Poverty & Inequality News

October, 2009
The rich, as a group, are no longer getting richer. Over the last two years, they have become poorer. And many may not return to their old levels of wealth and income anytime soon.
October, 2009
While the mayor’s plan has put thousands of low-income families in new or rehabilitated buildings and helped stabilize neighborhoods, it has been nearly drowned out by the twin waves of gentrification and rent... More
October, 2009
Staying at home, even as they grow frail or disabled, is what the great majority of seniors say they want. But "aging in place" depends on certain conditions.
October, 2009
Each Friday, teachers in elementary schools in a corner of the richest country in the world quietly slip packs of peanut butter, fruit and granola bars into some pupils' bags - enough food to get them through... More
October, 2009
Rebuilding our economy on the back of illegal working conditions is morally untenable -- and it is bad economics.
October, 2009
Keynes’s prescription for financial crises — aggressive government action and, by definition, big budget deficits — has been Washington’s basic approach since Lehman Brothers collapsed last September. Eleven months... More
October, 2009
The House voted Thursday to expand the definition of violent federal hate crimes to those committed because of a victim’s sexual orientation, a step that would extend new protection to lesbian, gay and transgender... More
October, 2009
In just over 100 days, Mr. Obama's presidency seems to have done much to alter the greater American public's perception of race relations. And perhaps, in some cases, even the reality.
October, 2009
Some girls walk as much as two hours each way, their plastic sandals slapping against dirt trails and fields lining the rugged mountains of eastern Afghanistan. Others take even longer when puddles impede their... More
October, 2009
Neighborhood-based approaches can succeed, if they're part of a broader urban strategy.

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