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May 26, 2016 McDonald's Shuts Its Headquarters as Protesters Rally for $15 an Hour

Source: Fortune

Hundreds of protesters marched through pouring rain to call for higher wages and union rights at McDonald’s Corp on Wednesday, leading the hamburger chain to shut down its headquarters a day before its annual meeting.

April 15, 2016 Encourage Equal Pay with Socially Responsible Investing

Source: The Street

Income inequality between men and women is a major problem in the United States and globally.

April 15, 2016 The Cost of Corporate Tax Avoidance

Source: The Atlantic

World leaders, celebrities, and even soccer players, a leak from the law firm Mossack Fonseca recently revealed, are fond of using shell companies to avoid paying taxes. While as of yet, few high-profile American names have been...

February 18, 2016 Will changing nature of jobs worsen gender gap'

Live Mint - While reasons such as social and cultural mores and poor infrastructure are well known, a recent World Economic Forum (WEF) report throws a new factor into the mix, which could well lead to lower female participation...

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...

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