inequality

  • 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

  • October 26, 2011  

    A new Congressional Budget Office analysis supports the idea that income inequality has grown considerably over the past few decades. As part of his Making Sen$e series on economic inequality, Paul Solman talks to libertarian law professor Richard Epstein, who argues that wealth inequality acts as a driving force for innovation. Continue reading

  • October 19, 2011  

    Rio de Janeiro’s gleaming skyline befits a world economic power, but it is not far from violent, impoverished slums. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on one man’s efforts to tackle Brazil’s wealth inequality by providing poor people access to technology. Continue reading

  • September 21, 2011  

    As part of Paul Solman’s reporting on Making Sen$e of financial news, The NewsHour has been airing a series on economic inequality. The widening wealth gap in America was examined in a past report, but economist Bob Lerman says those data are flawed because they do not include the value of Social Security and health insurance. Continue reading

  • September 1, 2011  

    The cover article in the latest issue of The Atlantic magazine asks: “Can the middle class be saved?” Jeffrey Brown speaks with author Don Peck about his take on the erosion of America’s middle class. Continue reading

  • August 19, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    With our inequality coverage (watch Land of the Free, Home of the Poor and Americans Facing More Inequality, More Debt and Now More Trouble?) topping the “Most Watched” chart here at the Online NewsHour, we thought we’d pursue the issue … Continue reading

  • August 18, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    By Paul Solman, Kelly Chen and Sarah Svoboda Black tar heroin. Photo via the City of Wichita police department. Note: We’ve been exploring economic inequality in America this week, and thought it an opportune moment to share something we had … Continue reading

  • August 18, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Black tar heroin. Photo via the City of Wichita police department. Note: We’ve been exploring economic inequality in America this week, and thought it an opportune moment to share something we had hoped to post the last time we visited … Continue reading

  • August 17, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Update: Thanks for all your questions! We’ll post some of the answers here soon. Editor’s Note: Our story on Tuesday’s program has certainly struck a chord. In the first in a series on economic inequality in the United States (the … Continue reading

  • August 17, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Update: Watch Land of the Free, Home of the Poor and Americans Facing More Inequality, More Debt and Now More Trouble? to see the first two parts of Paul Solman’s ongoing series of reports on U.S. economic inequality. Turns out … Continue reading