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By PBS NewsHour
Photographer B.A. Van Sise, himself a descendant of Walt Whitman, has set out to create a portrait of his legacy.
By Corinne Segal
In “White Trash,” Nancy Isenberg delves into the history of class in America, starting with British colonization. At that time, America was seen as a wasteland -- a place to discard the idle poor. The agrarian communities they subsequently formed…
What world a world without police look like? Poet Franny Choi’s work attempts to answer that question.
Political scientist Robert Putnam grew up in Port Clinton, Ohio, a town where, he says, both rich and poor children grew up together and had bright opportunities. But in the past few decades, social mobility has declined and the haves…
Watch President Obama's Remarks on the Economy…
Money on the Mind…
Paul Solman talks to Michael Sandel about the morality of betting on when people will die.
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A debate on whether economic inequality is or isn't a big deal, a clear and present danger…
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