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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.

What Explains the Racial Wealth Gap?

February 24, 2017 /

by Josh Hoxie


A new study shows the legacy of racism far outweighs individual financial decisions in driving the growing gap between black and white families. No myth around around our staggering racial...

Solidarity for Black Workers at Nissan

February 23, 2017 /

by Sarah Anderson


The lead organizer of a union drive with the predominantly African American workforce at a Mississippi factory is building power through alliances with civil rights, faith, and student activists.

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...

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