By Alan Pyke on December 4, 2013
President Obama called for dropping the focus on austerity in favor of restoring America's lost economic mobility in a speech Wednesday hosted by the Center for American Progress.
By Bryce Covert on December 4, 2013
Nearly half of families are struggling lower-middle class, where they rely on public benefits and face economic insecurity.
By Zack Beauchamp on December 3, 2013
The Amazon drones force us to start thinking about whether robotic innovation will make everyone’s life much better -- or inequality much worse.
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By Bryce Covert on December 2, 2013
Academic achievement can't explain the entire gap between wealthy and working class students in attending top colleges.
By Alan Pyke on December 1, 2013
What would the minimum wage be if it were tied to the earnings of the wealthiest? About the same as if it accounted for worker productivity.
By Emily Atkin on November 29, 2013
If Pakistan’s coastal region of Sindh is any indication, the adverse effects of climate change in developing countries will not be gender neutral.
By Alan Pyke on November 27, 2013
The annual report from the New York City Coalition Against Hunger tells "a tale of two food cities."
By Christopher Butterfield on November 26, 2013
The pope denounced a system that leads to growing inequality and leaves the poor behind.
By Alan Pyke on November 18, 2013
There were almost 700,000 fewer middle-income families in the country over the past three years than there were from 2007-2009.
By Aviva Shen on November 18, 2013
The stock market is enjoying unprecedented highs, but the vast majority workers are struggling with record low wages.