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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.

Working While Black

July 12, 2016 /

by Marc Bayard


With people of color soon dominating the working class, it's even more important that everyone earns a living wage. Without this we are doomed to eternal inequality.

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.

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