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March 5, 2014 Does the president’s budget present solutions for closing the economic gap? = text/videoSource: PBS Newshour
President Obama’s 2015 budget proposal includes new spending for preschool, job training and public works and would expand the Earned Income Tax Credit for low-wage workers. Judy Woodruff talks to Robert Greenstein from the...
President Barack Obama’s proposed 2015 budget would raise taxes on many wealthy individuals while providing an estimated 13.5 million Americans a tax break, the White House announced Monday, in the latest manifestation of...
March 3, 2014 85 Individuals own as much as the poorest half of Globe
The Real Truth - Just 85 people have as much wealth as the poorest half of the worldâs population combined, according to a report by Oxfam International. The report was revealed ahead of the îWorld Economic...
February 26, 2014 Tales of two cities: America's wealthiest are also the most unequal: Study shows gap between rich and poor is widest in Atlanta, San Francisco and MiamiSource: Daily Mail
The gap between the wealthy and the poor is most extreme in several of the United States' most prosperous and largest cities. The economic divides in Atlanta, San Francisco, Washington, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles are...
February 25, 2014 5 tycoons who want to close the wealth gapSource: USA Today
As the middle class struggles to make gains and President Obama strives to shine a spotlight on the issue of income inequality, an unlikely constituency is looking for ways to close the nation's growing wealth gap: A handful of...
February 21, 2014 Income inequality: Among US cities, bigger ones are more unequalSource: Christian Science Monitor
Some of America's biggest and most economically vibrant cities, including Boston and New York, are also the most unequal, according to a new report on income inequality from the Brookings Institution
February 12, 2014 Redistributionist America: Why The Democrats' New Equality Campaign is Lazy, Insincere and CounterproductiveSource: Politix
Harvard economist Greg Mankiw is one of the few to have taken a big picture look at American redistribution's bottom line. His results summarize the net effective "pay minus receive" tax rate for each income quintile (e.g., a...
February 3, 2014 Why wealth gap should matter to youSource: News Tribune
From the White House to the Vatican to the business elite in Davos, Switzerland, one issue keeps seizing the agenda: the growing gap between the very wealthy and everyone else. It’s “the defining challenge of our time,” says...
January 30, 2014 Wealth gap: A guide to what it is, why it mattersSource: Seattle Times
WASHINGTON — From the White House to the Vatican to the business elite in Davos, Switzerland, one issue keeps seizing the agenda: the growing gap between the very wealthy and everyone else.
January 29, 2014 Income Inequality Is a Sustainability IssueSource: Harvard Business Review
This evening, President Obama will deliver his State of the Union Address, and it is widely reported that it will focus on the issue of income inequality. He will be “on trend,” as they say in fashion — in recent months, leaders...
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