inequality

  • April 2, 2012   BY Elizabeth Shell  

    Illustration by Alberto Ruggieri via Getty Images. Paul Solman has been covering economic inequality for nearly 25 years as part of his business and economics reporting for the PBS NewsHour. His recent series has looked at the shrinking middle class, … Continue reading

  • February 29, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    Photo by Tobias Helbig via Getty Images. Paul Solman frequently answers questions from the NewsHour audience on business and economic news on his Making Sen$e page. Here is Wednesday’s query: Alvera Pritchard: I found the Rich/Poor Shopper segment quite depressing … Continue reading

  • January 10, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    Photo of Steve Jobs in 2010 by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images. Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users on business and economic news here on his Making Sen$e page. Here’s Tuesday’s query: Name: John Livingston Question: Income inequality: … Continue reading

  • January 10, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    Photo of Steve Jobs in 2010 by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images. Paul Solman frequently answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users on business and economic news on his Making Sen$e page. Here’s Tuesday’s query: Name: John Livingston Question: Income inequality: … Continue reading

  • December 23, 2011   BY Elizabeth Shell 

    In a bifurcated retail economy, high- and low-end retailers are doing well, while the middle is being squeezed. What types of items are pushing sales at the ends of the hourglass? We’ve compiled an assortment of products from luxury brands and from top-selling categories that are helping drive growth at dollar stores. Continue reading

  • December 12, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Today we feature a short, simple, surprising inequality video that sums up a lot of recent research from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the 34-member OECD. Take a look. Here’s a sampling of our own reporting on inequality … Continue reading

  • November 28, 2011   BY Elizabeth Shell 

    Occupy DC recently hosted a “Roving Kabaret” (“K” as in K Street, which is where the organization has set up tents) that toured places around Washington, D.C., with historical significance to workers’ rights movements. At each spot, organizers explained its place in history and various theatrical troupes and musicians performed. Continue reading

  • November 1, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Each week, Paul Solman gets dozens of questions from the audience, ranging from whether one should refinance a mortgage, if Stephen Colbert is coming after his job to where he buys his signature hats. Generally, we post a few of … Continue reading

  • November 1, 2011   BY Elizabeth Shell  

    Each week, Paul Solman gets dozens of questions from the audience, ranging from whether one should refinance a mortgage, if Stephen Colbert is coming after Paul’s job to where he buys his signature hats. Generally, we post a few of … Continue reading

  • October 31, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Political cartoon satirizing U.S. economic equality and mobility by David Fitzsimmons. Reproduced with permission from Daryl Cagle’s PoliticalCartoons.com. It’s a welcome moment when we TV reporters get mail, since we usually talk to an invisible, mute audience. It’s more gratifying … Continue reading

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