The Fed Finds an America Deeply Divided

The Fed Finds an America Deeply Divided

Every three years, America’s Federal Reserve Board surveys just how well the nation’s families are doing economically. The Fed takes this surveying seriously. We’re not talking quickie public opinion polling here, several hundred dinner-time phone calls that last a...

SEC Issues Strong Rule on CEO-Worker Pay Gaps

IPS executive compensation experts available to comment on SEC rule released today. September 18, Washington, D.C. — The Institute for Policy Studies applauds the Securities and Exchange Commission for standing up to intense pressure from corporate lobby groups that...

Time to End the Long Stall on Disclosing CEO-Worker Pay Gaps

September 17, Washington, D.C. — The Institute for Policy Studies today called on the Securities and Exchange Commission to end a 37-month stall and finally enact a clear, no-nonsense rule that requires corporations to reveal the ratio between their CEO and median...
New Guide Explains How and Why America Has Become So Unequal

New Guide Explains How and Why America Has Become So Unequal

Inequality.org, an online resource on income and wealth distribution supported by the Institute for Policy Studies, has just published the most up-to-date guide yet on why America has become so unequal, more unequal than any other major developed nation. The resource,...

New Guide Explains How and Why America Has Become So Unequal

Growing Apart: A Political History of American Inequality, a new publication of Inequality.org by Colin Gordon, dives deeply into history, explores current events, and examines the root causes of inequality. Washington DC – Inequality.org, the best online resource on...

New Report Shows True Cost of Inequality in Maryland

Washington DC – A new report for release on Wednesday, March 20, details the economic costs of inequality in the state of Maryland. The report, entitled “Closing the Inequality Divide: A Strategy for Fostering Genuine Progress in Maryland,” uses a...

Ending Poverty in America, a Discussion with Peter Edelman

I recently had the opportunity to talk with Georgetown Law professor, Peter Edelman, to discuss his decades of anti-poverty work and his new book, So Rich So Poor: Why It’s So Hard to End Poverty In America. Peter Edelman was legislative aide to Senator Robert...
Happy Days Here Again, 21st Century-Style

Happy Days Here Again, 21st Century-Style

We can wait all we want, but sometimes history never gets around to repeating. History — more specifically, the history of the Great Depression in the 1930s — has been a constant presence in America’s political discourse ever since the Great...

TEDx: Taxes on the Wealthy.

Chuck Collins, Senior Scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies, discusses the moral and economic rationale that should drive Congress to finally decide to tax the wealthy. This talk was given as part of a TEDx event at Hampshire College. What Is TEDx? In the spirit...