Poverty & Inequality News

September, 2013
Never let a crisis go to waste, says an old rule of politics. For some major players in the economy, the financial crisis that began five years ago this month with Lehman Bros.' collapse turned out to be as much an... More
September, 2013
It's not really a happy anniversary. But we're coming up on the five-year mark for the financial crisis, which accelerated dramatically with the implosion of Lehman Brothers on Sept. 15, 2008. So it's... More
September, 2013
During the 2012 election Republicans accused President Obama of waging “class warfare” because he occasionally mentioned income inequality. This tactic obviously didn’t work very well. Perhaps voters felt that the... More
September, 2013
For a moment, let’s forget the central debate of our political period — how much of a role government should play in our lives — and ask a different question: can government policies counteract inequality in any... More
September, 2013
Infographics on the distribution of wealth in America.
September, 2013
A school gets rolling across the country, many parents will be asked to make a large financial contribution to their children’s school. In Hillsborough, Calif., for example, parents receive a letter from the... More
August, 2013
I had the good fortune to be in the crowd in Washington when the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his thrilling “I Have a Dream” speech on Aug. 28, 1963. I was 20 years old, and had just finished college. It was... More
August, 2013
A new Bloomberg report finds that out of the top executives at each of the companies in the S&P 500 index, only 8 percent were women, and that these women at the top ranks of Corporate America earned 18 percent less... More
August, 2013
After years of growing concern about obesity among children, federal researchers have found the clearest evidence yet that the epidemic may be turning a corner in young children from low-income families.
July, 2013
This new study, the first with enough data to compare upward mobility across metropolitan areas, is a must-read. These comparisons provide some of the most powerful evidence so far about the factors that seem to drive... More

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