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America Inequality

The Rising Costs of U.S. Income Inequality

Laura Tyson | Posted 02.06.2015 | World
Laura Tyson

The U.S. is caught in a vicious circle: rising income inequality breeds more inequality in educational opportunity, which generates greater inequality in educational attainment. That, in turn, translates into a waste of human talent, a less educated workforce, slower economic growth and even greater income inequality.

The New Inequality Is Wealth, Not Income

Reid Cramer | Posted 08.25.2012 | Business
Reid Cramer

Between 2007 and 2010, those at the top had their wealth increase and almost everybody else experienced a drastic decline. We should be concerned about creating opportunities for more families to build their wealth. It's a big problem if it's happening only at the very top.

American Kleptocracy: How Fears of Socialism and Fascism Hide Naked Theft

William J. Astore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William J. Astore

If we were to take an honest look at America's "losers" and "winners," we'd have to admit there weren't signs of onrushing socialism or fascism, but of staggeringly self-aggrandizing greed and theft right in the here and now.