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This week, more than 20,000 people are expected to participate in the campaign to raise money and awareness for global poverty by “living below the line.” That is, they will take on the challenge of spending no more than $1.50 day on food–-the amount that the World Bank identifies as the extreme poverty line.

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How Americans Spend Their Money, Organized By Class

Ever wonder how your fellow citizens in adjacent (or distant) income brackets live?

Ever wonder how your fellow citizens in adjacent (or distant) income brackets live? The sharp folks over at NPR's Planet Money assembled this handy chart to give us a glimpse inside the budgets of American households, organized by income group.

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Yesterday on Twitter and Facebook, we asked our friends: If income didn't matter, what job would you pursue?

We pose a question to our Twitter and Facebook faithfuls once a day, so if you’re not yet a @GOOD follower or fan, make sure to sign up and participate in the conversation.

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What would happen if the property taxes from Bel Air paid for the schools in Watts?

Next month, my daughter begins first grade at our local public school. It’s a good school, especially for a big city. The Los Angeles Unified School District, like pretty much all school districts in the United States, gets a significant portion of its funding from property taxes. The district is financially strapped, and our neighborhood is mixed income, with multimillion-dollar hillside mansions interspersed with crumbling, cement-block apartment buildings. So the parents at our school who can afford to, pay for much of what was considered to be basic when I was growing up—things like the music program and the full-time nurse.

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Post of the Week: March 6-12, 2010

Is income inequality making communities unhealthy? This week's Post of the Week says, well, yes. In Inequality Makes Me Sick (Literally), Andrew...

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