Poverty & Inequality News

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
Steps away, in the brush behind a fence, lives a man named Joe whose life is far from set.
October, 2009
There are, to be sure, varying degrees of success and different patterns of adjustment to America, but underlying them all is one powerful “master trend”: surprisingly rapid Americanization.
October, 2009
The latest census figures show the gap between the wealthiest Americans and everybody else widening — rather than shrinking, as some economists expected — during the crash of 2008.
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
There will never be a post-racial America if the wealth gap persists.
October, 2009
Long-Term Joblessness Spreads in Middle Class
October, 2009
Twenty months after it began, what has the American recession come to?

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