The Richest Americans Now Live 10-15 Years Longer Than The Poorest

Deeply unequal societies, researchers have documented over the past four decades, generate far more of these stresses than more equal societies.

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Rich people live longer than poor people. No big news there — we’ve known that health tracks wealth for quite some time now. But here’s what we haven’t known: The life-expectancy gap between rich and poor in the United States is actually accelerating. Since 2001, American men among the nation’s most affluent 5 percent have seen their

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Poll: Most American’s Believe The Rich Aren’t Taxed Enough

Democrats, at 71 percent, were the most likely to support raising taxes on capital gains. Among Republicans and independents, 46 percent supported it.


WASHINGTON  — The rich aren’t taxed enough and the middle class is taxed too much. As for your taxes, you probably think they’re too high as well. Those are the results of an Associated Press-GfK poll that found that most people in the United States support President Barack Obama’s proposal to raise investment taxes on high-income

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‘Swiss Leaks’ Reveal How Much Money The Rich Are Hiding

Analysis: Heard about income inequality lately? Here’s one way the rich keep getting richer.

Everybody knows what a “Swiss bank account” is. Hollywood tells us they’re top-secret safety deposit boxes for the world’s elite — places where drug kingpins and bankers and politicians and heirs hide their fortunes from government investigations and taxation. They’re how the super rich do banking. Now, thanks to one whistleblower and a team of

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