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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

Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History, in New York in September 2006. (Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times)
April 22, 2014 | Blog

Neil deGrasse Tyson explores the surprising connection between the age of the Earth and the dangers of lead. 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

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

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

(Photo: Jonathan McIntosh)
April 18, 2014 | Blog

Polls show that living wage hikes and paid sick leave bills are popular. So corporate lobbyists have found a workaround. 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

Wall Street
April 18, 2014 | Blog

Informed by data, economist Thomas Piketty evaluates — and rejects — a number of generally accepted conclusions in economic thought. Continue reading

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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

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

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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