A 12-Month Series Examining Inequality and Its Impact on One of the Most Consequential Elections in American History.
Today we embark on a yearlong project exploring what has become another “inconvenient truth” – the pain that economic inequality has brought to America.
Co-published by The Guardian and Fast Company
A crop of presidential candidates is pushing proposals aimed at Americans who work hard but feel they’re not getting their share of the pie.
An estimated 41.4 percent of the total U.S. population — 135 million people — are either poor or low-income.
Here’s what former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, who narrated this video on the series, has said about the project: “It’s so important for fact-based news outlets to shine a light on the defining issue of our time. ‘United States of Inequality’ is a timely reporting project.”