People in the United States and around the world, researchers have found, significantly underestimate the extent of our contemporary inequality. Just how wide have the gaps between our most affluent and everyone else grown? We highlight here the basic data and statistics that tell our 21st-century inequality story.
Taxes and Inequality in the United StatesTaxes (or the lack of them) exacerbate inequality in the U.S.
Taxation in the United States exacerbates inequality and prevents the country from funding vital programs. Here's how that manifests — and what higher taxes on the rich and corporations could pay for.