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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.

Must Read: The Butler’s Child 

June 29, 2016 /

by Marc Priester


Lewis Steel's new book offers a peek inside the psyche of a man who was born to wealth but devoted himself to fighting racial inequality. Lewis Steel is a descendant...

Estate Tax Survives in New Jersey

June 28, 2016 /

by Josh Hoxie


Lawmakers in New Jersey were planning to cut the state estate tax in a deal to finance transportation. In a surprising turn of events, the estate tax will be preserved.

DNC Platform for Wall Street Tax

June 28, 2016 /

by Sarah Anderson


The Democratic Party's draft policy agenda reflects a major shift in the debate over a small tax on financial transactions that would curb short-term speculation and generate massive revenue.

America’s Working Poor

June 24, 2016 /

by Chuck Collins


A new study dramatizes the struggles of low-wage workers and provides a precise analysis of who these workers are and where they live.

Must Read: Too Big

June 20, 2016 /

by Sarah Anderson


A new Public Citizen report provides a blueprint for reining in the Wall Street banks that are too big to fail, too big to jail, and too big to manage.

The Koch Brothers Cue the Music

June 16, 2016 /

by Sam Pizzigati


A slick new ad campaign from America’s most notorious billionaires is tugging at our heartstrings — and distorting the debate over inequality. The good news? We have a new antidote.

Must Read: Chain of Title

June 9, 2016 /

by Bob Lord


David Dayen's insightful new book dives into the aftermath of the mortgage meltdown with page-turning real life stories of the activists that fought back. If you liked Michael Lewis’ The Big Short,...

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