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Can the Government Actually Do Anything About Inequality?

By THOMAS B. EDSALL September 10, 2013, 11:22 pm NYTimes For a moment, let’s forget the central debate of our political period — how much of a role government should play in our lives — and ask a different question: can government policies counteract inequality in any meaningful way? Four political scientists – Adam Bonica […]

Who Will Prosper in the New World

By TYLER COWEN August 31, 2013, 2:05 pm NYTimes elf-driving vehicles threaten to send truck drivers to the unemployment office. Computer programs can now write journalistic accounts of sporting events and stock price movements. There are even computers that can grade essay exams with reasonable accuracy, which could revolutionize my own job, teaching. Increasingly, machines […]

Help wanted: Must-reads on income inequality and the rich-poor gap

By John D. Sutter, CNN updated 11:56 AM EDT, Mon August 19, 2013 Editor’s note: John D. Sutter is a columnist for CNN Opinion and head of CNN’s Change the List project. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook or Google+. E-mail him at [email protected] (CNN) — Journalism sometimes has a bit of a short-term memory problem. […]

Obama Says Income Gap Is Fraying U.S. Social Fabric

By JACKIE CALMES and MICHAEL D. SHEAR Published: July 27, 2013 NYTimes GALESBURG, Ill. — In a week when he tried to focus attention on the struggles of the middle class, President Obama said in an interview that he was worried that years of widening income inequality and the lingering effects of the financial crisis […]

Money Makes ALL the Difference

by JACKSON ALLISON JULY 25, 2013, 4:29 PM BigThink University of California’s Paul Piff led a series of experiments that delved into the behavior associated with the rising income inequality in the United States. What he found was incredibly surprising. Piff found a link between wealth and unseemly behavior. In one experiment, Piff placed an […]

The Charitable-Industrial Complex

By PETER BUFFETT Published: July 26, 2013 NYTimes I HAD spent much of my life writing music for commercials, film and television and knew little about the world of philanthropy as practiced by the very wealthy until what I call the big bang happened in 2006. That year, my father, Warren Buffett, made good on […]