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Blogging Our Great Divide

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

4 Charts That May Make You Scream

March 16, 2017 /

by Sarah Anderson

New Wall Street bonus numbers reveal how these payouts have far outpaced the rise in the federal minimum wage — and how this in turn has contributed to race and...

A Window Into Trump’s Tax Returns

March 15, 2017 /

by Chuck Collins

A leaked document shows Trump’s own tax proposals would’ve drastically reduced his 2005 IRS payment.   Rachel Maddow has broken a blockbuster story with an exclusive interview with David Cay...

Why Not Fix Early Child Care?

March 9, 2017 /

by Josh Hoxie

A new book offers serious solutions to the deep divide in access to affordable early child care and education. The patchwork of programs currently in place to help parents balance...

The President’s Math

March 9, 2017 /

by Josh Hoxie

Grand proclamations about slashing taxes and spending run afoul of basic arithmetic as well as basic fairness. The political theater that passes for serious policy debate is about to run...

Blame the Baby Boomers

March 3, 2017 /

by Josh Hoxie

The often praised and all-too-powerful generation is taken to task in searing critique of the contributions Baby Boomers have made.  Bruce Cannon Gibney doesn’t see all baby boomers as sociopaths...

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...

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