The Occupy movement has been a learning experience for everyone, including Rabbi Brad Hirschfield, president of the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership and Beliefnet.com blogger.He gives his take on religious congregations' reaction to Occupy Wall Street.
At the heart of the growing Occupy movement is a frustration that economic elites dominate public policy and don’t contribute their fair share to society.Last month, we sat down with Jeffrey Winters, a political science professor at Northwestern University, to talk about wealth in America and his bo
Last month, Northwestern University professor Jeffrey Winters joined us to discuss his book Oligarchy, an examination of how the super-rich fight to preserve and increase their wealth, particularly here in the United States.
Americans are taught early on that “all men are created equal.” But people taking part in Occupy Wall Street would argue that’s no longer the case.The protesters are angry about the enormous gap between the rich and poor and frustrated by rising unemployment, foreclosures and corporate bonuses.Briti
WASHINGTON (AP) — The ranks of America's poorest poor have climbed to a record high — 1 in 15 people — spread widely across metropolitan areas as the housing bust pushed many inner-city poor into suburbs and other outlying places and shriveled jobs and income.New census data paint a stark portrait o