There are clear channels that people can use to put downward pressure on the pay of those at the top in both the corporate and noncorporate sector that don’t require going through Washington.
By Dean Baker
Opponents of the $15 minimum wage claim that if the minimum wage goes up, jobs will go down. But this is simply an intimidation tactic used by employers to keep wages down and keep profits high.
By Nick Hanauer
The sharp gain in median household income last year may also signal a turning point in the decades-old disconnect between middle-class earnings and overall economic growth.
By Tim Henderson, Stateline
The rich keep getting richer while more Americans are getting left behind financially.
By Josh Boak, Associated Press
By John Komlos
Raising the minimum wage has not hurt anyone except the boogeyman in the imagination of the 1 percenters and their entourage.
By Kristen Doerer
Average CEO pay for the top 350 biggest firms was $15.5 million in 2015, according to a new report released by the left-leaning Economic Policy Institute. What’s shocking is that’s down from last year.
As we listen to election candidates and politicians try to tell us all the answers, we should remind ourselves this July 4th that we as citizens can identify solutions to America’s biggest problems with our own independent judgment and common sense.
By Anna Vlasits, STAT
High-income Americans are eating better than ever, while food diets among the low-income group have improved much more modestly.
The middle class has taken center stage in this election cycle, and it turns out there are increasingly fewer Americans who qualify. A new Pew analysis finds their ranks have shrunk since 2000 and that in at least 160 metro…
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