One pressing national issue that presidential candidates in both parties agree on is the growing income inequality. The challenge is finding agreement on what the president or the federal government should do about it.
Today’s exciting announcement by more than a dozen of the country’s largest and most influential businesses to hire 100,000 young adults who have been shut out of the job market is not just bold and inspiring.
Residents of areas with high standards of living, low poverty levels, and low crime tend to give less to charity than those in poorer areas, according to new research compiled by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, a Washington, D.C., periodical, which crunched data for 2,670 counties across the U.S.
More than 5.5 million Americans between 16 and 24 fall into that discouraging category, according to the study. While that’s 280,000 fewer than the postrecession peak in 2010, it’s still nearly 1 of every 7 of that age group – and more than the entire populations of 30 states.