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Houston janitors fight for fair pay in economic boom

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.
Posted In: Houston, Janitor Strike, Income Gap, JP Morgan

Larry Summers on income inequality

Jul 30, 2012
Former Treasury Secretary and top economic advisor to President Barack Obama Lawrence Summers talks about education and income inequality in the U.S., and the state of the world economy.
Posted In: Larry Summers, income inequality

Can the free market provide opportunity for all?

Jul 30, 2012
Arthur Brooks, the president of the American Enterprise Institute, argues that raising taxes won't help the poor and that the free market is the way to bring people out of poverty.
Posted In: Arthur Brooke, income inequality, mobility, upward mobility

Keeping young people out of prison

Jul 27, 2012
New Orleans group trains and mentors youth released from juvenile detention

Violence shakes Anaheim -- and its image

Jul 27, 2012
Police shooting, protests highlight poverty in Disneyland's hometown.
Posted In: Anaheim, disney, violence

Arthur Laffer on income inequality, raising taxes

Jul 26, 2012
The father of supply-side economics explains why he's against raising taxes on the rich, and the problems with being so against income inequality.
Posted In: Arthur Laffer, supply-side economics, Taxes, income inequality

New Orleans' other 'million dollar neighborhood'

Jul 25, 2012
High rates of imprisonment are a cause -- and effect -- of poverty.
Posted In: African American, unemployement

Election ads depict a lost America

Jul 20, 2012
In the 2012 presidential election race, both parties focus on images of factories and hard hats.
Posted In: 2012 election, ad campaign, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney

Safeway feels the supermarket squeeze

Jul 19, 2012
Tradition chains like Safeway are stuck in the middle between "experience" stores like Whole Foods and Trader Joe's, and discount grocers like Walmart.
Posted In: supermarket, Safeway

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