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Economic Inequality

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  • Gender wage gap for federal workers is shrinking, OPM reports

    Gender wage gap for federal workers is shrinking, OPM reports
    Women who work for the federal government, on the whole, make less than their male co-workers — just as in the private sector. But among the federal workers, a new study shows, that earnings gap is narrowing. Between 1992 and 2012, according...
  • Blame Maryland's income inequality on O'Malley

    Blame Maryland's income inequality on O'Malley
    Democrats are pushing “income inequality” and raising the minimum wage as priorities at the national and state levels. President Barack Obama addressed them in his State of the Union Speech, and both issues are centerpieces of Gov. Martin O&...
  • Red Maryland week in review

    Red Maryland week in review
    From the Baltimore Sun Op-Ed Page Brian Griffiths writes that while Governor Martin O'Malley will talk about respecting human dignity, he and other Democrats refuse to respect the dignity of the unborn. February Poll Now Open The Red Maryland February...
  • Another (yawn) State of the Union

    Another (yawn) State of the Union
    It's gotten to be that one of the hallmarks of the State of the Union address is its Seinfeldian nature. Every year it seems that the speech becomes a speech about nothing, as presidents throw out all sorts of grandiose ideas, policies and program...
  • Early learning programs are crucial [Commentary]

    Early learning programs are crucial  [Commentary]
    When David Andrews was asked to testify in Annapolis earlier this year, the dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Education told assembled legislators that providing quality early learning opportunities to low-income children is critically important and...
  • Howard ranks 2nd in nation in median income at $108,844

    Howard ranks 2nd in nation in median income at $108,844
    Howard County households are among the most prosperous in the nation, according to results from a recently released survey. Income data from the American Community Survey, an annual data collection project run by the Census Bureau to supplement the...
  • A minimum step forward

    A minimum step forward
    It should surprise no one that President Barack Obama has been turning his attention of late to income inequality. In a speech last week and in a follow-up interview with The New York Times, he fretted about the widening gap between the wealthy and the...
  • Why education should be considered a civil right

    Why education should be considered a civil right
    I recently spoke at a seminar at Harvard on the theme of education as a civil right. Among other things, the seminar conveyed the urgency as well as the intractability of the problem of low college completion rates for certain groups of young people in...
  • Pope Francis focuses on charity during ceremony in South Korea

    Pope Francis focuses on charity during ceremony in South Korea
    In the midst of a five-day visit to South Korea, Pope Francis continued to draw enthusiastic crowds Saturday, speaking on one of his favorite topics — charity — and also making an implicit statement on the hot-button issue of abortion....
  • Pope Francis beatifies martyrs in South Korea, urges sacrifice

    Pope Francis beatifies martyrs in South Korea, urges sacrifice
    Pope Francis beatified 124 martyrs before a crowd of hundreds of thousands here Saturday, and called on South Koreans to heed their example of sacrifice in a world of growing poverty and inequality. The beatification Mass was one of the main events of...
  • Hard times breed distrust, harden hearts: My Word

    Hard times breed distrust, harden hearts: My Word
    It has often been said that the way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him. Florida, however, seems to be a state riven by distrust. Floridians trust members of their families. They trust members of their social set. And they repose some trust in...
  • Jobs coming back post-recession, but with much lower pay, study says

    Jobs coming back post-recession, but with much lower pay, study says
    The U.S. has regained the 8.7 million jobs lost in the recession, but the average wage has dropped 23 percent, according to a U.S. Conference of Mayors study released today. The report, “U.S. Metro Economies: Income and Wage Gaps Across the U.S.,&...