Artist Sarah Oppenheimer is the guest on the second segment of this week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast. She’s just made two permanent installations for the Baltimore Museum of Art, works that will go on view when the BMA re-opens its contemporary wing next week. The first photos are just in!
This is a picture of W-12 (2012), a matte aluminum sculpture installed between the two floors of the BMA’s contemporary wing. This view is looking up at the piece (in the ceiling) from the ground floor, and at a Robert Motherwell hanging on a wall on the second floor. Think about that for a second….
Image: James Ewing via Sarah Oppenheimer and the BMA.
Oil Wars (by Alexander Perry) VIDEO The larger issues of oil that get lost in the local, daily battles. A revitalized look.
Watch the changes in the list of top billionaires, learn how they made their billions, and note how many billions they made. Changes in the list, and the size and source of the fortunes, can provide a quick indicator of how well positioned emerging nations are to compete in the global economy.
The stereotype of the people receiving food stamps does not reflect reality. Recipients include growing numbers of people who are highly educated, whose advanced degrees have not insulated them from financial hardship.
There’s been a lot of discussion lately about the growing gap between rich and poor Americans. A new government report sheds light on where the gap is the widest.
In general the South is home to the biggest concentration of counties with high levels of household income inequality, according to a Census Bureau report released Thursday.
Sparsely populated East Carroll Parish, La., topped the list with the highest level of income inequality of any county under a formula that considers whether wealth is concentrated in just a few hands or more evenly distributed. It was followed by another small Southern county: Edwards County, Texas.
But income inequality is hardly limited to small, rural counties.
No. 3 on the list was New York County, N.Y., also known as the borough of Manhattan, a place where rich and poor famously live nearly side by side in many neighborhoods.
Overall the nation’s biggest metropolitan areas tended to have elevated levels of income inequality, according to the report.
If you want to live in a place where there is a narrower gap between rich and poor neighbors, you may want to head to the middle of the country. Counties in the Midwest had much lower levels of household income inequality, according to the report.
A Planned Economy for the 1% (by TheRealNews)
Compared to current rates, Romney’s plan would cost a family in the bottom 20 percent $157 and save a family in the top 1 percent $82,000.
With the consequences of the financial meltdown, good jobs do not return and part time jobs abound. No insurance, no benefits, no vacation, low wages. This is what it feels like when progress stops.
You have heard, perhaps, that rich people in America are egregiously overtaxed. And the poor? They’re the lucky duckies! Right? Wrong. Check this chart to see how the poor pay a greater percent of their income toward taxes then the 1%. In every state.