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Neil deMause/City Limits
Class in the Classroom: The Income Gap and NYC's Schools
What the Campaign's Focus on Inequality Means for New York
As Land of Opportunity, New York Is No Denmark
Why Do Some Parks Suffer? It’s Complicated
Congress's War on Food Stamps Could Worsen NYC Inequality
In 1980, the richest 1 percent of New Yorkers received about 12 percent of income in the city. In 2007, they received 43 percent. As income inequality has grown nationwide and across New York State, the city has led the way—exposing its strengths and weaknesses, raising questions about fairness and social cohesion. This series explores the complex effects income inequality has on day to day life the five boroughs, the challenges it causes and the choices it poses for the next mayor of New York.
New York City's wealthiest pay a disproportionately large share of the city's income taxes. But when property and sales taxes are figured in, the picture changes.
They pay 46 percent of personal income taxes. That means they're important to funding city services. Does it also mean they're overburdened?
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
11:00a - 5:00p
Thursday, September 18, 2014
:p - 9:00p
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
:p - 9:00p
"It’s not enough to help people meet their basic needs. There must be a full-scale effort to develop policies and programs that materially improve wages and earnings, educational experiences and living conditions."