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Unequal burden

All but a handful of states make poor residents contribute a greater share of their income to taxes than wealthy people do. Economists call that upside-down approach “regressive.” And those policies hit communities of color the hardest. Watch the video to learn more.

(Video by Next Day Animation for the Center for Public Integrity)

Fighting the wealth vortex

An Iowa entrepreneur determined to help narrow the wealth gap sets off to open the first Black-owned bank in more than 20 years. No part of that is easy.

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