Global Inequality Explained by Branko Milanovic 

Hamilton Nolan · 06/03/16 10:18AM

Globally, inequality is falling. You may not have known that, because within countries, inequality is rising. We live in dangerous times. Why? We talked to the man who wrote the book on it.

Thomas Piketty Is Such a Baller

Hamilton Nolan · 01/02/15 09:30AM

Except for a few hedge fund guys, no one had a better 2014 than French economist Thomas Piketty, who managed the once-in-a-century trick of writing an economics book that became a best seller and made Thomas Piketty, French economist, "cool." How hard is Thomas Piketty balling right now?

Will Health Care Reform Be Popular as a Comic Book?

Jim Newell · 02/08/11 02:24PM

Experts who support the new health care law haven't been able to sway public opinion much with the drab language of health economics. So now they'll just make a comic book — sorry, graphic novel — about it and see if that does the trick. You love comic books and movies about comic books, don't you, America? Well just wait until the comic book ethos is applied to such sexy topics as risk pooling and the medical-loss ratio, by an MIT economist author!

How Now, Dow Eleven Thou?

Hamilton Nolan · 04/13/10 02:30PM

The Way We Live Now: Reacting quickly. No sooner did we issue a call for a savior to soothe our nerves and promise us that this recession is over, than one appeared. Riding a stock rocket to the moon!

Vulvas of Doom

Hamilton Nolan · 03/30/09 10:10AM

Uberfameball Julia Allison attended newly-minted recession-era wackofameball economist Nouriel "Dr. Doom" Roubini's 50th birthday Saturday night, causing both to explode in a blinding flash of self-interest! But not before JA took this "vulva wall" pic.