income inequality

[OP-ED]: America’s postindustrial blues

 06/22/2017 - 09:43
Says Richard Reeves of the Brookings Institution in his new book “Dream Hoarders.” We should not be surprised that 58 percent of whites and 67 percent of whites without a college degree voted for Trump.
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Ever since Donald Trump’s election, a cottage industry of politicians, journalists, scholars and commentators has sought to understand what motivates Trump supporters. Theories have ranged from globalization to a rebellion against Washington elitism to racism. But the true cause may have been overlooked: the “postindustrial society.”

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Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 9:30am
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Says Richard Reeves of the Brookings Institution in his new book “Dream Hoarders.” We should not be surprised that 58 percent of whites and 67 percent of whites without a college degree voted for Trump.

Which cities have the most severe income inequality, class segregation, and unaffordable housing?

 04/14/2017 - 03:45
The New Urban Crisis is most severe across the Boston-New York corridor and on the West Coast—especially around San Francisco and Los Angeles. Photo:  A view of L.A/ Wikimedia

[OP-ED]: Are living standards truly stagnant?

 04/13/2017 - 08:14
A causa del aumento de la desigualdad, muchos norteamericanos “se sienten peor ... incluso cuando su consumo material de bienes esté aumentando.” O quizás sea la decepción. La gente obtuvo menos de lo que esperaba, y el ritmo del cambio fue tan lento que pareció un estancamiento.
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It may turn out that the widespread belief that most Americans’ incomes have stagnated for years is, well, false or at least overstated.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 8:00am
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The rise in inequality may make Americans “feel worse ... even if their material goods consumption is rising.” Or maybe it’s just disappointment. People got less than they expected, and the pace of change was so slow that it seemed like stagnation.

[OP-ED]: Is the American Dream killing us?

 04/04/2017 - 10:31
One theory attributes the spike in “deaths of despair” to growing income inequality. There would be fewer suicides, drug overdoses and alcohol-related deaths if incomes were distributed more equally, the argument goes. People take out their frustrations and anger by resorting to self-destructive behavior.

It isn’t often that economics raises the most profound questions of human existence, but recent work of economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton (husband and wife, both of Princeton University) comes close. You may recall that a few years ago, Case and Deaton reported the startling finding that the death rates of non-Hispanic middle-aged whites had gotten worse — they were dying younger.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 8:15am
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One theory attributes the spike in “deaths of despair” to growing income inequality. There would be fewer suicides, drug overdoses and alcohol-related deaths if incomes were distributed more equally, the argument goes. People take out their frustrations and anger by resorting to self-destructive behavior.

City Council podría contar con comité contra desigualdad de ingreso

 01/26/2015 - 10:20
City Council podría contar con comité contra desigualdad de ingreso
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De aprobarse, el comité constaría de al menos cinco miembros del concejo elegidos por el presidente. Estos se encargarían de presentar un informe completo al concejo y al alcalde, que formule conclusiones y recomendaciones que después pondrían a disposición del público.

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Monday, January 26, 2015 - 9:26am
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Committee on income inequality in the works at City Council

 01/26/2015 - 09:30
Committee on income inequality in the works at City Council
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If approved, the special committee would consist of at least five city council members that are appointed by the council president, and it would submit a full report to the council and the mayor and make its findings and recommendations available to the public.

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Monday, January 26, 2015 - 9:26am
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