News about income inequality, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.
The American aversion to taxes is singular among wealthy nations and may have produced a government unequal to today’s economic and social challenges.
By EDUARDO PORTER
How Corporations and the Wealthy Avoid Taxes (and How to Stop Them)
The Paradise Papers confirm what we already know: Many are not paying their fair share. Here’s how they get away with it.
By GABRIEL ZUCMAN
Contributing Op-Ed Writer
Republicans Wonder How to Make the Rich Richer
The House tax bill championed by President Trump finds many different ways to increase inequality.
By THOMAS B. EDSALL
They’re Rich but Trying to Reach Beyond the Money Bubble
As economic inequality continues to expand, some wealthy people are reaching beyond their gated communities to connect with less fortunate neighbors.
By PAUL SULLIVAN
How to Improve the Trump Tax Plan
The business tax plan promoted by President Trump, and its cousin released by the House, start with a good idea but descend into a mess. It can be fixed.
By N. GREGORY MANKIW
Emmanuel Macron’s Unwanted New Title: ‘President of the Rich’
The French president has not helped himself by trimming a wealth tax and with remarks that seem insensitive to class resentments.
By ADAM NOSSITER
Xi Jinping Vows No Poverty in China by 2020. That Could Be Hard.
The president’s lofty vision clashes with the harsh reality of deteriorating rural life and disparities in education and health care.
By JAVIER C. HERNÁNDEZ
The Fed Chair Should Be a ‘Principled Populist’
The economists Stephanie Kelton and Paul McCulley discuss applying the “smell test of social justice” to policy.
By STEPHANIE KELTON and PAUL MCCULLEY
Photos of South Africa Show a Country Still Divided
Joao Silva came of age chronicling South Africa s transition to democracy. In a new series of images, he looks at how the country s gap between rich and poor poses new challenges.
Is Donald Trump Turning Liberals Into Radicals?
“The resistance” has emerged as a force in American politics. But whether or not it can work with the real left remains an open question.
By SARAH LEONARD
Trump’s Top Economist Says Corporate Tax Cuts Will Lift Workers’ Wages
The typical household’s income would climb by thousands of dollars, says a report that hints at a primary argument the administration will make in selling its tax plan.
By JIM TANKERSLEY
I.M.F. Cautions Against Tax Cuts for Wealthy as Republicans Consider Them
The International Monetary Fund said global leaders need to address income inequality or risk undermining economic growth.
By ANA SWANSON and JIM TANKERSLEY
Giving Capitalism a Social Conscience
A Nobel Peace Prize laureate discusses his strategy for reducing the global dangers of extreme wealth concentration.
By DAVID BORNSTEIN
Is New York ‘Greater Than Ever’? Yes, a Former Official Argues
Daniel Doctoroff was behind many of the visionary strategic plans that he now writes helped revive the city after the 2001 terror attack.
Tax Cuts, Sold as Fuel for Growth, Widen Gap Between Rich and Poor
New research undermines the contention since the 1970s that lower rates stimulate the economy. What they seem to do instead is increase inequality.
By EDUARDO PORTER
‘The Social Contract Is Broken’: Inequality Becomes Deadly in Mexico
Security, the bedrock of the social order, has become deeply inequitable, fraying Mexican society and politics.
By MAX FISHER and AMANDA TAUB
Trump and the Racial Pay Gap
Lawyers say those most affected by pay bias deserve to know why the Trump administration is siding with companies.
Feel That Post-Recession Bounce? The Rich Feel It the Most
Low-wage workers and other groups largely left out early in the recovery did better from 2013 to 2016, a study shows, but the richest gained the most.
By BEN CASSELMAN
Do Republicans Really Care About the Deficit?
Yes, but only when it’s an excuse to cut social spending. Tax cuts — now that’s a different story.
By JARED BERNSTEIN
Merkel Says Germans ‘Never Had It Better.’ But Many Feel Left Behind.
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s message of strength has dominated the election campaign, but poverty, economic insecurity and income disparity have grown during her tenure.
By MELISSA EDDY