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March 24, 2015

Equalizing the returns to income reduces the wealth gap between white and Black families by $44,963 to a total of $59,070. This is...

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Yesterday, I shared this graph of a breakdown of the offically poor over time: To see how I made this and how I defined each category, read yesterday's post. In addition to this graph, I want to...
May 1, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
Previously I posted this graph about who the officially poor were in 2013. I've been wanting to break "Rest" down a little more and extend this back into time. So I went into IPUMS and did just that...
April 30, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
Two weeks ago, New York City joined ten other states and municipalities in banning the use of credit checks in hiring. Like most forms of 21st century discrimination, weighing the credit histories of...
April 30, 2015 | Sean Thomas-Breitfeld
The problem of poverty is primarily the problem of vulnerable populations. Children, elderly, and the disabled (CED block) make up the slight majority of all officially poor people in the country,...
April 29, 2015 | Matt Bruenig


Most Americans think that our country has done quite a lot to protect women and ensure gender equity in the workplace. After all, we have banned discrimination against women, required equal pay for...
In April 2015, Walmart implemented a $9 an hour minimum wage for all of its 1.3 million U.S. workers, and committed to pay all current workers at least $10 per hour by February 2016.1 This is an...

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