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July 23, 2014 USA: the wealth gap widensSource: Public Finance International
The gulf between rich and poor is widening in the USA, with inherited wealth concentrated in ever fewer hands. Tax measures are needed to help redress the balance. In a new Pew opinion poll, more than three quarters of...
The oft-cited line that the top 1 percent of U.S. households lay claim to 30 percent of all wealth is probably an understatement, according to a European Central Bank working paper. Incorporating “missed” data on rich households...
July 2, 2014 Wealth gap solutions put Californians at oddsSource: SF Gate
California residents don't need to be convinced there's a worrisome income gap between the rich and poor that's getting wider, but there's plenty of argument about whether the government should get involved in trying to close the...
June 27, 2014 Wealth inequality doubles among US households: StudySource: Press TV
Wealth inequality among US households roughly doubled between 2003 and 2013, according to a new analysis by University of Michigan researchers
IKEA, the world’s largest furniture retailer, plans to raise the minimum wage in all of its U.S. stores by using MIT’s Living Wage Calculator, which estimates the base pay needed to survive in a particular city – a move that...
Source: Penn Live
This is what it's like to live in Denmark, a nation with a narrower wealth gap than almost anywhere else: You've been jobless for more than a year. You have no university degree, no advanced skills. You have to pay a mortgage....
Source: Huff Post
Canada’s income inequality may be much worse than statistics suggest, because Canada’s biggest earners are hiding their actual incomes by incorporating themselves, says a new study. Recent measures of income inequality have shown...
June 16, 2014 Income Gap Widens as American Factories Shut DownSource: Money News
The downfall of manufacturing in the U.S. has done more than displace workers and leave communities searching for ways to rebuild devastated economies. In Reading, Pa., and other American factory towns, manufacturing's decline is...
June 13, 2014 States respond to wealth gapSource: USA Today
The two U.S. counties with the worst income inequality couldn't be more different. No. 1 is Manhattan. The second is a rural Native American reservation in North Dakota. The two illustrate how widely inequality is spread around...
June 9, 2014 The rich have advantages that money cannot buySource: FT.com
With the popularity of Thomas Piketty’s book, Capital in the 21st Century, inequality has become central to the public debate over economic policy. Piketty, and much of this discussion, focuses on the sharp increases in the share...
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