Knowing precisely how society rewards effort is key for how voters think about taxes. Only brute luck is seen as an undeserved reason for riches.
Diaries of young Kenyans in Nairobi reveal lives of joblessness and endless searching for money, all punctuated by substance use.
Fears of great wealth and the need for economic equality go back to the country's origins.
More financial services should target low-income households in South Africa.
London is an alpha city – home to 100 billionaires. But does wealth bring social costs?
The pandemic magnifies existing imbalances in wealth, access to health care and workplace rights.
Then – as now – the wealthy fled to the countryside, while the urban poor were forced to work on the front lines.
The Trump administration has proposed a new category that they say will save US$200 million in terminated benefits.
Pineapple and celery were the precursors of today’s obsession with kale and avocado toast.
Recent experimental results suggest that distortions in the perception of wealth are linked to fast, inattentive thinking.
As more people of color move to the suburbs, they might not find the full range of opportunities that white European ethnic groups did for most of the previous century.
Better data would tell us more about the ultrawealthy, but they really do seem to be growing more wealthy, more quickly, than the rest of us.
W.T. Stead's 1885 account of the process by which wealthy Londoners procured teenagers for sex became a global news story, but the police refused to investigate.
High levels of inequality damage our health, harm social cohesion and act as a brake on economic performance.
Inherited wealth matters less among Australia's super rich, fresh ideas matter more.
Inequality persists in post-apartheid South Africa, reflecting the distribution of power. Reversing this will require changing the social processes and relations that underpin it.
As the debate over what ails philanthropy heats up, the questions are going beyond whether massive charitable donations help or hurt society.
What do earthquakes, wealthy Italian families and your circulatory system have in common? Scientists use fractals, self-similarity and power laws to translate from local to global scales.
As millennials flock to certain parts of the US, home prices in those areas are surging.
Retirees with superannuation balances of $1. pay and pay no tax and get annual imputation cheques of $63,000.