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Blogging Our Great Divide

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

Warren Buffett: No to Higher Wages

May 25, 2015 /

by Sam Pizzigati

The Oracle of Omaha may not be all that incredibly wise after all, just incredibly rich and sheltered from the real world of work. Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has over...

A Simple Idea: Free Education For All

May 19, 2015 /

by Josh Hoxie

With two new legislative initiatives, Senator Sanders is proposing to tax Wall Street speculators to guarantee all Americans a good shot at a college degree. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) introduced...

Candidates Stop Saying ‘Middle Class’

May 15, 2015 /

by Betsy Wood

Instead of new rhetoric about the middle class, Presidential candidates should invent policies to save it. Presidential candidates are getting creative when it comes to describing the middle class, according...

2016 Agendas Tout CEO Pay Reform

May 14, 2015 /

by Sarah Anderson

A proliferation of 2016 progressive policy agendas include CEO pay reform. The AFL-CIO has just launched the 2015 version of their annual Executive Paywatch—the most comprehensive searchable database on CEO...

Congressional Coddling of the Rich

May 6, 2015 /

by Bob Lord

Congress is gutting vital programs for the poor while heaping billions of dollars of relief on a few wealthy families. Question: How much did Congress save taxpayers last year when...

Where Are the Populist Democrats?

April 22, 2015 /

by Jim Hightower

Hillary Clinton's take on what to do about inequality is weaker than Canadian hot sauce. It’s futile to hope that the GOP’s gaggle of corporate-hugging, right-wing presidential candidates will seriously...

Do Americans Want to Tax the Rich?

April 18, 2015 /

by Sam Pizzigati

This simple question can’t seem to get a simple answer. A look at some new attempts to explain why. Why has America become so unequal? Americans, says one school of...

Taxpayers Subsidize Restaurant Pay

April 15, 2015 /

by Sarah Anderson

A new report reveals just how much the restaurant industry’s current low-wage model costs ordinary taxpayers. More than four million Americans work in the full service restaurant industry. Of these,...

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