Wealth & Poverty at a glance

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

How big banks turn prisons into profit centers

Jan 28, 2015
Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase have certain banking services on lockdown.
Posted In: Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, prisons

The top 1 percent is richer in some states than others

Jan 26, 2015
The gap is narrower in states where wages are rising for the bottom 99 percent.
Posted In: the 1 percent, wealthy, income disparity

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

Poor children, a new majority in public schools

Jan 16, 2015
More than half of U.S. public school students come from low-income families, report says.
Posted In: Education, child poverty, poverty

Global gaps: income and wealth inequality

Jan 16, 2015
Branko Milanovic discusses income and wealth gaps in the global economy
Posted In: wealth, income, inequality, global economics
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