income inequality

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Each week Chuck and I read tons of articles and a lot of them are really good. Here are the best of the bunch from us to you.

How Trickle-Down Economics Works

The concept of trickle-down economics is tied to Ronald Reagan, but the idea's been around and in use since the 20s. It's simple: Give more money to the wealthy and they can use it to rev up an economy. But is the whole thing just a scam?

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Each week, Chuck and Josh read tons of articles. Here are the best of the bunch. Enjoy them with our compliments.

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Each week, Josh and Chuck read tons of material and a lot of it is really good. Here's the best of the bunch.

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Each week, Josh and Chuck read tons of material and a lot of it is really good. Here's the best of the bunch.

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Every week, Chuck and Josh read tons of articles. Here are links to the best of the bunch.

Is the U.S. a banana republic? No. No, it's not.

Business Insider has an unsettling announcement. America has slipped into one of the defining characteristics of a banana republic: The wealthiest 1 percent make 20 percent or more of the wealth in the country. It's 24 percent, actually. Geez, I was almost taken in. It turns out there's no such criteria for a banana republic; the New York Times' Nicholas Kristoff drew a comparison between the U.S. and banana republics he's visited based on the wealth gap.