Tax the rich! OK … but how?

Mar 12, 2019
Lawmakers have a lot of ideas … can they make any of them a reality?
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Closing the homeownership gap in Houston and beyond

Jan 30, 2019
The National Association of Real Estate Brokers, a black trade group, is on a mission to add 2 million new black homeowners nationally in five years.
Nationally, the rate of black homeownership is less than 42 percent, compared to a rate of about 73 percent among white households.
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California’s devastating wildfires have made it harder for some day workers to find employment

Jan 1, 2019
Recent devastating wildfires burned down more than 300 homes in Malibu, California — one of the wealthiest cities in California. Many homeowners there employed gardeners and housekeepers who lost their jobs. Oscar Mondragόn, the director of the Malibu Community Labor Exchange, where day workers find work, says it’s too early to tell how many workers were […]
The ruins of an ocean view home are seen in the aftermath of the Woolsey Fire in Malibu, California.
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Scooters could improve mobility in low-income areas, but they have an image problem

Dec 5, 2018
They can be left anywhere, which riles wealthy communities. But that might make them surprisingly effective in underserved neighborhoods.
A user rides a Spin scooter in San Francisco.
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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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Rebuilding a neighborhood, one house at a time

Aug 20, 2018
A nonprofit program in Cleveland helps renters become homeowners.
A distressed house near the new homes built by CHN Housing Partners.
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"Generation Wealth" is about more than money

Jul 17, 2018
In her new documentary, Lauren Greenfield takes on the changing American dream.
Lauren Greenfield photographed excesses in her documentary "Generation Wealth," above.
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Why delaying Social Security reform now could cause our children's wealth to shrink further

Jul 11, 2018
"I think it's up to our generation to fix the mistakes that we've made," Arun Muralidhar, founder of MCube Investment Technologies and co-author of "Rethinking Pension Reform," told us.
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Tariffs just one headwind for China’s economy

Jul 9, 2018
Today is day four of the tariff battle — some call it war — between the U.S. and China. Whether it’ll cause major economic damage depends who you ask. We step back to assess the Chinese economy in this fragile moment and how its transition from a middle-income country to a rich one is going. Click the audio […]

Philadelphia building tax could fund affordable housing

Jun 12, 2018
Philadelphia City Council is expected to vote this week on what some members see as a potential solution to the city’s affordable housing problem — a 1 percent tax that could fund rental construction and help qualifying home buyers make down payments on houses. But the proposal is controversial. Click the audio player above to hear […]