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Income Gap

The All-New American Family

Marian Salzman | Posted 06.30.2012 | Home
Marian Salzman

The American family's structure is no longer a perfect slice of apple pie. We've got nests that are no longer empty as jobless millennials move back in with mom and dad and redefine our latest obsession with what it means to be "occupied."

This Got Worse In New Orleans

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.26.2012 | Business

After Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans came back more unequal than before. That's the conclusion of a recent report from the American Constitution So...

States With The Highest-Paid Lawyers

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 04.20.2012 | Business

A law degree might not be quite the golden ticket it used to be, but for the average lawyer in most states, it’s still a six-figure profession. B...

Equal Pay Day: It's Time to Close the Earnings Gap

Kirsten Swinth | Posted 06.17.2012 | Politics
Kirsten Swinth

The old-fashioned kind of income inequality that still keeps women earning less than men on average holds families back, and perpetuates the gulf between the 1 percent and the 99 percent

Lawyers Have Income Inequality Problems, Too

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.16.2012 | Business

Income inequality is a problem among lawyers, too. As The Wall Street Journal notes, the country's richest lawyers have gotten richer since the Gre...

Income Inequality Worse Under Obama Than George W. Bush

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.11.2012 | Business

President Obama may talk a big game about economic fairness, but his record on the issue doesn't quite match up. There are lots of reasons to think...

In America, A Rising Tide Lifts Only Some Boats

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.10.2012 | Business

It doesn't just seem like America is dividing into two nations -- one where luxury spending is going strong, the other where more and more people can'...

Stop the Presses: The Rich Get Richer

Steven Clifford | Posted 06.02.2012 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

The New York Times published an op-ed titled "The Rich Get Even Richer." I guess their next scoops will be "Hudson River Full of Water" and "Pope Benedict XVI Is Catholic."

Beltway Influencers Still Mad Men

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 03.29.2012 | Money

If the worst-kept secret on Capitol Hill is that top lobbying groups actually control the show, then the best-kept secret is that the whizzes behind t...

Investing in Education, Workforce Development and the Safety Net Will Close the Income Gap

Terri Lee Freeman | Posted 05.19.2012 | DC
Terri Lee Freeman

Ours is a region of breathtaking wealth and heartbreaking poverty. While our region's economy has led to economic prosperity for many on the middle and higher rungs of the ladder, residents on the bottom are being left behind.

Mind the Gap

Jacob Batchelor | Posted 05.09.2012 | College
Jacob Batchelor

Only when we can break the achievement gap and bring even a semblance of equality to high and low-income area public schools can we truly say this country is one in which all are born with an equal chance in the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness.

New York Not The Most Unequal County In America

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.09.2012 | Business

In the United States, even even the inequality is unequal. Yes, the level of income inequality among American households rose 18 percent between 1...

The Region With The Worst Income Inequality

Reuters | Posted 05.08.2012 | Business

NEW YORK, March 8 (Reuters) - The American south has the country's highest rates of economic inequality, while Midwestern counties are more economic...

Why It's A Lousy Time To Be A Twenty-Something

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 03.07.2012 | Business

Attention, young workers: It's not your imagination. Your're underpaid. Wages for employees in their twenties took a sharp dive during the past de...

Turns Out Recovery Is For The Rich

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 03.05.2012 | Business

Technically, the economy has been in recovery for two years. But it turns out the rich have been doing most of the recovering. In 2010 -- the first...

"Losing" the World

Noam Chomsky | Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics
Noam Chomsky

American decline is real, though the apocalyptic vision reflects the familiar ruling class perception that anything short of total control amounts to total disaster.

Alexander Eichler

Employment Rate For Young Adults Lowest In 60 Years | Alexander Eichler | Posted 02.09.2012 | Business

Are you young and looking for work? You're in good company. Just 54 percent of Americans ages 18 to 24 currently have jobs, according to a study re...

At Davos, Attendees Confront Income Inequality

The New York Times | ERIC PFANNER | Posted 01.25.2012 | Business

DAVOS, Switzerland -- A year ago at the World Economic Forum here, Jamie Dimon, the chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, lashed out at what he saw as un...

Rich People Live Longer Than The Poor, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 01.23.2012 | Business

Wealthy people possess more than just spending power. They also have more time to live than poor people do, a new study has found. The wealthiest p...

Dan Froomkin

Income Inequality Can Be Fought With Policies That Simultaneously Spur Growth, Report Finds | Dan Froomkin | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics

Policies that boost economic growth don't necessarily accelerate income inequality -- they can actually reduce it, a group of economists from develope...

This Issue Is Causing More Conflict Than Race, Immigration And Other Hot-Button Topics

AP | By HOPE YEN | Posted 03.12.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Tensions between the rich and poor are increasing and at their most intense level in nearly a quarter-century, a new survey shows. Ameri...

Wealth Gap Threatening Economies Around The World, Report Finds

Reuters | Posted 03.11.2012 | Business

* Growing income disparity threatens political backlash * WEF sees risk of globalisation unravelling * Report says fisca...

More Regressive Tax Code Contributed To Growing Income Inequality Before Crisis: Report

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.03.2012 | Business

A national shift toward a more regressive tax code played a significant role in further increasing the wealth gap in the years leading up to the finan...

What a Couple of Grandpas Learned at Occupy Detroit

Ronald Aronson | Posted 02.29.2012 | Detroit
Ronald Aronson

As two suburban grandfathers, we went to Grand Circus Park in Downtown Detroit last month before Occupy Detroit moved out of its encampment. We wanted to see what the next generation was up to.

The 99 Percent: Income Inequality by the Numbers

Jason Salzman | Posted 02.29.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

In all the hubbub of police marching in riot gear and protestors fleeing, chroniclers of the Occupy Movement sometimes forget to remind us what's at the heart of the matter. So, here's a crib sheet for anyone writing about Occupy in 2012.