Bernie Sanders is a frequent critic of wealth inequality in America. But is he right about how much wealth the country's three richest billionaires own compared to the poorest 50% of Americans? Reality
In rich white Streeterville, Chicagoans can expect to live to 90. In poor black Englewood, it’s just 60 – the most divergent of any US city Walking down 69th Street in Englewood, Chicago, near where she
Almost 60 million children deprived of food despite continent’s economic growth, in what is ‘fundamentally a political problem’ One in three African children are stunted and hunger accounts for almost
In a capitalist economy, like that of the United States, some level of income inequality is to be expected. In recent years, however, the increasing consolidation of wealth in the hands of a few has gone
As inequality has grown, American seniors have been exposed to financial distress in ways that often go unnoticed Vivian Majors spent her life cleaning houses while her husband, Martin, worked as a carpenter.
Disney heiress Abigail Disney isn’t done calling out American CEOs for hoarding corporate profits. The 59-year-old philanthropist and filmmaker, who is the granddaughter of Walt Disney Company co-founder
Working in libraries I learned so much about the city I lived in. We lose nothing by making them a safe space for the community Ten years ago, I worked for two municipal library services in Melbourne.
South Africa is the world's most unequal country. 25 years of freedom have failed to bridge the divide
(CNN) — More than two decades have passed since South Africa overhauled a racist regime designed to keep the country's black population under the thumb of an elite white minority. But while democracy delivered
US economic data leaves us in the dark. If we don’t change the way we measure such progress, we’re unlikely to have much of it The economy is getting bigger, but not better. Not for most Americans, anyway.
More than half the youth had a friend or family member leave the island, a study on the storm’s impact on mental health found More than half of young people in Puerto Rico saw a friend or family member
Abigail Disney condemns family firm for spouting ‘neoliberal claptrap’ and derides Amazon’s Jeff Bezos: ‘It is possible to say no to money’ Abigail Disney has one of the world’s most recognizable names.
The workings of capitalism have been challenged both from the populist right and the socialist left. At the heart of the discontent in the US is faltering wages Before capitalism, there was work. Before
John Oliver continued to call out big business greed in seemingly mundane American industries – robocalling, show wrestling – on Sunday’s Last Week Tonight with a look at one of the country’s few affordable