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The Great Inequality Debate
The Great Inequality Debate
Mortality Gap Narrows

Some good news on social inequality, for a change.

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How Much Class Resentment Is There in America?

Recent research suggests that Americans want more upward mobility for the poor, but they don’t want it to come at the expense of the upper middle class.

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White House Understands Land Use Problems

President Obama and his team of economists understand how overregulation of land is distorting our economy. Shifting federal land use policy toward a pro-growth, pro-housing model would be a solid accomplishment for this President in the closing months of his tenure.

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Soaking the Rich Won’t Work

Jacking up the top marginal tax rate barely has any effect on income inequality.

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Inequality Hasn’t Made Americans Support Redistribution

A new study shows that Americans’ support for economic redistribution has remained constant or decreased, despite rising economic inequality.

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The Meritocracy Delusion

The academy isn’t nearly as meritocratic as it pretends to be—whether in college, Ph.D. programs, or business school. But meritocracy is often a sham outside of the university, too.

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One Wage to Rule Them All

A federal minimum wage would impose a fixed standard on a country with significant variations in the cost of living. Doing so hurts businesses where it’s too high and workers where it’s too low.

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The "Mormon Solution" to Poverty?

Religious affiliation can do a lot to instill habits that prevent poverty and inequality. Realizing this allows us to offer a more holistic account of poverty and its possible solutions.

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How the Collegiate Party Culture Increases Inequality

There’s a potent but underreported contributor to income inequality in our universities: the party scene.

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Our Proletarian Middle Class

The parallels between our age and the industrial revolution are huge and important. Both parties seem to be overlooking them.

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Putin's Retirement Plan?

The sanctioned Russian bank VTB, a Kremlin favorite, had a critical role to play in the sale of a government oil company stake last month. Cui bono?

the grass is always greener

The GOP has spent altogether too much energy raging against the Affordable Care Act and altogether too little developing and building support for alternatives.

Law & Order

A new study estimates just how much police reduce crime rates.

Crude Economics

It’s not enough to balance supply and demand—petrostates need to contend with crude in storage, as well.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Do the defense minister’s words signify a rift within Manila’s top leadership?


Over the weekend, PEOTUS assured Britain of a speedy bilateral trade deal as soon as he’s in office. If things go well for Britain, look to some other wavering EU countries to start looking at their options.

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