The Few

You may have seen this recent video on wealth inequality. It graphically shows how 40% of the nation’s financial assets are now owned by only 1% of the population. By contrast, the 80% of Americans with the least wealth control only 7% of the assets. Or, to put it...

The Billionaire Who Wasn’t

You probably have never heard of Chuck Feeney. Until recently, neither had I. Feeney, whose story is memorably told in Conor O’Clery’s The Billionaire Who Wasn’t, rose from working-class roots in an Irish-American neighborhood in Depression-era Elizabeth, N.J.,...