In: Economics, Economics, Society


Economic inequality – gaps between the rich and the poor in income, pay and wealth – is rising within societies and among nations. It’s a topic covered extensively in research and in the media, so follow the latest thinking and work on inequality here.


8 Book
Thomas Piketty
Belknap Press, 2022
8 Podcast

A Guide to the ‘Legal Fictions’ That Create Wealth, Inequality and Economic Crises

The legal scholar Katharina Pistor examines the hidden legal layer propping up our modern economic system.
Ezra Klein et al.
The New York Times, 2023
7 Book

Unequal Cities

Overcoming Anti-Urban Bias to Reduce Inequality in the United States
Richard McGahey
Columbia UP, 2023
8 Book

How the Other Half Eats

The Untold Story of Food and Inequality in America
Priya Fielding-Singh PhD
Little, Brown Spark, 2021
8 Article

“Time inequality” is the world’s real problem, not income inequality

Inequality should be measured in terms of the time it takes for us to earn the money to buy the things we need. And everyone is getting wealthier.
Marian Tupy and Gale Pooley
big think, 2022
8 Book

The Great Demographic Reversal

Ageing Societies, Waning Inequality, and an Inflation Revival
Charles Goodhart and Manoj Pradhan
Palgrave Macmillan, 2020
8 Book
Jan van Dijk
Polity Press, 2020
8 Article

What Happened to Social Mobility in America?

A New Aristocracy Has a Lock on Capital and Jobs
Branko Milanović
Foreign Affairs, 2021
8 Article
Binyamin Appelbaum
Finance & Development , 2020
7 Report

Global Wealth Report 2022

Leading perspectives to navigate the future
Credit Suisse Research Institute
CSRI, 2022
9 Book
Thomas Piketty and Arthur Goldhammer
Belknap Press, 2015
8 Book

Poorly Understood

What America Gets Wrong About Poverty
Mark Rank et al.
Oxford UP, 2021