Check how your income would be taxed at different countries’ marginal tax rates.
And a look at the history of taxes in the U.S. from Paul Solman.

Check how your income would be taxed at different countries’ marginal tax rates.

And a look at the history of taxes in the U.S. from Paul Solman.

"Study after study, it turns out, finds conservatives happier than liberals."
A report from Paul Solman on why that may be.

"Study after study, it turns out, finds conservatives happier than liberals."

A report from Paul Solman on why that may be.

Unemployment in November 2011 by the numbers

Unemployment in November 2011 by the numbers

Housing prices declined in September — not a good sign.

Housing prices declined in September — not a good sign.

Our understanding of what poverty looks like in the United States is changing as distant suburbs and many rural areas saw much steeper jumps in poverty than big cities, Patchwork Nation writes.

Our understanding of what poverty looks like in the United States is changing as distant suburbs and many rural areas saw much steeper jumps in poverty than big cities, Patchwork Nation writes.

These cities have the biggest gaps between the rich and poor, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Full list here

New jobs numbers are out, and although the economy added over 100,000 jobs, that’s not the full story. 
Paul Solman’s U-7 number actually went up. Because —bad news— the total number of workers toiling part-time, but looking for FULL-time work, jumped by 400,000, about 5 percent.
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New jobs numbers are out, and although the economy added over 100,000 jobs, that’s not the full story. 

Paul Solman’s U-7 number actually went up. Because —bad news— the total number of workers toiling part-time, but looking for FULL-time work, jumped by 400,000, about 5 percent.

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Median executive compensation has more than quadrupled over the last four decades.
Example: Just last week, the fired CEO of HP, Leo Apotheker, walked away with more than $13 million in severance while the company struggles.
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Median executive compensation has more than quadrupled over the last four decades.

Example: Just last week, the fired CEO of HP, Leo Apotheker, walked away with more than $13 million in severance while the company struggles.

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Test your knowledge of wealth distribution by exploring pie charts of different societies.
And don’t miss Paul Solman’s report on possible connections between inequality and the financial crisis.
Can you guess which country this chart is?

Test your knowledge of wealth distribution by exploring pie charts of different societies.

And don’t miss Paul Solman’s report on possible connections between inequality and the financial crisis.

Can you guess which country this chart is?