income inequality

The War Against Income Inequality Loses One in Seattle
January 04, 2014

It was not a good start to 2014 for Obama's big new push to rebalance the economy.

Even Bill de Blasio Won't Be Able to Fix Income Inequality
As mayor, he'd be battling the one percent—and history
September 05, 2013

Mayor de Blasio would be battling the one percent—and history

Why Liberals Should Oppose the Immigration Bill
It's about low-wage American workers
June 27, 2013

The consensus among decent people in favor of the immigration bill making its way through Congress is so firm that expressing dissent feels a bit like taking the floor to suggest we chop down the Redwood National Park.

Washington Is Not the Wealthiest Area in America
The press would have you believe it is. But the statistics tell a different story.
March 08, 2013

The press would have you believe it is. But the statistics tell a different story.

The Six-Month Recovery
For the typical American, the economic rebound ended in May 2012
February 28, 2013

On the eve of the sequester, there's more bad news about the economy.

Raise the Minimum Wage!
And make it higher than what Obama just proposed
February 12, 2013

Barack Obama was right to propose a minimum-wage hike in his State of the Union Address. But his $9 an hour target was too cheap. And new research throws cold water on the old assumption that higher minimum wages cost jobs. 

The One Percent Gobbled Up the Recovery, Too
In fact, it put the 99 percent back in recession
February 12, 2013

The one percent didn’t just gobble up all of the recovery during 2010 and 2011; it put the 99 percent back into recession.

Paul Krugman vs. Joseph Stiglitz
How income inequality could be slowing our recovery from the Great Recession
January 30, 2013

Given today’s report of economic contraction, it’s worth tuning in to a recent debate between liberal economists Joseph Stiglitz and Paul Krugman.

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