A new film depicts the black-white divide in a tone both historic and timeless, demanding its audience look directly at our nation’s sins, both past and present.
Trump says he’ll spike bad trade deals, but he’s still letting the big corporations that write them make the rules.
New study shows growing divide in Texas’s most populous county.
Children of the ultra-wealthy have opportunities that children born into poor families could never dream of. Access to the very best schools, a ready-made network of influential family friends, interest-free loans — all at their disposal just by virtue of birth. Should these fortunates also not have to pay taxes?
New paper makes the case that a global billionaire tax is ethical, good for growth, and could solve a lot of the world’s problems. Oh and politically viable.
If Obama’s health law is reversed, taxes will go down for the rich and up for the poor, while millions lose coverage
Don’t want to read the best inequality books of 2016? We reviewed them so you don’t have to (even though you should).
Trump railed against Wall Street bankers on the campaign trail. Now they’re joining his administration.
Workers in Massachusetts are agitating for a $15 statewide minimum wage, buoyed by ballot-box successes in other states and widespread in-state worker support.
New book from veteran researcher Dean Baker looks at the rigged rules that drive wealth to concentrate in fewer and fewer hands from trade policy to patent law and everything in between.
After the election, we need to focus on forcing the next president to address inequality and fix our upside down tax code.
Maine Governor Paul LePage wants to jail organizers pushing to raise the state’s minimum wage.
What explains the unrepentant disdain the elite media cast on Bernie Sanders bold ideas and insurgent campaign? Thomas Frank explains.
Running a profitable company and engaging in sustained activism on behalf of people and the planet is no easy task. Neither is writing a compelling book lighting the way for others to follow. Yvon Chouinard has done both.
Inequality circled near center stage as 100 million viewers watched the two candidates debate what to do about America’s huge — and still growing — economic divide
Regardless of the rhetoric, there’s no substitute for simply raising the minimum wage to boost income in rural areas.
The closure of ITT Tech should be a warning to other educational institutions looking to make a dime at the expense of students.
Reverend Dr. William Barber II takes the message of the Moral Monday movement to a national audience in his most recent book and Moral Revival tour.
The candidate’s ongoing scandalous behavior can’t cover up whatever he’s hiding in his tax returns.
Malcolm Gladwell challenges firmly held beliefs around social mobility and our education system in a thoughtful, engaging, and wildly popular new podcast.
Donald Trump’s VP pick signals a commitment to slashing taxes for millionaires and cutting services for everyone else.
The promise of market economics is supposed to be that as an economy grows, the paychecks of wage earners grow with it. But according to a new study, this is no longer the case.
For the first time, Democrats are acknowledging America’s deep racial wealth gap — and the policies that created it.
The pending new Democratic Party platform rejects the insensitivity to inequality that has oozed through the party’s platforms over recent years.
Unrepentant House Republicans have put forward yet another tax reform package that funnels wealth upward – and leaves most Americans poorer.
Lawmakers in New Jersey were moving forward on a plan to restructure state financing of transportation while cutting the state estate tax. In a surprising turn of events, the estate tax will be preserved.
A look at the growing movement for tax fairness at the state level and the states leading the way.
To understand why the IRS is under attack, follow the money.
Law professor Michael Graetz explains how a scrappy group of political neophytes used the immense wealth of their backers to push the repeal of the federal estate tax from a nonstarter into the mainstream.
“There’s no way these people should own planes and there’s people who don’t have houses or apartments.” Who said it?
American elites don’t have to go to Panama to hide their money — they can go to Delaware.
Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya made headlines transferring partial ownership to his employees. Here are five other companies in the food business doing right by their workers.
A coal baron’s prison sentence could be a wake-up call for corporate execs. Even they do not sit above the law.
Release of the Panama Papers along with new limits on corporate inversions spark new life into movement for tax fairness.