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

U.S. Wealth: A Second Opinion

April 1, 2011 /


The dust has now settled from the 2008 financial crash. The money, too. The question of the day: In whose pockets? Two sets of researchers have offered answers to that...

Pay Up, Corporate Tax Dodgers

March 15, 2011 /

by Chuck Collins

We're chumps unless we force Congress to stop tax haven abuse. Instead of cutting state and federal budgets, the United States should crack down on the corporate tax dodgers thumbing...

What Wall Streeters Took Off the Table

March 13, 2011 /


The financial industry meltdown has bestowed upon profs at business schools a wondrous gift: a life-time supply of fascinating data to burrow their way through. Two respected scholars — from...

CEO Pay Bashing, Tea Party-Style

March 13, 2011 /

by Sam Pizzigati

Has Jim DeMint, the right-wing senator leading the assault on federal domestic spending, finally gone too far? His corporate executive benefactors may soon come to think so.

The Fleecing Taxpayers Bait-and-Switch

March 6, 2011 /

by Sam Pizzigati

Lavishly paid corporate executives, flush with tax-deductible taxpayer dollars, have plenty of reason to relish the right-wing assault on 'overpaid' public employees. But we can wipe that grin off their...

A New ‘State of Working America’

February 28, 2011 /


The folks over at the Economic Policy Institute in downtown Washington can sometimes sound like a broken record. But they should take that as a compliment, a tribute to their...

Taxes, Transparency, and Our Opaque Opulent

February 26, 2011 /

by Sam Pizzigati

Mega-millionaire residents of Manhattan's finest luxury towers pay less of their income in federal taxes than the janitors in their towers do. Once upon a time, we had a law that discouraged that distinction.

A Business Case for Greater Equality

February 13, 2011 /


The Nordic Way: Shared norms for the new reality. A report prepared for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 2011. President Obama has opened 2011 preaching a new gospel:...

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