Latino homeowners’ median net worth increased from 2013 to 2016, but the net worth of Latino renters* declined 22 percent. The median net worth of Latino renters fell from $5,200 to $4,000 (Figure A...
October 20, 2017 | Algernon Austin
In 2015, by a 26-point margin, Seattle voters passed an initiative that has the potential to transform Seattle elections. The initiative established a first-in-the-nation program that affords Seattle...
October 18, 2017 | Allie Boldt
While income inequality in the United States is at historically high levels, wealth inequality is even more severe. Wealth—assets minus debts—is increasingly recognized as the most important measure...
October 11, 2017 | Algernon Austin
Newly released data from the Federal Reserve’s Survey of Consumer Finances reveal that the downward slide in wealth for African Americans in the 21st century is finally over. The ...
September 29, 2017 | Algernon Austin
“At this point, the whole race thing is over . . . it doesn’t matter anymore. We’ve transcended it. Now we have a black president, so clearly we are not racist,” stated one young woman after the...
September 21, 2017 | Algernon Austin
When states cut higher education budgets, public colleges are faced with a few bad options: increase tuition for in-state students, increase the number of wealthy out-of-state students who will pay...
September 21, 2017 | Mark Huelsman
Earlier this week, I made the case that the massive data breach at Equifax highlights the need for better regulation and oversight of the credit reporting industry.
September 14, 2017 | Amy Traub
Your personal data was very likely stolen by hackers this summer—yet Congress wants less oversight of the company that failed to keep our private information safe.
September 11, 2017 | Amy Traub