Economic Snapshot: August 2015

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Christian E. Weller on the State of the U.S. Economy

David Row helps his 8-year-old son Lestat learn to ride a bicycle as a homeless man reads outside a homeless shelter in Los Angeles on September 14, 2011. SOURCE: AP/Jae C. Hong Endnotes and citations are available in the PDF and Scribd versions.

The latest economic data show a modestly expanding economy that does not work for most Americans. Gains in both economic growth and job creation are modest, while inequality is high and the rich are pulling away from the rest. The disproportionate income gains of the very […]