The American idealization of wealthy mavericks isn’t confined to the pages of comic books.
The forces that brought the former president to power are exerting pressure all over the world.
Business leaders warn the mayor that an influx of aid could be squandered on short-term programs that won’t help the unemployed.
Deaths in Santa Clara County, Calif., highlight a terrible disparity of the pandemic: Covid-19 killed many Hispanic Americans at younger ages.
There is no way to be a billionaire in America without taking advantage of a system predicated on cruelty.
Why do we leave millions of people in poverty? The answer should make us uncomfortable.
Pay up, Monopoly Men; freeloading isn’t cool.
The I.R.S. almost never audits private equity firms, even as whistle-blowers have filed claims alleging illegal tax avoidance.
The way U.S. education is funded can widen disparities. A proposed $20 billion program seeks to even things out.
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
The federal government often gives less help to Black disaster survivors than their white neighbors. That’s a challenge for President Biden, who has vowed to fight both inequality and climate change.
Eliminating remote learning exacerbates already-existing educational and health care inequities.
Thailand went for months without a single confirmed case of local transmission, but the epidemic has now radiated from nightclubs to areas where social distancing is all but impossible.
A golf phenom since she was 10, Michelle Wie West was ready to focus on motherhood. Rudy Giuliani’s vulgar remarks convinced her to keep fighting and playing.
But it’s helping people finally be picky about turning down lousy jobs.
Sweeping new research found that heat-related deaths in warm seasons were boosted by climate change by an average of 37 percent.
Many Americans may never fully recover from the pandemic even if they didn’t contract the coronavirus.
The White House is proposing substantial increases in personal income tax rates for those earning about a half-million dollars and higher tax rates on large corporations.
Despite improvements in air quality and other advances, low-income Americans more often have asthma, lung disease and related illnesses.
Low-income residents and people of color have significantly less space available to them than residents of white and wealthy areas.
An inoculation push, plagued with limited supplies and red tape, makes doses available to those who can pay for them. In a country with a struggling economy, most can’t.
A new Constitution allowing for broad social and economic reform will be drafted to replace the one approved during the dark days of the Pinochet dictatorship.
The federal government is undertaking the largest stimulus program in American history. The payoff could be more widely shared than usual.
Lynn Forester de Rothschild, founder of the Coalition for Inclusive Capitalism, believes change will come when hedge fund billionaires and Pope Francis work together.
How a politician who died in 2003 continues to dominate much of today’s political discussion.
A new paper by liberal economists presents evidence that policymakers helped hold down wages for four decades.
Much has been said about people opposed to or skeptical of coronavirus vaccines. But there’s another group that has yet to get shots, and their reasons are more complex.
For many midlevel engineers and food truck workers and longtime residents, a region filled with extremes has become increasingly inhospitable.
Many of the forces that helped bring him to power have only intensified.
The demonstrations over a proposed tax overhaul tied to the pandemic have morphed into a national outcry over rising poverty, unemployment and inequality.
The demonstrations have morphed into a national outcry over rising poverty, unemployment and inequality.
In the most egalitarian countries, poor and less educated adults were more protected from job losses.
Black Pound Day was created to find a sustainable way to support Black-owned businesses after the Black Lives Matter street protests faded.
The recovery is profoundly unequal across sectors, unbalanced in ways that have big implications for businesses and workers.
The president’s speech laying out trillions of dollars in new economic proposals plays to voters’ warm feelings toward federal aid in the coronavirus pandemic.
Researchers uncovered stark disparities between white people and minorities across thousands of categories of pollution, including trucks, industry, agriculture and even restaurants.
The proposed American Families Plan would expand access to education and child care. It would be financed partly through higher taxes on the wealthiest Americans.
Michael Mechanic argues we should empathize with the topmost sliver of the 1 percent and enlist them in changing the system that allowed them their wealth.
Creating and seeding accounts for every newborn is found to have an impact on aspirations as well as savings.
Restoring an unlimited federal tax deduction for state and local tax payments is bad politics and bad policy.
While millions of people struggled to make ends meet, many of the companies hit hardest in 2020 showered their executives with riches.
The Biden administration is relying on Congress instead of just the Fed to fix the economy. That mix could lead to a less wealth-unequal future.
The Shinnecock Indian Nation views a casino on its reservation as a path out of poverty, but some wealthy neighbors are up in arms.
Finland, for the fourth consecutive year, topped a list of countries evaluated on the well-being of their inhabitants. “Really?” Finns ask.
If you care about social justice, you have to care about zoning.
The proposal, billed as the Green New Deal for Public Housing Act, offers a clear policy marker for liberals as Democrats seek to influence President Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan.
The Biden administration is off to a good start on housing, but there is much more it could be doing.
The state’s reputation belies some of the country’s largest racial disparities.
The pandemic sent 32 million people in India from the middle class last year. Now a second wave is threatening the dreams of millions more looking for a better life.
Was his economic story too good to check?