The States With The Widest Gap Between Rich And Poor

While some income inequality is generally considered necessary in a free market economy, extreme inequality is not. In the United States, there are far more poor people than wealthy ones -- and the gap between the rich and poor is growing.

Sections:  news   u.s.   
Topics:  class warfare   economy   free market   inequality   states   wealth gap   
  • US home sales rebound slightly in February
    U.S. home sales picked up slightly in February but remain sluggish due to tight inventories, affordability problems and nasty winter weather. More
  • Dollar rises above 100 yen for 1st time in 4 years
    The dollar has risen above 100 yen for the first time in more than four years as currency traders persist in selling the Japanese currency in reaction to Tokyo's aggressive credit-easing moves. More
  • Obama to open middle-class jobs, opportunity tour
    Aiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning a series of quick trips around the country to resurrect ideas from his State of the Union address that became overshadowed by the intense debates over gun control, immigration and automatic spending cuts. More
  • Retailers report modest gains for April
    Americans spent briskly during the early spring months in the latest sign that they’re encouraged by the economic recovery. Falling gas prices, a rallying stock market and gains in the job market all fueled Americans’ shopping habits even as cold weather tempered their desire to buy spring fashions. More
  • US home building is surging, but job growth isn't
    The resurgent U.S. housing market has sent builders calling again for Richard Vap, who owns a drywall installation company. Vap would love to help - if he could hire enough qualified people. "There is a shortage of manpower," says Vap, owner of South Valley Drywall in Littleton, Colo. More
  • States with widest gaps between rich, poor
    Income inequality continues to grow in America. Douglas McIntyre of 24/7 Wall Street looks at the states with the widest gap between the rich and poor. Wages for the wealthiest 1% of Americans more than doubled between 1979 and 2011. Wages for the median U ...
    10/9/2015 - 9:32 pm | View Link
  • States With the Widest Gap Between Rich and Poor
    Wages for the wealthiest 1% of Americans more than doubled between 1979 and 2011. Wages for the median U.S. worker, by contrast, increased just 6% over that period. The gap between the rich and poor jumped dramatically in the 1980s, and the problem of ...
    10/4/2015 - 7:49 pm | View Link
  • Income Inequality Is Greatest In the Most Liberal States
    The state with the widest gap between rich and poor is New York. Also among the top 10 are Connecticut, California, Massachusetts, Illinois and New Jersey. These six states also just happen to be ones that have pushed hardest on redistributionist policies ...
    12/5/2014 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • Income Inequality Worst in the Most Liberal States
    A new survey finds that the states with the poorest poor and richest rich–and the fewest in between–are all in the most liberal states. Looks like all that ... The state with the widest gap between rich and poor is New York. Also among the top 10 ...
    12/4/2014 - 10:23 pm | View Link
  • States With the Widest Gap Between Rich and Poor
    Income inequality has grown so severe in recent years that Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen described it as a source of great concern. In a speech earlier this month Yellen said, “The distribution of income and wealth in the United States has ...
    10/25/2014 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • More
  • Standard of living in the United States
    The standard of living in the United States is high by the standards that most economists use, and for many decades throughout the 20th century, the United States was ...
    05/24/2017 - 6:39 am | View Website
  • Wealth Inequality |
    Wealth inequality is the unequal distribution of financial assets among a population. The rich and poor in the United States have vast disparities between them.
    05/23/2017 - 5:57 am | View Website
  • Income Inequality
    News about income inequality. Commentary and archival information about income inequality from The New York Times.
    05/22/2017 - 2:05 pm | View Website
  • Interactive: Unequal States | Economic Policy Institute
    Adapted from Estelle Sommeiller and Mark Price, The Increasingly Unequal States of America: Income Inequality by State, 1917 to 2012, an Economic Analysis and ...
    05/22/2017 - 4:32 am | View Website
  • It's the Inequality, Stupid | Mother Jones
    Want more charts like these? See our charts on the secrets of the jobless recovery, the richest 1 percent of Americans, and how the superwealthy beat the IRS.
    05/21/2017 - 5:24 am | View Website
  • More

Comment On This Story

Welcome to Wopular!

Welcome to Wopular

Wopular is an online newspaper rack, giving you a summary view of the top headlines from the top news sites.

Senh Duong (Founder)
Wopular, MWB, RottenTomatoes

Subscribe to Wopular's RSS Fan Wopular on Facebook Follow Wopular on Twitter Follow Wopular on Google Plus

MoviesWithButter : Our Sister Site

More U.s. News