Economic Intelligence

July 2012


Antipoverty Programs Are Working

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Chad Stone is chief economist at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

A recent AP story highlighted experts' predictions that when the Census Bureau releases the latest poverty data in September, they very likely will show that the official U.S. poverty rate reached a 46-year high in 2011.

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economy
poverty

Breaking Down the Causes of Income Inequality

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David Rosnick is an economist at the Center for Economic and Policy Research.

Over the last several decades, inequalities in both incomes and wealth have grown substantially within the United States and in other high-income nations. In the United States, for example, the income share of just the top ...

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income
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