by Alan Pyke Posted 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 Posted on April 7, 2014 Updated: 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 Posted on April 3, 2014 Updated: April 4, 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.
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by Bryce Covert Posted on March 31, 2014 Updated: March 31, 2014
You've heard of income inequality. Now meet wealth inequality.
by Alan Pyke Posted on March 11, 2014
Colleges aren't just raising prices, they're placing most of that increased burden on poor families' backs.
by Alan Pyke Posted on March 4, 2014
By one provocative metric, minimum wage workers get a better deal in places like Malaysia and Mongolia than they do in the United States.
by Zack Beauchamp Posted on March 4, 2014 Updated: March 4, 2014
An idea so crazy it just might have bipartisan support.
by Alan Pyke Posted on February 27, 2014
New research from the International Monetary Fund undermines the biggest arguments against fighting inequality through public policy.
by Alan Pyke Posted on February 19, 2014
Faculty at St. Mary's College will vote Thursday on a proposal to cap their president's pay at 10 times what the school's lowest-paid workers earn.
by Alan Pyke Posted on February 13, 2014 Updated: February 13, 2014
Nicole Miller CEO Bud Konheim thinks being poor in the world's richest country isn't so bad.