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Toxic Inequality: How America’s Wealth Gap Destroys Mobility, Deepens the Racial Divide & Threatens Our Future Hardcover: 218 pages Publisher: Basic Books (2017) Author Thomas M. Shapiro is the Pokross Professor of Law and Social Policy at the Heller School, Brandeis University, where he directs the Institute on Assets and Social Policy. While many will reflexively… Read Article →

Expository Series: A Region Left Behind: Lost Opportunity in the Deep South (2015). In this series, courtesy of The Washington Post, the question is asked, “What went wrong with the deep south?” The writers, videographers, and photographers tell detailed stories about why many residents of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina, and Georgia continue to struggle financially. The five… Read Article →

Documentary: Class Divide (2016). In this HBO documentary, director Marc Levin takes a look at gentrification and growing inequality as it happens in Manhattan’s West Chelsea neighborhood. The film shines a light on two distinct worlds that share the same Chelsea intersection – 10th Avenue and 26th Street. On the East side of 10th avenue sits Chelsea-Elliot Houses… Read Article →

Waste people. Rubbish. Clay-eaters. Hillbillies. Two new books, White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America by Nancy Isenberg, a provocative, deeply researched history; and Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance, an affecting memoir, are well timed to help make better sense of the plight of struggling whites in… Read Article →

Last December, the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED), a multi-faceted organization working at the local, state and federal levels to create economic opportunity that alleviates poverty, and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, with generous funding provided to CFED by Citi Foundation, released What It’s Worth: Strengthening the Financial Future of Families, Communities and the… Read Article →

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