News tagged with income inequality

What's fair?: New theory on income inequality

The increasing inequality in income and wealth in recent years, together with excessive pay packages of CEOs in the U.S. and abroad, is of growing concern, especially to policy makers. Income inequality was identified as ...

dateMay 27, 2015 in General Physics
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Super rich benefit from 'status quo bias'

( —Income inequality – between the super-rich and the rest of us – and a sorry record of progressive policy initiatives from Congress all can be traced to a built-in "status quo bias" in our political system, ...

dateDec 24, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Material success and social failure?

It is common knowledge that in rich societies the poor have shorter lives and suffer more from almost every social problem. Likewise, large inequalities of income are often regarded as divisive and corrosive.

dateMar 02, 2009 in Social Sciences
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Life's not fair! So why do we assume it is?

Income inequality in America has been growing rapidly, and is expected to increase. While the widening wealth gap is a hot topic in the media and on the campaign trail, there's quite a disconnect between the perceptions of ...

dateSep 09, 2015 in Social Sciences
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