Lady Justice may not be blind after all.
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The late Antonin Scalia and his conservative colleagues in recent years have rolled back protections for workers and unions while giving more rights to businesses and the wealthy.
A look at spending inequality suggests America is a bit more equal than we thought.
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A new study on inequality analyzes the impact of fiscal policy, dramatically altering the standard view of rich and poor in America. It may also change how voters and candidates think about the issue.
Tough questions, but minimum wages may not offer solutions.
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The latest economic research suggests there are better ways to narrow the gap between the richest and the poorest.
Mansa Musa: richer than “anyone can decribe”.
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Oxfam's latest report says that the richest 62 people own as much as the poorest 3.6 billion. But it doesn't have to be that way.
Subsistence fisherwomen in Vietnam, working on a beach owned by a luxury hotel.
Oxfam's report shows that as the gap between rich and poor grows, other inequalities are also on the rise.
A basic income may distribute the peanuts a little more fairly.
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Providing citizens with a basic income has shown signs of success in lifting people out of poverty, but more importantly the idea is transforming the way we think about inequality.
A man walks among crosses outside Pretoria, South Africa, representing farmers killed in violent attacks.
South Africa's homicide rates have declined consistently since democracy, but remain among the highest in the world. They are about four times the global average at more than 30 per 100,000 people.
Discretionary pricing… for scientists and surveyors.
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If the government wants to tackle wealth inequality, then it has the tools at its disposal to help people pay a fair amount for everyday goods.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten speaking on Q&A.
Opposition leader Bill Shorten told Q&A viewers that Australia is the most unequal it has been in 75 years. Is that statement supported by the research?
Children and families wait in line, as holiday gifts and toys are distributed to underprivileged children at the Fred Jordan Mission in Los Angeles December 21 2013.
Does the definition of self-control – choosing long-term over short-term outcomes – even make sense for people who are short on time, money or both?
What happened to America’s working class?
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One reason for widening inequality is the decline of unions, which in turn is partly the result of the gradual elimination of the "working class" from our vocabulary.
Leonardo DiCaprio plays Jay Gatsby in the The Great Gatsby. Jay’s story has been used by economists to explain the combination of unequal distribution of income and less economic mobility.
Evidence on the ability, or lack thereof, of children to rise above the economic status of their parents shines light on the continued persistence of inequality, including in South Africa.
Making things happen in Philadelphia
New research shows how cities are tackling the issues usually dealt with by states and the federal government
Cost of food predicted to rise.
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Division between the have and have nots is likely to widen – and food is one area where many will go without.
Tomorrow’s engineers? Unlikely.
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Some economists and others have argued smart machines are increasingly stealing our jobs. In fact, the opposite may be true.
Union City Blues. Activists join anti-Thatcher protests in 2013.
British orgainsed labour has remained relevant despite the onslaught suffered during the 1980s, but it lacks the institutional structure that would make the future secure.
Poorer boys are especially vulnerable when growing up in close proximity to wealth.
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Mixed-income housing has been promoted as a panacea to concentrated poverty and crime. But recent research raises some red flags.
Ringing the changes on tax avoidance.
The revelation on the BBC and in the Guardian that British bank, HSBC, the second biggest in the world has allegedly helped UK residents sidestep taxes through a Swiss subsidiary should really come as…
Servers. Servants or masters?
When we think about income and wealth inequalities we are tempted to lay blame on the old way of doing things. In Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Thomas Piketty picks out inherited money as a driver…
The mansion tax could be good for you.
When the great and the good met at last year’s Davos event to discuss the major global challenges to prosperity and well-being, it was clear that one theme dominated all others – inequality. But has anything…