And what to do about it. A Nation forum, featuring Robert Reich, Dean Baker, Katherine Newman, David Pedulla, Orlando Patterson, Jeff Madrick and Matt Yglesias.
Surging inequality, not Wall Street banditry, is the underlying cause of the Great Recession.
One US billionaire has already passed away since the estate tax expired. Will Senate Democrats get it together to push for reform in reinstatement?
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.