Inequality

EXPLORE Inequality

Ken Langone, Home Depot co-founder (AP Photo/Louie Favorite)
April 30, 2014 | Perspectives

In this video clip, the economist explains why the debate over income inequality has become so mean-spirited. Continue reading

Nuclear weapon test Romeo (yield 11 Mt) on Bikini atoll. (Wikimedia Commons)
April 30, 2014 | Perspectives

Sorry, Ayn Rand. Your fiction has been exposed as, well, fiction. Continue reading

Fossil fuel divestment, student protest, Middlebury (Courtesy of Responsible Endowments Coalition)
April 29, 2014 | Activism

Watch clips from Bill’s interview with two leaders of the climate change divestment movement. Continue reading

Three NJ Taco Bell restaurants linked to E Coli outbreak (AP Photo)
April 29, 2014 | On Democracy

Our tax dollars are subsidizing both the fast-food workers who need the help and the companies’ CEOs who don’t. Continue reading

Thomas Picketty (Credit: Emmanuelle Marchadour)
April 25, 2014 | Perspectives

Piketty’s book is simultaneously intellectually rigorous, historically grounded, culturally nuanced and, in important respects, politically visionary. Continue reading

Farmworkers pick tomatoes at Taylor & Fulton Tomatoes in Immokalee, Fla. March 2006 (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)
April 25, 2014 | Activism

Steven Greenhouse on how the Coalition of Immokalee Workers are reshaping their industry. Continue reading

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler at a panel discussion in Washington, DC, on February 6, 2014 Photo Credit Kristoffer Tripplaar/ Sipa USA (Sipa via AP Images)
April 25, 2014 | Perspectives

A free and open Internet is essential to modern democracy. But that freedom and openness will be maintained only if Americans use their great democratic voice to demand it. Continue reading

Ben Gerald from Staley Electric Co. helps install solar power panels on the roof of a house in North Little Rock, Arkansas on Wednesday, January 22, 2003. (AP Photo/David Quinn)
April 25, 2014 | Activism

A few enterprising towns and cities have been working to sustainably reorganize their economies. Continue reading

Ellen Dorsey Tom Van Dyck
April 25, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Two leaders of the climate change divestment campaign are urging institutions to break ties with the fossil fuel industry. Continue reading

Sean Parker, co-founder of Napster, speaks at the Web. 2.0 Conference in San Francisco, Monday, October 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
April 24, 2014 | Money & Politics

Our latest roundup of key money and politics reporting. This week: Napster’s billionaire founder takes on the 2014 elections while the White House hosts the young and rich. Continue reading

Ruins of the Ludlow camp in Colorado, 1914. (Image: Library of Congress, Washington, DC)
April 23, 2014 | The Long View

After a century of struggling against powerful interests to make American workplaces safer and corporations responsive to their employees, the US is rapidly returning to the conditions of rampant exploitation of workers. Continue reading

Alex Robles protests against low wages for fast-food workers in front of a McDonald's on Thursday, December 5, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
April 23, 2014 | Blog

Proposed legislation in California would set corporate taxes according to the ratio of CEO pay to the pay of the company’s typical worker. Continue reading

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April 22, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Watch clips from Bill’s interview with economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman. Continue reading

Tony Dow, Barbara Billingsley and Jerry Mathers in "Leave it to Beaver." Image: ABC.
April 22, 2014 | Blog

Most American families are paying a steep price for high and rising income inequality. Continue reading

JP Morgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon and Goldman Sachs Chief Executive Officer Lloyd Blankfein leave the White House in Washington following a meeting between chief executives and President Barack Obama. March 2009. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 21, 2014 | Blog

An increasing body of research shows the government serves only the wealthy. When money talks and you have none, how can you believe in democracy? Continue reading

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