Inequality

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Yet another report, this one from the U.S. Congressional Budget Office (CBO), highlights what many American families already know: The rich keep getting richer, while everyone else keeps struggling to get by. The CBO report , released Thursday and prepared at the request of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), examines trends in family wealth from 1989 to...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Reforming the U.S. tax code to help low-income Americans build wealth and...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Of the 148 new billionaires last year, 140 of them were male, bringing the total number to 2,179 compared with just 294 female billionaires. (Photo: Thomas Hawk/cc/flickr)
There is little doubt that the global one percent is winning. In fact, a new...

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