A historian’s insightful take on new stats that draw from just-released IRS and Census data.
The strong new proposed rule, says the AFL-CIO, “will give investors an important metric to analyze the compensation practices of companies.”
The average net worth of the members of the latest Forbes list of America’s 400 richest: a staggering $5 billion, $800 million more than a year ago and an all-time record.
If we want to reduce the savage inequalities and insecurities that are now undermining our economy and democracy, argues the former U.S. labor secretary, we shouldn’t be deterred by free market myths. We can make the economy work for us, rather than for only a few at the top.
CEO pay at the restaurant chain that runs Red Lobster and the Olive Garden has nearly quadrupled since 1996, the year the restaurant industry first blocked an increase in the tipped minimum wage.
Crime rates — for everything from robberies to assaults on women — are rising across Indian cities, and many observers consider this increased criminality a product of the widening gap between India’s rich and poor.
An interview with former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich on his new inequality documentary that opens nationwide later this month.
America’s richest family, worth more than $100 billion, has exploited a variety of legal loopholes to avoid the estate tax, according to filings obtained through public-records requests.
We have it within us, argues this top economist, to reverse the trends that have concentrated America’s income and wealth.
The top 10 percent of U.S. income earners took home more than 50 percent of all income in 2012, the highest share recorded since modern income data collection started in 1917, according to new research from economists Emmanuel Saez and Thomas Piketty.