Poverty & Inequality News

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
Long-Term Joblessness Spreads in Middle Class
October, 2009
The shooting has ignited long-simmering racial tensions in this struggling northern Illinois town, 80 miles from Chicago.
October, 2009
Once upon a time, defined benefit pensions were the norm and helped employers gracefully ease more employees into retirement during downturns (potentially by sweetening the pension deal a little).
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
October, 2009
The rich, as a group, are no longer getting richer. Over the last two years, they have become poorer. And many may not return to their old levels of wealth and income anytime soon.
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.
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

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