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Blogging Our Great Divide

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

Why We Need to Worry about Wilbur

November 16, 2016 /

by Sam Pizzigati

America’s next secretary of commerce may be a private equity kingpin who owes his ample fortune to a career of manipulating the misfortune of America’s workers.

Trump and the Two Sides of Populism

November 9, 2016 /

by Chuck Collins

Growing inequality and the nature of populist movements help explain 2016 and the rise of both Sanders and Trump. Understanding these dynamics can create the potential for serious radical change.

17 Ballot Initiatives on Inequality

November 3, 2016 /

by Josh Hoxie

On November 8, voters in many states will have the opportunity to weigh in on a wide variety of inequality-related issues, from taxing the wealthy to price-gouging on drugs.

Inequality By Design

October 28, 2016 /

by Josh Hoxie

New book from veteran researcher Dean Baker looks at the rigged rules that drive wealth to concentrate in fewer and fewer hands from trade policy to patent law and everything in between.

Why 2016 May See a Record Top 1%

October 27, 2016 /

by Sam Pizzigati

America’s top earners will be rushing to maximize their 2016 income if Democrats gain a sweep in November. But what happens next will be what really matters.

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