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Blogging Our Great Divide

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

‘Game Changers’ Just Out in The Nation

February 18, 2016 /

by Josh Hoxie

This week’s edition of America’s top progressive weekly features a cover story that spotlights how we can ‘unrig the rules and reverse runaway inequality.’ Today, more than ever, everybody in...

Who Deserves Blame for Retiree Crisis?

February 16, 2016 /

by Sarah Anderson

Trump is blaming foreign workers — and ignoring the CEOs who’ve gutted worker pensions while they pump up their own golden nest eggs. Donald Trump showed a glimmer of reason...

Speaker Fees: Hillary v. Nobel Laureates

February 11, 2016 /

by Aaron Mendelson

Clinton's Wall Street speaking fees are even more massive when compared to those of Nobel Peace Prize winners. Hillary Clinton is under fire for accepting eye-popping speaking fees from Wall...

Rubio: End All Capital Gain Taxes?

February 4, 2016 /

by Chuck Collins

Cutting all taxes on investments was a bad idea sixteen years ago and remains a bad idea today. Bad tax policy ideas never die, they just get recycled. The latest...

Zuckerberg on Track for Trillionaire?

February 4, 2016 /

by Josh Hoxie

The Facebook founder saw his wealth ranking jump while others sink. At his age he appears to be the most likely candidate for the world’s first trillionaire. Depressed global markets...

Negative Wealth Matters

January 28, 2016 /

by Chuck Collins

What the negative wealth at the bottom of the economic spectrum says about our overall economy matters deeply. Millions of Americans live in dire poverty, while a small number enjoy...

Racial Wealth Gap’s Latest Research

January 27, 2016 /

by Josh Hoxie

New analysis shines spotlight on the growing racial disparity in wealth with up-to-date figures and cutting edge public policy solutions. Understanding the growing divide between the haves and the have-nots...

Get Ready to Be Forked

January 22, 2016 /

by Sarah Anderson

The leading advocate for U.S. restaurant workers is releasing a new book that aims to redefine success in the deeply unequal restaurant business.

How Will the Candidates Tax the Rich?

January 21, 2016 /

by Josh Hoxie

Bernie and Hillary have each laid out detailed plans to reduce inequality through reforming the tax code. Here’s where they stand. With the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary right...

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