How Do the Economy and Democracy Need Each Other?

In The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index and also through Pew Research, we can see how the economy and democracy need each other.

Why Inequality Might Have a $16 Trillion Price Tag

Looking at racial and gender inequality gaps, we see past, present, and future decreases in the GDP that affect everyone.

Deciding When To Give Cash

At home and in developing nations, we can ask if the best way to fight poverty is by giving goods and services or through cash transfers.

When Human Height and Pigeon Mass Matter

The results of a new study about dominance in homing pigeon groups can be compared to the significance of differences in human height.

When Money Makes Us Happy

In addition to income and gender inequality, there is a happiness gap that relates to income, education, and job prestige.

What Main Street and Wall Street Say About Your Wealth

A closer look at U.S. wealth distribution reveals the role of home and securities ownership and the vast gap between the top and bottom 50 percent.

Why Do the Rich Believe They Became Rich?

A recent study provides insight about income inequality by asking if we believe financial success comes from our own effort or the environment.

The Reasons For Health Inequality

A close look at health inequality reveals that money and the life expectancy gap might not be as closely related as we might assume.

Why the World Economy is Growing More Slowly

In most of the world’s advanced economies, there are gains in certain areas and lagging regions elsewhere that create a disparity and less economic growth.

Why Our Earnings Are Not What They Seem to Be

Ranging from barely budging to a 32 percent increase, the ups and downs of average hourly earnings can be debated, depending on your numbers.