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How Inequality Became as American as Apple Pie

By Jessica Weisberg Last week, five days after Black Friday’s Walmart strike and the day before a nationwide fast-food workers strike, President Obama delivered a speech at the Center for American Progress about economic disparity and low wages. The president … Continue reading

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It’s the Wages, Stupid

By Daniel Gross Welcomed by the left, and sure to be jeered or ignored by the right, it was full of plenty of old-time Democratic economic gospel and present-day center-left thought leadership. But it was a little bit light on … Continue reading

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In Climbing Income Ladder, Location Matters

By David Leonhardt Stacey Calvin spends almost as much time commuting to her job — on a bus, two trains and another bus — as she does working part-time at a day care center. She knows exactly where to board … Continue reading

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8 Stark Realities of America’s Dysfunctional New Economy

By Steven Rosenfeld There’s a new normal in the American economy for vast slices of society and it’s discouragingly tough, despite all the cheerleading from the White House and economists that the country is in a slow but steady recovery. … Continue reading

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Being Legal Doesn’t End Poverty

By Jennifer Medina Those pressing for change in the country’s immigration system like to say that creating a path to citizenship will bring the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants “out of the shadows.” It is taken as a given that … Continue reading

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