Wealth & Poverty - Most Commented
Mar 8, 2013
You may have been forwarded an unusual YouTube video this week, based on an economic analysis of income inequality. But where did it come from?
Jan 25, 2013
Just off the coast of Miami is one of the richest places in the country. Marketplace takes a tour of the ultra-exclusive enclave.
Jul 31, 2012
Janitors who clean the offices of some of the world's richest corporations in this Texas city are among the lowest paid in the country. They have been on strike this summer trying to raise the definition of a low-level wage.
Jan 22, 2013
Luxury real estate developer Jorge Perez talks about the highs and lows of selling ritzy condos to the rich and famous.
Nov 2, 2012
Politicians keep bringing up the food stamps program this election season -- how does that affect the people who actually use them?
Apr 23, 2012
Many states are cutting back on benefits promised to public employees, sparking a political debate.
Mar 2, 2012
Marketplace's Wealth and Poverty reporters talked with people from all over the country, and many, regardless of their earning power, had very little in the way of savings.
Nov 16, 2011
Join us for a week long commentary series asking that question. We'll hear from economists, academics, and the public.
Dec 20, 2012
Since 2010, the courts of Philadelphia have embarked on a massive debt collection from ex-offenders. It’s an attempt to collect on $1.5 billion in old fees, fines and forfeited bail owed to the criminal justice system.
May 24, 2012
Like other states across the U.S., California's grappling with a giant budget hole. Gov. Jerry Brown talks about the role of government and the tension between taxing the rich and cutting programs for the poor.