As 2019 enters its final quarter, protesters have taken to the streets in dozens of places worldwide. While circumstances differ from country to country, demonstrators are united in frustration with economic disparities -- and perceived government inaction to address them.
By Jane Ferguson, Nick Schifrin
Sen. Bernie Sanders' proposal would raise taxes 0.5 percentage points on companies paying top executives more than 50 times the median salaries of workers.
By Will Weissert, Associated Press
Research shows family structure plays a role in how much parents spend on their children.
By Orestes 'Pat' Hastings, Daniel Schneider, The Conversation
A report from the Urban Institute shows that low-income Americans experience the biggest drop in their credit scores following “medium-sized” disasters.
By Gretchen Frazee
By Laura Santhanam
While the exclusion of female artists, songwriters and producers has always been a reality in Nashville and beyond, some see it as having gotten worse in recent decades.
An explosive scandal around bribery and cheating in college admissions has prompted new questions about access, race and inequality in elite higher education. Judy Woodruff explores some of them with Daniel Golden, senior editor at ProPublica and author of a…
By Paul Solman
Economic inequality is a major theme in the American political dialogue. As the country’s wealthiest people continually become richer at the expense of the poor, some research suggests they may actually become less happy and healthy. Economics correspondent Paul Solman…
By Gretchen Frazee
The median household income rose in 2017 for the third straight year, although disparities among racial groups persisted.
This weeks marks the 50th anniversary of the Kerner Commission, a bipartisan assessment of race in America that revealed the nation to be both separate and unequal. A half century later, a new report takes stock of what we’ve begun…
Support Provided By: Learn more
Educate your inbox
Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.