According to a Census Bureau report, nearly 40 million Americans were still living in poverty in 2017.
The country's most populous city also has some of the highest living costs, which means much of the $52,737 median household
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This Billionaire Governor Taxed the Rich and Increased the Minimum Wage -- Now, His State's Economy Is One of the Best in the Country
The next time your right-wing family member or former high school classmate posts a status update or tweet about how taxing the rich or increasing workers' wages kills jobs and makes businesses leave the state, I want you to send them this article.
According to the latest Demographia International Affordability Housing survey, which ranks the affordability of cities across the globe with major markets of populations over 1 million, New York does not place in the top ten most unaffordable cities in the world.
The lack of civic engagement and participation cedes the power to the few. The few can legislate and elect legislators whose positions are not necessarily consonant with the will or desires of the majority. In essence, it devolves the political system to one of minority rule.
Officially, the recession ended five years ago. But there's something the financial newscasters don't tell you: Unless you're rich, those numbers don't apply to you.
It is true that the rate of economic growth has quickened, but that rate is still low by pre-recession standards. In July the IMF actually cut the U.S. growth forecast for 2014 to just 1.7 percent, the CBO's in August was just 1.5 percent. These are not stellar growth numbers.
Despite five years of economic recovery, poverty is still stubbornly high in America. These Census poverty numbers don't
Homes in Illinois were foreclosed on at double the national rate in June, a study from RealtyTrac found. The country's foreclosures
Couple this fact with federal Pell Grants already cover the smallest portion of the cost of college in the program's history
According to the Wedding Report, a compilation of statistics and market research for the wedding industry, couples spent
The progressive tax versus flat tax debate is raging on -- if Illinois moves towards a progressive tax system, where taxes vary based on income, counties with higher median incomes will probably have a lot to say.
U.S. median household income, once adjusted for inflation, has fallen 4.4 percent in that time, according to the report from
The growing profits of some of the nation's largest corporations and wealthiest people in America result from the labor of people whose work is rewarded with poverty level wages. That makes no economic sense. And it's just plan wrong.