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50 million Americans living in poverty

Jun 1, 2012
Sixteen percent of the U.S. population lives at or below the poverty line. Author Peter Edelman thinks that's unacceptable.
Posted In: peter edelman, poverty, Wealth and Poverty, upward mobility

Obama to visit 'Black Beverly Hills'

Jun 1, 2012
Black upper middle class View Park in L.A. feels connected to nearby poor neighborhoods.
Posted In: Barack Obama, 2012 campaign, los angeles, South L.A., View Park

Picture This: The Middle Class

May 31, 2012
What's a picture perfect way to define the middle class? Your photos of course! Explore how others picture the middle class and upload your own snapshot to our Middle Class Photo Project.
Posted In: middle class, photos

A kinder, gentler Carlyle Group?

May 30, 2012
The private equity firm reaches out, especially to Montana environmentalists.
Posted In: Wealth and Poverty, environmentalists, sustainability, montana, elections

A nun's take on the economic recovery

May 25, 2012
Sister Albertina Morales works with some of the most economically destitute people in Los Angeles. And according to her, the economic recovery isn't much of a recovery at all.
Posted In: los angeles, social services, poverty

Gov. Jerry Brown: We're going to cut and hopefully tax

May 24, 2012
California Gov. Jerry Brown talks about his plan to balance the state's budget. Currently, California is facing a deficit of close to $16 billion.
Posted In: Wealth and Poverty, california, Jerry Brown, budget cuts

California Gov. Brown talks taxes, cuts and economic fairness

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.
Posted In: Jerry Brown, california

Online groceries for all, including food stamp users

May 21, 2012
The USDA just approved a program that would allow some food stamp users to buy groceries online. The CEO of one online grocer says it's about access to fresh food for all.
Posted In: FreshDirect, Food, groceries

Obama to announce food initiative for world poor

May 18, 2012
President Obama has enlisted the help of 45 private sector companies in a $3 billion food security drive to fight hunger and poverty in Africa. But not everyone is onboard.
Posted In: hunger

Nick Hanauer on the TED talk, income inequality controversy

May 18, 2012
The venture capitalist discusses his controversial TED talk, why income and inequality has become political and what happens next.
Posted In: ted, income inequality, wealth gap

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