A Rising Economic Tide Lifts All Yachts—and Not Much Else
New research offers evidence that right-wing economic policies overwhelmingly favor the top .01 percent.
Mr. Chen's Mountain: Opulence, Prosperity, and the Ever-Widening Gap Between Rich and Poor
The story of a Chinese billionaire who moved back home, setting his mansion down in the middle of his economically depressed ancestral village.
Are Wealthy Nations Hoarding the World's Fish Supply?
A recent paper found that rich nations are catching the vast majority of fish, even in the waters of lower-income countries, but doubts about the study's conclusions remain.
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.
The Benefits of Wealth Inequality (and Why We Should Now Fear It)
Whether they are creating jobs or cooperation, new research backs up a positive role for the well-off—up to a point.