State and local governments can't do much about the rapid population growth in Melbourne, but they can take steps to reduce the costs of growing disparities between the outer suburbs and inner city.
Just as America's highways, sewage systems and water pipes need fixing, so does the growing gap between rich and poor. Trump and the Democrats could use that money to address both.
The drumbeat of data breaches and the growing problem of identity theft disproportionately harm low-income Americans.
The Morrison government's tax changes will benefit high income earners the most and low income earners the least, says the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling.
Democratic lawmakers have offered a number of ways to reverse decades of widening economic inequality. A tax expert gives them a closer look.
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.