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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

Occupy movement takes up responsible banking cause

May 17, 2012
Chicago is getting ready for all the world leaders who will be in town for the big NATO meeting that starts today -- and for the busloads of people who will be coming into town to protest. Some will be associated with the Occupy Movement, which is hoping to re-ignite after a quiet winter.
Posted In: Occupy, banking, Chicago

In economic recovery, the rich recover more

May 16, 2012
The middle-class has lost significant wealth for the long term. The wealthy -- not so much.
Posted In: recovery

Economic mobility tracked state by state

May 10, 2012
Moving up is more likely in some states; education levels may make a difference.
Posted In: Wealth and Poverty, mobility, American dream

Tackling poverty along with reading and arithmetic

May 10, 2012
Cincinnati's Oyler School, is not just a center for learning. It is a Community Learning Center that brings together social services and education under one roof.
Posted In: Education, medication, poverty

What Americans think about the rich

May 10, 2012
Contrary to all the talk of the 1 percent and the 99 percent, Gallup polls reveal that Americans might not be so weary of the rich after all.
Posted In: Rich, the wealthy, wealth

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