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Earning Gap

Inequality's Rising, But It's Not The Kind You Think

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 05.02.2012 | Business

There's a gap between America's richest citizens and everybody else. And that gap has been growing larger for years. No, it's not income inequality...

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...

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...

Wall Street Has The Worst Pay Equality In America

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 03.19.2012 | Business

Wall Street is one place where it pays to be a guy. For people in financial-sector jobs -- such as insurance agents, security sales agents, financi...

Black Families Intensely More Likely To Be Homeless, Study Says

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 03.06.2012 | Business

America's homeless crisis is also a crisis of color. Black families were seven times more likely than white families to stay in homeless shelters i...

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...

Rich Americans: 'Take My Mansion, Please'

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 02.23.2012 | Business

Growing numbers of rich Americans are welcoming the foreclosure crisis into their homes. Default rates for the nation's most expensive properties ...

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Employment Rate For Young Adults Lowest In 60 Years

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 Summit, Income Inequality Is A Major Concern

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.25.2012 | Business

High in the Swiss Alps, the global wealth gap is being identified as a source of misery and unrest. Participants in the annual World Economic Forum...

Nearly Half Of All Households Lack Basic Economic Security

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.22.2011 | Business

There are certain basic costs that every household runs up -- food costs, medical expenses, utility bills. And almost half of all Americans are in dan...

Why Women Are Worth (Less)

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 10.09.2011 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

Every time we change jobs and are asked for a salary history, we're at an increased disadvantage. This gender-based pay discrimination disparity is going to do nothing but get worse.