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Ten ways to fight inequality without Piketty’s wealth tax

If capital is taking over the 21st century, what are we to do?<p>Thomas Piketty’s <i>Capital in the Twenty-First Century</i> has attracted plenty of debate over its thesis—that growing wealth inequality is an inevitable part of capitalism–but even those who find the arguments compelling aren’t necessarily on …

Income Inequality

Finding a new Earth could be a sign we’re on our way to extinction

Last week, scientists announced the discovery of Kepler-186f, a planet 492 light years away in the Cygnus constellation. Kepler-186f is special because it marks the first planet almost exactly the same size as Earth orbiting in the “habitable zone”—the distance from a star in which we might expect …

Stephen Hawking

Curing cancer or AIDS could be the next frontier in Silicon Valley innovation

Y Combinator is known for backing highly successful technology startups such as Airbnb and Dropbox. Now the incubator is looking for opportunities in biotechnology, an industry that was considered unfit for the model as recently as 2008. And with a new wave of bootstrapped biotech companies, we can …

Startups

NASA Telescopes Discover Coldest ‘Brown Dwarf’ Ever Known In Sun’s Neighborhood

Astronomers have used NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, and the Spitzer Space Telescope to discover a new star-like body that's …

How Wood High-Rises Could Save the Planet

From England and Sweden to Canada and Australia, a new breed of high-rises has started to pop up on skylines and win praise from architects, …

The best mutual funds you’ve never heard of

If you wanted to find the ideal mutual fund to buy today, you could sum up the search pretty easily: You’re looking for an issue that has delivered …

Investing