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October 20 Too Much: A Nordic Puzzler

Income gaps and wealth concentration go hand in hand, new global stats make clear. With one exception.

October 13 Too Much: Empathy and Inequality

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.

October 6 Too Much: Our Ridiculously Rich

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.

September 29 Too Much: Why an Unequal Planet Can Never Be Green

The more wealth concentrates, the greater the strain on our biosphere. Top environmentalists get that connection. Now our societies must.

September 22 Too Much: A Forbes 400 History

A walk down memory lane that traces how the Forbes 400 has evolved over the years.

September 15 Too Much: America’s Distinctly Unequal Playing Fields

Teenagers are learning lessons — about inequality — on America’s high school gridirons. When are their elders going to catch on?

September 8 Too Much: The Fed’s New Portrait of an Unequal America

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?

August 25 Too Much: Are We a Nation in Denial?

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.

August 4 Too Much: Inside Our Profoundly Unequal ‘New Normal’

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.

July 28 Too Much: Who really rates as a ‘true egalitarian’?

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.

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