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  • December 24, 2014

    What if all of our children got the life basics that better-off children take for granted? Continue reading

  • December 23, 2014

    The reason veterans should not experience poverty is not because they are veterans. It’s because no one should. Continue reading

  • December 22, 2014

    The suggestion that “the cheapest generation” are forgoing major financial decisions because of our values is a stretch.

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  • December 22, 2014 | Blog

    As 2014 draws to a close, we asked editors, journalists and friends of What story didn’t get the attention it deserved this year? Continue reading

  • December 19, 2014 | Blog

    “Not all my restaurant co-workers are college dropouts. Many have bachelor’s degrees; others have real estate licenses, freelancing projects or extraordinary musical and artistic abilities.” Continue reading

  • December 19, 2014

    In June 2013, Bill Moyers joined Stephen Colbert to discuss “Two American Families,” a Frontline documentary on the disappearing middle class. Watch what happens. Continue reading

  • December 19, 2014 | Blog

    Americans are fed up now with the powers that be, just as they were in the First Gilded Age. So why aren’t people rising up to the same degree today? Continue reading

  • December 18, 2014

    Some charters pass along nearly all their money to for-profit companies hired to manage the schools. It’s an arrangement that’s raising eyebrows. Continue reading

  • December 17, 2014

    “A populist who talks like Elizabeth Warren and really means it is a Democrat a conservative like me would consider voting for.” Continue reading

  • December 15, 2014

    From 2010 to 2013, the median wealth of white households increased to $141,900. Meanwhile, the median wealth of black households fell to $11,000 in 2013. Continue reading