Economy

Rich, Poor Are Far Apart in USi
X
January 30, 2014 7:00 PM
Many analysts agree there is a wide economic divide in the United States between the destitute and the wealthy, and they say it's not getting any better. But there are differing opinions about what led the country to this divide, and whether President Barack Obama can do anything to close the gap, as he suggested Tuesday in his State of the Union address. VOA’s Carolyn Presutti went out to examine this divide between rich and poor.

Rich, Poor Are Far Apart in US

Published January 30, 2014

Many analysts agree there is a wide economic divide in the United States between the destitute and the wealthy, and they say it's not getting any better. But there are differing opinions about what led the country to this divide, and whether President Barack Obama can do anything to close the gap, as he suggested Tuesday in his State of the Union address. VOA’s Carolyn Presutti went out to examine this divide between rich and poor.


You May Like

Kurdish President: More Needed to Defeat Islamic State

In interview with VOA's Persian Service, Massoud Barzani says peshmerga forces have not received weapons, logistical support needed to successfully fight IS in northern Iraq More

Sierra Leone's Stray Dog Population Doubles During Ebola Crisis

Many dog owners fear their pets could infect them with the virus and have abandoned them, leading to the increase and sparking fears of rabies More

Video New Brain Mapping Techniques Could Ease Chronic Pain

New methods for mapping pain in the brain not only validate sufferers of chronic pain but might someday also lead to better treatment More