EXPLORE Inequality

April 21, 2014 | Blog

Executive pay is out of control, but it pales next to what hedge fund managers claw out of the economy. Continue reading

A casket at the Museum of Funeral Customs, Springfield, Illinois, 2006. (Wikimedia Commons: Robert Lawton.)
April 19, 2014 | Q&A

The connection has been “confirmed by many different studies by different investigators over different time periods.” Continue reading

April 18, 2014 | Blog

A number of our former guests and contributors share their reactions to Thomas Piketty’s book, ‘Capital in the Twenty-First Century.’ Continue reading

JPMorgan Loss
April 18, 2014 | Blog

The flaw in Thomas Piketty’s book is that it is not a tour de force of theory, enabling mainstream economists to ignore its powerful message. Continue reading

Actors Michael Douglas and Carey Mulligan on the set of 'Wall Street 2'
April 18, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Economist Paul Krugman tells Bill that America is on the road to becoming a society controlled by those with inherited wealth, like “Gordon Gekko’s son or daughter.” Continue reading

Bill Moyers headhshot on set
April 18, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Bill reflects on the forces that are causing inequality to skyrocket, why it matters and where we’re headed in the future. Continue reading

April 18, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Economist Paul Krugman explains how the United States is becoming an oligarchy – the very system our founders revolted against. Continue reading

Carol Gay
April 18, 2014 | Blog

An heir to Alexis de Tocqueville’s tradition of analytic history, economist Thomas Piketty has a message that could not be more different. Continue reading

CORRECTION India Generic Drugs
April 18, 2014 | Perspectives

Based on his analysis of capitalism’s past, Thomas Piketty has a grim picture of the future. Continue reading

A female Chinese worker handles production of yarn to be exported to South Korea at a textile factory in Huaibei city, east Chinas Anhui province, 16 April 2014.
April 18, 2014 | Blog

Thomas Piketty’s monumental book seeks to understand the “laws of motion” of capitalism and puts labor and capital squarely back in economics. Continue reading

Avaaz joins with other US advocacy groups to deliver more than a million signatures for a free and democratic internet to the FCC in Washington using a giant digital counter on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. (Kevin Wolf/AP Images for Avaaz)
Updated April 30, 2014 | Activism

As powerful media organizations and the government threaten to stifle free speech, a coalition of activists is fighting for your right to connect and communicate. Continue reading

Paul Krugman and Bill Moyers
April 16, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Economist Paul Krugman explains how the United States is becoming an oligarchy – the very system our founders revolted against. Watch the full show now » Continue reading

President Barack Obama speaks at Al Sharpton's National Action Network conference in New York, Friday, April 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
April 16, 2014 | Blog

The racism of voter ID laws has received too little attention where it matters. Continue reading

Protesters rally during "Moral Monday" demonstrations on Halifax Mall outside the General Assembly in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, July 8, 2013. Nearly 700 people, led by the North Carolina Chapter of the NAACP, have been arrested over the past 10 weeks of the legislative session while protesting against policies being enacted by the North Carolina General Assembly. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
April 16, 2014 | Activism

Deepening inequalities in the US will keep to their disastrous course unless and until their victims and opponents build an organized coalition. Continue reading

World Fair of 1900 in Paris. (Wikimedia Commons)
April 16, 2014 | Blog

Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century — a “truly superb book” — shows how much today’s inequality has in common with what America, France and Britain saw a century ago. Continue reading

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