The current European revolt against CEO greed, if successful, might leave Corporate Europe looking just like Corporate America — in 1950 . . . The rise in the combined net worth of the world’s billionaires.
Luxury fortresses. Armored cars. Helicopter commutes. The abominably unequal ‘good life’ may be closer than you think. Meanwhile, in South Africa . . . Where did America’s wealth go?
‘A million ways to have fun,’ goes the cruise ship marketing slogan — but only, the fine print should read, if you have mega millions . . . An SEC commissioner acknowledges the importance of keeping the gap between CEO and worker pay reasonable.
Rising inequality, newly released data make plain, has left America’s metro areas — and neighborhoods — considerably less mixed by income. Are the rich about to bid the rest of us good-bye? . . . Where America’s rich reside.
From hiking trails in Oregon to boardrooms in Berlin, critics of our staggeringly unequal corporate order are calling for new limits that link executive compensation to worker paychecks . . . A timeline on our still gaping U.S. income divide.
If this California mansion could speak, we would have a fascinating, first-hand history of the roller-coaster first century of federal income taxation . . . Who pays America’s state and local taxes? Not the rich.
The world’s wealthy gathered in the Alps again last week to discuss how to ‘solve’ the world’s problems. The world’s biggest problem, suggests one top global anti-poverty outfit, may be their fortunes . . . The evolution of the pay gap between the top 1 percent and the bottom 90 percent.
How do unequal societies solve the problems — like traffic congestion — that make us miserable? They come up with solutions that make life easier for rich people . . . Election 2012, Congress, and big-money contributors.
All those millions that CEOs and hedge fund managers have grabbed over recent decades? Our current tax code won’t let us grab them back . . . Comparing middle class and upper class net worth trends since the late 1970s.
The Bush years gave America’s rich new and unprecedented preferential treatment at tax time. The fiscal cliff deal enacted in the early moments of 2013 leaves that preferential treatment in place . . . Average U.S. taxpayers after the fical cliff deal.