Poverty
Unemployment
Minimum Wage
Ferguson

Government programs can effectively reduce poverty in the United States. Without Social Security, for instance, nearly 27 million more Americans would fall into poverty. View the snapshot

People are experiencing the recovery much differently based on their race and their location, and for far too many people, particularly people of color, the recovery has yet to occur. Read the report

Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 would take 1.7 million workers off public assistance programs and save taxpayers $7.6 billion a year. Read the report

A century of segregationist public policy created our racially divided metropolitan landscape, and this history is wholly inseparable from the recent tragedy in Ferguson. Read the report

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