Cash Rules Everything Around Martin

If you’ve got more money than you could ever possibly need for life’s essentials, you — like pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli — may also have limitless options for how to spend your extra cash. Like spending $2 million to buy a new record album. The 32-year-old...
The ‘Self-Made’ Hallucination of America’s Rich

The ‘Self-Made’ Hallucination of America’s Rich

Let’s cut Mitt Romney some slack. Not every off-the-cuff comment he made at that now infamous, secretly taped $50,000-a-plate fundraiser in Boca Raton reveals an utterly shocking personal failing. Take, for instance, Mitt’s remark that he has...

Deeply Unequal World

Some people, at year’s end, like to spread holiday cheer. The world might do better, suggests a landmark new report from the United Nations University in Helsinki, to start spreading wealth. The new study–the first ever to tally, for the entire world, all...