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March 6, 2015 Misleading Gender Pay Gap Statistics For International Womens' Day

Source: Forbes

That there is a difference between pay for men and pay for women is true. And it’s also true that we’d like to work out why this is happening. Only once we know what is happening and why can we then try to make policy decisions...

February 23, 2015 It’s Morning, Again, in America...

Source: Larry Checco

To hear many politicians, pundits and financial analysts tell it, it’s morning again in America. The stock market is at record highs. Corporations are sitting on trillions of dollars in cash (Apple, alone, has US $178 billion in...[more]

February 5, 2015 Are We Past the Point of No Return When It Comes to Inequality'

The Huffington Post - When the world's leading economic policy makers, academics, and businesspeople met in Davos, Switzerland for the îWorld Economic Forumî, they did not substantively address policies that would...

January 8, 2015 Archbishop of York attacks income inequality; eurozone data adds to gloom - business live

Source: Bishop of York

The Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu this morning delivered his keynote address at the Great Business Debate at the CBI 2014 Conference 'Growth For All'. His speech follows in full:

December 18, 2014 Say Goodbye to the American Century

Source: Time

America is not in decline. the U.S. will have the world’s most formidable military for the foreseeable future. Its economy remains the world’s largest, and its recovery will probably gather more steam in 2015. Its workforce is...

November 18, 2014 Extreme Wealth Is Bad for Everyone—Especially the Wealthy

Source: New Republic

When I was fourteen I met a man with a talent for restoring a sense of fairness to a society with vast and growing inequalities in wealth. His name was Jack Kenney and he’d created a tennis camp, called Tamarack, in the mountains...

October 24, 2014 Income Inequality Got You Down? Do Something About It!

Source: Huff Post

The wealthy continue to see significant income and wealth gains while the majority of people are experiencing stagnant living standards. Income inequality is one of the most significant financial stories right now, and there's no...

August 11, 2014 S&P: Wealth gap slowing US recovery

Source: Fort

WASHINGTON – Economists have long argued that a rising wealth gap has complicated the U.S. rebound from the recession. Now, an analysis by the rating agency Standard & Poor's lends its weight to the argument: The widening gap...

July 14, 2014 This Billionaire Gets It! - text/video

Source: Larry Checco, featured commentator

Billionaire Nick Hanauer makes more sense in a 5-minute TED Talk video—which, BTW, was apparently temporarily banned by TED Talk execs—than any supply-side economist has in decades (see video below). Hanauer earned his money the...[more]

June 4, 2014 A Paltry Start in Curbing Global Warming

Source: NY Times

Tim Jackson, professor of sustainable development at the University of Surrey in Britain, uses a nifty back-of-the-envelope calculation to underscore the challenge of giving the world’s poor a shot at prosperity while preventing...

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