12.4 million people now live in economically devastated neighborhoods.
High rates of intentional violence are strongly associated with inequality, both in terms of class and gender.
A common problem with differing causes.
Which makes doing something about it all the more difficult.
A pragmatist's manifesto.
The latest provocation in San Francisco.
The disadvantaged are the least likely to vote. What does that mean for their interests?
With rippling effects on inequality.
Parts of California and New York are much richer than Washington, but they often belong to larger counties that include areas with poorer residents.
Median incomes have been growing the fastest, however, in a very different part of the country.
Economic inequality, in stark relief.
The groups with the lowest obesity rates? The richest white women and the poorest black men.
The mayor says it's $14.15 (or £8.80) per hour, but has no plans to introduce legislation to force employers to pay it.
Here are the graphs to prove it.
According to new research, almost 40 percent of adults experience impoverishment by age 60. But while poverty's reach is wide, it isn't necessarily deep.
Students in Massachusetts are doing great while their peers in Alabama and D.C. are languishing.
Not paying your workers enough, then directing them to federal aid? Just one way the fast food giant inflates its hefty profits.
Which may help explain how they feel about demographic change.
These initatives cannot substitute for reforms that address the root causes of concentrated poverty, budget shortfalls, and failing schools.