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CEO Compensation

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On June 13, 2014
Lawrence Mishel and Alyssa Davis of the Economic Policy Institute released a report yesterday on CEO compensation. CEO’s are doing pretty well these days. The rest of us? Nope. The key findings: Trends in CEO compensation last year: Average CEO compensation was $15.2 million in 2013, using a comprehensive measure of CEO pay that covers […]

The New Gilded Age

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On June 4, 2014

Peter Van Buren provides an absolutely outstanding rundown of the New Gilded Age, even if he doesn’t use the term. An excerpt to remind you of the glories of 21st century America: Last year eigh

QOTD

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On May 21, 2014

What? Why does the United States only have the 4th highest level of income inequality in the (rather broadly defined) developed world? This nation did not steal half of Mexico in 1848 in order to see

$10.10

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On April 8, 2014

Glad to see Maryland following Connecticut in creating a $10.10 minimum wage. That’s still too low but it’s a nice jump. It also continues to build a real red state-blue state divide in wa

Equal Pay Day

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On April 8, 2014
Today is Equal Pay Day. Pay equality has still never been achieved in this country. Some facts, thanks to the National Women’s Law Center: On average, women are paid only 77 cents for every dollar paid to their male counterparts.For women of color, the gap is even wider: African-American women are paid only 64 cents, […]

NAFTA at 20

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On March 30, 2014

The AFL-CIO has produced a report on the impacts of NAFTA 20 years after passage. Although the impacts are probably familiar to you, it’s worth a read anyway. The summary: It’s a flawed model

Income Inequality

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On February 21, 2014
I highly recommend Estelle Sommeiller and Mark Price’s report on growing income inequality by state since 1979. Some of their findings from the executive summary (you can download the PDF at the link). Lopsided income growth characterizes every state between 1979 and 2007. In four states (Nevada, Wyoming, Michigan, and Alaska), only the top 1 […]
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