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The 2 simple words in Obama's speech

Jul 24, 2013
Though explicitly mentioned only once, the philosophy of "middle-out" economics informed his entire speech, where he promised to “reverse the forces that have conspired against the middle class for decades.”
Posted In: Barack Obama, middle class

Who is the 'middle class' anyway?

Jul 24, 2013
We took at a look at the workers who make the median wage, and it's not who you'd think.
Posted In: median income, BLS, President Obama, middle class

How much does the average American worker make?

Jul 24, 2013
Who earns median wage and what kind of education, housing, healthcare and retirement savings can they afford?
Posted In: middle class, Obama, Economy, Illinois

President Obama, Congress and the middle class

Jul 23, 2013
President Obama says he is going to refocus his efforts on the economy. How much can he really do?
Posted In: Boehner, Republicans, Obama, middle class, federal budget

When it comes to economic mobility, place matters

Jul 22, 2013
A new study is being heralded as the first, most complete study of mobility and how it relates to where a child lives.
Posted In: economic mobility

Is a Detroit-style default coming to a city near you?

Jul 22, 2013
Economic diversity is key to staving off municipal bankruptcy.
Posted In: Detroit bankruptcy, Detroit mayor, Jobs

Obama's middle class: How have things changed?

Jul 22, 2013
President Obama returns to Knox College in Illinois to revive his push for economic growth.
Posted In: middle class, President Obama, manufacturing, Jobs

Do non-white Americans pay a 'respectability tax'?

Jul 19, 2013
Much was made of the way Trayvon Martin was dressed as a factor in his being perceived as dangerous. Many African Americans and other people of color say they are very careful about how they are viewed by others because it can impact their ability to get a job, or a raise or to even be safe.
Posted In: race, African-American, Trayvon Martin

Detroit fire sale: The best way to get out of debt?

Jul 19, 2013
How will Detroit pay back its debt?
Posted In: Detroit, bankruptcy

Breaking the cycle of public housing

Jul 17, 2013
Housing authorities across the country are searching for ways to transition people out of public housing.
Posted In: public housing, Wisconsin

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