Economic Inequality News
As Transit Fares Soar, NYC Advocates Push for Discounts
For most New Yorkers, subways and buses are necessities of city living that fall right behind food, clothing and shelter. But with the price of 30-day MetroCard transit pass at $116.50, and possibly primed to rise as high as $121, they're also on the verge of becoming unaffordable for the 1.7
US Home Price Gains Lift Household Wealth to $90.2 Trillion
A healthy increase in home values and higher stock prices drove up U.S. household wealth in the July-September quarter, though the gains are largely concentrated among wealthier Americans. The Federal Reserve said Thursday that real estate values increased $554 billion in the third quarter, while
Retired Dallas Police Chief Hired as Contributor by ABC News
Retired Dallas Police Chief David Brown, who stepped into the national spotlight after a sniper killed five law enforcement officers at a July protest, will step back into the spotlight as a contributor for ABC News
Why Men in Richest US Counties Can Expect to Live 10 Years Longer Than Poorest, Study Finds
Residents in the poorest counties in the U.S. face a life expectancy up to decade shorter than their counterparts in the wealthiest areas, according to a study published today in the American Journal of Public Health. Researchers from East Tennessee State University wanted to better understand how
Mitt Romney Often Wonders Why He Stayed Out of 2016 Presidential Race
Mitt Romney today expressed disappointment in the state of the presidential race, joking that he often asks himself why he stayed out of the 2016 bid for the White House. "I get asked on a regular basis, 'Boy, why aren't you running this year?' I ask myself that a lot too. But I did that once,"
Mitt Romney Says Presidential Debates Didn't Address Key Issues
The former presidential nominee lists off several key issues facing the United States and attributes a lack of political will as the reason solutions have not been implemented.
Clinton Campaign Email Highlights Study Finding US Dominated by 'Economic Elites'
A purportedly leaked email exchange from the account of Hillary Clinton campaign chair John Podesta has brought attention to an academic study that found that the super wealthy and business interests in the U.S. have substantially more say on public policy than average citizens. The email exchange
Larry Sanders Channels Brother Bernie in UK Election Campaign
Bernie Sanders ’ campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination may be long over but its progressive message is resonating across the Atlantic in the small English town where his older brother, Larry, is now running for office. Larry Sanders, a member of U.K. Green Party , is running a
Rep. Linda Sanchez on Clinton's Emails, TPP and What to Expect During the Debate
ABC News' MaryAlice Parks interviews Congresswoman Linda Sanchez in the spin room ahead of the second presidential debate.