A man tried to rob a Pennsylvania bank of $1 because he hoped to be sent to a federal prison nearby, police said.
Occupy Wall Street made the world aware of Wall Street’s nearly-obscene inequities. But, unfortunately, that has been about it. How much has really changed because of the 12-month-old movement?
Who are the “one percent” in the Philadelphia region?
Income disparity provides an incentive to work hard. But at what point does income inequality begin to work against economic growth?
“You are beginning to see a lot of people in our society who have become disenfranchised,” says the director of corporate social responsibility for the Sisters of St. Francis, in Aston, Pa.
Numerous polls show that Americans, with the steepest income gap of any developed country, are concerned about the growing trend but are divided over what to do about it.