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Redistributing wealth upward

Which is the more redistributionist of our two parties? In recent decades, as Republicans have devoted themselves with laser-like intensity to redistributing America’s wealth and income upward, the evidence suggests the answer is the GOP.


Poll: Romney's wealth matters to independents

A Gallup Poll shows 20% of voters say Mitt Romney's wealth makes them less likely to vote for the Republican... "Enough Americans generally and independents specifically say Romney's wealth makes them less likely to vote for him that it could in theory make a difference at the margins in some key swing states," writes Frank Newport, Gallup's editor in chief.


Great Recession erased nearly 40% of family wealth

The Great Recession

The Great Recession took such a heavy toll on the economy that the typical American family lost nearly 40% of its wealth from 2007 to 2010, shaving the median net worth to a level not seen since the early 1990s.


USA scores high in wealth, not happiness


A study being released today shows the United States may be on top when it comes to acquiring wealth, but it doesn't measure up as well when it comes to happiness and life span, MSNBC is reporting.


Wealth gap widens between whites, minorities

The wealth gaps between whites and minorities have grown to their widest levels in a quarter-century. The recession has erased decades of minority gains, leaving whites with 20 times the net worth of blacks and 18 times that of Hispanics.


US wealth gap grows between races

US wealth gap grows between races

A new study suggests the wealth gap between white and black people in the US increased fourfold in 23 years.


Americans' wealth up for 3rd straight quarter

Americans regained more of their shrunken wealth last quarter, mainly because the economy boosted stock portfolios.


Americans' net worth up for 2nd straight quarter

Americans' net worth up for 2nd straight quarter

Americans got wealthier for a second straight quarter in the fall, as the economic recovery again boosted home values and investments.


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