Wealth & Poverty - Most Commented


New York City takes on evictions

Oct 16, 2015
The city's new way to battle homelessness: hire more lawyers to fight evictions.
Posted In: Brooklyn, evictions, New York
Economist Angus Deaton answers a question at a press conference for his Nobel Prize win at Princeton University on Monday.

Princeton economist awarded 2015 Nobel prize

Oct 12, 2015
Scottish-born Angus Deaton is known as a fierce critic of how poverty is measured.
Posted In: Economics, Nobel Prize, poverty

Minimum wage hike puts a city at odds with lawmakers

Oct 6, 2015
A bill prevents other cities from following St. Louis’ lead.
Posted In: minimum wage, St. Louis, missouri

World Bank rethinks poverty measure

Oct 1, 2015
The benchmark of $1.25 a day is expected to raise to $1.90.
Posted In: poverty line, poverty rates, poverty
New York is seeing a spike in homelessness.

Behind New York's Right to Shelter policy

Sep 30, 2015
The city's homeless owe their municipal shelters to an unprecedented lawsuit.
Posted In: homelessness, New York, shelter

Georgia could lose federal money for poverty assistance

Sep 28, 2015
Financial aid for poor families is threatened by an accounting sleight-of-hand.
Posted In: food bank, Georgia, poverty simulation

York & Fig: Confessions of an ambivalent landlord

Sep 22, 2015
A real estate investor asks herself if she can be socially responsible in an up-and-coming neighborhood.
Posted In: gentrification, real estate

A satirical spin on gentrification in New York

Sep 21, 2015
Two ad guys pitch a message of gentrification at a store in Brooklyn.
Posted In: gentrification, New York City

York & Fig: How one lucky store beat the odds

Sep 17, 2015
In this episode, a mom-and-pop shop, a magical bus tour and public policy.
Posted In: gentrification, los angeles, businesses, highland park

La Tropicana thrives in a changing neighborhood

Sep 17, 2015
It's a tale of two customer bases told through dried chiles and gluten-free bread.