More Income Inequality Articles

  • Poll: Republicans couldn't live on minimum wage --- but fight raising it

    Nearly seven in 10 Republicans don't believe they could live on the nation's $7.25 minimum wage, but only 37 percent support raising it to $10.10, says a new poll.

  • Senate Dems, GOP woo female voters for this fall

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic and Republican Senators are pouring significant time and energy into pursuing female voters, a coveted prize in the Nov. 4 elections. Wednesday's Senate vote on contraception legislation is the latest example of Democrats' win-by-losing strategy, which forces...

  • Workers struggle in Hamptons, playground for rich

    SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — This is a town where people are so rich that a $2 million home can be a handyman's special. A town where the thrift shop is stocked with donations of designer dresses and handbags. But Southampton, with its privet hedges, pristine beaches and some estates costing tens...

  • Dow at 17,000 --- but you're not invited

    The stock market reached a record high last week, closing over 17,000 for the first time. Good news, of course. As President John F. Kennedy famously said, "A rising tide lifts all boats." But it sure helps if you own a boat.

  • These are the 10 wealthiest ZIP codes in America

    The nation's wealthiest ZIP codes are concentrated mostly on the coasts, with California and New England playing host to some serious cash, according to a new report from the Atlantic's CityLab.

  • Study: Recession and recovery widen US wealth gap

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Great Recession and the slow recovery have sharply widened the gap between the wealthiest Americans and everyone else, according to a study that underscores the unevenness of wealth gains since the recession ended. The richest 5 percent had 24 times the wealth of the...

  • The rich Clintons really aren't like the rest of us: Examiner Editorial

    Former Secretary of State and presumptive 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was challenged in an interview published over the weekend by the British Guardian newspaper to establish her credibility -- as a multi-millionaire -- on the issue of income inequality. Clinton...

  • VIDEO: President Obama announces help for working families

    President Obama on Monday announced plans to sign a presidential memorandum aimed at easing workplace struggles for working families.

  • Monday meme: My precious

  • VIDEO: Joe Biden rallies support at summit on working families in D.C.

    "It's about creating policies to allow your worker to balance family and work," the vice president said. "And it's never going to be an absolute balance, but in a way that's better for them.

  • Push back: Walmart responds to recent New York Times hit piece with surprisingly aggressive tone

    Walmart took a red pen to a recent New York Times op-ed and issued a pretty scathing rebuttal.

  • At it again: Hillary Clinton tries, fails to downplay family's enormous wealth

    Hillary Clinton may be a millionaire several times over, but she's not that "well-off." At least, she doesn't think so, and said as much during an interview to promote her new book, Hard Choices.

  • Bill and Hillary Clinton top list of richest ex-first families

    They may have left the White House “dead broke,” as Hillary Clinton claimed, but she and Bill Clinton cashed in so fast and big that they sit atop the list of former first couples who struck gold after the presidency. Since leaving office, according to financial records and news reports,...

  • Using poor students as playthings is moral bankruptcy

    If you want to get some idea of the moral bankruptcy of our educational system, read an article in the May 4th issue of the New York Times Magazine titled, "The Tale of Two Schools." The article is not about moral bankruptcy. But it is itself an example of the moral bankruptcy behind the many...



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