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American Wealth Vanishes

Where Is the American Dream Today?

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics
Tiziana Dearing

The poor are getting poorer. They are increasingly being isolated into ever-poorer neighborhoods, which makes it that much harder to break out.

Visualizing The Income Gap

Posted 12.25.2011 | Business

One of the focal points of the protests raging in Zuccotti Park and around the world is the sizable gap between the rich and everyone else. Yet as the...

Start Making Sense

Adam Neiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Neiman

The great conundrum and tragicomedy of American politics is the way the PhDs attempt to champion the interests of working people while well-paid faux populists serve the interests of the MBAs.

Americans' Net Worth Shrinks $1.33 Trillion In 1Q

Yahoo! Finance | Jeannine Aversa, AP Economics Writer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) -- American households lost $1.33 trillion of their wealth in the first three months of the year as the recession took a bite out of ...

U.S. Household Net Worth Tumbles By $11 Trillion, The Combined Annual Output of Germany, Japan, UK

Wall Street Journal | S. MITRA KALITA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The wealth of American families plunged nearly 18% in 2008, erasing years of sharp gains on housing and stocks and marking the biggest loss since the ...