By Alan Pyke on April 24, 2014
Republicans are pushing a regressive income tax cut with a sentence that could eliminate taxes on earnings above $9,000.
By Bryce Covert on April 22, 2014
The poor are spending less since the recession while trying harder to save their money.
By Alan Pyke on April 21, 2014
The newest data on hunger in America offers a bleak portrait.
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By Alan Pyke on April 15, 2014
If it were a country, that figure would represent the third largest economy in the world.
By Bryce Covert on April 12, 2014
New research finds that average citizens have next to no influence on passing public policy.
By Alan Pyke on April 10, 2014
The average college savings balance rose by 30 percent for all families despite falling by 26 percent for low-income ones.
By Bryce Covert on April 7, 2014
The poor spend a much bigger share of their budgets on the basics than the rich, leaving less for eating out or entertainment.
By Bryce Covert on April 3, 2014
Black women graduate high school, attend college, participate in the labor force, and start businesses at higher rates, but they still get left behind.
By Bryce Covert on March 31, 2014
You've heard of income inequality. Now meet wealth inequality.
By Alan Pyke on March 11, 2014
Colleges aren't just raising prices, they're placing most of that increased burden on poor families' backs.