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How many billionaires are there in the world?

Apr 6, 2015
It might be fewer than you think.
Posted In: billionaires, Thomas Piketty, quiz
Some tax preparers have been using predatory business practices against low-income customers.

Predatory tax preparers target low-income households

Apr 3, 2015
Some tax preparers charge high fees and make dubious loans to vulnerable clients.
Posted In: tax refunds, tax preparation, low-income, predatory lending

Left behind in Silicon Valley

Mar 31, 2015
Traditional middle class jobs—and families—are feeling the tech pinch.
Posted In: Silicon Valley, income inequality, social mobility
Johnny Sestini stands next to his house, which was burned by arsons and rebuilt.

Tiny houses give homeless a foothold

Mar 17, 2015
Greg Kloehn builds homes out of recycled materials and gives them to the homeless.
Posted In: homelessness, poverty, recycling

In Atlanta, not all neighborhoods come back

Mar 10, 2015
Though home prices rose in 2014, recovery is uneven in at least one city.
Posted In: Atlanta, housing crisis, socioeconomic factors
Police stand watch as demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown last August in Ferguson, Missouri.

Ferguson operates police department as a profit center

Mar 5, 2015
It's not alone. Experts say law-enforcement is full of perverse incentives.
Posted In: Ferguson, criminal justice, police, civil forfeiture

What's pushing family homelessness to record levels?

Mar 2, 2015
High rents and a housing subsidy shortage are pushing families into homelessness.
Posted In: homeless, Housing, rental market, homeless families, child homelessness
Students attend the Vassar College commencement in Poughkeepsie, New York.

College graduation rates skewed by income

Feb 5, 2015
Only one-fifth of students from the poorest families finish college by age 24.
Posted In: graduation, wealth gap

Hidden homeless left out of the economic recovery

Jan 30, 2015
The economy is on the mend, but not for everyone.
Posted In: homelessness, affordable housing, unemployement
Coulet Johnson, center, and other then-homeless children watch a performance by circus clowns in 2009 at a Dallas library

As numbers of homeless kids rise, resources fall short

Jan 28, 2015
Government's definition of homelessness omits most children without homes.
Posted In: homeless children, homeless, homelessness

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