A century ago, a three-minute call from New York City to San Francisco on a landline cost $500. Today, you can make the same call on a cellphone for a few cents.
Thanks to a long history of exclusionary government programs, the typical black family now has only 10 cents for every dollar held by the typical white family.
Human capital is a key contributor to a country's economy. Here's how families and the state can nurture this asset.
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.
For a nation in the grips of a housing crisis, you'd expect high-rise developments to be good news – unfortunately not.
From wealth, to the natural world, to genes and intelligence, a podcast exploring the theme of inheritance.
South Africans debating the zero rating of certain products for VAT purposes must realise it isn't a panacea for poor people and should be accompanied by other policies.
Several companies are trying to develop life extension methods that could enable some people to live far longer. There are some ethical dilemmas.
The universal basic income movement has a major problem: both critics and even many supporters don’t understand how much it would really cost.
Economists, politicians and the media watch GDP closely. But it isn't the best way to measure the health of the US economy.
London's super rich are building thousands of subterranean palaces.
Under some circumstances, people may feel wealthier than they actually are and this makes them psychologically more prone to increase their spending, as well as their borrowing.
Labor's plan to axe franking credit refunds has reignited debate over the income and wealth of older Australians.
The presidents of the University of Michigan, the University of Oregon and The Ohio State University offer three ways to judge the value of a college education.
When it comes to incomes, millennials in Australia haven't fallen behind.
Income inequality, the most common way to measure the gap between the rich and the poor, only tells part of the story. Wealth inequality tells the rest.
Distributed-energy technologies are a disruptive force that can improve the quality of life for the world's most disadvantaged and poor.
A scholar suggests a few approaches that have withstood the test of time.
There are about 2,000 billionaires in the world, controlling over $7.6 trillion. How does that compare to the income of an average American?
Wealth managers are playing an increasing role in determining what social causes are funded and how.