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GOP Turns Predictable Deaf Ear to Plea to Close Income Inequality Gap

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The bitter truth is that poverty and income inequality have always been a political football. The reason for that is simple. The poor don't have an active and viable political lobby to fight for their interests.

Are You Poor If You Own A Flat-Screen?

CNN Money | Posted 10.01.2012 | Money

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Can you really be poor if you own a flat-screen TV ... or two? Depends on whom you ask. With income inequality at the center...

Why Equality Matters: Michael Jordan and the 1%

Ron Davis | Posted 09.28.2012 | Politics
Ron Davis

Sadly, our land of opportunity seriously lags behind Norway, Canada, Finland and Denmark in intergenerational mobility. This kind of poor opportunity fits hand in glove with gross economic inequality.

Is Europe as Unequal as the U.S.?

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 09.09.2012 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Europe is the land of generous social programs with not as much inequality as in the U.S., right? If the European Union (EU) is taken as a single country, economic data show that the EU and the U.S. have similar levels of inequality.

What Increases The Likelihood Of Teenage Pregnancy

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 04.04.2012 | Business

While plenty of research confirms that living in poverty increases the chances of teen pregnancy, new information suggests that when low-income teenag...

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...

Income Inequality Is Bad Economics

Matthew P. Drennan | Posted 01.14.2012 | Business
Matthew P. Drennan

To develop a strong economic recovery and avoid another decade of stagnant income, we need a more equal distribution of income that would promote the strong consumption spending required for full employment.

Pro Occupy Wall Street; Against a 2-Tiered Society

Cynthia Kounaris | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics
Cynthia Kounaris

What I hear Occupy Wall Street saying is "We will follow the rules. But let's make the rules fair." The system is rigged. It wasn't designed to be rigged but has bit-by-bit, step-by-step, become rigged.

The Lottery Mentality: America's Growing Income Gap

nytimes.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Americans actually live in Russia, although they think they live in Sweden. And they would like to live on a kibbutz. This isn't the set-up for some s...