Wealth & Poverty - Most Recent


What makes a land of opportunity

Apr 16, 2015
Dayton, Ohio can teach us a lot about mobility and the American Dream.
Posted In: Ohio, economic mobility, American dream, Education, Segregation

Recycled bikes provide affordable transportation

Apr 16, 2015
Groups around the country are refurbishing used bikes to help low-income people.
Posted In: Transportation, bicycling, low-income, recycling

Wage based on public assistance

Apr 13, 2015
A report shows employers may be building their pay around taxpayer support
Posted In: wage, low wages, safety net

Public-private partnerships seeing funds cut back

Apr 7, 2015
The partnerships have an increased share of responsibility with decreased funding.
Posted In: affordable housing, public-private partnership, department of housing and urban development

How many billionaires are there in the world?

Apr 6, 2015
It might be fewer than you think.
Posted In: billionaires, Thomas Piketty, quiz
Some tax preparers have been using predatory business practices against low-income customers.

Predatory tax preparers target low-income households

Apr 3, 2015
Some tax preparers charge high fees and make dubious loans to vulnerable clients.
Posted In: tax refunds, tax preparation, low-income, predatory lending

Left behind in Silicon Valley

Mar 31, 2015
Traditional middle class jobs—and families—are feeling the tech pinch.
Posted In: Silicon Valley, income inequality, social mobility
Johnny Sestini stands next to his house, which was burned by arsons and rebuilt.

Tiny houses give homeless a foothold

Mar 17, 2015
Greg Kloehn builds homes out of recycled materials and gives them to the homeless.
Posted In: homelessness, poverty, recycling

In Atlanta, not all neighborhoods come back

Mar 10, 2015
Though home prices rose in 2014, recovery is uneven in at least one city.
Posted In: Atlanta, housing crisis, socioeconomic factors
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