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2014/11/22 06:14
2014/11/22 06:14
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And also on politics. In fact, their political spending has been growing faster than their spending on anything else. It's been growing even faster than their wealth. According to new research by...
2014/11/22 06:14
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2014/11/19 11:48
2014/11/19 11:48
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The richest Americans hold more of the nation’s wealth than they have in almost a century. What do they spend it on? As you might expect, personal jets, giant yachts, works of art, and luxury...
2014/11/18 19:27
2014/11/18 19:27
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One reason: The wealthiest 1 percent put three-quarters of their savings into investment assets. By contrast, the middle class had 63 percent of their assets tied up in their homes, with home equity...
2014/11/17 21:27
2014/11/17 21:27
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Whether the product is yachts, diamonds, art, wine or even handbags, the strongest growth and biggest profits are now coming from billionaires and nine-figure millionaires, rather than mere...
2014/11/17 15:15
2014/11/17 15:15
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DANVILLE, Ill. — This Illinois city already was struggling when Tara Holycross and her friends were kids riding their bikes to Custard Cup, swimming at the park district pool and hanging out in the...
2014/11/17 00:18
2014/11/17 00:18
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Last fall, I became a barista in a small, “socially responsible” coffee company. A few months later, I got a temporary paralegal position at one of the world’s biggest multinational, corporate law...
2014/11/13 13:48
2014/11/13 13:48
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The phrase was always historically ignorant and glib enough to deserve little more than contempt, but after the past six years — during which the nation’s first African-American president saw his...
2014/11/13 13:18
2014/11/13 13:18
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Wealth inequality in the US is at near record levels according to a new study by academics. Over the past three decades, the share of household wealth owned by the top 0.1% has increased from 7% to...
2014/11/13 05:38
2014/11/13 05:38
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WASHINGTON, D.C. - A snapshot of wealth in America circa 2012-13: The 400 households in the Forbes 400 list of richest Americans control 3 percent of total wealth in the United States, a country of...
2014/11/12 17:55
2014/11/12 17:55
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The characters in “Scandal” and “House of Cards” may work in the White House, but they have some power that not even Bill Clinton was aware of. If he’d known about that kind of thing while he was in...
2014/11/11 17:38
2014/11/11 17:38
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Manufacturers that provided thousands of well-paying, middle-class jobs — General Motors, General Electric, Hyster — were closing. Neighborhoods were crumbling. By the time Holycross graduated from...
2014/11/08 12:26
2014/11/08 12:26
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Yet the same factors that lowered the turnout of the Democratic base also cost the party votes among whites: the failure of government to remedy, or even address, the downward mobility of most...
2014/11/06 02:19
2014/11/06 02:19
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When a party loses as catastrophically as the Democrats lost Tuesday, something very big has gone very wrong. Democrats can’t blame the blowout simply on the six-year itch, or low midterm turnout, or...
2014/11/05 16:18
2014/11/05 16:18
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If we forced the poor (and middle class) to save a little more, could we fix wealth inequality in America? That’s what Derek Thompson seems to be saying over at The Atlantic: "Wealth inequality has...
2014/10/29 18:18
2014/10/29 18:18
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... richer, for poorer: How family structures economic success in America” makes the case that growing income inequality, and many of the economic problems faced by low income Americans, can be...
2014/10/28 10:06
2014/10/28 10:06
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Yves here. This is a particularly important post on the state of inequality since Emanuel Saez, working with Thomas Piketty, was for over a decade tracking the rise in inequality in the US,...
2014/10/24 22:54
2014/10/24 22:54
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Emmanuel Saez, that assiduous tracker of economic inequality in the US, has been shifting his attention away from income inequality to a broader, thornier, and more intractable issue: wealth...
2014/11/22 06:14
2014/11/22 06:14
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