New Zealand’s ‘one percent’ pay lower tax rates than ordinary earners – just don’t expect any big changes to tax policy in the near future.
A sociologist interviewed dozens of middle-class Black singles about their friendships, freedom and dating lives.
Do the show’s fans secretly identify with the characters’ pursuit of power and pleasure?
Why are we so utterly in thrall to upper-crust tales of privilege, riches and scandal? Because it’s a great story of wealth, heritage and survival in the modern world.
Research shows differences in how people set savings goals that could contribute to a wealth gap between men and women in the UK.
On many dimensions, Millennials aged 25-35 are better off than were Boomers, with housing and the environment the big exceptions.
Media ownership has consolidated around a handful of billionaires – and that might not be great for democracy.
Can modern society afford billionaires?
The number of New Zealanders with ‘negative net wealth’ is large and growing – reflecting widening economic inequality that remains an urgent political priority.
Zakat, or charity, is a fundamental practice within the Islamic faith.
Highly compensated ‘enablers’ such as financial experts, lawyers, accountants, notaries, estate agents and company service providers are assisting oligarchs, dictators and criminals around the world.
A taxation expert explains why South Dakota has become a favorite state for the ultra-rich when it comes to squirreling away their wealth.
In 1950, the top 0.01% of earners paid almost 70% of their income in taxes. By 2018, the super-rich paid proportionately less than the average for all other Americans.
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.
Student loan debt can affect not only the financial health of recent grads but also their mental and emotional health. Three scholars weigh in on the greater costs student loans can have on borrowers.
You might be surprised to find yourself in the company of Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos in the world’s richest 1%. This has big implications for planetary survival.
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.
The government has done a good job so far, but it will have to direct future support to the Australians most likely to spend.
Elder economic insecurity is a problem for all races, but it’s far more common for people of color, particularly in certain states.
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.