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Is personal responsibility the key to ending poverty?

Oct 5, 2012
Two takes from experts on both sides of the political spectrum on why people are poor and what they can do about it.
Posted In: poverty, personal responsiblity, tough choices
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Your paycheck and the CEO's - side by side

Aug 21, 2012
Companies resist a law that would compare CEO pay to employees'
Posted In: ceo, pay ratio
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Economist Joseph Stiglitz on income inequality in the U.S.

Jun 6, 2012
The Nobel Prize for Economics winner talks about how he thinks income inequality is harming our economy.
Posted In: joseph stiglitz, income inequality
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'Preachers of L.A.' reignites debate over pastor wealth

Oct 9, 2013
A new show on Oxygen fuses religion and wealth, igniting an age old debate in Christianity.
Posted In: wealth
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Would Obama's $9 minimum wage help or hurt workers?

Feb 13, 2013
During his State of the Union address last night, President Obama proposed to raise the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour.
Posted In: minimum wage, State of the Union, Obama, poverty
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How the fiscal cliff may affect child poverty

Nov 30, 2012
Much of the buzz about the fiscal cliff has been about how it will affect the wealthy and middle class. But how might it impact children living if poverty if a deal isn't reached?
Posted In: poor, child poverty, poverty, fiscal cliff
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Economic mobility in Chicago's projects

Aug 17, 2012
Marketplace's Sylvester Monroe visits his childhood home -- a demolished public housing project in Chicago -- to see who made it out and who's moving up the economic ladder.
Posted In: Chicago, poverty, public housing, Segregation, economic mobility
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Who gets to have fun...at work?

Aug 9, 2012
If fun means fulfilling, education definitely helps.
Posted In: class, Education, employment, Richard Florida, Fun At Work
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In Oregon, health reform is welcome

Aug 8, 2012
Oregon will take federal money to expand Medicaid, and try to cut costs too.
Posted In: Oregon, medicaid, health care reform law
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How World Finance makes a killing lending on the installment (loan) plan

May 14, 2013
World Finance has outperformed the market and financial stocks through the recession. But is World’s high-interest small-dollar loan business sound and sustainable?
Posted In: installment loans, payday loans

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