income inequality

Even for Local Taxes, the Rich Pay Far less Than the Poor

Even for Local Taxes, the Rich Pay Far less Than the Poor

November 13, 2018

While much attention has been paid to Republican-backed tax cuts for the wealthiest, a new report reveals that even local levies take a greater share of income from the poor than the rich

How  Local Taxes Fuel America's Income Inequality Machine

How  Local Taxes Fuel America’s Income Inequality Machine

October 29, 2018

A new report shows that the poorest Americans pay a much larger proportion of their income in state and local taxes than the the wealthy

Ending Inequality!? What Does Real Equality Look Like?

Ending Inequality!? What Does Real Equality Look Like?

September 25, 2018

Nation Senior Editor Atossa Araxia Abrahamian wrote a lead article, ‘The Inequality Industry,’ which takes a deep dive into its history, the present political struggle and the future

Capital Flight From Africa: How the Poor Finance the Rich

March 1, 2018

A new World Bank report comparing economic growth among different regions in the world ignores key factors in addressing wealth and inequality in Africa–particularly the wealth that is stashed offshore in developed countries, says economist and author Leonce Ndikumana

Indivisible: GOP Tax Plan Puts Middle Class in Crosshairs

November 30, 2017

At a diverse town hall meeting, Baltimore teachers, students and small-business owners say the Republican plan would wreak havoc on their lives and deepen inequality across the country

The Laura Flanders Show

October 11, 2016
Laura Flanders interviews economist and professor Pavlina R. Tcherneva, who says economic growth and employment begins with targeting women and racial minorities as the benefactors of policy

UK Labor Party Departing from Austerity to Strengthen Economy

January 6, 2016

Economists for Rational Economic Policy: John Weeks, Ozlem Onaran and Jeremy Smith say Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and Chancellor John McDonnell can break with previous neo-liberal economic policies and pursue an agenda that is focused on productive employment

The Cracks Begin To Show in The UK Economy (1/2)

January 4, 2016

Economists for Rational Economic Policies contributors John Weeks, Ozlem Onaran, and Jeremy Smith say nominal gains in economic performance are based on household debt. (The report can be read here:The Cracks Begin to Show: A Review of the UK Economy in 2015)

Reactions to the State of the Union address

January 28, 2014
James Henry: Obama’s State of the Union address should’ve been used to convince the public of the shared interest in solving the problem of poverty

23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism

December 11, 2013
Matthew Fox and Luke Hansen discuss Pope Francis’ recent anti-capitalist rhetoric and whether there will be any changes to the church’s economic practices