Netflix will deposit $100 million in Black-owned banks

Jun 30, 2020
The move should help the banks make more loans in communities of color. But deposits are just one way to help the institutions.
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What the current protests have to do with economic inequality

Jun 2, 2020
Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal spoke with Dorothy Brown, Emory University, about the racial economic divide.
Protesters in front of the White House on Tuesday.
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Why so few Americans have the savings to weather this pandemic

Apr 22, 2020
Income inequality, combined with pressure to spend money on certain goods, is uniquely strong in the U.S.
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Studies show financial pain from COVID-19 is not spread equally

Apr 22, 2020
Black and Hispanic workers are seeing the worst job and income losses.
About 61% of Hispanic households have suffered a partial or total job loss, compared with 44% of black, and 38% of white households.
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Automation and how it could worsen inequality

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?

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

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

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)

How the U.S. tax code makes inequality worse

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

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