate income among households, but the gap between...
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