The hottest curve in economics right now helps explain the rise of China, the rise of populism in Europe and the rise of Donald Trump. From a global perspective, income inequality has gone down. But if you're middle class in…
By PBS NewsHour
The "elephant chart" explains the rise of populism in the developed world and so much more.
By Paul Solman
Walter Scheidel argues that economic inequality is not only inevitable, but that whenever inequality has been reduced, the reasons forcing inequality down have been nothing short of horrific.
By Walter Scheidel
Those making less than $19,000 a year pay almost 11 percent of their income in state and local taxes. Here's why that matters.
By Vanessa Williamson
By Richard Florida
Are cities the great engines of innovation, the models of economic and social progress that the optimists celebrate, or are they the zones of gaping inequality and class division that the pessimists decry? The reality is that they are both.
The clustering of the "creative class" -- professionals in the arts, in the media, in tech -- has brought growth and innovation to cities, but has also led to "the new urban crisis," author Richard Florida tells the NewsHour's Paul…
By Dean Baker
There are clear channels that people can use to put downward pressure on the pay of those at the top in both the corporate and noncorporate sector that don’t require going through Washington.
By Making Sen$e Editor
Americans can agree on one thing this election season: they're angry. But is your anger based on facts or misconceptions? Take our quiz to find out.
It is not the technology that determines who gets the benefits of major innovations; it is laws that govern technology, which in turn are made by politicians. Specifically, the laws on patents and intellectual property more generally will determine whether…
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