“The 50-100 Pay Gap” examines the crisis of income inequality in the U.S. A recent RAND study found that a full-time worker earning the median national wage of $50,000 would be making close to $100,000 if pay had kept up with worker productivity and economic growth. Our series will portray the human impact of this enormous income gap, investigate the forces that have perpetuated it and explore how to level the playing field.
Even as retail and hospitality workers see pay hikes, the wealthiest Americans got even bigger raises during the pandemic — widening income inequality even further.
A sloppy stat underscores the need to watch carefully as corporate America tosses out numbers to show how it has embraced stakeholder capitalism.
From a farm in North Carolina to a desk at Duke University, Pearson now investigates how race and poverty affect public health.
Underpaid and saddled with debt, Vibez maintains a strong work ethic and a hopeful attitude.
Delinquent on her property tax payments and with no savings, Harris’ story exemplifies the widening racial income inequality gap in the U.S.
Despite gains in educational attainment and income, the wealth gap experienced by Black Americans is persistent.
The declining bargaining power of unions contributes to the crisis of extreme income inequality in the United States.
American teachers sacrifice a lot in a system that gives them very little.
How the American economy has left many behind and rewarded the few.
‘Why would I put my kids in a place where there is no future?’
A full-time worker earning the median national wage of $50,0000 should be making close to $100,000.
Capital & Main explores how trillions of dollars are diverted toward the super wealthy.