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From academics to activists, thoughtful people worldwide are focusing their attention on economic inequality as never before.

A Time When Government Never Shut Down

April 11, 2011 /


Did America’s rich 50 years ago live on a different planet? Or reside in some parallel universe? Taxing today’s rich could, of course, help fill these budget shortfalls and avoid...

How Inequality Quite Literally Kills

April 3, 2011 /


Why do we have murders? The “police procedurals” that dominate prime-time TV almost invariably end up blaming deranged delinquents. But the global academic “near consensus,” notes the just-released first Research...

A New Record Hedge Fund Windfall

April 1, 2011 /


The hedge fund industry’s trade journal has just released its annual figures for hedge fund manager earnings. The big winner for 2010: John Paulson. His winnings: the biggest ever, an...

U.S. Wealth: A Second Opinion

April 1, 2011 /


The dust has now settled from the 2008 financial crash. The money, too. The question of the day: In whose pockets? Two sets of researchers have offered answers to that...

Pay Up, Corporate Tax Dodgers

March 15, 2011 /

by Chuck Collins

We're chumps unless we force Congress to stop tax haven abuse. Instead of cutting state and federal budgets, the United States should crack down on the corporate tax dodgers thumbing...

What Wall Streeters Took Off the Table

March 13, 2011 /


The financial industry meltdown has bestowed upon profs at business schools a wondrous gift: a life-time supply of fascinating data to burrow their way through. Two respected scholars — from...

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