Feb 24, 2012 Reporter Mitchell Hartman discusses the need for Marketplace's new Wealth & Poverty desk.
Jul 6, 2012 Walter Mosley's new book, "All I Did Was Shoot My Man," is more than a mystery novel. Both Mosley and his recurring protagonist, Leonid McGill, take on issues of economic injustice, inequality and the inevitable world of capitalism we live in.
Jan 31, 2012 More than 40 percent of Americans are too "asset poor" to weather a job loss for three months.
Feb 2, 2012 Is Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich justified in calling President Obama the "Food Stamp President?"
Jan 11, 2012 School-subsidized lunch programs report staggering numbers of students in need of help.
Feb 2, 2012 Unemployment and foreclosures have forced many more households to cut budgets to the bone this year. How some families are coping with the holidays now that they're no longer middle class.
Feb 2, 2012 There is growing disparity between the "haves" and the "have nots," but most Americans say they don't think the government should focus on closing the gap
Feb 2, 2012 Higher health care costs could be what's pushing more of the elderly into poverty.
Nov 7, 2011 The number of people under the official poverty line in the United States is higher than it has been in 50 years: more than 46 million people, more...