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Pandemic’s Effect on Wealth Gap Unclear Even as US Stocks Reach New Highs
The wealth gap, or wealth inequality, is posited as a major issue of our times.
August 26, 2020
Al Gore, John Kerry, Other World Leaders Call for Radical ‘Great Reset’ of Capitalism
Commentary The COVID-19 pandemic has produced unprecedented economic conditions. Around the world, millions of people have lost their ...
July 4, 2020
A Teachable Moment at Oxford: Lessons About Social Reform and Fossil Fuels
Commentary Thanks to The Wall Street Journal for reporting on a student protest at St. John’s College, Oxford. ...
February 8, 2020
Counting Our Blessings: The Best Decade Ever?
Commentary As we embark on a new decade, do we approach the 2020s with hope or with a ...
December 29, 2019
The Left’s Battle Against ‘Inequality’
In his book "Discrimination and Disparities," economist Thomas Sowell notes that a disproportionate percentage of first-born siblings become ...
May 23, 2019
Getting Inequality Wrong
Thomas Piketty captured something essential in the post-Lehman mood with his study of income and wealth differentials in ...
June 13, 2018
The Money Issue
Private debt tends to grow faster than the overall economy. As debt grows relative to GDP, inequality increases ...
May 11, 2018
James H. Nolt
Obstacles Abound as 2 Poor US Cities Consider Merging
CLEVELAND—Two of the country's poorest cities are talking about a merger they say could help both, though they ...
September 24, 2016
The Associated Press
Latin America’s Problem With Violence Is Deeply Entwined With Inequality
Latin America has traditionally been the world's most unequal region, but it has recently shown signs of change. ...
August 22, 2016
Bitcoin Users Largely Shrug Off Latest $69M Bitcoin Exchange Heist
Democracy appears to be malfunctioning in a fast-paced world. “The concept of the Western-style democratic system is that ...
August 4, 2016
A Quarter Century of Market Reform Leaves India Richer With Wider Inequality
India opened to the world in 1991 with its New Economic Policy that embraced economic liberalization and privatization. ...
July 25, 2016
How a New Study on Race Relations Echoes LBJ’s 1968 Kerner Report
Blacks and whites in America are "worlds apart," says a new study on race, which has a familiar ...
June 29, 2016
Better Education Can Decrease Wealth Inequality
Today, the world is doing a lackluster job of finding sustainable solutions to global inequality.
June 1, 2016
Brad L. Brasseur
We Need to Look Beyond Unemployment to Fix Labor Market Inequality
Labor market insecurity and inequality aren’t just about whether someone is employed or not.
April 2, 2016
David S. Pedulla
A Flat World Gets Bumpy With Globalization in Retreat
Uncertainty and instability threaten the global economy, and monetary stimulus by the central banks, including negative rates, is ...
March 26, 2016
Desperate Millions Flee Poverty, Persecution, and Inequality
The developed world needs to engage with poorer countries to reduce poverty, or face uncontrolled, high migration.
June 15, 2015
Joergen Oerstroem Moeller
The Digital Economy Is No Leveller, It’s a Source of Inequality
When we think about income and wealth inequalities we are tempted to lay blame on the old way ...
February 4, 2015
The Inequality Fallacy Behind the G20 Protests
For a mental image that instinctively breeds mistrust, imagine the twenty most powerful businessmen and women of a ...
November 11, 2014
To Combat Inequality, Expand Vocational Training, Cut College Enrollments
The U.S. economy remains locked in mediocre growth and increasing inequality. To help break that cycle, federal and ...
October 30, 2014
Inequality and the Nature of Capital: A Reminder
Despite the recent economic crises that hit so suddenly and surprised experts, economists still hold sway with the ...
June 21, 2014
Differences Don’t Necessarily Equal Discrimination
Well, another Equal Pay Day has come and gone. This year it came on April 8th to represent ...
May 1, 2014
Thomas Piketty on Inequality and Capital
Thomas Piketty, a 42-year-old economist from French academe has written a hot new book: Capital in the Twenty-First ...
April 26, 2014
Peter G. Klein
Black Unemployment and Immigration
Martin Luther King Jr. strove for racial equality and that equality has been achieved in many arenas. However, ...
January 29, 2014
The Reader's Turn
America Must Play to Its Strengths to Fix Inequality
Inequality is replacing the American dream, because the U.S. economy—thanks to Washington's mismanagement—is underperforming.
January 25, 2014
Aging Populations in Eastern Europe Pose Challenges for Policy Makers
The aging of populations in Europe is transforming economies and societies and sparking debate on issues ranging from ...
October 17, 2013
World’s Richest Could Easily End Poverty, Says Oxfam
The international aid agency Oxfam International said that the world’s 100 richest people on earth could essentially end ...
January 21, 2013
Former James Bond Actor Sean Connery Dies Aged 90: British Media
Democratic Congressman Sends Former Hunter Biden Associate Bobulinski Email of Support: Reports
Trump Would Tighten Immigration and Entry Standards if He Wins: Senior Adviser
Death Toll Reaches 28 in Powerful Quake That Hit Turkey, Greek Island
The Associated Press
Violence Erupts in Vancouver, Washington, After Police-Involved Shooting
Rep. Steube Introduces Bill to Limit Section 230 Immunity for Big Tech
Twitter’s Censorship ‘Endangers National Security’: DHS Acting Secretary
Mimi Nguyen Ly
Trump Criticizes Minnesota Officials for Restricting Rally Size
Walmart Scraps Decision to Pull Guns and Ammo From Store Shelves
Twitter Unfreezes New York Post Account
Mimi Nguyen Ly