Posts tagged "wealth gap"

Seven ways of measuring the gap between the rich, the poor and the middle-class

Seven ways of measuring the gap between the rich, the poor and the middle-class
The rich get richer, and the poor get poorer. At least that’s what’s been happening in the American economy lately, according to the experts. And it’s not just manipulative statistics, either. Today, courtesy of Georgetown University law professor Stephen Cohen, we bring you seven ways of measuring income inequality. But no matter which way you... Read more »

Why the widening wealth gap is no big surprise to Chicago

Why the widening wealth gap is no big surprise to Chicago
Big and terrible news yesterday: the wealth gap between white people and minorities is widening. It was already wide – enormous, in fact. But it’s gotten worse. Take a look at the graph at the top. Every group has taken a hit since 2005 because of the recession. But the net worth of Hispanic and... Read more »