Richest 20 Americans Own More Wealth Than The Entire Bottom Half Of The Country: Report
New research on the widening wealth gap shows that, among other findings, the 20 richest Americans have as much wealth as the entire bottom half of the country.
More Wealth, More Jobs, but Not for Everyone: What Fuels the Backlash on Trade
Trade is under attack in much of the world, because economists failed to anticipate the accompanying joblessness, and governments failed to help.
Wealth Inequality and the Labor Movement: What’s the Connection?
Tuesday’s report from the Institute for Policy Studies exposes an enormous concentration of wealth among America’s elite. Among the shocking findings: The country’s wealthiest 20 people have a…
Study shows how broad pay disparities are between sexes
Women of all ages, races, ethnic backgrounds and education levels — and in almost every line of work — earned less than men, study says.
This Chart Shows How Unions Help Redistribute Wealth Throughout American Society
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The Racial Wealth Gap: Why Policy Matters
As the United States rapidly becomes both a more diverse and unequal nation, policymakers face the urgent challenge of confronting growing wealth gaps by race and ethnicity. To create a more equitable and secure future, we must shift away from public policies that fuel and exacerbate racial disparities in wealth.
Wealth Gap: A guide to what it is, why it matters
WASHINGTON — From the White House to the Vatican to the business elite in Davos, Switzerland, one issue keeps seizing the agenda: the growing gap between the very wealthy and everyone else.
Richest six people in UK own as much wealth as bottom 13 million
Billionaires in the UK have collectively more than doubled their wealth over the last decade while average wages have flatlined
The Problem With School Lunch: How The Wealth Gap Is Shaming Our Students
The school lunch is symbolic of America's socioeconomic and food disparities.
American millennials have less money than other generations did at their age — but studies show...
Scott Dudelson/Getty Images Many American millennials think they'll be millionaires by middle age and have a generally positive view about their finances, according to several studies. However, research shows a different reality: Millennials are behind financially. Millennials got a slow start to building wealth because of the Great Recession, and a rising cost of living has made it harder for them to save. Visit Business...
10% richest Kiwis own 60% of NZ's wealth
New Zealand's wealth distribution is becoming increasingly uneven, but Prime Minister John Key is downplaying the latest figures.
The top 1% own 45% of all global personal wealth; 10% own 82%; the bottom 50% own less than 1%
The annual Credit Suisse report on global wealth has just been released. This report remains the most comprehensive and explanatory analysis of global wealth (not income) and inequality of wealth. …
How wealth inequality in the US affects health inequality in the US: 4 essential reads
Editor’s note: As we come to the end of the year, Conversation editors take a look back at the stories that – for them – exemplified 2018. If you have health insurance, a nice home and a decent job, why should you care about health inequality in the U.S.? This question was the underlying theme of several articles penned by health policy scholars in The Conversation in 2018. They explained such topics such as threats …
What Happens When Working People Run the Show
Let’s dream big: What if men and women owned the businesses that employed them and retained control of the wealth that those companies generated?
How Apple And Beyoncé Show That Extreme Inequality Is Everywhere
We know that income inequality is widening, with a few dozen billionaires owning more wealth as the poorest half of humanity. But we don’t always realize just how pervasive extreme inequality is in other parts of society. It’s time we recognize that, because extreme inequality is never good.
America's 100 richest families control more wealth than the entire black population
The moneyed elite is, as you may have guessed, pretty pale.
62 richest people on Earth own half of the world's wealth
Mark Sainsbury talks with current Executive Director of Oxfam International, Winnie Byanyima, on the gap between rich and poor, and how this could possibly change going forward.
“LifeTwisters” Put Travel at Top of Bucket Lists, Wealth at Bottom
According to the American Express LifeTwist study conducted by the Futures Company, and released on May 14, most Americans
A new study shows how little tax the super-rich pay
Wealth inequality may be worse than previously thought
The richest 10% hold 76% of wealth
The top 10% of households saw their share of total family wealth jump from two-thirds to three-quarters between 1989 and 2013, a new report finds. Everyone else saw their slice of the pie shrink.