Millions of Americans faced economic, housing and food uncertainty even before the pandemic. Two years ago, the mayor of Stockton, California piloted a universal basic income program in an effort to ease the pain of his constituents, sending monthly assistance…
By PBS NewsHour
The U.S. feels more deeply divided than it has in decades. According to social scientist Robert Putnam, the data backs up that assessment. Putnam, author of the seminal work on social capital and isolation “Bowling Alone,” believes looking back to…
By Paul Solman
Paul Tough is the author of “Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why,” the October selection for the NewsHour-New York Times book club, Now Read This. The coronavirus pandemic has upended American life. What are its consequences for the education…
By Jeffrey Brown, Courtney Vinopal
In a year marked by a nationwide reckoning over systemic racism, the #MeToo movement is now jointly led by two Black women keenly aware of the inequality that has long existed in America.
By Kat Stafford, Associated Press
Across the United States, frustration and outrage are pouring out onto the streets. On Friday, June 5, the PBS NewsHour will focus on these issues in a special airing at 9 p.m. ET.
By Jane Ferguson, Nick Schifrin
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 Will Weissert, Associated Press
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 Orestes 'Pat' Hastings, Daniel Schneider, The Conversation
Research shows family structure plays a role in how much parents spend on their children.
By Gretchen Frazee
A report from the Urban Institute shows that low-income Americans experience the biggest drop in their credit scores following “medium-sized” disasters.
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