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The American housing crisis is threatening to put us all on the streets - STEVEN ROSENFELD, ALTERNET WEDNESDAY, JUL 1, 2015 02:15 AM PDT

A new study reveals apartment rents are skyrocketing, and low- to moderate-income households are feeling the pinch

On Monday, New York City took a dramatic step that highlights just how out of control rental housing costs have become in the Big Apple and in many cities nationwide. 398 more words

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Meet One Of The First Home Care Workers In The Country To Win A $15 Minimum Wage - BY BRYCE COVERT POSTED ON JUNE 29, 2015 AT 4:03 PM

Kindalay Cummings-Akers has been working as a personal care attendant, caring for the elderly and disabled in their homes, for nearly a decade. But she will soon be making $15 an hour for the first time ever after she and her union, 1199SEIU, reached an agreement with Massachusetts Gov. 241 more words

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Over the past few weeks, I’ve given three arguments for redistributing wealth to shrink the gap between the rich and the poor. First, I argued that societies that redistribute more are seen as less corrupt.

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What sort of society should the rational person want?

Last time, I concluded that wealth inequality does significant harm to an individual’s life, liberty, and mental health, with no additional benefits.

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Want to be rich?

The most recent Census Bureau data … sorts households by income quintile … the highest quintile are “rich” households and the lowest quintile are “poor” households. 154 more words

Jobs - Unemployment

Working at Chipotle Just Got Better for All Its Employees - By Alison Griswold JUNE 9 2015 1:47 PM

With labor movements gaining momentum, Chipotle is looking to stay one step ahead. On Tuesday, the fast-casual chain confirmed plans to improve benefits for all employees—including part-timers—starting July 1. 274 more words

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