Economy

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Debut Episode of Economic Policy Institute's Podcast Tackles Racial Wealth Gap

Host Pedro da Costa and EPI’s Valerie Wilson jump feet first into the tough conversation about race and wealth in America.

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Study Says Automation Will Deepen Work Shortage for Black Men

Technology is poised to further increase the racial wealth gap for Black families, according to a new report from McKinsey & Company.

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REPORT: 4 Strategies to Eliminate the Harmful Effects of Systemic Racism

A new study from Urban Institute gathers insights from leading policymakers, advocates and experts to present ways to imagine a future without the dangerous, long-term consequences of structural racism.

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REPORT: 10 Strategies to Address Structural Forces Behind Racial Wealth Inequality

The racial wealth divide is greater now than it was 40 years ago—and a new report says that persistent structural racism is causing the gap to grow.

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Studies Show the Dangers of Proposed Changes to Food Stamps

The Trump administration wants to impose stricter work requirements on recipients while cutting billions from SNAP.

ICYMI: Poll Says Green New Deal Enjoys Bipartisan Support

Championed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the plan seeks to eliminate income inequality and support communities of color.

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'Decolonizing Wealth' Addresses Philanthropy's White Supremacy Problem, Offers Solutions

In his new book, “Decolonizing Wealth,” Native author and philanthropist Edgar Villanueva confronts the colonial dynamics at play in philanthropy and builds a framework centered on communities of color.  

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As Puerto Ricans Move to the Mainland, Rich White Americans Set Up Lives on the Island

Although post-Maria life has not returned to normal, PR is still attractive as a tax haven.

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How This Crazy Rich Asian Fights Wealth Inequality and the Model Minority Myth [OP-ED]

Resource Generation’s Iimay Ho: “I’ve been looking forward to the release of ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ but I’m not surprised that Warner Bros. took a bet on a movie where rich Asians show they can act like rich White people and reinforce the model minority myth.”

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Activists Demand Amazon Stop Selling White Supremacist Merchandise

The actions come on the heels of a report released this month that says the Seattle-based company’s “inadequate and poorly enforced policies” have made the sale of these items on its website possible.

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Alicia Garza On How SCOTUS' Labor Decision Hurts Women of Color

The National Domestic Workers Alliance organizer breaks down the Supreme Court’s ruling to eliminate fair share labor union dues via Janus v. AFSCME and how it will impact communities of color.

REPORT: Ben Carson's Plan to Raise Rent Hurts Poor Families of Color

Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson says he wants to raise rents for people living in poverty to push them into jobs. But a new report says his plan would force millions into homelessness.

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STUDY: Black Unemployment Rate is Double White Rate in 14 States, D.C.

A new study from the Economic Policy Institute makes it clear that while unemployment rates may be trending downward, they are still indicative of a wide gulf between the unemployment rates for Black and White workers.

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STUDY: The Most—and Least—Inclusive Cities in the Nation

See how your city stacks up.

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Broadcasting Hate: How Trump Used the FCC to Punish the Poor [OP-ED]

Erin Shields of Center for Media Justice and Lucia Martinez of Free Press break down what they call the Trump administration’s “war on the poor.”

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STUDY: Women of Color Living in Poverty Face Highest Risk of Eviction

A new report from Eviction Lab explores who is experiencing housing insecurity in the United States.

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Do We Need An Economic Bill of Rights?

The American Prospect says yes: “Today, we must transcend the racial, ethnic and regional divisions by building universal policies that are cognizant of identities and intersectionality, and inclusive of race, gender, nationality, sexuality and ability.”

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New Journal Reimagines Approach to Eradicating Poverty

The proposed policies could help lift 23.3 million people of color out of poverty.

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Will Congress Shut Down the Government For the Dreamers?

Top Democrats say they won’t vote for a year-end funding bill to keep the federal government running unless it includes provisions to protect young immigrants from deportation.

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These Tax Calculators Break Down How You'll Fare If Trump Gets His Way

Also: What’s next for the tax reform bill?