by Alan Pyke Posted on January 20, 2015 Updated: January 21, 2015
President Obama's State of the Union speech will include some measures intended to address poverty and inequality. How effective would they be if they became law, and what problems are they designed to tackle?
by Alan Pyke Posted on January 15, 2015
A look at the new recommendations for combating "a toxic combination of too little growth and rising inequality" in industrialized democracies that could help define the 2016 presidential race.
by Alan Pyke Posted on December 1, 2014 Updated: December 2, 2014
Shoppers who stampeded into gigantic retail outlets on "Black Friday" are easy targets for sarcastic sniping in the media, but they are also evidence of the larger failings of the U.S. economy.
by Alan Pyke Posted on November 17, 2014 Updated: November 17, 2014
A pair of new in-depth studies find hard evidence that corporate consultants are a fig leaf for higher CEO pay and that CEOs have rigged the rules to make sure they get perpetual raises regardless of how well or poorly the company does.
by Bryce Covert Posted on October 27, 2014
The wealthiest are able to capitalize on market lows and are more likely to benefit from highs, increasing inequality.
by Alan Pyke Posted on October 1, 2014
Education is commonly offered as the antidote to inequality. But inequality appears to have corrupted the education system's ability to combat poverty.
by Alan Pyke Posted on September 24, 2014
The CEO-to-worker pay gap is more than 10 times worse than Americans think it is.
by Andrew Breiner Posted on September 17, 2014
Jobs, health, safety, or concentration of wealth: fossil fuels help the well-off at the expense of the less well-off
by Alan Pyke Posted on September 16, 2014
Official poverty estimates don't fully capture the realities of poverty in America, but they still give a useful snapshot of inequality in our economy.
by Alice Ollstein Posted on August 14, 2014
“The minimum wage should not be what anybody aspires to," said the new Republican nominee for the Governor's mansion.