A landmark new study has laid bare the dirty little secret of modern American philanthropy: America’s wealthy don’t particularly care all that much about the rest of us.
Forbes has just released its latest list of America’s wealthiest 400. The new numbers on these grand fortunes don’t just stagger the imagination. They stagger common sense.
The more wealth concentrates, the greater the strain on our biosphere. Top environmentalists get that connection. Now our societies must.
A walk down memory lane that traces how the Forbes 400 has evolved over the years.
Teenagers are learning lessons — about inequality — on America’s high school gridirons. When are their elders going to catch on?
The ‘average’ U.S. family is doing just fine, suggests the Federal Reserve’s latest triennial portrait of household wealth. But typical Americans are struggling something awful. Could both be true?
America’s top central bankers didn’t make time for inequality at their annual hobnob last week. Over in Germany, the world’s Nobel Prize winners in economics did. But few Americans noticed.
Wealth’s current tilt to the top sometimes seems almost eternal. But can our economy ‘self-correct’? A provocative new paper out of the developed world’s official research agency contemplates our future.
A leading conservative academic is charging that critics of America’s top-heavy distribution of income and wealth are missing the bigger picture. In the process, he’s only fogging that picture up.
To really take on grandiosity and greed, a new report from a prestigious CEO pay watchdog suggests, we may need to shove onto the global political stage the notion of a maximum wage.