wealth gap


How For-Profit Colleges Have Targeted and Taken Advantage of Black Students

A new report highlights all the ways the racial wealth gap is exacerbated by America's higher education system.
Allie Conti
Green New Deal

AOC: Green New Deal Must Repair 'Historic Oppression' of Indigenous People

In a Thursday news conference, New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said addressing environmental justice for marginalized people is critical in the fight to combat climate change.
Marie Solis
Smart Cities

How an Old Industrial Ship Yard Created 7,000 New Jobs

Brooklyn Navy Yard President and CEO David Ehrenberg tells Motherboard how his non-profit reclaimed an industrial workspace and updated it for the 21st century.
Samantha Cole

Eight Billionaires Are Richer Than Half of the World’s Population

Their total net worth? A mere $426 billion.
Jake Kivanc
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A New Report Shows Just How Unequal America Is

The richest 20 people in the US "own more wealth than the bottom half of the American population combined," according to the Institute for Policy Studies.
Brian McManus

The Rebirth of America's Midsize Cities Isn't All Good News

New research shows that as young people move into midsize cities, income inequality grows and makes life harder on the poor.
Colleen Curry

Chain Restaurants Are Locked in a Last-Ditch Legal Battle Over Seattle's $15 Minimum Wage

Seattle's $15 minimum wage is set to take effect April 1, but national chain restaurants are still fighting it.
Colleen Curry

The Rich Keep Getting Richer: 80 Billionaires Now Control Most of the World's Wealth

A report by Oxfam International says the gap in wealth between the world's richest tycoons and the rest of the global population is staggering.
Colleen Curry

Seattle Just Started a Nationwide Push for a $15 Minimum Wage

A policy that was once a left-wing pipe dream is set to become reality in the Emerald City, and a handful of liberal metropolises across the country are scrambling to keep pace.
Matt Taylor