Storm With ‘No Boundaries’ Took Aim at Rich and Poor Alike

By JULIE TURKEWITZ and AUDRA D.S. BURCH August 31, 2017 HOUSTON — Antonio Armenta paid $45,000 a decade ago for the little white house with the arched kitchen doorway by the train tracks in northeast Houston, where he raised his children...

Bringing the Dream of an Elite College to Rural Students

By placing college advisers in public schools, an organization is trying to break down the social, economic and psychological barriers that keep low-income rural students from dreaming big.

Economic View: To Help Tackle Inequality, Remember the Advantages You’ve Had

April 28, 2017 Economic View By SENDHIL MULLAINATHAN Most Americans view current levels of economic inequality as a problem: In fact, for 30 years, Gallup polls have consistently found a clear majority supporting a more even distribution of wealth and income. But...

Trump Budget Cuts Put Struggling Americans on Edge

By SABRINA TAVERNISE and TRIP GABRIEL March 17, 2017 Regina Feltner, a retired nurse, was recovering from side effects of radiation therapy when she got the notice that her heat would be cut off. It was a bone-cold January day. The snow was so high...

Economic Scene: Trump Budget Proposal Reflects Working-Class Resentment of the Poor

March 7, 2017 Eduardo Porter ECONOMIC SCENE You could almost hear the gasps from both sides of the ideological divide when President Trump unveiled the outline of his first budget late last month, proposing to slice $54 billion from the discretionary civilian budget...