inequality

The Economist Was a Rock Star

Thomas Piketty isn’t just a brilliant economist; he’s a fantastic storyteller

French economist Thomas Piketty drew Paul Krugman, Joseph Stiglitz, and hundreds of eager fans when he appeared in New York City last night. It's because he has found the most compelling explanation yet for inequality.

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Paul Krugman’s 'Big' New Salary Doesn’t Make Him a Hypocrite

It doesn’t even make him that rich!

Paul Krugman will make $250,000 when joins City University of New York to work on inequality issues. Ironic? Nope, just the way things work.

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Republicans Suddenly Can't Stop Talking About "Mobility"

Too bad GOP policies are undercutting it

The unpleasant truth: When the government keeps slashing its safety net, climbing the economic ladder gets harder. 

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In making his case for socialized law, Noam Scheiber implies that lawyers for poor and middle class clients don’t do as good a job as lawyers for rich clients.

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The Case for Socialized Law


Inequality has bent American justice. Here's a radical way to fix it.

When a rich person can buy more justice than a normal person, it perverts society. Here's a radical idea for fixing it.

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The Inequality Speech That Wasn't

Obama's State of the Union went easy on class rhetoric

Yes, he used the "i" word. But was it that different than all that's come before?

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Income inequality is at its highest since 1928. What does this mean for the State of the Union?

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Here's How We Should Think About the Inequality Debate

We need a whole new framework

"Inequality" is a concept too sweeping and cluttered to lead to useful solutions. Here's how we should actually think about it.

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For Republicans, the Decline of Social Mobility is a Crisis

Why is the GOP suddenly talking poverty? Because it's harder to defend capitalism now.

The GOP is finally facing the issue of inequality in America. But why?

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Bill Clinton endorsed Bill de Blasio's inequality rhetoric yesterday. That's not what Hillary Clinton told Goldman Sachs a few weeks ago.

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