Poverty & Inequality News

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
June, 2013
"The United States is where great things are possible." Those are the words of Elon Musk, whose astonishing career illustrates that the American dream can still come true. But for every Musk, how many talented... More
June, 2013
Richard V. Burkhauser, a professor of public policy at Cornell and an adjunct scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, is fast becoming a champion of the right, challenging the conventional wisdom about income... More
June, 2013
With the focus in recent months on the law’s shaky rollout and continuing political battles, the president wants to draw attention to a state that has embraced the law and yielded some good news: Officials in the... More

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