Low interest rates hurt our ability to save.
Lightfoot wants to "unwind" Chicago's "addiction to fines and fees" so as to not drive people into bankruptcy and out of the economy.
Amid the wreckage of 2020, are there opportunities to fix what was already broken, including the system of human relationships we call the economy?
Among the demands are better treatment of employees of color, a $15 minimum wage and more personal protective equipment.
The move should help the banks make more loans in communities of color. But deposits are just one way to help the institutions.
Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal spoke with Dorothy Brown, Emory University, about the racial economic divide.
Income inequality, combined with pressure to spend money on certain goods, is uniquely strong in the U.S.
Black and Hispanic workers are seeing the worst job and income losses.
Economist Daniel Susskind explores why automation could worsen inequality in his new book "A World Without Work: Technology, Automation, and How We Should Respond."
The economy looks good on paper, but there's little the Federal Reserve can do to address economic inequality.