New report says state governments should do more to close the growing gaps separating working families of different races.

A veteran researcher argues that a fuller look at the data offers a more hopeful view.

This is how Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen looks at the world.

But the Fed chief steered clear of saying whether the central bank is contributing to the divide

The central bank is using new programs to address the economy's most intractable problems from the ground level.

America's long held infatuation with hard work might be eating into its understanding of inequality.

Americans might think they know how bad inequality is, but it turns out they have no idea.

Income inequality isn't the only gap the U.S. needs to mind these days.

Paul Ryan just lit a spark in the poverty debate.

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America's Hispanic population might offer one of the clearest examples of wealth inequality in the U.S..

The Harvard professor thinks we shouldn't worry about inherited wealth, because it will eventually trickle down.

After the Financial Times alleged that they found errors in his book "Capital," Piketty responds

Here's how we got here, and four things we can to do stop it from getting worse.

The College Board announced today that it is overhauling the SAT, dropping the timed essay and focusing less on fancy vocabulary in order to level the playing field a bit for high school students from a wider range of families. Here are four charts that show how the SAT advantages demographic groups.

Forbes is out with its new billionaires list, and Bill Gates is at the top of it. Here's why he's not really the richest man in the world.

A new paper from the IMF makes the case for quasi-socialist policies -- or at least a lot more redistribution of income.

Leading economists believe that, by a wide margin, advancing technology has not reduced employment in the United States. There's less agreement about whether tech is holding down wages or fueling inequality.

Now two researchers from the United Kingdom say they have proved that money makes you more conservative and less egalitarian.

A noted inequality researcher comes up with a back-of-the-napkin way to calculate the richest man in history.

Other initiatives may help close the gap over time. This one's in effect right now.

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