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From academics to activists, thoughtful people worldwide are focusing their attention on economic inequality as never before.

A Decade of Magical Tax Cut Thinking

June 2, 2011 /

by Chuck Collins


The 2001 Bush tax cuts added $2.5 trillion to the national debt and disproportionately benefited the wealthiest households. Have we learned anything? Republican leaders in Congress have a one-point program...

How Did We Ever Get Higher Ed Backwards?

May 21, 2011 /

by Sam Pizzigati


Back in the mid 20th century, colleges and universities helped America beat down economic inequality. Now they reinforce it. The American Dream isn’t quite unfolding the way Richard Silva expected....

Can Shareholders Stop Over-the-Top CEO Pay?

May 18, 2011 /

by Inequality.org


This year, for the first time, shareholders in the United States can vote on CEO pay. UK shareholders have had that right since 2002, but it hasn't slowed CEO pay excess. A new UK High Pay Commission report explores why.

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