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Automation and how it could worsen inequality

by David Brancaccio, Candace Manriquez Wrenn, and Daniel Shin Jan 29, 2020
Economist Daniel Susskind explores why automation could worsen inequality in his new book "A World Without Work: Technology, Automation, and How We Should Respond."
Workers at Kinross Clothing manufacturers in Maitland, sew men's trousers in Cape Town in 2017.
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The Fed says the economy is in a "good place." Could it be doing more?

by Kai Ryssdal and Bennett Purser Jan 9, 2020
The economy looks good on paper, but there's little the Federal Reserve can do to address economic inequality.
The Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C.
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How We Give

We should treat inequality as injustice, says Ford Foundation President Darren Walker

by Rose Conlon and David Brancaccio Dec 20, 2019
"We're getting a distorted capitalism that does not produce shared prosperity," says Walker.
"We're getting a sort of distorted capitalism that does not produce shared prosperity," said Walker.
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Chile's inequality challenge

by Szu Ping Chan Nov 22, 2019
The gap between the rich and poor is one of the widest in the developed world.
Felipe Hurtado in Santiago, Chile (Courtesy Felipe Hurtado)
Economic inequality

How the U.S. tax code makes inequality worse

by Kimberly Adams Nov 13, 2019
New research reveals new insight into the ways in which race or gender can affect a tax bill.
House Ways and Means Committee member Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY) keeps a stack of books that document the current federal tax code and related regulations on his desk during the first markup of the proposed GOP tax reform legislation.
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Sex workers say anti-trafficking law fuels inequality

by Rose Conlon Apr 30, 2019
Experts say FOSTA-SESTA has pushed sex workers off the internet and onto the street.
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Corner Office

The obligation of capitalism

by Kai Ryssdal and Bridget Bodnar May 16, 2018
The co-founder of Home Depot says he's worried about the effect of Bernie Sanders on today's young people in his new book, "I Love Capitalism!"
Kenneth Langone, co-founder of The Home Depot.
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Is a country's economic growth inherently tied to democracy?

by Dambisa Moyo Apr 23, 2018
An excerpt from economist Dambisa Moyo's book, "Edge of Chaos."
The US Capitol in Washington, DC, on April 19, 2018.
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Tax Bill 2017

New tax law may provide window of opportunity for impoverished areas

by Ryan Kailath Mar 21, 2018
It’s an ongoing problem: how to transform persistently poor parts of the country? Well a program coming out of the new tax law hopes to solve that problem. Today is the initial deadline for states to nominate “opportunity zones,” which…

African-American unemployment is nearly twice as high as white unemployment

by Mitchell Hartman Mar 12, 2018
Black women are starting their own businesses at the highest rate of any demographic group, report says.
A job seeker fills out a registration form as he waits to enter the San Francisco Hirevent job fair at the Hotel Whitcomb on March 27, 2012 in San Francisco, California.
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