Income Inequality

Financial Pressure From Rent is Moving Up the Income Ladder

"Ultimately, we're in a rental affordability crisis,” says a researcher who worked on a new report that looks at this and other rental housing trends.

How States and Localities Could Spur More Companies to Share Profits With Their Workers

A new report says profit sharing and employee ownership can benefit both companies and workers, recommending state and local policies to help support these business models.

Proposal Could Impose Higher Taxes on Companies With Large CEO-Worker Pay Gaps

A California Senate committee approved a bill meant to address big pay disparities between corporate executives and employees.

A Plan for Closing the Gap Between ‘Superstar’ Cities and Other Metro Regions

Just five U.S. metro areas were home to more than 90% of tech sector growth between 2005 and 2017. How can policymakers change that?

Neighborhoods With More People of Color Pay Higher Energy Bills

Not only are residents of minority neighborhoods paying more of their income for energy bills, but federal government housing policies are a huge part of the reason why.

There Could Be Millions More Americans Living in Poverty Than Officially Reported

New research suggests poverty statistics do not fully account for how price inflation differs for the rich and poor.

The American System of Tipping Makes No Sense

COMMENTARY | If you want to understand how meritocracy acts as a cover for inequality, look no further than our broken understanding of gratuity.

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