Student Loans, 21st Century Indentured Servitude

By Julian Vigo -

I have seen the student loan crisis up close from both sides of this polemic. First, as an extremely young student who was “sold” the only way to get an education—in addition to joining the U.S. [...]

‘Retail Apocalypse’ Is Just Beginning

By Matt Townsend, Jenny Surane, Emma Or and Christopher Cannon, -

By Matt Townsend, Jenny Surane, Emma Orr and Christopher Cannon for Bloomberg. The so-called retail apocalypse has become so ingrained in the U.S. that it now has the distinction of its own [...]

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 [...]

Minimum Wage Tracker

By Staff, -

By Staff of The Economic Policy Institute - The federal minimum wage has not been raised since 2009. In the absence of action at the national level, many states and localities have raised their [...]

Are Robots Keeping Wages Low?

By Jesse Ferreras, -

By Jesse Ferreras for Global News - It used to be the case that when employers had trouble hiring, wages would increase in places with low jobless rates. Then came the rise of machines. These [...]

Fight For $15 And Movement For Black Lives Plan Nationwide Action

By Fight for $15 and Movement for Black Lives, -

By Fight for $15 and Movement for Black Lives. MEMPHIS -- The Fight for $15 and the Movement for Black Lives will take to the streets nationwide April 4 – the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther [...]

It’s Time to Scrap NAFTA, Not ‘Tweak’ It

By Victor Suarez and Alejandro Villamar, -

By Victor Suarez and Alejandro Villamar for Foreign Policy in Focus. Some politicians and “experts” still don’t understand — or don’t want to understand — that a great deal of popular discontent [...]

How Americans Became Poor

By Chris Kanthan, -

By Chris Kanthan for Nation of Change. If we want to create a vibrant middle class, we have to abandon slogans and simplistic solutions and understand the bigger picture. There is no doubt that [...]

Reducing Inequality In The Trump Era

By Josh Hoxie, -

By Josh Hoxie for Other Words - In a lot of ways, 2016 was a big year for reducing inequality. Five states raised their minimum wage through citizen-led ballot initiatives. A job-killing free [...]

Lost Credibility In Fly-Over Country

By Ben Lilliston, -

By Ben Lilliston for the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy. The power of the so-called fly over states in the election is impossible to ignore. The electoral maps tell the story. A swath [...]

Low Wage Walk Off Jobs In 300 Cities

By Sam Sacks, -

By Sam Sacks for The District Sentinel - Low-wage workers across the country walked off the job on Tuesday to agitate for an increase in the federal minimum wage, in what were the first major [...]

Black-White Earnings Gap Returns To 1950 Levels

By Staff, -

By Staff of Science Blog - After years of progress, the median earnings gap between black and white men has returned to what it was in 1950, according to new research by economists from Duke [...]

Business Associations Urge No Lame Duck Vote On TPP

By Coalition for a Prosperous America and American Sustainable Business Council, -

By Coalition for a Prosperous America and American Sustainable Business Council. Washington ~ The Coalition for a Prosperous American (CPA) and the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) [...]

Black White Wage Gap Worse Than In 1979

Above Photo:  Low wage workers take part in a protest organized by the Coalition for a Real Minimum Wage outside the offices of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, May 30, 2013. The workers from [...]

What Explains Median Wages Rising?

By Chuck Collins, -

By Chuck Collins for Chuck Colllins - Good news can be elusive when reporting on the steady rise of inequality. So its heartening to see that median household incomes in the past year jumped more [...]

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