Poverty & Inequality News

October, 2009
The shooting has ignited long-simmering racial tensions in this struggling northern Illinois town, 80 miles from Chicago.
October, 2009
In the job market, at least, the recession’s pain has been unusually concentrated.
October, 2009
Obama Administration to Replicate Plan in Other Cities to Boost Poor Children
October, 2009
Steps away, in the brush behind a fence, lives a man named Joe whose life is far from set.
October, 2009
The battle over low-income housing has been one of the most bitter that anyone in the middle-class, mostly white parish can remember, one that has stoked issues the region has been grappling with since Hurricane Katrina... More
October, 2009
WHAT do you get when you combine the worst economic downturn since the Depression with the first black president? A surge of white racial resentment, loosely disguised as a populist revolt.
October, 2009
A marketing consultant was on the phone last month with an executive recruiter when the interviewer began asking her the questions that moms dread most: Does she have kids? How many? How old?
October, 2009
Since the country emerged as an industrial power in the 1960s and 1970s, it has been proud of its image as a nation of middle-class people. Many Japanese had little sympathy for the jobless and homeless, regarding... More
October, 2009
Long-Term Joblessness Spreads in Middle Class
October, 2009
IT turns out the other half — or at least the tiny slice who live at the top of the wealth pyramid — are not sleeping any better than the rest of America.

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