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One of Trump’s selling points was that he would 'make America great again': this meant bringing back the American dream.
A new report confirms how the rich become deluded about their talents, but also hints at a growing acknowledgement of inequality.
A snapshot of inequality in South Africa.
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People in some of the most unequal countries in the world think theirs is the paradigm of meritocracy. Can the data help explain this phenomenon?
Having children can drastically change women’s economic and financial status.
The economic costs of having children are more often shouldered by women, so mothers tend to accumulate less capital over time.
The Australian Tax Office has released data from 2014-2015.
Data for 2014-15 from the Australian Taxation Office shows inequality is growing in a number of areas.
Data from the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) reveals the average balance on housing loans has barely trended upwards over the last five years.
When you look at the data (in three charts) on mortgage stress, the systemic risk of people not being able to repay their home loans appears small.
Cars, clothes, diamonds and jets: it's time we addressed just how much the wealthy are hurting the planet.
Generations have differences but it’s the inequality within a generation that deserves more debate.
The debate about different generations' economic status misses the inequality within generations, especially younger Australians.
Unequal access to housing has considerable long-term effects far beyond just property ownership.
New research finds higher property prices are associated with higher household income and spending inequality.
The super rich are a symbol of growing wealth inequality.
Dallas Rogers speaks with Ilan Wiesel and Ray Forrest about the impact of the super rich on local politics, our cities and wealth inequality.
Not everyone has a fair go at living a long, healthy and prosperous life.
How do inequities of wealth and income manifest in Australia? And what are the implications for the nation's health?
We have become collectively richer but much more unequal.
Australia has become collectively richer but much more unequal in recent decades.
HILDA data shows superannuation will soon overtake the family home as the major asset owned by Australians.
Superannuation changes are sorely needed because recent data shows only a small number of wealthy Australians are accumulating wealth through it.
Though absolute poverty has decreased significantly in the last 15 years, relative poverty has remained stable in Australia.
How has the wealth of Australian households changed over the last 15 years?
The wealth parade.
Today's classes were born out of the machine age. They are not fit for purpose in 21st century Britain.
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The prosperity gospel – a uniquely American strand of Christian theology – creates a dilemma for its adherents.
It’s unfortunate that demographic shifts mean that young Australians will have to support a large number of older Australians. But it is not an injustice.
Young people are not entitled to a life as comfortable as that of their parents, but they are entitled to expect that governments will not hinder them in that pursuit.
Most of us think we’re poorer than we actually are.
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Queen Elizabeth will often wear a scarf with a triangular fold to shield her hair.
The most simple form of adornment – a single piece of cloth – can be a signifier of status and wealth.
Zed Seselja led government members of the Senate inquiry in dissenting from its findings on the impacts of inequality in Australia.
Bridging our growing divide: Inequality in Australia is an important report tabled without fanfare in the Senate by its Community Affairs References Committee. The report is clearly argued and well-buttressed…