income inequality

Showdowns loom at Southern auto plants   |   February 7, 2014
By Joe Atkins, Labor South A group of workers, preachers and activists traveled from Mississippi to Detroit recently to proclaim what should be a core issue of 2014. "Labor...

 

Protests across North America aim to block 'NAFTA on steroids'   |   January 29, 2014
By Benjamin Gerritz, Labor Notes Workers across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico will unite in an Inter-Continental Day of Action Friday to stop a massive new trade agreement, the...

 

The Gini is out of the bottle: Why Wall Street has nothing on inequality in the South   |   September 16, 2013
By Scott Edmonds, MDC Regardless of how you measure it, the U.S. has witnessed a sharp climb in income inequality since the 1970s, with a new study finding that the wealth gap...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Regressing further on taxes?   |   April 12, 2013
Of the world's 34 most developed nations, rank of the U.S. among the least taxed: 3 Percent of the U.S. gross domestic product represented by total tax revenue -- federal,...

 

VOICES: Competing federal budget plans offer a stark choice   |   March 22, 2013
By Allan Freyer, NC Policy Watch In the latest development in our nation's interminable federal budget wars, the U.S. House and Senate are advancing very different plans for...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: For the 1 percent, a fiscal gift from Congress   |   January 4, 2013
Amount by which the annual tax bill of the richest 1 percent of Americans would have increased under President Obama's original proposal to resolve the so-called "fiscal...

 

Southern states get low grades for economic mobility   |   July 6, 2012
Americans like to believe that with hard work they can move up the earnings ladder -- but that's more difficult to do if you live in the South. A recent study from Pew's...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: U.S. income inequality greatest in the South   |   October 27, 2011
Percent by which after-tax income grew for the wealthiest 1 percent of U.S. households between 1979 and 2007: 275 For the next wealthiest 19 percent: 65 For the next 60 percent...

 

What's Right About Taxes   |   April 15, 2005
For those despairing about the growing injustices in our tax code -- and threats of more on the way -- our friend Max Sawicky of the Economic Policy Institute has a good column up...