The GOP-controlled House is refusing to raise the debt ceiling unless Democrats agree to a long list of controversial policies. They want President Joe Biden to cancel his student loan forgiveness plan, for example, and repeal extra funding for IRS audits. One item in the House bill that Republicans passed last week stands out not […]
Category: Economic well-being
The wealth gap between Black and white Americans is wider today than when civil rights legislation was passed in the 1960s, one glaring indicator of a society in which economic inequality in this country is tipping toward crisis. Public Integrity’s reporting confronts the discriminatory systems that have overlapped and compounded to redistribute wealth to the rich through the rules of work, access to credit, home ownership and entrepreneurship, state and federal tax policy and government subsidies.