A new study shows the legacy of racism far outweighs individual financial decisions in driving the growing gap between black and white families.
The lead organizer of a union drive with the predominantly African American workforce at a Mississippi factory is building power through alliances with civil rights, faith, and student activists.
The White House wants to see local cops cracking down on poor people who break federal laws on immigration. How about a crackdown on the rich who scoff at federal tax laws?
Love Thomas Piketty, but don’t have the time for his brick of a book? Here’s the perfect pocket-sized reader to get you up to speed on what all the inequality hype is about.
Right-wingers are celebrating a provocative — and deeply depressing — new global history of those rare moments where distributions of wealth have become significantly more equal.
Tax avoidance by the wealthiest Americans is drying up our heartland communities and squelching opportunities for young people.
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.
Fortune 500 chiefs make twice as much in a month as U.S. workers make in a decade. But any move to require corporations to document that disparity, a new Trump appointee likes to argue, would be shameful.
Ordinary American taxpayers are subsidizing excessive CEO pay through a variety of channels. These five reforms could help end these subsidies.
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.
People who lose their jobs tend to cut back on their household spending. But in a starkly unequal economy they won’t be the only ones to cut back deeply.
With America’s union presence declining, construction workers are dying at alarming rates.
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?
Trump’s voters didn’t vote to make the richest richer, but the Republican Congress is about to.
For us, another day, another dollar. For them, another day, another fortune.
Rather than answering a senator’s legitimate question about taxpayer subsidies for executive compensation, the Treasury nominee did a crafty dodge.
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.