inequality

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]: America’s parliamentary disaster

 04/07/2017 - 12:29
For decades, the United States governed itself by a system that favored centrist consensus -- not always wise, to be sure -- whereas our invisible parliamentary system does just the opposite. It empowers the fringes and weakens the center. True, most of our major social and political conflicts have independent origins. But parliamentary politics is making them worse.
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America’s Congress is quietly becoming a European-style parliament -- and the transformation isn’t for the good. Congress is fanning, not defusing, conflict. 

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Friday, April 7, 2017 - 12:00pm
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Robert J. Samuelson
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For decades, the United States governed itself by a system that favored centrist consensus -- not always wise, to be sure -- whereas our invisible parliamentary system does just the opposite. It empowers the fringes and weakens the center. True, most of our major social and political conflicts have independent origins. But parliamentary politics is making them worse.

Hispanas: seis mujeres, una sola historia

 04/05/2017 - 11:53
Six successful women talked about the importance of education and opportunities looking forward to closing the gap between men and women.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DÍA News

Pese a que todavía existen brechas en temas como el acceso a la educación y la equidad salarial, miles de latinas están liderando los índices de acceso a educación superior y creación de empresas. AL DÍA News reconocerá este 12 de abril seis experiencias exitosas.

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 11:30am
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Seis mujeres exitosas en sus profesiones hablaron sobre la importancia de tener acceso a la educación y a oportunidades en la lucha para cerrar la brecha que separa a hombres y mujeres en Estados Unidos.  Foto: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DÍA News

 

Women at the Top

 04/05/2017 - 11:45
Six successful women talked about the importance of education and opportunities looking forward to closing the gap between men and women.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DÍA News

Overcoming all odds, Latinas are progressing almost twice as fast as their male counterparts in their community. AL DÍA News will honor them.

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 11:30am
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Six successful women talked about the importance of education and opportunities looking forward to closing the gap between men and women.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DÍA News

[OP-ED]: Is the American dream on a ‘self-defeating quest’?

 04/04/2017 - 15:06
 La mayor parte del nuevo libro del economista Tyler Cowen, titulado “The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream”, es una lectura mega-deprimente.
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Inequality is rising. Segregation by socioeconomic class, educational attainment and race is skyrocketing. The country is generally less dynamic and more risk-averse -- when people have the opportunity to move for a better quality of life or more rewarding job, they tend to settle for staying put.

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Friday, March 31, 2017 - 9:45am
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Most of economist Tyler Cowen’s new book, “The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream,” is a mega-depressing read.

[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.
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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.

Black, Latino Communities Spending Almost Half Their Incomes on Rent

 03/31/2017 - 06:17
 In cities like Los Angeles, renters in white communities spend 50 percent of their income on rent — well above the recommended 30 percent, but still far less than renters in Hispanic neighborhoods, who pay a premium of 63 percent.

Renters living in predominantly Hispanic or black neighborhoods have to spend more of their income on rent than those in white communities. Devoting nearly half of one’s income to rent each month makes economic mobility that much harder as well.

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Friday, March 31, 2017 - 6:00am
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 In cities like Los Angeles, renters in white communities spend 50 percent of their income on rent — well above the recommended 30 percent, but still far less than renters in Hispanic neighborhoods, who pay a premium of 63 percent.

This is not a celebration, this is a claim for our rights!

 03/10/2017 - 01:48
Hundreds of women took the streets in downtown Philly to raise their voices against the laboral, political and economic inequities. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DÍA News.

Even before five o'clock in the afternoon, dozens of women with posters, megaphones, and pink caps were being seen walking downtown. The meeting was in Logan Square, in the heart of Philadelphia. The occasion? Well, that depends on the perspective: for an unaware bystander (who generally has no perspective), it was one more celebration of International Women's Day. 

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 11:45pm
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Edwin López Moya
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Hundreds of women took the streets in downtown Philly to raise their voices against the laboral, political and economic inequities. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DÍA News.

Philadelphia examines crisis in Puerto Rico

 08/01/2016 - 17:34
Protests in Philadelphia continue.

In a packed auditorium inside of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, community leaders, activists and guests lined up to attend the special event, Latino Politics: Philadelphia and Puerto Rico. During the impressive panel discussion, notable community leaders discussed the rich and unique history shared between Puerto Rico and Philadelphia.

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Monday, August 1, 2016 - 5:30pm
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Protests in Philadelphia continue.