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Fast food and health care workers, and their supporters, march on Dec. 4 in Los Angeles to demand the minimum wage be increased to $15 per hour.

The leap not taken: Wage growth

Jan 23, 2015
Why haven't wage growth caught up to job growth?
Posted In: minimum wage, wage growth, wage stagnation, Taxes, Wealth and Poverty

Doing the numbers on the super rich

Jan 22, 2015
The 80 wealthiest people on earth are worth as much as the bottom 50 percent.
Posted In: bill gates, richest Americans, inequality, Wealth and Poverty
Erica Daking at Kitchen Mouse, her Highland Park restaurant.

York & Fig: Perspectives on gentrification

Dec 5, 2014
Three Highland Park residents talk about their changing neighborhood.
Posted In: Wealth and Poverty, highland park, gentrification

Is inflation a problem? Look at income brackets

Oct 20, 2014
The bottom 40 percent of Americans make less now than they did 25 years ago.
Posted In: inflation, Wealth and Poverty, CPI
“KEEP US IN LONDON”

Is London too expensive for poor Londoners?

May 20, 2014
Charities say large numbers of poor Londoners are being priced out of the city.
Posted In: London, inequality, Wealth and Poverty

Winner of MacArthur 'genius grant': 'We have a very passive health care system in America'

Sep 25, 2013
Dr. Jeffrey Brenner, was named one of the prestigious MacArthur Foundation 'genius grant' winners today. He organized a system in Camden, the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, that tracks down the poorest patients who need care.
Posted In: health care, Health, MacArthur Fellow, genius grant, camden, Wealth and Poverty

Social media is no soap box for the poor: Study

Apr 26, 2013
A new study by the Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project shows that social media and the Internet are not helping much to get poorer people engaged in civic life.
Posted In: pew, intenet, social media, politics, Wealth and Poverty

New Orleans residents: You know you're wealthy when...

Jan 28, 2013
In the third installment of Marketplace's "You Know You're Wealthy When" series, we traveled to New Orleans to ask residents of "The Big Easy" what being wealthy means to them.
Posted In: Wealth and Poverty, wealth, New Orleans

Photos: You know you're wealthy when...

Jan 3, 2013
People from all backgrounds weigh in on what makes a person wealthy.
Posted In: Wealth and Poverty, wealth

Philadelphia collects court debt decades later

Dec 20, 2012
Since 2010, the courts of Philadelphia have embarked on a massive debt collection from ex-offenders. It’s an attempt to collect on $1.5 billion in old fees, fines and forfeited bail owed to the criminal justice system.
Posted In: Wealth and Poverty, prison, Crime, debt, Philadelphia

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