inequality

  • August 16, 2011  

    Financial gains over the last decade in the United States have been mostly made at the “tippy-top” of the economic food chain as more people fall out of the middle class. The top 20 percent of Americans now holds 84 percent of U.S. wealth, as Paul Solman found out as part of a Making Sen$e series on economic inequality. Continue reading

  • August 12, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Photo by flickr user sciondriver. 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 … Continue reading

  • August 10, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Financial professionals work the phones on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York City. Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images. Sorry I didn’t post Tuesday, amidst all the turmoil. I was giving a speech at Chautauqua, monitoring … Continue reading

  • March 24, 2011  

    As part of his continuing coverage of Making Sen$e of economic news, Paul Solman examines the struggles to close the widening U.S. inequality gap, even as the economy improves. Continue reading

  • March 24, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Updated March 25, 2011 at 1:33 p.m. with a fixed link to the Slate interactive. Income inequality has changed over time: today the richest 1 percent of Americans hold about 24 percent of U.S. wealth. But almost a century ago … Continue reading

  • March 24, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Updated March 25, 2011 at 1:33 p.m. with a fixed link to the Slate interactive. Income inequality has changed over time: today the richest one percent of Americans hold about 24 percent of U.S. wealth. But almost a century ago … Continue reading

  • March 17, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Editor’s note: Join us at 3 p.m. ET Thursday for a chat between Paul Solman, Dante Chinni of Patchwork Nation and Derek Thompson of The Atlantic. The discussion will be moderated by PBS NewsHour correspondent Hari Sreenivasan and cover the … Continue reading

  • March 16, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    EDITOR’S NOTE: Join us live right here on Thursday, March 17 at 3p.m. ET for a chat between Paul Solman, Dante Chinni of Patchwork Nation and Derek Thompson of The Atlantic. The discussion will be moderated by PBS NewsHour Correspondent … Continue reading

  • March 16, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Name: Michael Cassady Question: With the suffering from the financial crisis falling mostly on masses of people who were not responsible for causing it, why has there not been a healthy postmortem and acceptance of responsibility before the victims are … Continue reading

  • March 15, 2011   BY Elizabeth Shell  

    Business correspondent Paul Solman and Dante Chinni of Patchwork Nation recently traveled to two counties in Ohio: Crawford and Delaware. Thirty years ago the counties had similar average incomes but they’ve grown apart. The town of Galion in Crawford County … Continue reading

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