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Your submissions to the Name Our Epoch contest were awesome: The Age of Avarice, The Crassical Period, The Bling Bang, The New Steal. And the winner is....

This essay, a finalist in The Nation's Student Writing Contest, argues that the most important prerequisite for being a good president cannot be found in the marble hallways of the nation's elite institutions.

This essay, the high school winner of The Nation's Student Writing Contest, argues that until inequities in education are eliminated, a permanent underclass will continue to exist.

Amid the ruins of a new gilded age, the devalued and depressed American people are ready to demand more.

As human actions change the planet in irreversable ways, will human bonds suffer irreversable damage, too?

A look at the gap between rich and poor via two books: David Cay Johnson's Free Lunch and Michael J. Thompson's The Politics of Inequality.

The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina has turned New Orleans into a tragic Tale of Two Cities.

Conservation, like taxes, is for little people. When you're rich you can waste all the water you want.

Two new books seek to galvanize progressives at a key political moment: Paul Krugman's The Conscience of a Liberal and Jonathan Chait's The Big Con.

What's so great about designer chocolate if it's infested with cockroach droppings? As the economic widens, rich and poor still occupy the same food chain.

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During a decade when economic inequality grew by leaps and bounds in the rest of the world, it declined significantly in Latin America.

March 13, 2014

Policies favored by tech-industry titans tend to leave the economic privileges of the powerful unchecked, while penciling in a little welfare capitalism for the poor.

March 11, 2014

Over 100 years after the first International Women’s Day celebrations, women continue to trail behind men by every economic measure.

March 7, 2014

What remains to be seen is whether the IMF will use this research to develop policies that grow the economy through redistribution.

March 6, 2014

The White House’s “2014 Trade Policy Agenda” rehashes failed ideas that harm rather than help economic renewal.

March 5, 2014

Steven Banks has been on the front lines of the battle to get New York mayors to keep their obligations to the poor. Now he’ll be the mayor’s front-man on those policies.

March 1, 2014

The mayor’s new counsel has wedded incisive analysis of race and poverty to practical policy ideas that would make government a positive force across communities.

February 19, 2014

The end result of relentlessly rising income inequality: one rich guy will own as much as the rest of the planet combined. 

February 18, 2014

Katrina vanden Heuvel dissects the detachment of the ruling class on MSNBC's All in With Chris Hayes.

February 14, 2014

The mayor criticized his predecessor repeatedly as he announced his first spending plan.

February 12, 2014