Earlier, I pointed out that families headed by white high school dropouts have higher net worths than families headed by black college graduates.
October 24, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
Last night, I had the honor of attending an Intelligence Squared debate on the proposition that, “Income Inequality Impairs the American Dream of Upward Mobility.” It was an engrossing debate.
October 23, 2014 | Sean McElwee
The Census released its supplemental poverty report last week. In my coverage of the report, I've written posts explaining that non-market incomes kept nearly 40 million people out of poverty under...
October 22, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
“Silly.” That’s how Walmart spokesperson Kory Lundberg described the concerns of Walmart workers and their allies who protested the mega-retailers low wages and poor employment policies in New York...
October 21, 2014 | Amy Traub
This past Friday, in a speech to the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, the Federal Reserve Chair, Janet Yellen, spoke out on the evils of economic inequality in the United States. She noted that the...
October 20, 2014 | Ben Peck
Some people think of poor people as a small, especially degenerate class of people.
October 20, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
The Supreme Court said Saturday that, for the first time, it is allowing a voting law to be used for an election even though a federal judge, after conducting a trial, found the law is racially...
October 19, 2014 | Liz Kennedy