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Blogging Our Great Divide

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

Corporate Stockpiling Out of Control

April 1, 2015 /

by Sarah Anderson

Just 26 companies account for more than half of the $2.1 trillion in untaxed profits U.S. corporations currently hold offshore. Like a savvy bargainer on a used car lot, big...

What George Will Got Wrong

March 26, 2015 /

by Betsy Wood

The growing gap between the wealthiest Americans and everyone else affects much more than the cost of a 50-inch plasma TV. George Will must be spending too much time with...

Enriching CEOs, Endangering Patients

March 26, 2015 /

by Sam Pizzigati

A new online petition drive is protesting the incredibly high prices that enormously overpaid pharmaceutical CEOs charge for cancer drugs. Peasants with pitchforks don’t normally wear lab coats and hold...

Tax Fairness Strikes a Chord

March 23, 2015 /

by Josh Hoxie

A new study shows broad public support for taxing the rich. You wouldn’t know it by watching our elected representatives in Congress this week, but Americans are embracing tax fairness....

Using the Family Farm to Help the Rich

March 20, 2015 /

by Chuck Collins

Estate tax opponents use farmers as props in recent House hearing. Yesterday, among other budget theatrics, House Republicans rolled out a show hearing to attack the federal estate tax. The...

Keeping Up With the Walton’s

March 19, 2015 /

by Betsy Wood

In the wake of Walmart's decision to raise workers' wages, Dollar General announced it will offer better schedules. Walmart's news-making decision to raise wages put pressure on other discount retailers...

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