Wealth

Thomas Piketty Is Wrong: America Will Never Look Like a Jane Austen Novel
July 31, 2014

The fundamental flaw in the French economist's great theory.

Rich Russians Believe Charity Is More Important Than Rich Americans Do
June 23, 2014

90 percent of rich Indians rate making a positive social impact as "very" or "extremely important." Just 56 percent of rich Americans feel the same.

Greg Mankiw's Newest Defense of the One Percent Is Just as Wrong as All His Others
June 23, 2014

His newest piece in support of inherited wealth is thoroughly unconvincing.

Hillary Clinton Can't Outrun Questions About Her Obscene Wealth
June 10, 2014

Hillary Clinton, the candidate, will need to find a new way to talk about her "houses."

America's 10 Richest Universities Match These Countries' GDPs
April 30, 2014

Matching the top 10 endowments with 10 countries' GDPs.

How San Francisco's Latest Gold Rush Has Transformed the City
November 25, 2013

The first time wealth transformed San Francisco, in the Gold Rush of 1848, the city didn't just get richer, and transform into a place robber barons called home.

Washington Is Not the Wealthiest Area in America
The press would have you believe it is. But the statistics tell a different story.
March 08, 2013

The press would have you believe it is. But the statistics tell a different story.