Income Inequality

The Washington Post: The sharp growth in economic inequality — and its visibility as an issue in both the 2012 and 2016 American political campaigns — has led to an important debate about how to respond. Some in this debate suggest that economic inequality isn’t that important after all. Instead, they argue, it’s economic opportunity that More

The New Yorker: As a whole, the population of the United States is wealthier today than it has ever been. But, as has often been reported, the relative increases haven’t been uniform. In 1970, the top ten per cent of the population earned a third of the total national income. More