Wealth and Poverty

Pages

1

Winner of MacArthur 'genius grant': 'We have a very passive health care system in America'

Sep 25, 2013
Dr. Jeffrey Brenner, was named one of the prestigious MacArthur Foundation 'genius grant' winners today. He organized a system in Camden, the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, that tracks down the poorest patients who need care.
Posted In: health care, Health, MacArthur Fellow, genius grant, camden, Wealth and Poverty
0

Social media is no soap box for the poor: Study

Apr 26, 2013
A new study by the Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project shows that social media and the Internet are not helping much to get poorer people engaged in civic life.
Posted In: pew, intenet, social media, politics, Wealth and Poverty
0

New Orleans residents: You know you're wealthy when...

Jan 28, 2013
In the third installment of Marketplace's "You Know You're Wealthy When" series, we traveled to New Orleans to ask residents of "The Big Easy" what being wealthy means to them.
Posted In: Wealth and Poverty, wealth, New Orleans
30

Photos: You know you're wealthy when...

Jan 3, 2013
People from all backgrounds weigh in on what makes a person wealthy.
Posted In: Wealth and Poverty, wealth
11

Philadelphia collects court debt decades later

Dec 20, 2012
Since 2010, the courts of Philadelphia have embarked on a massive debt collection from ex-offenders. It’s an attempt to collect on $1.5 billion in old fees, fines and forfeited bail owed to the criminal justice system.
Posted In: Wealth and Poverty, prison, Crime, debt, Philadelphia
5

When it comes to charity, the poor give more

Dec 14, 2012
Those who earn $50,000 to $75,000 donate about eight percent of their discretionary income. That's twice as much -- percentage-wise -- as those making above $200,000.
Posted In: Charity, Wealth and Poverty, psychology
2

Obama to visit upper-middle-class black L.A.

Jun 6, 2012
Neighbors say they are more economically vulnerable than white counterparts.
Posted In: Wealth and Poverty, elections, los angeles, View Park
0

Rising use makes food stamps a target

Jun 6, 2012
The recession has boosted the number of Americans on food stamps to 44 million.
Posted In: Wealth and Poverty, food stamps, Economy, recession
0

Trade certificates help men more than women

Jun 6, 2012
A study says women earn certificates in lower-paid fields and are less likely to add a college degree.
Posted In: Wealth and Poverty, Education, college degree, unequal pay
1

The magic small political donation number

Jun 5, 2012
Why do the Obama and Romney campaigns both set $3 as the entry-level donation?
Posted In: Wealth and Poverty, campaign contribution, 2012 election

Pages

Buzzworthy

Recent comments on our stories..

wcourchesne's picture

What 1717 means: your trolley number guess

I have no idea what 1717 refers to but I do know Marketplace is always great to listen to! Keep going...

zingledot's picture

Attack of the shrimp (prices)

This issue has been going on for some time, actually. Anyone in the restaurant business feels this pain. More than a year ago the price for our...

sgardner's picture

Attack of the shrimp (prices)

 If you’re a shrimp lover you may be wondering why you’re paying more for your favorite shrimp cocktail or Pad Thai. It’s actually a bacterial...

emcolligan's picture

Real estate flippers are back!

I'm glad to see others have commented about the thoughtless reference to a pit bull. The Maryland legislature recently passed and Governor O...