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From academics to activists, thoughtful people worldwide are focusing their attention on economic inequality as never before.

Our Affluent and the New Bunker Down

November 20, 2011 /


Just 40 years ago, most Americans rubbed elbows with neighbors from a fairly wide cross-section of income levels. But today's rich, Census data show, are keeping everyone else at arm's...

America’s Real Poverty Rate

November 14, 2011 /

by Salvatore Babones

The Census Bureau recently released a highly-anticipated report suggesting ways to improve the measurement of poverty in America. It found that adjusting for medical expenses, the value of benefits payments,...

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