economic inequality

  • March 14, 2012   BY Paul Solman and elizabeth shell  

    Paul Solman interviews author Charles Murray about his book “Coming Apart” at a local diner near Murray’s hometown of Burkittsville, Md. White America is coming apart at the seams. That’s the thesis Charles Murray, a libertarian political scientist at the … Continue reading

  • February 2, 2012  

    Presidential candidates have loaded recent stump speeches with references to wealth, taxes and “the very poor.” Jeffrey Brown explores the role of poverty this election year with Lawrence Mead of New York University, Angela Glover Blackwell of the advocacy group PolicyLink and Barbara Perry of the University of Virginia. Continue reading

  • January 11, 2012  

    Economics correspondent Paul Solman explores the question of just how high U.S. tax rates should or shouldn’t be and examines the relationship between economic activity and tax rates. It’s part of his ongoing reporting series, Making Sen$e of financial news. Continue reading

  • December 30, 2011  

    A suburban neighborhood of one of the nation’s wealthiest counties has experienced a surprising rise in the number of people living below the poverty line — a trend that accelerated in suburbs across the country during the recession. Elizabeth Brackett of WTTW Chicago reports. Continue reading

  • December 22, 2011  

    As part of his series on Making Sen$e of financial news, business and economics correspondent Paul Solman explores how retailers are faring in an economy that’s increasingly divided between the haves and the have-nots. Continue reading

  • December 6, 2011  

    In other news Tuesday, President Barack Obama condemned economic inequality in the United States during a speech in Kansas and called for progressive reforms. Also, Bank of America has agreed to pay $315 million to investors who said they were misled about risky mortgages. Continue reading

  • September 3, 2007  

    House Financial Services Committee Chairman, Congressman Barney Frank, D- Mass., talks to the NewsHour about challenging economic issues Congress must face in the coming months and what they may mean for the U.S. economy. Continue reading

  • July 20, 2007  

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average topped a record 14,000 this week, but other concerns about the economy remained, including an increase in housing foreclosures. A columnist explains the economic factors. Continue reading

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