And what we can do about it
The growing gulf between rich and poor inflicts biological damage on bodies and brains
How algorithms designed to alleviate poverty can perpetuate it instead
Power imbalances facilitate environmental degradation—and the poor suffer the consequences
Corruption, distrust and inequality reinforce one another in a destructive loop
Paying attention to how algorithmic systems impact marginalized people worldwide is key to a just and equitable future
Where financial disparities are greatest, the murder rate tends to be high
The United States has the highest level of economic inequality of any developed country. Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz, winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Economics, explains why he thinks the American economy is rigged, and what that means for future generation. To learn more about America's rigged economy and what we can do to fix it, click here.