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 10, 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 28, 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 20, 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 20, 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 10, 2017 | Amy Traub
Climate change means that the extreme weather events we are witnessing, like Hurricane Harvey and the heatwave currently sweeping southern California, will be more common and more intense. The level...
August 31, 2017 | Algernon Austin and Adrien Salazar
The Missouri legislature keeps stomping on working people.
August 31, 2017 | Amy Traub