Features related to income inequality

Gender gap as Uni applications rise
April 8, 2014

President Obama is set to sign two executive orders to help narrow the pay gap between men and women. Here’s why there is much more work to be done. Continue reading

Obama and Pope Francis
April 1, 2014 | Blog

The “Nuns on the Bus” leader reflects on the significance of the recent meeting of the pontiff and the president at the Vatican. Continue reading

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March 29, 2014 | Blog

A prerequisite for any adult conversation is telling the truth. The congressman falls monumentally short there. Continue reading

In this photo taken Nov. 23, 2009, Lisa Zilligen, 28, serves lunch to her three children, Miles, 20 months, Olivia 6, left, and Danielle, 8, in her home in Chicago. Zilligen, a single mother and full-time student at Loyola University has been getting food stamps for the past several months; sometimes the allotment runs out before the end of the month and the family ends up visiting a food pantry. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
March 28, 2014 | Blog

Single moms and absentee dads are not the problem. And going to college does not mean you’ll escape the poverty trap. Continue reading

Republican vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., gives a thumbs-up at a rally. August 2012. (AP Photo/Jason E. Miczek)
March 24, 2014 | Blog

The conservative assault on food stamps — authored by Reagan, updated by Ryan — is really an attack on the middle class. Continue reading

Pedro Rodriguez, right, talks with Andrus Reyes as they participate in a demonstration on a Burger King parking lot as part of a nationwide protest supporting higher wages for workers in the fast-food industry and other minimum wage jobs in Boston, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
March 7, 2014 | Blog

The idea is popular, so low-wage employers have come up with a number of red herrings. Continue reading

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE AT 3 A.M. EST (5 P.M. JST) - Students Julian Lopez, 12th grade, second left; Ben Montalbano, 11th grade, second right; and James Agostino, 12th grade, right; listen during their Advanced Placement (AP) Physics class at Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
February 26, 2014 | Blog

One teacher’s perspective on today’s data-driven education system. Continue reading

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February 14, 2014 | Blog

Those arrows aren’t hitting their lovelorn targets the way they once did. The reason? New research points to our growing economic divide. Continue reading

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December 5, 2013 | Activism

Former US Secretary of Labor Robert Reich explains why all Americans should support protesters who are demanding higher wages. Continue reading

iStock photo of tax return and US treasury check
November 11, 2013 | Blog

Americans subsidize each other all the time and the biggest beneficiaries are the middle class and the wealthy. Continue reading

The exhibit this week in Times Square (photo: Jake Schlichtin)
October 11, 2013

Hundreds of our fans wrote in to tell us about the ups and downs of capitalism. Continue reading

Customers check out prices of the high quality fresh produce in the store. (Michael Stravato/ AP Images for ALDI)
October 8, 2013 | Blog

The right-wing echo chamber has vilified food stamp users with a variety of absurd lies and myths. As a result, people will go hungry. Continue reading

Flickr: Sean Mulgrew
September 26, 2013 | Blog

A new study by Demos recommends capping executive pay as a requirement for government contracts to cut down on income inequality. Continue reading

Liza Cherney, left, and Brittany Loring, stand together as they prepare to lead the procession of graduates of the Carroll School of Management during commencement ceremonies at Boston College. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
September 26, 2013 | Blog

If you had a Bachelor’s degree or greater, your income, on average, went up in the last 21 years. If you had less education than that, your income fell. Continue reading

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September 20, 2013 | Moyers & Company

Bill interviews the director of a new documentary featuring economic analyst Robert Reich on how the widening income gap is a threat to our democracy. Continue reading

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