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Articles About Economic Inequality
June 19, 2016
7 States With the Most People on Food Stamps
Nearly 15% of the U.S. population is on food stamps. In these states, food stamp use is much higher than that.
September 15, 2015
How Likely is it For a Poor Person to Become Wealthy?
Americans have long been champions of the idea that anyone can make it if they work hard enough. But is it merely wishful thinking?
June 01, 2015
Why Union Busting Is Only Good for the Rich
A new report from the IMF confirms what many have already suspected: that the destruction of unions has only worsened income inequality in the U.S.
May 23, 2015
7 Ways to Save Money in the Most Expensive Cities
City-dwellers succeed in having a lot of fun for a low price when they put their minds to it. Here are the best ways to save money in an expensive city.
May 19, 2015
Why Raising the Minimum Wage Is Not Going to Fix the Problem
Raising the minimum wage nationwide could be a first step to alleviating some hardships for hourly workers. But simply raising the wage won't make everyone happy.
May 15, 2015
5 Reasons Clinton May Succeed in 2016 After She Failed in 2008
Sure, there's not Barack Obama, or a Barack Obama equivalent, this time around. But there's more.
May 09, 2015
The 99% is About to Become Even Poorer
A new report says that the world's richest 1% will own half of the world's wealth by next year. Bad news, but there's a plan to combat it.
May 04, 2015
Is the American Dream a Lie?
We know that inequality is a major problem, but just how serious, and what's exacerbating it, has remained somewhat elusive. Economist Joseph Stiglitz sets us straight.
April 18, 2015
To No One’s Surprise, the Rich Are Living Longer, Healthier Lives
A new study confirms what many already suspected: the wealthy are living longer, healthier lives. It's not hard to see why, either.
April 17, 2015
The U.S. Doesn’t Own the American Dream Anymore
Studies show that the American Dream is now more easily attained by those that don't, in fact, live in America. What happened?
April 12, 2015
5 Cities Where You’re Guaranteed at Least $10 an Hour
Some U.S. cities have taken aggressive steps to boost their minimum wage.
April 06, 2015
What Americans Hate the Most About Taxes
Americans are upset because they think corporations and wealthy people aren’t shouldering their fair share of the tax burden.
March 12, 2015
5 Cities Where the Minimum Wage Is Above $10 an Hour
Five U.S. cities where workers are guaranteed to earn at least $10 an hour.
March 08, 2015
2 Reasons American Retailers Are Caving on the Minimum Wage
Over the past year, a number of major retailers have announced that they will increase the minimum wage they pay employees.
February 22, 2015
Why Is Daycare So Scarce and Unaffordable?
Supply for day care centers is scarce, driving up costs for families despite some measures to make it more affordable.
January 31, 2015
One Hard Economic Truth We Need to Address
President Obama has gotten the economy back on its feet, but there's still one big issue: The poor are getting left behind.
December 28, 2014
President Barack Obama: The Hollywood Fundraiser
President Barack Obama's fundraising abilities have been both mythologized and blasted by the Republican party.
December 22, 2014
Pay Up: Raising The Minimum Wage Doesn’t Destroy Jobs
New data shows that states raising their minimum wage have seen an uptick in employment numbers. Is this proof that increased wages do not destroy jobs?
December 20, 2014
5 Jobs That Pay Less Than You Would Expect
Some jobs sound important or prestigious, but don't pay much at all.
December 15, 2014
Do Data Studies Leave Out the Poor and Only Count the Rich?
Critics of big data say that it only reflects those with access to data-driven technologies. What happens when inequality and big data meet?
December 10, 2014
Is the Fast-Food Industry Driving Income Inequality in America?
The CEO-to-worker compensation ratio in the fast-food industry is 1200-to-1. Is the industry driving the increase in pay disparity in the U.S.?
November 12, 2014
Why the U.S. Losing Its Status as a Global Economic Leader
The U.S. has been the world's premiere economic powerhouse for about a century, but its position as leader is in jeopardy.
October 28, 2014
Will November’s Elections Change Anything?
Less than two months separate the United States from congressional midterm elections. In one sense, it may seem that the results are a fait accompli.
October 19, 2014
Having a Kid Shouldn’t Cost People Their Careers
A federal bill which would protect pregnant workers from being denied accommodations on the job is gathering dust in Washington. Here's why.
October 13, 2014
IMF Head: Inequality Will Haunt the 21st Century
Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fun, said Friday that the world is at a crossroads when discussing goals for economic growth.
April 22, 2014
Income Tax Inequality: Who Pays Their Fair Share?
Income inequality is alive and well in the United States, but is the income tax doing anything useful to address it?
April 21, 2014
Minimum Wage Perspective: CEOs Earn 331 Times the Average U.S. Worker
After 2013's wave of retail worker strikes, the issue of minimum wage was again put at the forefront of the national debate by the president.
February 10, 2014
Zuckerberg Tops 2013 Charitable Giving
With wealth inequality growing in the United States, it's worth it to note that philanthropy is once again on the rise.
January 28, 2014
Executive Orders: Obama’s New Tool for Boosting Minimum Wage?
Obama will issue an executive order to increase the minimum wage for new federal contract workers.
December 19, 2013
Poll Finds Minimum Wage Increases Have Broad-Based Agreement
In early December, fast food workers went on strike again, protesting the current federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.