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New developments on the inequality front? Our Institute for Policy Studies Inequality.org editorial team tracks them here.

Understanding Dorothy Day Economics

September 28, 2015 /

by Chuck Collins


Why Pope Francis celebrated the life of Dorothy Day in his Capitol Hill address It was heartening and surprising to hear Pope Francis lift up the legacy of Dorothy Day...

Do We Need a Maximum Wage?

September 25, 2015 /

by Sam Pizzigati


The new leader of the UK Labour Party is talking about capping income. Most Americans might be surprised to know that FDR did, too.

Remember the American Dream?

September 3, 2015 /

by Sheila Kennedy


Watching Donald Trump trash immigrants and refer none-too-obliquely to people who are less fortunate as “losers”—all while wearing a hat emblazoned with the slogan “Make America Great Again”—is giving me a bad case of depression.

A U.S. Pay Ratio Disclosure Victory!

August 5, 2015 /

by Sam Pizzigati


The federal Securities and Exchange Commission has just given Americans an official yardstick for measuring corporate CEO greed. The sourest person in the nation’s capital today just may have been...

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