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February 1, 2016 Reducing inequality is a moral imperative

The Boston Globe - Although significant progress has been made in closing the gender gap over the last 20 years, a new report by the World Economic Forum suggests that the annual pay for women still only equals the amount men...

January 19, 2016 IMF downgrades outlook for world economy

Source: Washington Post

The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday lowered its forecast of global economic growth over the next two years amid the deepening slowdown in emerging markets and a continued slump in oil prices.

January 18, 2016 A world divided: Elites descend on Swiss Alps amid rising inequality

Source: Reuters

Politicians and business leaders gathering in the Swiss Alps this week face an increasingly divided world, with the poor falling further behind the super-rich and political fissures in the United States, Europe and the Middle...

December 31, 2015 Really rich people are suddenly paying quite a bit more in taxes

Source: Washington Post

On Tuesday, the New York Times published a long piece documenting a so-called "private tax system" for the super-rich, filled with offshore tax havens and fancy loopholes opened by large amounts of lobbying in Washington. The...

December 28, 2015 No Raise This Year? These Four Charts Explain Why

Source: American Prospect

It’s hard to find a clearer illustration of escalating economic inequality than the growing divide between worker pay and worker productivity. The Economic Policy Institute’s top charts of 2015 depict the problem in simple...

December 22, 2015 Understanding the Debate Over Inequality, Skills, and the Rise of the 1%

Source: Harvard Business Review

Ask CEOs about income inequality and stagnant wages, and you’ll inevitably hear about skills. The argument goes like this: Workers today face global competition and even the threat of automation. Those who can work with...

December 3, 2015 We Get What We Deserve

Source: Larry Checco

Once again we learn it’s easier to identify problems than it is to solve them, and that seems to be especially true with respect to income and wealth inequality.[more]

November 13, 2015 After Budget Deal's Surprise Cuts, Can Boomers Really Count On Social Security?

Source: Forbes

The new budget law’s changes to Social Security, which could cost some baby boomer couples tens of thousands of dollars, have elicited strong reactions, including from Forbes readers and contributors.

November 12, 2015 Top 100 CEOs' Retirement Savings Equals 41 Percent of US Families

News Max - "These benefits weren't originally intended to be huge wealth generators but they've become that as CEO compensation has grown to 200 to 300 times what average workers make," said Gary Hewitt, director of governance...

November 11, 2015 Why the success of the $15 minimum wage movement has surprised its leaders

Source: LA Times

Nearly three years ago, a group of about 200 workers at McDonald's, Taco Bell and other New York City fast-food restaurants walked off the job and rallied for higher wages.

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