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Matt Damon, 'Elysium' and White Flight

Aug 9, 2013
Don't go see "Elysium" without expecting a cinematic lesson in income inequality, racism and global poverty.
Posted In: film
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Giving tenants a fighting chance against evictions

Aug 9, 2013
A pilot program in California is testing the idea that providing free counsel to poor tenants could actually save taxpayers money.
Posted In: Housing, legal aid
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Detroit lost a million-dollar check

Aug 9, 2013
The bankrupt city received a check from the local school system, but it wasn't deposited because it was left inside a City Hall drawer.
Posted In: Detroit
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Detroit art sale: Museum ready to fight

Aug 8, 2013
The city of Detroit has brought in Christie's to appraise its art collection to help bail the city out of its $18 billion debt.
Posted In: Detroit, art, museum
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Subcompact cars and the income divide

Aug 6, 2013
As breaking into the middle class becomes harder, car companies are finding new ways to attract an expanding base of less-affluent consumers. They're offering more small car models with better features than ever before.
Posted In: cars, wealth, poverty, subcompact, Chevy Spark, Chevy, Income Gap
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You are what you drive (Infographic)

Aug 6, 2013
By looking at a person's car, you can guess how much money they make a year.
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Jeep: A car brand for rich and poor alike

Aug 6, 2013
When it comes to cars, there are brands for rich people -- Mercedes, Audi, BMW -- and there are cars for people of more modest means -- Chevys, Fords, Toyotas. But just as many people at the bottom of the income ladder buy Jeeps as people at the top.
Posted In: Jeep, Chrysler, income, wealth, cars
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The best safety net? One man says, the smaller the better

Aug 5, 2013
In our series of safety net confessionals, the story of a man who says hard work and sacrifice were the safest nets for him.
Posted In: safety net
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The safety net you didn't know existed

Aug 5, 2013
Researchers have found many Americans believe they don't benefit from the 'social safety net' when, in fact, they are collecting some sort of benefits from government social programs.
Posted In: entitlements
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Middle class asks: Should we buy our homes?

Aug 5, 2013
President Obama will give a speech in Phoenix on Tuesday about housing and the middle class.
Posted In: home ownership, real estate, housing bubble, middle class, Housing

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