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Blogging Our Great Divide

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

GOP Finally Discovers Inequality?

January 28, 2015 /

by Betsy Wood


First they were the inequality-deniers. Now you might call them the inequality-opportunists. Republicans are just getting weird. Instead of their usual complaining about how talk of inequality stokes class warfare—or...

Can Philanthropy Fix Our Inequality?

January 24, 2015 /

by Bob Lord


Billionaire Bill Gates believes the charitable giving of the rich will alleviate inequality. Is he correct? In a blog post not too long ago, Bill Gates criticized Thomas Piketty for...

Top 5 Inequality Ideas in the SOTU

January 22, 2015 /

by Josh Hoxie


The President's speech included policy proposals that would have a big impact on reducing inequality. The buildup to the State of the Union Address included hints that it would include...

Dueling Wall Street Taxes

January 20, 2015 /

by Sarah Anderson


To clamp down on Wall Street recklessness, we need to be taxing both excessively leveraged financial institutions and short-term speculating. Why does the White House see the two taxes as...

A Blue-Ribbon Inequality Blindspot

January 20, 2015 /

by Sam Pizzigati


To save our democracy, a major new report on our grand divide never gets around to recognizing, we need to contemplate our plutocracy. The Commission on Inclusive Prosperity, a project...

Understanding the Trust Fund Loophole

January 19, 2015 /

by Josh Hoxie


The White House is going after the tax code provision that lets the super rich avoid billions of dollars of taxes on their wheeling and dealing [caption id="attachment_7912" align="alignright" width="300"]...

Putting a Price-Tag on Inequality

January 12, 2015 /

by Sam Pizzigati


America’s most typical adults would be three-times richer if the United States distributed wealth as equally as France does. How much does inequality cost the average American family? What price...

America’s Rich: Poor Have It Easy

January 9, 2015 /

by Bob Lord


Here are poll results that are not the least bit surprising: The Washington Post Wonkblog reports that according to a Pew Research Center poll, the majority of America’s most financially...

House Dems Push CEO Pay Reform

January 6, 2015 /

by Sarah Anderson


Right out of the blocks, House Democrats are pushing a tax reform in the 114th Congress that responds to public concerns over the persistently wide gaps between CEO and worker...

The Ever-Shrinking Trillion Dollar Club

January 4, 2015 /

by Bob Lord


A handy yardstick for gauging how rapidly our wealth is concentrating [caption id="attachment_7833" align="alignright" width="266"] Oracle's Larry Ellison and America's 33 other richest billionaires together hold a fortune of over...

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