Majority of Americans believe economy is rigged

Oct 16, 2020
More than 80% of Black Americans and nearly 70% of women say the economy is rigged in favor of certain groups. Experts say they're right.
Protesters in Los Angeles in May 2020.
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U.S. suffered $16 trillion loss over 20 years due to racism new Citigroup study finds

The biggest factor is entrepreneurship, where inequities resulted in a $13 trillion loss.
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Wall Street record high belies widening gap between investor haves and have-nots

Aug 24, 2020
Who actually benefits when Wall Street hits a record?
The New York Stock Exchange in May. Stock wealth has become concentrated among fewer people in recent decades.
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Homeowners had amassed record equity as crisis began

Jul 6, 2020
Housing wealth and other protections advantage owners over renters.
A neighborhood in San Francisco. Home values have only kept rising as buyers compete for a limited supply of houses.
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The wealth gap widens

Sep 26, 2019
A lot of it comes down to taxation, the stock market and the country's demographic makeup.
Income inequality is rising even though the economy is in its longest period of growth.
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When it comes to the wealth gap, race and family matter

Aug 8, 2019
Writer Maura Cheeks looks back at how race has affected her family's finances over several generations.
A march for the Poor People's Campaign in New York City's financial district on March 18.
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In an ancient Mesoamerican city, archaeologists find a narrow wealth gap

Aug 2, 2019
Present societies can learn from Teotihuacán's narrow wealth gap, says one archaeologist.
A woman on a man's shoulder's takes a picture of the Kukulcan Pyramid at the Mayan archaeological site of Chichen Itza in Yucatan State, Mexico in  2018.
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Student loans make wealth gap worse for blacks

Sep 27, 2018
New study examines race and student debt.
Students walk through the campus of Yale University. 
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Report finds wealth gap continues into retirement

Dec 19, 2016
We hear a lot about the income gap between top executives and workers, and it turns out that gap continues after retirement, too. The Institute for Policy Studies reports the 100 CEOs with the biggest retirement plans each have anywhere…
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New report examines country's racial wealth divide

Aug 9, 2016
It will take black families 228 years to amass the wealth that white families have today, according to the study's findings.
 A homeless mother holds her daughter while at the Atlantic City Rescue Mission in New Jersey.
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