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The 10 Most Polluted States For People Of Color

Non-whites are shockingly more likely to be exposed to deadly air pollution, compared to whites even at the same income levels. Glaring economic inequality has become one of the most talked about issues in post-recession America. But...Show More Summary

Income Inequality Organization Fights Income Inequality By Giving Scads of Money to Economist for Doing Almost No Work

Paul Krugman, December 2013, speaking about income inequality: [T]he discussion has shifted enough to produce a backlash from pundits arguing that inequality isn’t that big a deal. They’re wrong..... Inequality is, indeed, the defining challenge of our time. Will we do anything to meet that challenge? Yes, we will! We will [...]

Phyllis Schlafly: The Gender Pay Gap Helps Women

Phyllis Schlafly, the conservative firebrand and founder of Eagle Forum, an organization that touts family values, wrote an op-ed about the income gap between men and women. It appears she would like the gap to widen. Writing in christianpost.com, Schafly starts the piece with “President Barack Obama and his feminist friends have been trolling out

Paul Krugman Isn’t a Hypocrite

Paul Krugman may be America’s foremost public intellectual. He’s certainly a contender for the title. He has done more than any other thinker to sound the alarm about rising income inequality in the United States, and in doing so he has shaped the worldview of a generation of liberals. Show More Summary

Rentally Deranged: Bill Would Help Make Renting in California Reasonable Again

As discussed yesterday, Los Angeles is in a rental crisis: rents are staggeringly high and trying to find a place that's actually affordable on a normal income (and that isn't disgusting) is becoming more and more difficult. New high-end...

Marissa Mayer wants Apple to ditch Google for Yahoo! as default iOS search engine

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is reportedly working on a plan to convince Apple to change the default iOS search engine from Google to a new Yahoo solution, which could deal a significant blow to Google's ad income.

3 High Yield Alternative Income ETFs

By David Fabian: Income investors that have sought out alternatives to traditional dividend paying equities and fixed-income have largely been rewarded this year. The combination of higher yields and non-correlated returns within the...Show More Summary

Offshore Driller Noble Corp Q1 Earnings Beat Forecasts

Noble Corp., a leading offshore driller, reported first-quarter net income on Wednesday of $0.99 a share, higher than consensus forecasts, as new rigs helped lift revenues.

You May Not Have Paid the Right Taxes for Airbnb

The gig economy seems a lot less cuddly come tax season, especially for the underemployed who provide raw material and have come to depend on startups like Airbnb for income. Read more...

Selfless Crusader Against Income Inequality to Heroically Accept $225,000 Per Year from State-Funded Organization to Occasionally Give a Few Quotes About the Scourge of Income Inequality

$225,000 would be quite a rate of pay for a part-time job. But this isn't even a part-time job. Former Enron shill Paul Krugman is now taking another "big money call" to promote the City University of New York's Luxembourg...

Krugman to the Rescue!

(Steven Hayward) There’s hardly anyone who can top former Enron adviser (TM James Taranto) Paul Krugman in the sweepstakes for bemoaning income inequality, and so it makes perfect sense that City University of New York would hire Krugman...Show More Summary

3 Things Wealthy People Do Differently

The funniest thing I've noticed about rich people is how little their income has to do with their wealth. Mike Tyson earned $300 million during his career and went broke. An orphaned, unmarried administrative assistant died with millions in the bank. Show More Summary

Taxpocalypse Now

The modern conservative movement has become obsessed with eliminating all taxes all the time on anyone who isn't poor. They think people too poor to pay income taxes should pay a lot more, but apparently anyone who has been successful in any way should not be forced to pay. Show More Summary

Krugman claims the standard elite exemption

In response to Paul Krugman Offered 'Comfortable Perch' to Focus on Income Inequality: It's hard to top "Krugman gets paid $25,000 a month to think about income inequality" as a comedic headline, especially given the hilariously light workload placed upon him. Show More Summary

Techies: Just Leave Homeless People Alone

Last year, the tech community was stunned by the realization that teaching a homeless man to code did not solve the larger issues of homelessness and American income inequality. Now, they've regrouped, and have a new myopic plan: let's strap GoPro cameras to the poor. Read more...

Techies: Just Leave Homeless People Alone

7 hours agoTechnology : Valleywag

Last year, the tech community was stunned by the realization that teaching a homeless man to code did not solve the larger issues of homelessness and American income inequality. Now, they've regrouped, and have a new myopic plan: let's strap GoPro cameras to the poor. Read more...

Paul Krugman Offered 'Comfortable Perch' to Focus on Income Inequality

Left-wing columnist and professor Paul Krugman has a new job by City University of New York. The university is paying him $225,000 a year to teach on the subject of income inequality. Gawker reports that CUNY offered Krugman $225,000 a year plus a travel fund of $10,000. Show More Summary

LIFE BEYOND PARODY IN OBAMA’S AMERICA (CONT’D): Income Inequality Institute Will Pay Paul Krugman $…

LIFE BEYOND PARODY IN OBAMA’S AMERICA (CONT’D): Income Inequality Institute Will Pay Paul Krugman $25,000 Per Month. For unclear, but “modest,” efforts.

Renters feeling the pain in big U.S. cities

Already coping with flat pay, many people find that rent consumes more and more of their income

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