A new report attacks L.A.’s systemic racism and lays out a roadmap for transformation centered in racial equality.
The dairy state draws attention for some of the nation’s highest rates of racial disparity.
So many billionaires, but Florida struggles to take care of those at the bottom.
Despite a surge in Michigan’s GDP, the state remains one of the most susceptible to another recession.
Unlike the rest of the country, North Carolina has seen a surge in the percentage of people living in or near poverty.
California’s economy is booming, but the state’s poorest residents are falling further and further behind.
Stagnant wages and increasingly unaffordable housing costs are leaving many low-income residents behind.
The key primary state has experienced a sluggish recovery from the Great Recession.
Pull back the curtain on the Trump economy and you’ll find a nation where income inequality is rising to become the new normal.
What does a Pittsburgh race for district attorney have to do with the 2020 presidential election?
The journalist argues that philanthropy is often a tool that helps the rich maintain their power, wealth and status.
Gavin Newsom now leads the state with the nation’s biggest economy and largest population — and one riven by economic inequality. What will be his most important challenges?
How can the new administration best help California’s neediest residents?
Sweat ‘s unflinching mission is to lay out the slow strangulation of the American Dream.
The New York Times has credited Sirota’s Wall Street reporting for showing “that secrecy can hide high fees, low returns, excess risk and the identity of politically connected dealmakers.”
New research reveals that 11 percent of 5,000 Disneyland workers surveyed—custodians, food workers, musicians, cashiers, concierges—have been homeless at least once in the past year.
After their critically acclaimed 2013 documentary, Inequality for All, Jacob Kornbluth and Robert Reich reunited to make Saving Capitalism, which explores the expanding economic and political power of America’s wealthy.
Co-published by The Guardian.
Precariousness is not just a working-class thing. In recent interviews, dozens of academics and schoolteachers, administrators, librarians, journalists and even coders have told me they too are falling prey to an unstable new America. I’ve started to think of this just-scraping-by group as the Middle Precariat.
I turned off onto a long dirt road about 15 miles outside of Montevideo, Uruguay and drove towards a wooden guard shack that stood across from a small farmhouse hidden by a long row of trees. Usually, if you want to meet a country’s president – or even ex-president – you have to fight through layers of bureaucracy, confirm that you are not a threat and have a very good rationale for being considered worthy to talk to. But in the case of Uruguay’s former head of state, José “Pepe” Mujica, you simply find your way to his home – something that apparently 30 or 40 people do every day.
Interview translated from the Spanish by Celia Brugman. Video camera by Jose Maria Ciganda.
Some come to ask for help – after serving four years as president of his country, Mujica is still a powerful member of the Uruguayan senate – some to offer advice,
Maria Bustillos and Elizabeth Fladung debrief their day reporting on inequality in Silicon Valley, including their experiences visiting with some groups and leaders helping local people left out of the tech boom.
This podcast is an encore posting from our State of Inequality series.
Maria Bustillos is a journalist and critic living in Los Angeles.
Elizabeth Fladung is a Brooklyn-based, CalArts-trained photojournalist. Her work has appeared in The Nation, La Repubblica, The Fader and Wax Poetics Magazine.