Diaries of young Kenyans in Nairobi reveal lives of joblessness and endless searching for money, all punctuated by substance use.
While the Great Depression reduced inequality and closed the racial wealth gap, the Great Recession of 2009 did the opposite.
Several presidential hopefuls have offered proposals to close the racial wealth gap, from baby bonds to reparations. A simulation suggests policies short of direct aid to blacks won't do the trick.
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.
Mexico's new president has reduced his own salary and demanded that all federal workers
– including lawmakers and judges – take a massive pay cut, too. That may be illegal.
Lots of things have happened in a century, but poverty has proven persistently hard to treat.
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.
The rich have to be taxed more and the poor need to be paid more, according to Oxfam International head of inequality policy Max Lawson.
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.
Developing country governments need to give attention to the risks associated with new technologies and develop context-specific responses.
Most Africans see courts as legitimate but only a slim majority trust them while one in three people believe judges are corrupt.
The debate about different generations' economic status misses the inequality within generations, especially younger Australians.
Kids in the U.S. are not as fit as we might think, based on our the success of our athletic superstars. Why do we lag? It might have to do with inequality.
When South African inequality is discussed, the focus tends to be on income brackets. But the main problem is wealth inequality