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The Affluent Don’t Just Live Better–-They Live Longer–Which Is a Problem for Inequality

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2016/03/17/affluent-dont-just-live-better-live-longer-problem-inequality/#.VurKQeIrIdU By Andrew Yarrow March 17, 2016 [Photo Credit: 401(k) 2012 via Flickr] The engine of inequality is firing on all pistons: Low-wage workers earn less while they’re working, and then get less in Social Security benefits once they retire. … Continue reading

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Finish This Sentence: Inequality Is…Add Your Two Cents

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2016/02/03/finish-this-sentence-inequality-is/#.VrJpXLIrIdU By Lecia Imbery February 3, 2016 Income. Housing. Education. Racial justice. These are just a few of the areas where inequality is evident in our society. But what does inequality mean to you? That’s the question the Ford … Continue reading

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City & State Minimum Wage Campaigns 101 – Opposition Tactics and Fighting Back—February 10, Webinar

From the National Employment Law Project (http://www.nelp.org/): Date:   Wed, Feb 10, 2016, 1:00 p.m. Meeting Description: With income inequality front-and-center on the national agenda, more campaigns are fighting in more places for significant minimum wage boosts than ever before.  To … Continue reading

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American Parents and Children Living on $2-a-Day—With Food Stamps but No Cash

Posted at https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2016/01/21/american-parents-and-children-living-on-2-a-day-with-food-stamps-but-no-cash/ In the conclusion of their 2013, Public Education Under Siege, historian Michael B. Katz and education professor Mike Rose advocate for a new and honest narrative about the challenges for public schools: “A new narrative need not … Continue reading

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The Roots of Attitudes on Inequality

Posted at http://www.publicworks.org/attitudes-on-inequality/ Posted on February 26 2015 by Public Works The Opportunity Agenda strikes again. This month they released the results of their multi-dimensional “Opportunity Survey” (http://opportunity-survey.opportunityagenda.org/). The purpose of the survey is to serve as a “roadmap for understanding views that shape society. It … Continue reading

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Structural Racism: A Bleak Educational Future for Poor Children in America’s Metropolitan Areas

Posted at http://janresseger.wordpress.com/2014/11/07/structural-racism-a-bleak-educational-future-for-poor-children-in-americas-metropolitan-areas/ In one of the essays in Twenty-First Century Color Lines (2009), Andrew Grant-Thomas and john a. powell, of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at the Ohio State University, confront the idea that … Continue reading

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Policy Matters: Piketty and “Two Critical Realignments” in One Graph

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2014/may/policy-matters-piketty-and-two-critical-realignments-one-graph May 28, 2014 07:28 pm | Stephen Herzenberg Our friend Colin Gordon of the Iowa Policy Project runs a website called The Telltale Chart. As the name implies, he loves charts. Colin’s outdone himself today on the … Continue reading

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From California to the New York Island Top Incomes are on the Rise

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2014/february/california-new-york-island-top-incomes-are-rise Feb 18, 2014 11:56 pm | Mark Price Today the Economic Analysis Research Network released, The Increasingly Unequal States of America: Income Inequality by State by Estelle Sommeiller of France and yours truly. With apologies to the … Continue reading

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Concentrated Poverty in 2014 Now 50 Percent Higher than in 2000

Posted at http://janresseger.wordpress.com/2014/01/09/concentrated-poverty-in-2014-now-50-percent-higher-than-in-2000/ In her recent book, Reign of Error, Diane Ravitch decries the lack of political leadership during the past quarter century to address what she calls “the toxic mix”: racial segregation, poverty, and inequality: “In the absence of … Continue reading

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Robert Reich’s “Inequality for All” Opening September 27

From the Campaign for America’s Future (http://www.ourfuture.org/): Robert Reich, former Labor Secretary and friend of Campaign for America’s Future, is the star of a new film Inequality for All. It is an important and very entertaining film. It won the … Continue reading

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