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September 22, 2015 How America's Wealth Gap Shows Up On Our Dinner Plates

OPB - But they consumed fewer fruits and vegetables and whole grains and more added sugars, says Tatiana Andreyeva, the studyâ??s lead author and a researcher with the î??Rudd Center for Food Policy and...

September 9, 2015 US Income Inequality Has Risen Because US Productivity Inequality Has Risen

Source: Forbes

fundamental question in social sciences relates to the effect of wealth inequality on economic growth. Yet, in tackling the question, researchers have had to use income as a proxy for wealth. We derive a global measure of wealth...

September 1, 2015 This Is Why Global Income Inequality Is a Real National-Security Threat

The National Interest - And the î??World Economic Forumî?? ranked rising income inequality as the worldâ??s top priority for 2015. Unlike within-country income inequality, global income inequality has attracted...

August 25, 2015 Donald Trump thinks the rich should pay more in taxes than everyone else

Source: Washington Post

Helicopter aficionado and Park Avenue resident Donald Trump said Monday morning that the rich should pay more in taxes than the middle and working classes.

August 24, 2015 Global Economy: Three Scary Similarities Between Now And The 1930s

Source: Forbes

Most notably, the Yuan devaluation has fueled a global currency crisis as the currencies of nations competing with Asia are also under pressure. Worse, the crisis in currency and commodity markets has spread over into equity...

July 28, 2015 Seattle Sees Unexpected Fallout from $15 Per Hour Min. Wage

Source: BreitBart

Some workers across the city are left telling bosses to give them fewer hours at the higher wage because a full week’s earnings now puts them past the threshold for some welfare payments such as food stamps and assistance with...

July 23, 2015 New York Acts to Mandate $15 Minimum Wage in Fast Food

Source: NY Times

The labor protest movement that fast-food workers in New York City set off nearly four years ago has led to higher wages for workers all over the country. On Wednesday, it finally paid off for the people who started it.

June 24, 2015 The middle class is struggling to make the rent

Source: CNN Money

One in five renter households making $45,000-$75,000 a year are considered "cost-burdened," meaning they spend more than 30% of their income on rent, according to Harvard's State of the Nation's Housing 2015 report.

June 24, 2015 Ikea raises minimum wage for US workers 2nd year in a row

Source: The Economic Times

NEW YORK : Ikea's US division is raising the minimum wage for the second year in a row as the Swedish ready-to-assemble furniture chain looks to improve its relations with workers and reduce worker turnover.

June 22, 2015 Top U.S. CEOs make 300 times what workers earn

Source: CBS MoneyWatch

How do you value the efforts of America's top chief executives? Are they worth 10 times what their average worker makes, 20 times or even 100 times?

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