When you read about the unemployment rate in this country, which has been hovering around 10% for a while now, it’s easy to forget that the rate is different depending on where you live in the country, whether you are a man or a woman and whether you are Black, Latino or white. The Joint [...]
SuperFreakonomics co-author describes the intersection of good and bad versus wrong and right.
Washington Post economic reporter weighs in on the administration’s stimulus plan—one year later.
There have been Op-Eds in The New York Times saying that “blacks are the ones who are taking the brunt of the recession, with disproportionately high levels of foreclosures and unemployment.” But a recent article in the paper asserts that the recession is helping bridge the racial divide in a suburb of Atlanta. The article [...]
As the three-day World Summit on Food Security in Rome began addressing the more than one billion people worldwide who are going hungry Monday, an annual report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture revealed that 17 million American households (14.6%) had “difficulty putting enough food on the table at times during the year” in 2008. [...]
As the House managed to pass a healthcare reform bill over the weekend, the recession continued to impact the ability of American families to maintain healthcare coverage. In October alone, the unemployment rate rose from 9.8 to 10.2 percent. So we want to hear from you. Have you lost healthcare coverage because of the recession? [...]
New York Times journalist talks about his book Too Big to Fail, which gives a behind-the-scenes look at how decisions made on Wall Street led to the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression.
NYT Op-Ed columnist talks about the growing backlash over Wall Street bonuses, pressure on the working class and the government’s need to address poverty.
Former presidential candidate weighs in on the situation in Afghanistan and explains points made in his book, End the Fed.
In a report out this week, the Economic Policy Institute says that more than half of African American children will likely be living in poverty next year. The numbers are staggering. The overall childhood poverty rate will climb to 27% and the poverty rate for African American children will reach 52.3% in 2010.