Parliaments might argue more but they make democracy more stable and produce stronger economies.
As inequality in the US increases, the federal government is failing to address it. Can states pick up the slack?
Brazil's new president – often called the 'Trump of the tropics' for his inflammatory, right-wing rhetoric – won over poorer voters by stoking fear and resentment. Can he make them happy?
Donald Trump may have executed a hostile takeover of the Republican party, but the GOP has been laying the groundwork for decades.
We wear the evidence of extreme inequality – clothing made by workers in Bangladesh for 35 cents an hour. But we know how to reduce inequality – we just have to do it.
Conventional wisdom across much of the Western world says there's a strong link between education and upward social mobility. Really?
Working class parents may be too busy to attend high school events, but they take an active role in their children's success.
A wealth tax would put a price on past emissions and could be used to mitigate the negative effects of poverty, including vulnerability to climate change.
While government payments and programs go some way to reducing inequality, the transformation of the labour market and its institutions has cut workers' share of the pie to historic lows.
First-generation college students earn substantially less than their peers whose parents went to college, new research shows.
This is the first article in a series, Reclaiming the Fair Go, to mark the awarding of the 2018 Sydney Peace Prize to Nobel laureate and economist Joseph Stiglitz.
The Productivity Commission neglected the impact of housing costs. After allowing for these costs, the top 10% of households' average disposable income grew at 2.7 times the rate of the bottom 10%.
A new study shows that natural disasters enrich white victims while hurting people of color, worsening wealth inequality. And government aid contributes to the problem.
Governments can't undo the technological changes behind frozen wages and rising inequality. The best policy is to invest in education and training to give workers skills of value in the new economy.
Lots of things have happened in a century, but poverty has proven persistently hard to treat.
Inequality is being driven by a focus on maximising shareholder value to the exclusion of other stakeholders.
The evidence suggests the impact of CEOs on company performance isn't enough to justify their sky-high pay, which is really based more on a culture of power and privilege.
Most European nations have seen suicide rates fall by 20 percent or more. Research is limited, but some studies blame US inequality.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics' latest analysis of the impact of government benefits and taxes on household income shows this reduces income inequality by more than 40% in Australia.
The largest cities in Australia and the US are both the richest and the most likely to push out low-income earners. Having cities of all sizes will increase people's choices of where to live and work.