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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.

Estate Tax Wars: Pinocchio on Viagra

April 15, 2015 /

by Josh Hoxie


With outright lies dominating the estate tax debate on Capitol Hill, two Washington Post columnists have incredibly different takes on the untruths of the anti-tax crowd. This week, the Washington...

Can an Olympics Fight Inequality?

April 11, 2015 /

by Chuck Collins


Staging an Olympics in Boston could help reduce the wealth gap, but only if planners identify the interventions that could reduce the city's most basic disparities.

Taxes and the Martini Lunch

April 9, 2015 /

by Sarah Anderson


We don't need more tax perks for business meals. George McGovern's 1972 Presidential bid never quite took off, but one of his stump lines did. "There is something fundamentally wrong...

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....

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