Tag Archives: income inequality

What Do You Need to Earn to Be in the Top 1% in Your County?

From Keystone Research Center (http://www.keystoneresearch.org): This January the Keystone Research Center reported that the top 1 percent of earner’s share of income has increased in every county in Pennsylvania (press release / report ). Today’s infographic, based on data from … Continue reading

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Report: Inequitable Tax Code Costs Pennsylvania up to $6.9 Billion

From Keystone Research Center (http://www.keystoneresearch.org): Taxing Top Incomes at the Same Rate as the Middle-Class Could Fund Critical State Priorities such as Restoring Education Cuts and Paying Down Pension Debt HARRISBURG, Pa. – As Pennsylvania confronts a nearly a $2 … Continue reading

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A Wage-Less and Income-Less Recovery for PA’s 99 Percent—New Study: Top 1% Only Group to See Income Gains Since 2009

From Keystone Research Center (http://www.keystoneresearch.org): HARRISBURG, PA (Jan. 26, 2015) — The top 1 percent of Pennsylvania earners are the only group to see their incomes grow in the current economic expansion, according to a new report The Increasingly Unequal … Continue reading

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S&P: Reduce Inequality for a Better Economy

From the Center for Effective Government (http://www.foreffectivegov.org): Posted at http://www.foreffectivegov.org/blog/flexibility-whom-irregular-schedules-other-practices-wreak-havoc-workers Approximately 45 percent of part-time workers are primary wage earners, or breadwinners, for their families, according to the most recent data. Part-time employees are more likely to be women, and … Continue reading

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Sandra L. Strauss: It’s time for leaders to champion increase in minimum wage

Posted at http://www.mcall.com/opinion/yourview/mc-minimum-wage-increase-pennsylvania-strauss-yv-0-20140923-story.html Opinion: More than 50,000 Lehigh Valley workers receive wages so low that they need food stamps Opinion: How a low minimum wage affects working people Opinion: Work should be a pathway out of poverty, not another form … Continue reading

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Stiglitz: Inequality Is Not Inevitable

Posted at http://janresseger.wordpress.com/2014/07/02/stiglitz-inequality-is-not-inevitable/ The NY Times just ended an eighteen month series of commentaries on its opinion pages about economic inequality,  The Great Divide, moderated by the Nobel prize-winning economist, Joseph Stiglitz.  I urge you to read the final column … Continue reading

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New Analysis Finds Over a Million Workers From Every Part of Pennsylvania Would Benefit From a Minimum Wage Increase

From Keystone Research Center (http://www.keystoneresearch.org): Keystone Research Finds raise would help nearly one in four workers in rural PA counties HARRISBURG (May 7, 2014) – A new analysis by the Keystone Research Center (KRC) shows the county of residence of … Continue reading

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National Inequality for All Watch Parties—February 27, National

Message from former Labor Secretary Robert Reich: I was thrilled to hear President Obama speak so passionately in his State of the Union address about the devastating rise of income inequality across our country. But we know that the words … Continue reading

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Sean Reardon Confirms Further Widening of Segregation by Income

Posted at http://janresseger.wordpress.com/2013/11/20/sean-reardon-confirms-further-widening-of-segregation-by-income/ Near the end of their new book, Public Education Under Siege, educator Mike Rose and historian Michael B. Katz describe what they believe is the toughest problem for public education in America: “Throughout American history, inequality—refracted most … Continue reading

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Swiss Fight to Curb Executive Pay Gaining Momentum

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/10/25-3 Campaign against corporate ‘fat cats’ will ‘pull out all the stops’ as vote around the corner – Jacob Chamberlain, staff writer A fight to shrink income inequality by limiting executive pay and increasing worker’s wages in Switzerland … Continue reading

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