African-Americans have saved significantly less for retirement than whites, a disparity that reflects the ongoing systemic disadvantages many black wage earners in the United States face.
Author of new book, From Here to Prosperity, Tom Burgess explains how to reduce wealth inequality by shifting to a more fair tax code.
While taxes have increased on the top one percent in recent years, taxes on the top one tenth of one percent have gone down.
To narrow the vast economic gaps that divide us, we can’t just tax billionaire paychecks. We need to begin seriously taxing the enormous wealth billionaires have already amassed.
America’s wealth concentration has increased tenfold since Bill Clinton first ran for president. In twenty years will it grow tenfold again? Maybe, but we still have time to make our future appreciably more equal.
‘We are the 99 percent’ makes for a great slogan. But our focus on the 1 percent is distracting attention from a more sinister reality. The evidence suggests we need to worry about the 0.1 percent.
A new report, the first of its kind to analyze ethnic subgroups, takes us deeper into the fault lines of wealth and reveals a staggering racial wealth gap in one of the nation’s largest cities.
Three visionary thinkers offer their ideas for a more just and equitable future looking beyond the election cycle to the long term.
This week’s edition of America’s top progressive weekly features a cover story that spotlights how we can ‘unrig the rules and reverse runaway inequality.’
The Facebook founder saw his wealth ranking jump while others sink. At his age he appears to be the most likely candidate for the world’s first trillionaire.
What the negative wealth at the bottom of the economic spectrum says about our overall economy matters deeply.
We should institute a direct tax on immense wealth, an idea popularized by Thomas Piketty in his landmark book Capital in the Twenty-First Century. This would both increase tax fairness and raise revenue.
How we can reverse the tax giveaways to the rich that have wealth inequality in the United States skyrocketing.
Why should our greatest generation be behind us?
In his surprise best-seller, Thomas Piketty warns that growing wealth inequality will have a corrosive impact on our democratic institutions.
We already have the technology necessary to attain a decent, sustainable lifestyle — technology that can create more and better jobs.
Advantages accelerate for wealthy children while disadvantages compound for everyone else.