Poverty & Inequality News

October, 2009
Rebuilding our economy on the back of illegal working conditions is morally untenable -- and it is bad economics.
October, 2009
Research is providing what could be crucial clues to explain how childhood poverty translates into dimmer chances of success: Chronic stress from growing up poor appears to have a direct impact on the brain, leaving... More
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
Neighborhood-based approaches can succeed, if they're part of a broader urban strategy.
October, 2009
What does the worst recession in a generation look like?
October, 2009
There are more women controlling more wealth in the U.S. than ever before. (Of those in the wealthiest tier of the country — defined by the I.R.S. as individuals with assets of at least $1.5 million — 43 percent are... More
October, 2009
In its 129-year history, Emerson College has granted tenure to just three black professors. Two of them had to sue for the distinction. Last year, when two more black scholars were up for tenure, school administrators... More
October, 2009
The classroom is where poor and middle-class kids should meet -- to the benefit of both.

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