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The four worlds of income inequality

Frank Jacobs from Big Think looks at how data from the World Bank was used to subdivide the world into four incomes. Read full story

Geography and life expectancy linked for low-income Americans

Tanvi Misra from the Atlantic City Lab looks at a recent study that shows life expectancy and geography are linked for low-income Americans. Get the full More...

Gap between Canada’s affluent and middle class is growing

Zac and Atousa Feilchenfeld are both 29-year-old professionals, with two young children, two cars, and a house worth more than $400,000 north of the Danforth. More...

The numbers add up to this: Less and less opportunity for poor kids

A new study and book, Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis by political scientist Robert Putnam, argue that upward mobility in the United States is getting harder More...

How much it takes to get in the top 1% in every state

With the disparity between the 1% of the United States most wealthy and the 99% of the rest of the country growing, the Economic Policy More...

Why rising inequality is great news: Burman

For those of us who worry that the growing global gap between rich and poor is a critical threat to the planet, this has been More...

Wealth gap between middle class and rich widest ever

2014 has marked the widest wealth gap ever between the middle and rich classes.  Not only has the middle class’ income stagnated, but their wealth More...

Robert Reich and the fight against inequality: Olive

“Sustained and growing prosperity for everyone in a society depends on government investment in people – in education, health care, infrastructure and basic R&D,” says More...

The divided city

Richard Florida at CityLab takes shares some findings of  recently released research on income inequality in American cities he coauthored with several of his colleagues at the Martin Prosperity More...

Oxfam: World’s richest 1 percent control half of global wealth

According to new data from Oxfam, a mere one percent of the world’s population owns almost half the world’s wealth, with the 85 richest people More...

If you really care about ending poverty, stop talking about equality

W. Bradford Wilcox discusses poverty in America, and possible ways to end it. He lists three factors contributing to the lack of mobility in the More...

Widening income gap is hurting the economy, survey says

The Associated Press writes in NBCNews: Business that the growing gap is not only hurting everyday Americans, but it is hurting the economy itself. They use More...