November 22: What we're following this week

Millions of people likely get locked out of the job market as a result of their criminal records—a bias that has had massive consequences in an era of record poverty.

A conversation about tackling poverty and social exclusion in Latin American Cities.

An interactive map shows how incomes have shifted across New York City neighborhoods.

The World Economic Forum explores the major forces that will shape the world in the coming year—including widening income disparities, the growing importance of megacities and inaction on climate change—and some ideas that can address their impact.

Government programs have been successful in helping low-income families start and maintain savings accounts. So why aren’t they national policy?

A group of young programmers, all of them brought to the U.S. illegally as children, come together to develop apps that spotlight the nation’s immigration challenges and help push stalled legislation.

A new poll finds that Americans are increasingly concerned about their online privacy.

 

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