Inequality: Why the poor are getting poorer

Why is America a nation of growing inequality? The yawning economic and cultural gap between the well-to-do and the working class—now wider than at almost any point in our history—has academics and pundits searching for explanations. Now, a new Harvard study provides an illuminating—and “horrifying”—insight into what’s going on. The affluent and the working classes, the study found, are raising […]

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When The Wealthy Go Camping

A New York City hotel is offering wealthy guests a chance to go “glamping”—glamorous camping—so they can experience the outdoors with four-star amenities.  Guests at New York’s AKA Central Park can spend $2,000 a night to sleep on a queen bed on the terrace of the hotel’s penthouse.  “It’s basically being able to sleep under the stars in a luxury […]

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The wealthy taking up housing meant for the poor

Though New York City’s waiting list for subsidized housing stands at over 300,000, the agency still has only nominal ability to evict a tenant who once qualified but subsequently became wealthier, and the latest “beneficiary” of those rules, according to a November WPIX-TV report, is a household that reported earning $497,911 in a recent year. Initially, one housing authority official […]

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The World’s Richest Individuals

The World’s Richest Individuals

According to a report from Oxfam the world’s eight richest people are worth as much as the 3.6 poorest people in the world.  The total of their worth is $426 billion compared to 50% of the world’s poorest at $409 billion.  The billionaires included in this list are Bill Gates ($75 billion), Warren Buffett ($61 billion), and Mark Zuckerberg ($45 […]

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