Inequality

Associated Press

The Number of Americans Living in High-Poverty Neighborhoods Is Still on the Rise

12.4 million people now live in economically devastated neighborhoods.

Reuters

What the Most Violent Nations in the World Have in Common

High rates of intentional violence are strongly associated with inequality, both in terms of class and gender.

Brookings

Why Income Inequality Is So Much Worse in Atlanta Than Omaha

A common problem with differing causes.

Reuters

Americans Are Deeply Divided Over What Causes Poverty in the First Place

Which makes doing something about it all the more difficult.

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It's Not Too Late to Make San Francisco Affordable Again. Here's How

A pragmatist's manifesto.

Flickr/David Orban

Security Guards for Google's Company Shuttles: This Just Doesn't Look Great

The latest provocation in San Francisco.

Reuters

One Reason the Poor Have So Little Political Clout

The disadvantaged are the least likely to vote. What does that mean for their interests?

Reuters

A Higher Minimum Wage Could Lift Millions Out of Poverty

With rippling effects on inequality.

Why So Many Rich Counties Are Concentrated Around D.C.

Parts of California and New York are much richer than Washington, but they often belong to larger counties that include areas with poorer residents.

Census Bureau

America's Wealth Is Staggeringly Concentrated in the Northeast Corridor

Median incomes have been growing the fastest, however, in a very different part of the country.

Reuters

How Many Months it Takes an Average Worker to Earn What the CEO Makes in an Hour

Economic inequality, in stark relief.

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The Messy, Messy Relationship Between Income (and Race) and Obesity

The groups with the lowest obesity rates? The richest white women and the poorest black men.

Reuters

What Counts as a Living Wage in London?

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.

Reuters

Yep, Being a Young, American Adult Is a Financial Nightmare

Here are the graphs to prove it.

Reuters

A Shockingly High Number of Americans Experience Poverty

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.

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American Education Isn't Mediocre, It's Deeply Unequal

Students in Massachusetts are doing great while their peers in Alabama and D.C. are languishing.

Associated Press

Instead of Raises, McDonald's Tells Workers to Sign Up for Food Stamps

Not paying your workers enough, then directing them to federal aid? Just one way the fast food giant inflates its hefty profits.

CAP/PolicyLink

Americans Vastly Overestimate How Diverse the Country Really Is

Which may help explain how they feel about demographic change.

Reuters

Cities Are Trying to Fix Their Schools by Luring the Middle Class: It Won't Work

These initatives cannot substitute for reforms that address the root causes of concentrated poverty, budget shortfalls, and failing schools.