Sunday, April 14, 2024

Tag: inequality

Economic growth in G7 versus BRICS: a reality check

Like rose-colored glasses, anti-systemic glasses make economic problems appear less dangerous, narrower, and more limited in effects than they actually are.

Have our corporate chiefs become expendable?

Analysts across the political spectrum are challenging more than oversized CEO paychecks

After Black pregnant woman’s false arrest, Markey renews call for federal...

"We need to pass my bill to prohibit the use of biometric technologies by federal entities and law enforcement so that people like Porcha aren't wrongly accused."

Can we measure inequality without tallying the wealth of our wealthy?

Hundreds of prestigious economists don’t think so. The World Bank, unfortunately, does.

‘Renters are struggling’: economists back tenant-led push for federal rent control

"We have seen corporate landlords—who own a larger share of the rental market than ever before—use inflation as an excuse to hike rents and reap excess profits beyond what should be considered fair and reasonable."

Tax the fat cat private jet class, invest in green transit

Democrats introduce a bill to hike fuel taxes on private jets and invest the new revenue in public transportation.

The richest 10% are starting to feel the pinch, but will...

High earners need to come around to the idea that they would benefit from progressive taxes and other policies to create an economy that works for everyone.

A good year’s pay for a good day’s work?

Pay levels for top U.S. corporate execs have lost any connection to organizational rationality.

Getting past stars and swipes forever

In 1776, public-spirited patriots emerged from the ranks of America’s most privileged. Today’s richest offer up precious little of that public spirit. Why?

Why the way we measure poverty matters

A national panel is recommending changes to a key poverty measurement. It might sound technical, but the stakes are high.


FAA Reauthorization Act’s stealth attack on student loan forgiveness

Inside the bill lies a clause that could effectively pilot a broader campaign against the cancellation of student debts, starting with those incurred for flight training and education.

Tennessee’s bold move: Arming educators as a countermeasure to rising school shootings

The bill under scrutiny mandates that teachers wishing to carry concealed weapons undergo 40 hours of specialized training, alongside mental health evaluations and background checks.

Is it inflation? Or is it ‘greedflation?’

Inflation is dropping, but prices aren’t coming down. So how can this be?

The break-up?

Are the United States and Israel no longer friends?

Round table on current US foreign policy: Militarism unhinged

How would you assess the most important aspects of current U.S. foreign policy?