With a call for an income cap on society’s richest, a longshot presidential campaign has thrown a giant scare into the French political elite.
A former labor leader is urging unconventional political alliances in support of public policy to buffer workers from the coming automation age.
Exploding student debt benefits no one. Another way is possible if debtors come together to demand change.
An in-depth look at what happens when cities become unaffordable opens reader eyes to a growing crisis and wins the Pulitzer Prize.
A Wall Street reform organizer is encouraged by a surge of activism to protect consumers, including low-income families, students, and African-Americans who are major users of unregulated prepaid debit cards.
America’s top airline execs have every incentive to treat average passengers as cattle and chattel. Could United’s now infamous aisle drag upset their gravy train?
While you and I file our taxes, Republicans want to make it even easier for big banks to dodge them.
Activists have organized Tax Day marches across the country to demand the release of Trump’s tax returns — and send a message about a tax system that enriches the wealthy.
The deepest of our deep pockets are now pumping millions into immortality research. Should we be amused — or alarmed?
It takes serious mental gymnastics to argue that Trump’s tax agenda would benefit the average working Joe or Jane.
Corporate CEOs are cheering a new White House executive order that lets them keep cheating on the taxpayer dime. But taxpayers may well be wising up.
New study points to rising hopelessness as a major driver of the declining health and life expectancy of working class white Americans.
The Trump pick now running the Securities and Exchange Commission invited America to dump on government regulation. America declined.
While billionaires get richer, most Americans lack the cash reserves to get through hard times.
Despite constant bashing in the media and from the White House, undocumented immigrants actually pay more towards the public good than the wealthy.
New Wall Street bonus numbers reveal how these payouts have far outpaced the rise in the federal minimum wage — and how this in turn has contributed to race and gender inequality.
If you don’t pay me $300 million, the new CEO at CSX is threatening, I’ll let your workers keep their jobs.
A leaked document shows Trump’s own tax proposals would’ve drastically reduced his 2005 IRS payment.
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.
A growing number of executives at America’s ‘do-good’ nonprofits are doing much too good — for themselves — at paycheck time.
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 labor leader whose son was a victim of the opioid epidemic has inspired a campaign to crack down on irresponsible drug industry CEOs.
The White House is framing foreign aid as a devastating drain on America’s treasure. But foreign aid isn’t killing the American dream. Inequality is.
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.