Economic Policy Institute

Trump's Snake Oil Hasn't Helped Kentucky Coal Country

The gold-plated medicine wagon came to town and fleeced everybody.<p>Good morning, suckers. From <i>The Lexington Herald-Leader</i>:<p>There has been no significant increase in coal jobs in Kentucky under President Donald Trump. The statistics on income in Eastern Kentucky were in the ARC’s latest classification …

Kentucky

Top Executive Pay Increased 72 Percent From 2009 To 2017 In US. American Workers’ Wages? Not So Much

1:41 PM 08/20/2018<p>2017 was a good year for top U.S. executives, who saw their average annual pay increase to $18.9 million, up nearly 18 percent from …

Conservative View

CEOs were paid 312 times more than the average employee last year

The income gap keeps growing. Chief executives at 350 of the largest companies in the U.S. now make 312 times more than their average employee, …

Business

Talking with Dr. Valerie Wilson about Economics + Winning the Mental Game - Girl w/ Pen

As part of my research on black women in public policy during my senior year of college, it was only fitting to interview Dr. Valerie Rawlston Wilson …

Women of Color

Dangerous Stretch Of I-80 Could See Improvements

<b>CHICAGO (CBS)–</b> Interstate I-80 in Will County is the subject of many frustrations for motorists, who encounter regular traffic backups and …

USDOT

Missouri Voters Crush Right-to-Work Bill 

Some of the primary results tonight were pretty disappointing, but Missouri voters came through on Prop A, decimating their state’s proposed …

Voting

Worker advocates tell 3rd Circuit that drivers are Uber's employees

Three left-leaning worker advocacy groups have told a U.S. appeals court that Uber Technologies Inc falsely characterized its relationship with drivers as a “joint venture” while depriving them of the ability to run their own businesses.<p>The National Employment Law Project and the Economic Policy …

Law

Study Finds Right-to-Work Laws Depress Average Wages

Study Finds Right-to-Work Laws Depress Average Wages CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Right-to-work laws do not bring jobs, but in fact reduce wages, according to …

Middle-class

This is the most unequal place in America in terms of income—and it's not in New York or California

Income inequality in the United States continues to grow, according to a new report from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), which used the latest …

Demographics

How much more does the top 1 percent earn than the average Texan?

How does income inequality look at a state level?<p>The Economic Policy Institute, a nonprofit think tank, broke down income inequality by comparing the …

Income Inequality

New report confirms: Low federal minimum wage = higher poverty in NC

The latest edition of <i>Prosperity Watch</i> from Alexandra Sirota of the N.C. Budget and Tax Center highlights a new report from the Economic Policy …

Income Inequality

Washington among the worst states for income inequality

Washington is among the worst states in the county for income inequality.<p>The average income for the top one percent in the state makes 24.2 times …

Demographics

Here Are The Most and Least Educated Cities in the US

What are the most and least educated cities in the United States? Financial website WalletHub thinks it knows.<p>The company based its rankings of 150 …

Demographics

Workers Gaining Traction Around Country for Fair Scheduling Policies

(Credit: Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment)Anya Svanoe was an organizer with the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment …

Cities

The States Where Unemployment Exceeded the National Rate in June

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the latest employment estimates for states on Friday.

Unemployment

Income Inequality Up In Every State Since The 1970s, Says New Report From Liberal Think Tank

Income inequality has risen in every state since the 1970s, reported a new whitepaper released late this week by the Economic Policy Institute.<p>More recently, the incomes of the top 1 percent grew faster than the incomes of the bottom 99 percent in 43 states and the District of Columbia, the liberal …

Income Inequality

This map shows how bad income inequality is in your state

The map was created by the Economic Policy Institute to go along with their report on income inequality across America. <b>Their report found that income inequality has risen in almost every state since the 1970s.</b> Other findings from the study:<p>From 2009 to 2015, the incomes of the top 1% grew faster …

Income Inequality

How Much More The 1% Earns Than Everyone Else, Mapped By State

"Rising inequality is not just a story of those on Wall Street, in Hollywood, or in the Silicon Valley reaping outsized rewards," write economists …

Wall Street

Here's how much you have to earn to be in the top 1 percent in America

Just how much do you have to pull in to join the 1 percent?<p>A minimum family income of $421,926, according to a new report from the Economic Policy …

Demographics

In 2015, The Top 1 Percent In Mass. Earned 31 Times The Average Of Everyone Else

Support the news<p>Massachusetts has the sixth-biggest gap between its highest-paid residents and everyone else, according to a new report, with the …

Demographics

The Places In The U.S. Where Income Inequality Is Off The Charts

In Jackson, Wyoming, the most unequal place in America, the 1% earn more than 200 times as much as everyone else.<p>The gap between the richest 1% of the United States and the rest has received a lot of attention on the campaign trail, particularly from Sen. Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign. And …

Demographics

Black women have to work an extra 8 months to make the same wages as white men

The pay gap persists.<p>Women are paid 80 cents to every dollar paid to men, according to an April report from the National Partnership for Women & …

Women of Color

Economic Policy Institute's Scott Says Tariffs on China Are Needed – Bloomberg

Economic Policy Institute's Scott Says Tariffs on China Are Needed<p>Economic Policy Institute's Scott Says Tariffs on China Are Needed<p>Economic Policy …

Economy

More Bad News on the Gender Pay Gap: The More Women Make, the Wider It Gets

Experts project that women will finally be paid what their male equals are paid -- in about two centuries.<p>Women are decades--or centuries--away from getting equal pay for equal work. In November, the World Economic Forum estimated that the global pay and employment opportunity gender gap will take …

Money

The Case for a Maximum Wage

On <b>Tuesday, June 26 from 12:00–1:30 p.m.</b>, <b>Sam Pizzigati</b> of the Institute for Policy Studies will join <b>Economic Policy Institute President Thea Lee</b> for a …

Middle-class

The US just had a 'tremendous missed opportunity' on trade: Economist

Robert Scott of the Economic Policy Institute says the Trump administration should have worked together with its allies to go after the countries who …

Trump Administration

Retirement: 3 Important Steps to Overcome 401(k) Shortfall

Fidelity's tally of 401(k) millionaires just hit a record high. Yet the Economic Policy Institute warns the median retirement savings for families …

Retirement

Fair Shot: Rethinking Inequality and How We Earn

On <b>Tuesday, May 8 from 12:30–2:00 p.m.</b>, <b>Chris Hughes</b> of the Economic Security Project and <b>Dorian Warren</b> of the Center for Community Change will join</b> …

Income Inequality

Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism?

On <b>Tuesday, May 1 from 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.</b>, the <b>Economic Policy Institute</b> will host <b>Robert Kuttner</b> for a discussion of his new book, <i>Can Democracy</i> …

Brookings Institution