inequality

  • 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

  • August 17, 2011  

    Did America’s record-high level of economic inequality in 2007 help cause the financial crisis of 2008? With Americans’ borrowing back on the rise and signs that economic inequality is growing, could there be another financial crisis in the near future? Paul Solman continues his series of reports on U.S. economic inequality. Continue reading

  • 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

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