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'If you’re getting a W-2, you’re a sucker'

For most people, filing taxes is little more than data entry: a W-2 form from an employer and 1099 forms that list earnings from dividends or interest - but the financial reality of the wealthy, where income isn’t defined by a tax form, is not so easily defined. ... Read more»

Smart v. Stupid

Why income inequality is a losing issue and how to fix it

Most Americans don’t care about income inequality. But they do want everyone to get a fair chance.... Read more»

America's growing income gap, by the numbers

The nonpartisan CBO recently released a much-discussed study showing that over the past three decades the income of the highest-paid Americans has soared while the income of others has grown much more modestly. Here’s a rundown illustrating the growing income gap.... Read more»

NYPD arrests 700 at anti-Wall St. protest

In New York, police have arrested more than 700 anti-Wall Street protesters, who forced the closure of the Brooklyn Bridge after blocking traffic.... Read more»