Tagged: income inequality
The New York Times and the Washington Post have done some solid reporting on inequality. But this past week doesn’t rank among their finest moments.
First they were the inequality-deniers. Now you might call them the inequality-opportunists.
Americans pay more for an economy that pumps our treasure to the top than you probably think.
As protesters march through our cities, a new study dramatizes that at the heart of our racially fractured society is a hidden system of racial wealth inequalities.
We need to expand the struggle against privatizers.
Since Congress is sitting on its hands, progress on reining in executive over-compensation is cropping up elsewhere.
More than enough, the latest statistical evidence suggests, to warrant a full-fledged federal search. A new banking law in effect this month could start that search in the right direction.
President Obama’s remarks this week on inequality and economic mobility are on the right track but need to be followed by action, said experts Sam Pizzigati, editor of Inequality.org and IPS Associate Fellow, and Chuck Collins, director of the Inequality and the Common Good project at IPS.
Surely the businesses that measure their executive pay in dollars per second can afford raises to bring their lowest wage workers above the poverty level.
IPS releases 20-year review showing that nearly 40 percent of America’s top-paid CEOs are not so great at their jobs.