A new poll finds that workers on the bottom rungs of the economic ladder face job-loss anxiety levels not seen since the 1970s. The vast majority also say they fear their family incomes can’t keep them afloat financially. This is the American economic reality for those not riding the Dow Jones average.
Think you have the dirt on inequality in America? Jeffrey Rudolph, a college accounting professor in Montreal, has crafted an extensive quiz stocked full of hard facts and figures from a range of authoritative sources that cuts through the myth and lies thrown up by America’s leading misinformers. (more)
A study of the 2011 Indian census suggests that rising wealth and literacy rates are encouraging newly middle- and upper-class parents to abort their unborn daughters, as sons can be relied upon to inherit property and carry on the family name. (more)