Nation Topics - Inequality
News and Features
The cumulative effects of years of deindustrialization, weakened unions and soaring inequality have fundamentally reordered the country.
Taxpayers are basically moneylenders to a government that is far more interested in subsidizing business than in caring for their workers.
A brilliant book has named the problem of our time. But will anything change?
How to avoid the slide toward a world of increasingly separated haves and have-nots.
Lecturing black men isn’t going to help them overcome the barriers they face. Better jobs and education policies will.
These days everyone wants to ‘create opportunity,’ but few want a class war.
According to the IPCC’s latest report, global warming is already hurting people, especially the poor, and is bound to get worse in the years ahead.
Most states shut down their debtors’ prisons more than 100 years ago; in 2005, Harpersville, Alabama, opened one back up.
A major international commission probes the political origins of health inequities—and finds wealthy nations deserve much of the blame.
Senator Elizabeth Warren points out that reviving this old institution would provide basic services to millions of underserved Americans.