Poverty & Inequality News

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
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?
October, 2009
Delivered on order for a few pennies a load by rickety horse-drawn carts speeding through the dirt streets of the Medina Gounass neighborhood of Guediawaye, [garbage] is as pervasive as the hot midday sun in which it... More
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
Each Friday, teachers in elementary schools in a corner of the richest country in the world quietly slip packs of peanut butter, fruit and granola bars into some pupils' bags - enough food to get them through... More
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

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