Poverty & Inequality News

October, 2009
While the mayor’s plan has put thousands of low-income families in new or rehabilitated buildings and helped stabilize neighborhoods, it has been nearly drowned out by the twin waves of gentrification and rent... More
October, 2009
Rebuilding our economy on the back of illegal working conditions is morally untenable -- and it is bad economics.
October, 2009
IT’S no wonder that voters’ outrage over exorbitant executive pay is mounting. After all, the government just had to bail out financial firms that paid big bonuses last year to many of the same executives who helped... 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
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
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

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