Stories tagged: "income inequality"


The New York Times reports that the Trump administration gave wealthy investors a private warning about the toll the COVID pandemic would take. Regular Americans were told that the pandemic would just go away.
Team Trump Gave His Rich Friends—Not You—A Heads Up On How Bad COVID Would Be

Wealthy investors were privately warned about the potential economic devastation of the COVID pandemic. Ordinary Americans were not, and at least 8 million have fallen into poverty.

Police officers respond to a crime scene in Brooklyn, New York where a 23-year-old man was discovered with gunshot wounds before being transported to a hospital where he died from his injuries. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Gun Crime Is Up and Trump’s Policies Will Only Exacerbate It

As the GOP fails to act on gun violence, income inequality and inflammatory rhetoric are only making the problem worse across the nation in Republican and Democratic cities alike.

Wilkin Soto works on a customer at the Castillo Barbershop, Friday, June 5, 2020, in Lawrence, Mass. The U.S. unemployment rate fell unexpectedly in May to 13.3% — still on par with what the nation witnessed during the Great Depression — as states loosened their coronavirus lockdowns and businesses began recalling workers. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Trump Thinks the Economy Is Back on Track, But COVID-19 Is Widening the Racial Divide

These diverging jobless rates could only be caused by one thing, said one economic expert: racial discrimination.

Photo by Bart Everson.
How Hard the Pandemic Has Hit Low-Income Arizonians

Arizona's working class is feeling the financial strains of the coronavirus pandemic much more deeply than those making six figures, according to recent polling.