One Theory Why Income Inequality has Grown in America

August 24, 2017

“As the influence of US labor unions has waned over the last half-century, inequality in American life has increased,” writes Jacob Passy in Marketplace. “Today, only 11% of American work-ers are covered by unions, which is a sharp contrast from […]

EPI: CEOs Being Paid 271 Times the Average Worker

July 22, 2017

The Economic Policy Institute is out with its annual look at CEO pay, and by two measures, the pay of CEOs at the nation’s 350 largest companies is nauseating: 271 times what the typical worker made. Though that ratio is down from its peak […]

Anderson: Rising Income Inequality and Local Policies

December 27, 2016

“The city council of Portland, Oregon, for example, recently approved a tax on public companies that pay executives more than 100 times the median pay of workers,” writes Theo Anderson in In These Times. “The surtax will increase […]

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