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 [...]

How Much Should Nonprofit Hospital CEOs Earn?

By Alicia Freese, -

By Alicia Freeze for Seven Days. The average Vermonter makes about $50,000 a year. Executive directors of Vermont nonprofits make an average of $83,000, according to the group Common Good [...]

Black Women Work 7 months In 2017 Equal Pay Of White Men In 2016

By Staff, -

By Staff for Economic Policy Institute. July 31st is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, the day that marks how long into 2017 an African American woman would have to work in order to be paid the same [...]

Why Tax Cuts for the Rich Solve Nothing

By Joseph E. Stiglitz, -

By Joseph E. Stiglitz for Project Syndicate. A politically astute president who understood deeply the economics and politics of corporate tax reform could conceivably muscle Congress toward a [...]

In 40 Years: CEO Pay Up 937%, Worker Wages Stagnant

By Alexandra Jacobo, -

By Alexandra Jacobo for Nation of Change. US inequality problem continues to be the worst in the industrialized world. A new report, published by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) this [...]

Making Employee-Owned Enterprises Part Of The Income Inequality Solution

By Mary Ann Beyster, -

By Mary Ann Beyster for Democracy Collaborative - With income inequality in the United States at record high levels, employee ownership is increasingly being lauded as a potential solution to [...]

Seattle Proposes City Income Tax On The Rich

By Staff and Matt Lorch, -

By Staff and Matt Lorch for Q13 FOX News - SEATTLE -- Mayor Ed Murray and City Council members Kshama Sawant and Lisa Herbold on Monday proposed a new tax on high-income households. The proposal [...]

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