Gar Alperovitz and his colleagues are making a compelling case that we might be witnessing the beginnings of an egalitarian-leaning political realignment
The Great Recession, a new study shows, has driven the sharpest decline in reported happiness since researchers started collecting consistent data.
A new film documents the struggle of black families to gain — and retain — middle class status in the face of a deep-seated systemic racism.
A provocative speech implores mainstream economists to look beyond their veil of neutral science and recognize the need for a new approach to understanding rising economic inequalities.
An in-depth look at what happens when cities become unaffordable opens reader eyes to a growing crisis and wins the Pulitzer Prize.
It takes serious mental gymnastics to argue that Trump’s tax agenda would benefit the average working Joe or Jane.
New study points to rising hopelessness as a major driver of the declining health and life expectancy of working class white Americans.
Despite constant bashing in the media and from the White House, undocumented immigrants actually pay more towards the public good than the wealthy.
The patchwork of programs in place to enable parents to balance both raising children and making a living is utterly inadequate. Failing to fix this problem will rob a generation of children, and parents, of the tools needed to ensure a happy, healthy, and productive life.
The political theater that passes for serious policy debate is about to run into an unfortunate reality as Donald Trump’s budget plan comes face to face with its arch-nemesis: arithmetic.
Bruce Cannon Gibney doesn’t see all baby boomers as sociopaths intent on hording all of the nation’s precious resources for themselves at the expense of everyone else. Just, ya know, most of them.
A new study shows the legacy of racism far outweighs individual financial decisions in driving the growing gap between black and white families.
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.