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Blogging Our Great Divide

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

To Save Main Street, Tax Wall Street

February 15, 2017 /

by Sarah Anderson

Tax avoidance by the wealthiest Americans is drying up our heartland communities and squelching opportunities for young people. All too often these days, large U.S. corporations and Wall Street banks...

Baldwin and the Racial Wealth Divide

February 13, 2017 /

by Josh Hoxie

A new film depicts the black-white divide in a tone both historic and timeless, demanding its audience look directly at our nation's sins, both past and present. It’s hard not...

Standing Up for ‘Bullied’ CEOs

February 9, 2017 /

by Sam Pizzigati

Fortune 500 chiefs make twice as much in a month as U.S. workers make in a decade. But any move to require corporations to document that disparity, a new Trump appointee likes to argue, would be shameful.

5 Ways to End CEO Pay Subsidies

February 8, 2017 /

by Sarah Anderson

Ordinary American taxpayers are subsidizing excessive CEO pay through a variety of channels. These five reforms could help end these perverse incentives for executive excess. Close the “performance pay” loophole...

Trump’s Bad Deal on Trade

February 8, 2017 /

by Josh Hoxie

Trump says he'll spike bad trade deals, but he's still letting the big corporations that write them make the rules. Candidate Donald Trump promised to renegotiate free trade agreements that...

America’s Construction Carnage

February 1, 2017 /

by Sam Pizzigati

With America’s union presence declining, construction workers are dying at alarming rates. Try this the next time you find yourself standing on a Wall Street corner. Ask the first power...

Why not tax heirs directly?

January 27, 2017 /

by Josh Hoxie

Children of the ultra-wealthy have opportunities that children born into poor families could never dream of. Access to the very best schools, a ready-made network of influential family friends, interest-free...

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