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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.

Dueling Wall Street Taxes

January 20, 2015 /

by Sarah Anderson


To clamp down on Wall Street recklessness, we need to be taxing both excessively leveraged financial institutions and short-term speculating. Why does the White House see the two taxes as...

Putting a Price-Tag on Inequality

January 12, 2015 /

by Sam Pizzigati


America’s most typical adults would be three-times richer if the United States distributed wealth as equally as France does. How much does inequality cost the average American family? What price...

House Dems Push CEO Pay Reform

January 6, 2015 /

by Sarah Anderson


Right out of the blocks, House Democrats are pushing a tax reform in the 114th Congress that responds to public concerns over the persistently wide gaps between CEO and worker pay.

Nit-Picking Piketty

January 3, 2015 /

by Chuck Collins


Conservative economists tried to embarrass Thomas Piketty at the American Economic Association annual meeting in Boston. They ended up embarrassing only themselves.

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