I was happy to contribute a quote to Jessica Goodheart’s feature piece at Capital & Main on the focus on income inequality in the Democratic primary. I was a bit surprised that she chose a q
Building on yesterday’s post about how despite the low unemployment numbers, people’s lived economy is basically terrible, Jacob Hacker has a very useful op-ed in the Times on the same iss
Mike Duncan has a sobering piece in Made by History this week on lessons from the fall of the Roman Republic. In 146 B.C., Rome completed its conquest of both Greece and Carthage and emerged as the mo
The latest Economic Policy Institute report on the New Gilded Age is out and it is a go-to resource on income inequality. From the executive summary: In 2015, the top 1 percent of families in the U.S.
Of course growing inequality is not inevitable. Robert Kuttner: But can we ever get that back? Of course we can—the obstacles are political, not economic. We could have much higher minimum wages. We
This is an interesting approach to grotesque CEO pay in the New Gilded Age. In Portland, Oregon, lawmakers aren’t holding their collective breath. In a move that made international headlines, Portla
Even where the minimum wage has risen significantly, it is not a living wage. That must change, not that it will on a national scale any time in the near future. A new report from the People’s A
It’s hardly surprising that growing income inequality would exacerbate other forms of inequality. Thus, this EPI study demonstrating the connections between income inequality and black/white wag