Celebrating Mass with impoverished people in the splendor of St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis denounces those who dismiss poverty as "not my business."
British charity Oxfam calls for a crackdown on tax havens after its report finds the world's wealthiest hiding $7.6 trillion from taxes.
The retail giant announced it is working to transfer 10,000 U.S. employees to nearby stores as its CEO says the closings are “necessary to keep the company strong.”
According to new data, nearly 50 million of America's 243 million adults are part of the world's poorest 10 percent.
A new report by Credit Suisse reveals worldwide inequality to be growing even faster than experts had predicted.
A new report from the Pew Research Center explains that the notion of a global middle class is "more promise than reality."
A new report finds that the gap between rich and poor in the developed world is at its highest level in 30 years in most countries -- and that the U.S. and Israel are leading the trend.
Legislators want to limit how citizens in need spend government benefits and force them to give up their privacy and freedom in the process. The Washington Post's Emily Badger explains why this is evidence of a blatant double standard.
Most of us suspect the rich have a great deal going for them, but it may be even more obscene than we imagine; it may be unwise for the gay-rights movement to focus too much attention on the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act; scientists have figured out which neurons signal pain and itching. These news items and more.
Many believe that poor people deserve to be poor because they’re lazy and that the rich deserve their wealth because they work harder than others. The reality is very different.