Inequality Is Killing The American Dream

By Ben Casselman from FiveThirtyEight Decades of rising income inequality and slowing economic growth have eroded a pillar of the American dream: the hope that each generation will do better than the one that came before, according to new research released Thursday. If the findings hold up, they have profound economic, social and even political…

Well, Are Millennial Men Feminists or Aren’t They?

By Alexa Hassink from Pacific Standard One might be tempted to think we women have made it. We have, after all, a woman running for president, the National Basketball Association’s “Lean in Together” campaign for gender equality, and Bud Light “femvertising” — that is, attempting to use feminism to sell a product. One would be forgiven for thinking,…

Young Mothers Lose Two Years’ Worth of Salary

By Nathan Collins from Pacific Standard Women earn less than 80 percent of what men take home, and the pay gap persists even after taking account of the type of work men and women perform. Now, researchers have found that young mothers face yet another pay gap: Having children before the age of 25 costs…