The United States of Inequality
Trying to understand income inequality, the most profound change in American society in your lifetime.
Timothy Noah's 10-part series on inequality, published in Slate last September, has won the 2011 Hillman Prize for magazine journalism, an honor awarded annually by the Sidney Hillman Foundation for reporting that "fosters social and economic justice." It was clear from the moment of publication that "The Great Divergence" struck a chord, treating a profound and complicated issue in an engaging and understandable way, and we're delighted that the Hillman Foundation has recognized Noah's work. You can read the series below, or print a PDF.
Why we can't ignore growing income inequality: It undermines the ideal of e pluribus unum.
Timothy Noah is a former Slate staffer. His book about income inequality is The Great Divergence.