New research helps make clear that taking action to reduce the extreme inequality of 21st-century America would probably increase, not reduce, economic growth.
A top economist shreds the latest attempt to argue that getting upset about our top 1 percent distracts attention from helping the poor.
The byproduct of looser monetary policy since the Great Recession has been a rise in wealth inequality.
From decrying the problem to praising it to ignoring it, the right is totally lost on how to talk to the 99 percent
This intro begins a nine-part series, adopted from the Inequality.Org ebook Growing Apart, that explores the basic dimensions of inequality in America and possible antidotes to it.
Researchers from Knight Frank estimate that ultra high net worth individuals — affluents worth over $30 million each — together held $20.1 trillion in 2013, up from $19.5 trillion the previous year.
That reason: the set of economic actions that over the past three decades have hollowed out the middle class and led to a massive concentration of wealth in the top 1 percent.
A more redistributive tax system appears to lead to higher growth, says the IMF deputy research director.
A record net worth of $31 billion needed to make the global top 20, up from $23 billion last year.
Why we need more talk about income and wealth redistribution.