New 2009 Census Data: Income Down for the Poor, Down for the Middle Class, Up for the Rich in the USA
(All dollar figures below in 2009 dollars, adjusted for inflation) New figures on Americans’ household income in 2009 released by the U.S. Census Bureau today divide the U.S. population into quintiles, fifths of the population ordered by their income. Data show that the four lowest
Two days ago, I prepared for today’s release of new 2009 Census income inequality data by looking at the record historically, namely the average household income of each income quintile from 1967 to 2008: The top quintile is the fifth of the population that earned
Which is more important to the Roman Catholic Church: carrying on its religious mission, or taking away the equal rights of gay people? Earlier this year, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland gave us its answer. The diocese, which has jurisdiction over all catholic churches
The consensus in favor of recognizing same-sex marriages is rapidly expanding. President Obama is on the wrong side of a significant historical shift, and the time is running out for him to make a plausible self-correction, and show respect for the mandate of equality and the authority of the Constitution.
As it currently stands, in free Western countries (sorry, Australia) the Internet works on the basis of Net Neutrality: no matter the source, the content or the destination of information on the Internet, it is delivered at the same speed, without discrimination. Differences in connection
Knock off the “God-given” line, Governor Kaine. When it comes to real equality, no divine being has done jack. It’s up to we the people of the United States of America, through our democratically-elected government, to do that.