Voters overwhelmingly approved a bid to scrap the charter inherited from Gen. Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship, a move that could set a new course for the country.
The pandemic is causing inequality to soar, but increasingly the privileged are discovering that they can’t bend the world to their will.
Benchmark bottles were always a splurge. But an increasing concentration of wealth has put them out of reach for all but the richest connoisseurs.
Sunday’s election is seen as a referendum on the 14-year political project of Evo Morales, a towering figure in Bolivian politics who lifted many out of poverty but whose policies and tone divided the country.
Reversing 50 years of social decline.
Dutch researchers say the “impact was real,” adding to hopes that doctors will learn more about factors contributing to preterm birth.
Some corporate bosses who received stock awards this year are sitting on gains of millions of dollars.
Elliott Currie’s “A Peculiar Indifference” traces the history of violence in Black communities and the reasons for it.
Higher temperatures are linked to worse test scores, but only for Black and Hispanic children. The likely culprit: a lack of air-conditioning.
In an encyclical, the most authoritative form of papal teaching, Francis lamented poor cooperation among countries and warned the forces of “myopic, extremist, resentful and aggressive nationalism are on the rise.”
The agency doesn’t have the resources to battle the tax lawyers of the ultrarich. Trump’s returns are just one example of how little the wealthy pay.
A Federal Reserve survey of family finances shows that inequality was high last year. It’s likely to worsen because of the pandemic.
Future decisions by a very conservative majority could give corporations even more weight and workers less.
Improvements in gender equality in the workplace may be another casualty of the coronavirus, as women find their place in the work force more at risk.
Americans laboring on farms, in factories and on cleaning crews often have to retire before safety-net programs kick in and without assets in employer plans.
For the vast majority of people in one teeming neighborhood of Mexico City, risking illness or death has simply become the price of survival.
Early indications are promising. But automated systems provide rich opportunities to perpetuate bias.
The share of Americans in poverty in 2019 declined and median incomes were the highest on record, a Census Bureau report showed.
Milton Friedman’s free-market ideas found favor in a free-love era and helped redirect the country toward the right. The aftershocks of his radical arguments are still being felt today.
Six months dark. Thousands of artists out of work. Could this disaster have a surprise ending? Five critics on what must change, onstage and off.
If we can’t get our government to help us now, when will we ever?
New Jersey’s “baby bonds” plan is a potentially transformative effort in the fight against inequality.
President Trump has taken credit for the lowest unemployment rate in 50 years, but the Federal Reserve’s patient policies laid the groundwork.
Worried that people won’t be counted, community groups and local governments are spending big to get the word out. “It’s an absolute panic,” one executive said.
Democrats searching for a revenue source to spare needy New Yorkers from pandemic-caused cuts have an unexpected opponent: The governor.
Why are party leaders fighting to get rid of one surprisingly progressive element of the 2017 tax bill?
He wrote about crushing debt, pointless jobs and the negative effects of globalization. And he played a leading role in the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Foolish federal dithering means states have to step in. Yes, even in the midst of a pandemic.
Heather Boushey is at the forefront of a generation of economists rethinking their discipline — just as the government deploys trillions to address a once-in-a-century emergency.
Growing numbers of districts are going online only, citing teacher shortages, ventilation issues and delayed guidance from the state on the virus.
New York City gives students a shot at nearly all high schools across the city — except for a handful of top schools in Manhattan.
Julián Castro, Raj Chetty and Sonja Trauss discuss how where we live shapes our prospects in life, with the Times columnist Farhad Manjoo.
A plan would set aside money at birth for children in most families, giving them a financial lift when they reach 18 and enter adulthood.
Kurt Andersen, founder of Spy magazine and the author of “Evil Geniuses,” on how affluent lefties slept through the escalating inequality crisis. Including him.
Biden vs. Trump recapitulates American history, but may also alter it.
In what may be the world’s most important math puzzle, researchers are trying to figure out how many people in a community must be immune before the coronavirus fades.
Determined to proceed with parties and events this summer, hosts are adding screenings at the door. But such measures are hardly a guarantee of safety, medical experts warn.
As the pandemic wreaks havoc on public transit systems across the country, experts say it is low-income residents, people of color and essential workers bearing the brunt.
Scholars and policymakers have proposed ways to fix the inequities between whites and people of color, including changes to Social Security and building wealth from birth.
Should public school systems provide teachers for small-group instruction?
I’m a low-income student in a crowded apartment, and my family is vulnerable to Covid-19. The benefits of returning to school are not worth our health.
Every choice on what do about schooling amid a pandemic is potentially risky or unfair. Even if the problem is systemic, the angst is personal.
Climate change leaders said the choice of Harris signaled that Democrats will try to ensure that communities burdened by pollution would benefit from a transition to clean energy.
“Evil Geniuses” diagnoses the troubling changes that have taken place in America over the last several decades, and how to fix them.
How expanding opportunity for women, immigrants and nonwhite workers helped everyone — and why we need to do so again.
An extra $600 a week smoothed out sharp differences in benefits among states, and among the people who live in them.
Why being Black and giving birth in New York during the pandemic is so dangerous.
The U.S. economy thrived after World War II. The reason can help us now.
Some students were taking classes online, while others couldn’t. So the government scrapped the school year for all. But the move may just make educational inequality worse.
New data show that Americans are suffering from record levels of mental distress.