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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.

Taxpayers Subsidize Restaurant Pay

April 15, 2015 /

by Sarah Anderson


A new report reveals just how much the restaurant industry’s current low-wage model costs ordinary taxpayers. More than four million Americans work in the full service restaurant industry. Of these,...

Estate Tax Wars: Pinocchio on Viagra

April 15, 2015 /

by Josh Hoxie


With outright lies dominating the estate tax debate on Capitol Hill, two Washington Post columnists have incredibly different takes on the untruths of the anti-tax crowd. This week, the Washington...

Can an Olympics Fight Inequality?

April 11, 2015 /

by Chuck Collins


Staging an Olympics in Boston could help reduce the wealth gap, but only if planners identify the interventions that could reduce the city's most basic disparities.

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