This Pew Research Center analysis of newly released Census Bureau data tells the wealth story for the 2009-2011 “recovery” in the United States. America’s richest 7 percent of households have expanded their share of the nation’s wealth from 56 to 63 percent.
The creators of the original interactive Global Rich List have just updated their original site to help you find out where your net worth and annual income actually sit in comparison to the rest of the world.
America’s growing disparity in wealth, says Federal Reserve Board governor Sarah Bloom Raskin, has made the Great Recession worse and the recovery weaker than ever before.
A new Gallup poll finds strong support for ending inequality.
One of the movers behind the hot new Web video on worldwide inequality explains how the economic crisis has helped bring the problem of income inequality into mainstream consciousness.
The top “earning” hedge fund manager in 2012 made off with $2.2 billion, roughly 43,500 times the median household income in the United States and 11 times the entire New York Yankees payroll.
Major corporate CEOs in the United States now make 354 times the average worker paycheck, the largest corporate pay gap in the world.
An overview of recent efforts to curb CEO pay excess, on both sides of the Atlantic.
From H. G. Wells and Fritz Lang to the latest from director Neill Blomkamp, this engaging survey looks at how movies have tried to show “how the lives of the wealthiest affect those beneath them.”
Raising top income tax rates in the United States, from their relatively low current levels, would be the least harmful policy option for deficit reduction and would potentially yield large reductions in the growth of income inequality.