Christ healing the paralytic, by Anthony van Dyck (c. 1619)

Will We Always Have the Poor Among Us?

To end poverty, public policy must provide much more than economic resources

What’s (Still) Wrong with Executive Compensation in America

Executive compensation reflects neither productivity nor demand for skills in a particular sector. Yet some CEOs are still receiving 881 percent raises.
Tax frustrations

A Brief History of the Income Tax

The significance of the date April 15 is not lost on anyone in the modern United States. But ...
Slum

America: A Welfare Nation

We think of welfare as social security for the economically vulnerable. Maybe it's time we rightfully enlarge what we mean by the term.

Which Kids Get Help in Class?

Addressing which students receive the most help.

GMOs, Inequality and World Hunger

In a 2008 paper for the British Journal of Criminology, Reese Walters looked at GMO crops from an entirely different perspective.

Does Global Inequality Matter?

Is income inequality still a pressing global issue?

Do Living Wage Laws Work?

What do living wage laws mean to workers and local economies?

The Road to Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century hit the number one spot on the New York Times nonfiction ...