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  • Bye-bye, chained CPI

    Bye-bye, chained CPI
    Chalk it up to Republican obstinacy, Democratic opposition, or just plain common sense, the White House has dropped the noxious chained CPI from its Social Security proposals for the upcoming federal budget. The chained consumer price index is a new way...
  • Strong L.A. economy boosts income inequality in city, study says

    Strong L.A. economy boosts income inequality in city, study says
    Los Angeles has one of the highest levels of income inequality in the nation, but that's due in part to a relatively strong local economy that's stoking the fortunes of higher-income people, according to a new study. Of the 50 largest U.S. cities, L.A....
  • Los Angeles is among the top 10 U.S. cities for income inequality

    Los Angeles is among the top 10 U.S. cities for income inequality
    Los Angeles is among the top 10 U.S. cities with the widest gulf between the rich and poor, a Washington think tank reported Thursday. The upper 5% of Los Angeles residents earned more than 12 times what the bottom 20% took in,  Alan Barube, who studies...
  • Raise the minimum wage? No, subsidize wages instead.

     Raise the minimum wage? No, subsidize wages instead.
    Livable wages and less income disparity are noble objectives that resonate with many people. President Obama has proposed that Congress raise the minimum wage as a way to meet those objectives. But there's a better way to improve wages, assist low-...
  • Today's overblown Obamacare fear: Will Medicaid take my house?

    Today's overblown Obamacare fear: Will Medicaid take my house?
    The word is beginning to percolate through public discourse as the Affordable Care Act takes hold: If you're in the cohort receiving your healthcare through Medicaid, the government can seize your house later to pay for your bills.   Is that really...
  • State ranked sixth in nation for AP scores in high schools

    The number of state public high school seniors taking and passing Advanced Placement tests has grown, especially among low-income students, according to the California Education Department. About 152,647 students from last year’s graduating...
  • Report: Rising rents hurting California's affordability

    Report: Rising rents hurting California's affordability
    A combination of rising rents and falling government aid for affordable housing has dealt a blow to California's lower-income residents, according to a new study. Nearly 1 million extremely-low-income California households lack affordable, habitable...
  • Are the 1% in the U.S. treated like the Jews in Nazi Germany?

    Are the 1% in the U.S. treated like the Jews in Nazi Germany?
    When poor, persecuted Tom Perkins, mega-millionaire financier and member in excellent standing of the nation’s Richie Rich club, went off in a letter to the Wall Street Journal about how his enemies were trying to bring him down, he didn’t...
  • The student loan crisis: How middle-class kids get hammered

    The student loan crisis: How middle-class kids get hammered
    Last October, in between arguments over the debt ceiling, the federal government somehow found time to send me an email. My student loan payment was 70 days past due, the message read, so the government had negatively reported me to each major credit...
  • Siting markets in 'food deserts' no quick cure for obesity, study says

    Siting markets in 'food deserts' no quick cure for obesity, study says
    The logic seems simple enough: the consumption of healthy foods is low, and obesity is high, in neighborhoods where supermarkets are notably absent; so, opening supermarkets in those neighborhoods should boost consumption of healthier foods and drive down...
  • 'Job-lock' and the Republican dilemma over Obamacare

    'Job-lock' and the Republican dilemma over Obamacare
    A day or so of careful reading and cogitation by the media has begun to turn the tide on what had been the Congressional Budget Office's most widely misunderstood finding about the Affordable Care Act. It is now recognized that, no, the CBO didn't say...