Income Inequality

This is what happened to the American Dream (it’s not pretty)

There’s one area where there’s been huge growth in the U.S. — the gap between the rich and poor.<p>The divergence in the levels of inequality has been …

Social Work

World's richest 0.1% have boosted their wealth by as much as poorest half

Inequality report also shows UK’s 50,000 richest people have seen their share of the country’s wealth double since 1984<p>The richest 0.1% of the world’s population have increased their combined wealth by as much as the poorest 50% – or 3.8 billion people – since 1980, according to a report detailing …

Warren Buffett

News24.com | SA needs fresh approach to stubbornly high inequality

It is vital to identify the social forces inside and outside the state that could build a broad coalition against inequality. This requires an …

South African Politics

Foolish Take: America's growing income inequality

A hedge fund manager is not the person one would expect to be talking about the growing divide between the rich and the poor, yet that's exactly what the chairman and chief investment officer of Bridgewater Associates is doing.<p>In October, Ray Dalio wrote a post on LinkedIn, "Our Biggest Economic, …

Money

Cards Against Humanity Just Gave $1,000 Each to 100 People

The cards game is tackling income inequality<p>Cards of Humanity is taking on income inequality.<p>The card game had 150,000 people sign up for “Cards …

Personal Finance

The surprising factors driving murder rates: income inequality and respect

Inequality predicts homicide rates ‘better than any other variable’, says an expert – and it is linked to a highly developed concern for one’s own status<p>A 17-year-old boy shoots a 15-year-old stranger to death, apparently believing that the victim had given him a dirty look. A Chicago man stabs his …

News (U.S.)

Today's Editors' Picks: Bitcoin And Income Inequality

<b>Here are today’s Editors’ Picks:</b><p>The effects of wealth inequality on our economy (Gil Weinreich)<br>• The Bitcoin paradox every investor should understand …

Business

Is Jeremy Corbyn right to say in his UN speech that global economic inequality is getting worse?

Jeremy Corbyn addressed United Nations officials at Geneva’s Palais de Nations on Friday.<p>It was a wide-ranging speech, covering topics ranging from …

Social Justice

The UN sent an envoy to investigate extreme poverty in the United States

There is a poor country hiding inside the world’s richest nation. So thinks the United Nations (UN), which has sent an envoy led by New York University law and human rights professor Philip Alston, to investigate extreme poverty across the US.<p>In a country that creates more money than any other, …

Social Work

Chart of the Week: Sharing the Wealth: Inequality and Who Owns What

December 7, 2017<p><b>Luxury yachts in Monaco: The surge in top incomes, combined with high savings, has resulted in growing wealth inequality (photo: Eric</b> …

Wealth

Oklahoma State Household Income | Department of Numbers

Oklahoma Household Income<p>According to the Census ACS 1-year survey, <b>the median household income for Oklahoma was $48,568 in 2015</b>, the latest figures …

Real Estate

The 'inequality wars': CEO pay is one part of complex picture post-GFC

Over the past year, there has been considerable disagreement about whether inequality has been rising or falling in Australia.<p>There has also been …

Social Justice

The GOP's Tax Plan Could Increase Income Inequality

<b>Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear this segment</b><p>Senate Republicans passed their version of a major tax overhaul bill in the early hours of Saturday morning. It was a vote that fell along party lines. Senators are now working with their colleagues in the House to align their versions of the …

Keynesian Economics

'Inequality is not inevitable, it's a choice'

Inequality is a policy choice. Governments can close the gap between rich and poor, and some are already doing so, writes Max Lawson, head of …

Good News

Wealth inequality a threat to East Asia, Pacific: World Bank

JAKARTA: A rapidly growing gap between rich and poor in many developing East Asian nations is threatening the foundation for the region's economic …

International Relations

Income inequality is getting wider. If the stats count what counts

The Tories say the income gap is not growing and cite data that ignores key contributors to the wealth of the top 1% such as capital gains and inheritance<p>Forget all that guff about a growing gap between rich and poor, says Philip Hammond. Pay no heed to Jeremy Corbyn when he talks of how he will …

Economics

Hyderabad, RR ahead in per capita income

Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy districts continue to be the most prospective districts in the State with the two districts leading far ahead of others in …

Telangana

Los Angeles Bedeviled By Extremes Of Wealth And Poverty: Report

A report by the Office of Child Protection found that LA has some of the highest and lowest levels of well-being in the United States<p>LOS ANGELES, CA …

Los Angeles

Tech industry is tied to inequality, researchers find

<i>Ruben Gaetani, an assistant professor of strategic management at the University of Toronto Mississauga, is conducting research with Enrico Berkes, a</i> …

Cities

Hearthstone: Kobolds Catacombs Expansion Release Date Announced

Blizzard has announced the release date for the upcoming Kobolds and Catacombs expansion for Hearthstone.<p>After Blizzard revealed Kobolds and …

Gaming

China makes inroads in its battle against inequality

Xi Jinping’s determination to tackle China’s social inequalities was one of the most trumpeted elements of his marathon three-and-a-half-hour …

Economics

Optimism on UK inequality faces scrutiny

<i>By Jocylin Fan Chiang</i><p>Income Inequality. Source: Jocylin Fan Chiang<p>“Income inequality is at its lowest for 30 years,” said Chancellor Philip Hammond …

UK Universities

UN: Closing energy gap would help poorest countries develop

BANGKOK – The world's least developed countries need access to electricity if they are to break out of poverty, according to a U.N. report that urges wealthy nations to do more to honor their aid commitments to help bridge the energy gap.<p>The report by the U.N. Conference on Trade and Development …

Business

Jeffrey Sachs: War of the Rich on the Poor Is Astounding

November 20th, 2017, 6:25 PM UTC<p>Jeffrey Sachs, professor at Columbia University, discusses income inequality in the U.S. and tax reform. He speaks …

Business

Seattle hits record high for income inequality, now rivals San Francisco

In short, the rich are getting richer in Seattle. The top 20 percent of income earners took home more than half the city’s total income — and the …

Social Justice

Beyond Piketty

With the Gujarat State elections barely a few weeks away, the debate on the Indian economy has become increasingly polarised. While the official view …

Social Justice

Piketty’s Botched Analysis of Inequality in India

Swaminathan S. Anklesaria AiyarThree years ago, French economist Thomas Piketty wrote the bestseller <i>Capital in the 21st Century</i>.1 He argued that …

Conservative View

Study on Human Inequality Hints Revolution is in Store for U.S.

Every society has a tipping point.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Animals, Archaeology, Conflict, Data, Economics & Work<p>The future, straight to your inbox.<p>There’s a …

Anthropology

How taming cows and horses sparked inequality across the ancient world

Today, 2% of the world’s people own more than half its wealth. This rise of the superrich has economists, politicians, and citizens alike wondering …

Anthropology

India home to 245,000 millionaires; household wealth at $5 trillion, says report

<b>New Delhi:</b> India's total household wealth stood at $5 trillion while the country is home to 2,45,000 millionaires, says a Credit Suisse report.<p>The …

Economy