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Are Older Americans Helped Or Hurt By Changing Inflation?
December 27, 1995 at 12:00 AM EDT
4906633903Are Older Americans Helped Or Hurt By Changing Inflation?From the December 27, 1995 edition of "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer"1995-12-27 18:00:00disabled2325940277tpwfUgK08Ag159265Nobel laureate hopes prize will spur more inequality debateThe Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences was awarded to Angus Deaton, a Scottish-born scholar at Princeton University who has analyzed spending, poverty and welfare. The Nobel laureate joins Judy Woodruff to discuss his work and insight into inequality and society.2015-10-12 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/GettyImages-492353604-320x196.jpg23655816409YxTveYJa38159227Texas cities reap economic boon from light railLight rail train systems are growing in many American cities where the car is still king, by luring economic development around new tracks and stations. In Dallas and Houston, these mass transit systems have spurred billions of dollars of development, serving as a model for other cities. Special Correspondent Karla Murthy reports.2015-10-11 00:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/light-rail-texas-320x196.jpg2365581190jR2Afhd6gWY158979In a game of wealth, fat cats who don't share keep winningAn online game asks players to share some of their wealth on faith that the others will reciprocate. But each player has the option of choosing not to share, amassing more and more wealth. In designing a game to test human behaviors that fuel economic inequality, Yale University researchers are finding that the poor stay poor and the rich stay rich. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.2015-10-08 06:00 pmhttp://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/GettyImages-103809734-320x196.jpgNmtpVgqKfCQ
When high-level talks between the White House and Congress resume on Friday, one idea that's expecting to get close attention is adjusting the Consumer Price Index. Paul Solman reports on the proposal and its potential impact.
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