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‘It’s a physical impossibility to lift yourself up by a bootstrap’: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez argues everyone needs help to succeed

The progressive lawmaker pointed to public school, tax breaks, inheritance, and food assistance as forms of external help.
A person is stunned to find out the richest Americans have a disproportionate share of wealth.

‘It’s very sad’: A viral video uses slices of pie to show how $98 trillion of American wealth is actually distributed

People were stunned to see how many slices went to the wealthiest one percent of Americans, and very few to everyone else.

The world’s 2,153 billionaires are richer than 4.6 billion people combined, Oxfam says

The 22 wealthiest men, led by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates, are richer than all the women in Africa put together.

‘Inequality in a nutshell’: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says the Dow’s record high is meaningless for many Americans

"The Dow soars, wages don't," the New York congresswoman said, arguing that stock-market gains don't benefit most salaried workers.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said cheering for soaring stock prices while wages stay low is ‘inequality in a nutshell.’ We made 6 charts to sh...

Nearly half of Americans don't own stocks at all, and the lion's share of stock ownership is concentrated in the wealthiest 10% of families.

A growing number of Americans believe the government should tackle economic inequality instead of illegal immigration, new poll finds

Pew found 42% of Americans said cutting inequality should be a top federal priority, above the 39% identifying illegal immigration as a problem.

Singapore has the third smallest gender gap in South-east Asia, but it still loses to the Philippines and Laos: WEF Study

The World Economic Forum (WEF) estimates that the overall gender gap in the world will take 99.5 years to close.

These 10 jobs are expected to see the fastest growth over the next decade — a majority of which pay less than $27,000 a year

The prospect of more poor-paying jobs in the 2020s could widen the roiling debate over inequality in the US.
UC Berkeley economist Gabriel Zucman is the author, along with his colleague Emmanuel Saez, of "The Triumph of Injustice."

This 33-year-old economist hasn’t just helped shape one of Elizabeth Warren’s and Bernie Sanders’ boldest policies — he’...

Alongside his UC Berkeley colleague Emmanuel Saez, Gabriel Zucman has helped lead a resistance to the 2017 Republican tax cuts to fight inequality.
Protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement rally in Foley Square before marching though Lower Manhattan on October 5, 2011 in New York City.

The mainstreaming of Occupy Wall Street: How rethinking American capitalism became the most important debate of the 2010s

More than 10 years after the financial crisis, popular discourse in America includes inequality, sustainability, and a rethinking of corporate power.