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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...

Income inequality is rising, but maybe not as fast as you...

Americans' perceptions of income inequality are largely over-inflated when compared with actual census data, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal...

High-income Americans are more segregated than ever

Since 1970, middle‐income neighborhoods have been disappearing. In 2009, only 42 percent of families lived in middle‐income neighborhoods, compared with 65 percent four decades...

Wealth inequality can promote cooperation

Wealth inequality can encourage people to cooperate when they would otherwise have no incentive to do so, according to a new study published in...

UT professor finds economic inequality is self-reinforcing

When the gap between the haves and have-nots gets larger, one would think the have-nots would want more help, most likely in the form of government programs, to fight rising inequities. Not so, says Nate Kelly, assistant professor of political sci...

Why ‘scientific consensus’ fails to persuade

Suppose a close friend who is trying to figure out the facts about climate change asks whether you think a scientist who has written a book on the topic is a knowledgeable and trustworthy expert. You see from the dust jacket that the author received...

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