Inequality

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Multimedia: The Gates’ Thoughts on Giving

Bill and Melinda Gates on their work at the Gates Foundation, their lives and their feelings on giving most of their wealth away.

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Multimedia: Financial Times on the Middle Class

Gideon Rachman and colleagues talk about the prospects of the middle class.

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Multimedia: The Plight of the Middle Class

On NPR, economic thinkers debate low wages, unemployment and options for restoring America’s middle class.

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Multimedia: Restoring Opportunity Through Education

Here’s Greg Duncan, author of Restoring Opportunity, on how reducing income inequality starts with better education.

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Multimedia: Al Gore on Tech Philanthropy & Inequality

Vice President Al Gore's on-stage interview at a tech conference touched off questions of how "tech culture and tech philanthropy may exacerbate inequality and undermine democracy".

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In Case You Missed It: Poverty and Illness in the Market

In this issue, the “corporatist social welfare model” and whether companies can deliver, American writers on poverty, and the fight for paid sick leave.

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Field Notes: Would Your Charity Jump Into the Shark Tank?

The Council on Foundations drew ire from nonprofits when it planned a “Shark Tank"- style grant competition.

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Field Notes: Opportunities for the Unemployed

A report by the Council on Foreign Relations compares worker’s support programs in the United States to the rest of the G7 countries.

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Field Notes: Dismal Wage Growth

Research from the Economic Policy Institute points to potential causes of wage stagnation and the resulting economic inequality.

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Field Notes: The Delivery Gap in Public Services

A series of reports on poverty in New York City captures the shortcomings of public services in fully addressing the needs of disadvantaged populations.