Study Of Unionized Newsrooms Finds Gender And Racial Pay Gaps

By Angela Fu, Poynter. -

The median salaries of women and people of color at 14 unionized Gannett newsrooms was at least $5,000 less than those of their male and white colleagues, a new study by the NewsGuild Gannett [...]

US The Only Country That Measures Poverty By Fifty Year Old Measure

By Shawn Fremstad, -

For over half a century, the United States has measured income poverty by comparing a family’s income to a standardized dollar amount (a “poverty line”) that varies by family size. For a family [...]

Research Shows Affluent Americans Barely Recognize US Income Gap

By Anthony DiMaggio, -

A new report from the Federal Reserve highlights the bleak economic prospects for young Americans, concluding that millennials are in much worse financial shape than earlier generations (at the [...]

Ocasio-Cortez’s 70 Percent Top Tax Rate Is Moderate, Evidence-Based Policy

By Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance -

This week Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told 60 Minutes that she believes the U.S. should consider taxing incomes above $10 million at a 70 percent rate. Understand what this means, up to $10 [...]

CEO Compensation Surged In 2017

By Lawrence Mishel and Jessica Scheider, Economic Policy Institute. -

This report looks at trends in chief executive officer (CEO) compensation, using two different measures. The first measure includes stock options realized (in addition to salary, bonuses, [...]

The New Gilded Age: Inequality State-By-State And Local

By Estelle Sommeiller and Mark Price, Economic Policy Institute -

Income inequality has risen in every state since the 1970s and, in most states, it has grown in the post–Great Recession era. From 2009 to 2015, the incomes of the top 1 percent grew faster than [...]

Getting Granular On America’s Income Distribution

By Sam Pizzigati, -

Back in the 1980s, the decade that saw researchers start detailing America’s increasing concentration of income and wealth, flacks for the emerging Reagan economic order disdainfully dismissed [...]

No CEO Should Earn 1,000 Times More Than A Regular Employee

By Sarah Anderson and Sam Pizzigati, -

The CEO of Marathon Petroleum, Gary Heminger, took home an astonishing 935 times more pay than his typical employee in 2017. In other words, one of Marathon’s gas station workers would have to [...]

The United State’s Bizarre Income Distribution For Children

By Matt Bruenig, -

In the Nordic countries, they have relatively few children in the lower class (and even fewer in the extreme lower class). They also have relatively few children in the upper class. But they have [...]

No Typo: The Median Net Worth of Black Bostonians Really is $8

By Akilah Johnson -

The median net worth for non-immigrant African-American households in the Greater Boston region is $8, according to “The Color of Wealth in Boston,” a 2015 report by the Federal Reserve Bank of [...]

How To Vote The Shares Of A Social Wealth Fund

By Matt Bruenig, -

By Matt Bruenig for Peoples Policy Project - This proposal raises an important question that I do not address in the piece: how will the social wealth fund vote its shares? If the social wealth [...]

The Boomerang To Republican Tax Cuts & Trumpism

By Peter Bohmer, -

By Peter Bohmer for Counterpunch. The Universal Basic Income(UBI) is getting increasing attention in the United States, in particular from Silicon Valley, and also in many other countries in the [...]

Ensuring Equality For All In The Workplace

By Staff of NELP - It has been more than 50 years since the Civil Rights Movement and the passage of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a landmark federal law that prohibits racial [...]

Newsletter – Dismantling White Supremacy

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, -

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese. Last weekend, tens of thousands of people marched in Washington, DC in the combined March for Racial Justice and March for Black Women. Native Americans [...]

College Rankings Promote Economic Inequality On Campus

By Benjamin Wermund, -

By Benjamin Wermund for Politico - Meanwhile, there is no measurement for the economic diversity of the student body, despite political pressure dating back to the Obama administration and a 2016 [...]

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