The title of the Urban League’s 40th annual "State of Black America" report is as stark as some of its numbers: "Locked Out: Education, Jobs & Justice." While much has changed, the report finds disparities between blacks and whites have…
By Laura Santhanam
Over the last two decades, the U.S. middle class shrank across much of the country as income inequality grows nationwide.
By PBS NewsHour
America's poorest citizens have shorter lifespans than wealthier Americans, and new research finds that gap is growing. But the study also found that the poor who live in affluent and highly educated cities live longer than those who live in…
By Laurence Kotlikoff, Alan Auerbach
The right measure is not how much wealth or income people have or receive, but their spending power after the government has levied taxes on those resources and supplemented those resources with welfare and other benefits.
By John Komlos
In spite of GDP growth, in spite of earnings growth, in spite of job creation, the economy can only be characterized as Krugman has, as a “sour economy.”…
By Nancy Benac and Emily Swanson, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Finally, something that polarized Americans can agree on. Ask people what economic issues will be important for the next president, and Democrats, Republicans and independents alike all put a high priority on protecting Social Security and reducing unemployment.
By Ken Thomas, Emily Swanson, Associated Press
A poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows that most Democrats consider income inequality a very important issue and half of them think tougher regulations of the financial markets imposed after the 2008 financial crisis did…
By Calvin Woodward and Christopher S. Rugaber
WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton cast the financial industry as an adversary in her presidential campaign — despite the money that industry has poured into her White House effort. Bernie Sanders once again mischaracterized the share of the wealth taken by…
Lower-income parents tend to worry that their children might fall victim to violence, while parents with higher incomes worry their kids are burdened by busy schedules. That’s one finding of a major new survey on the ways socioeconomic divides affect…
By John Komlos
It's about time to raise the minimum wage, writes economist John Komlos.
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