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.
At the annual World Economic Forum, dancing Cossacks and mixologists give the private jet-set the inner strength to endure the preachy naggers.
If Obama’s health law is reversed, taxes will go down for the rich and up for the poor, while millions lose coverage
While fighting basic worker protections, Trump’s Labor Secretary nominee has enjoyed special executive rewards on a grand scale.
The leader of the British Labour Party has just outlined an ambitious set of proposals for shearing the incomes of the ultra rich down to more democratic proportions.
At a Capitol Hill forum, Roberto Ramirez shared his experience as a long-time employee of fast food king Andrew Puzder, Trump’s choice to head the U.S. Department of Labor.
New book examines the hidden world of wealth managers to the ultra-rich driving today’s offshore tax sheltering.
Red-state voters want action to crack down on executive excess. Trump should oblige.
A pet salon owner in Washington, D.C. helped win one of the country’s most generous family and medical leave plans.
With a new Congress and White House committed to wealth’s concentration, we’ll sorely miss the scholar who dedicated his life to documenting wealth’s maldistribution.
Chuck Collins appeared on NPR’s MarketPlace Morning Report to discuss his book, “Born on Third Base”
When billionaires write charitable gifts off their taxes, the rest of us pick up the tab.
Don’t want to read the best inequality books of 2016? We reviewed them so you don’t have to (even though you should).
Do the corporate chiefs now parading into the new Trump administration see the United States as just another enterprise — to fleece?
Through our weekly feature, we’ve been honored to lift up dozens of inspiring leaders in the fight for a more equitable country and world.
Trump railed against Wall Street bankers on the campaign trail. Now they’re joining his administration.
Portland, Oregon, has just adopted the first tax penalty on corporations that pay their CEOs more than 100 times what they pay typical workers.
The Oregon city has just adopted the first tax penalty on corporations with extreme gaps between their CEO and worker pay.
In the years after World War II, average Americans got ahead. Now Americans are getting headaches — from a ferociously top-heavy distribution of the nation’s income.
Donald Trump is reportedly vetting ExxonMobil’s current and former CEO for the job of Secretary of State. Both are poster boys for executive excess.
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.
A character-driven tale from Ohio illuminates how a corporate model fixated on funneling profits to wealthy investors laid the foundation for a Trump victory.
Only in America, new stats show, could packing an incoming administration with gazillionaires be so easy.
Trump’s pick for the nation’s top financial regulator sparked rave responses from Wall Street lobbyists but a firestorm from public interest groups.
A South Africa-based photographer uses aerial views to document the sharp divides between rich and poor in developing countries.
Charities are increasingly reliant on larger donations from a smaller number of high net-worth donors.
Our super rich have their own personal trainers, chefs, and pilots. Maybe we should give them their own personal tax collectors.
New report details dangers of a top-heavy philanthropy in age of extreme inequality
America’s next secretary of commerce may be a private equity kingpin who owes his ample fortune to a career of manipulating the misfortune of America’s workers.
Voters in many states, including some red ones, approved proposals that will reduce our economic divide.
Could the resounding Election Day victory of a state tax initiative signal an impending surge for a new national egalitarian politics?
Growing inequality and the nature of populist movements help explain 2016 and the rise of both Sanders and Trump. Understanding these dynamics can create the potential for serious radical change.
In an otherwise dismal election, minimum wage ballot initiatives were a bright spot.
The trendy surge in tiny housing offers the rich a chance to become even richer, at everyone else’s expense.
Voters in many states will have the opportunity to weigh in on a variety of inequality-related issues, from taxing the wealthy to price-gouging on drugs.
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.
America’s highest earners will be rushing to maximize their 2016 incomes if Democrats sweep in November. But what happens next will be what really matters.
At a city council hearing, economic justice advocates helped build momentum behind a proposed surtax on extreme CEO-worker pay gaps.
After the election, we need to focus on forcing the next president to address inequality and fix our upside down tax code.
Much like advocates for a federal minimum wage increase, CEO pay reformers are realizing that national change may need to bubble up from the grassroots