Poverty & Inequality News

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
Long-Term Joblessness Spreads in Middle Class
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
Delivered on order for a few pennies a load by rickety horse-drawn carts speeding through the dirt streets of the Medina Gounass neighborhood of Guediawaye, [garbage] is as pervasive as the hot midday sun in which it... More
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.
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

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