Economists estimate the tax on households worth over $50 million could bring in $3 trillion over 10 years, but it will run into constitutional challenges.
Fears of great wealth and the need for economic equality go back to the country's origins.
The police killing of George Floyd galvanized populations already frustrated by the effects of COVID-19 to take to the streets.
Traditional fishers are one of the most economically vulnerable professions in Indonesia. But, my research found that they are happier than those in other professions.
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.
Corporate support for the protests against institutional racism in the US signals the rise of 'political corporate social responsibility'.
Australians faces an even more unequal future unless post-pandemic housing policy focuses on equity, solidarity and security. .
One in 5 of the poorest US households don't have a car and rely on public transportation to get around.
Empatheatre's latest production is more than a play about three characters who live near the sea. It's a model for collective consultation on how to save the ocean.
An economist specializing in inequality explains how a basic income guarantee is just what low-wage workers and the economy need.
The T-Mobile-Sprint merger is the latest example of weakened enforcement of antitrust laws, which reduces competition and exacerbates already-record levels of inequality.
For migrants, prejudice can be a life and death matter. Research in India and South Africa shows life is considerably harder if migrants have a darker skin and come from a poorer country.
Many argue the key to helping low-income Americans eat healthier is eliminating food deserts. A new study suggests this doesn't help.
The gap between rich and poor is at record levels in the U.S., yet it varies widely among the states. A political scientist explains why.
The vast emissions caused by these individuals suggest that a very small share of humanity has a very significant role in global warming.
Populism is on the rise in countries where inequality has been fairly stable over time, as well as countries where inequality has grown.
Unions should move their focus away from traditional collective bargaining and instead embrace new ways to attract new members, such as by offering discounted benefits and engaging in more advocacy.
Most of the gains from the record economy went to those at the top, while everyone else saw much smaller gains – if any – in income and wealth.
The drumbeat of data breaches and the growing problem of identity theft disproportionately harm low-income Americans.
Thanks to demographic and political changes, Democratic contenders are addressing this issue for the first time.