News about how little income tax some of the richest Americans reportedly pay is adding to questions about the value to society of their massive charitable donations.
We find low taxes on the rich bring economies little benefit. This suggests there is a strong economic case for raising taxes on the rich to help repair public finances following the pandemic.
Like it or not, the facial feature most influenced by your genes is your nose. Researchers investigate which genes are involved in sculpting the face.
A careful review of more than 200 letters written by the wealthy people who signed the Giving Pledge over its first decade suggests a big contradiction.
Far fewer Americans include plans for bequests to nonprofits in their wills than give to charity on a regular basis. The pandemic could be a good reason to change that.
Dying without a will can cause all sorts of problems for families.
As the debate over what ails philanthropy heats up, the questions are going beyond whether massive charitable donations help or hurt society.
From wealth, to the natural world, to genes and intelligence, a podcast exploring the theme of inheritance.
Canada is the only G7 country that doesn’t have an inheritance tax. A new report says that should change. The idea of sharing the wealth from one generation to another is not new.
An April 2017 survey explored Americans’ opinions about government intervention and welfare policies. It found that on average, they want more from their government, but are highly polarised.
An ancient sexual conflict over mitochondrial inheritance may be responsible for the evolution of the two sexes as we know them.
Can you blame bad teeth on your genes? Here’s why the answer is not as simple as you might think.
It’s possible to alter the make-up of a species such as a mosquito’s ability to pass on the deadly malaria parasite. But we need to consider the pros and cons of such gene editing technology.
How many times do people make the comment about which parent a child takes after. So what does genetics say?