Exactly How Much Has Global Warming Exacerbated Global Economic Inequality?
A chat with one of the authors of a recent study reporting that global warming has slowed the progress of warm countries.
Are American Families Going to Be Priced Out of Child Care?
In many parts of the country, child care costs more than a mortgage.
How Income Differences Affect Technology Use Among Generation Z
Income has an enormous impact on young people's educational experiences with technology, just as it does on every other aspect of school life.
Tax Breaks Are a Politically Palatable Way to Reduce Inequality
New research finds that race-related resistance toward social spending is reduced when programs feature tax credits rather than handouts.
The Key to Stopping Deforestation May Lie in Reducing Inequality
New research has found that higher levels of inequality lead to more deforestation, whereas better equality leads to better forest protections.
Recovery From the Great Recession Has Not Been Evenly Felt Across the Economic Spectrum
New research from the Federal Reserve concludes the economic recovery hasn't produced much wealth for most Americans.
How to Fight Inequality, According to Thomas Piketty
Two new books on economic history and theory suggest the limits of the Austrian school—and the vital importance of progressive taxation.
Meet the Palo Alto Pastor Who Resigned After His 'Disgruntled, Beer-Burping' Tweets Caused Community Outrage
Gregory Stevens explains what happened when the community he'd called an "elitist shit den of hate" found out about his online life.
A Federal College Loan Program Is Exacerbating the Racial Wealth Gap
A new report points to troubling flaws with the Parent PLUS loan program.
Suicide and Drug Use Are Still Rising Across the U.S.
A new report concludes that deaths from suicide, alcohol, and drug use continue to increase.
Meet the Researcher Dispelling Old Myths About the Racial Wealth Gap
Pernicious myths about income inequality remain pervasive in our society—for example, that better education will close the racial wealth gap. Professor William Darity is working to debunk these misconceptions.
Can Technology Really 'Give Voice' to Disabled People?
Beyond the hype and hyperbole, technologies largely thought to universally empower the "voiceless" are still subject to disempowering structural inequalities.
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Driver's Ed Is Becoming Harder for Poor Kids to Afford
As states have stopped funding driver's education, participation has declined, with lower-income teens and teens of color missing out.
A U.N. Poverty Expert Breaks Down the Sorry State of Economic Equality in America
Researcher Philip Alston offers a sharp criticism of U.S. policymakers' response to poverty.