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Yes, US economy may be slowing, but don’t forget it’s coming...

D. Brian Blank, Mississippi State University The U.S. economy unexpectedly shrank in the first quarter, according to gross domestic...

‘Tax the rich’? Democrats’ plans to make the wealthy pay a...

Gabriel Zucman, University of California, Berkeley and Emmanuel Saez, University of California, Berkeley Demanding tax increases on the rich...

Is tax avoidance ethical? Asking on behalf of a few billionaire...

Erin Bass, University of Nebraska Omaha Some of the U.S.‘s wealthiest individuals reportedly pay just a tiny fraction of...

Private planes, mansions and superyachts: What gives billionaires like Musk and...

Richard Wilk, Indiana University and Beatriz Barros, Indiana University Tesla’s Elon Musk and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos have been vying...

5 ways MacKenzie Scott’s $5.8 billion commitment to social and economic...

Elizabeth J. Dale, Seattle University The author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott announced on Dec. 15 that she had given almost US$4.2 billion to hundreds of...

A window into the hearts and minds of billionaire donors

Hans Peter Schmitz, University of San Diego As the COVID-19 pandemic’s economic toll increases, many billionaires and their foundations are making very public efforts to...

In an era of billionaire media moguls, do press unions stand...

Marick Masters, Wayne State University On Nov. 2, billionaire media owner Joe Ricketts abruptly shuttered the digital news sites DNAinfo and the Gothamist, terminating 116...

The slippery slope of the oligarchy media model

Rodney Benson, New York University and Victor Pickard, University of Pennsylvania On July 28, Apple heiress Laurene Powell Jobs bought a majority stake in The...

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Trump’s $60 billion in China tariffs will create more problems than...

William Hauk, University of South Carolina After spending seven months investigating whether China is engaged in unfair trade practices, the Trump administration announced March 22...