• 2014 Continues a 35-Year Trend of Broad-Based Wage Stagnation

    Introduction and executive summary

    Last year was yet another year of poor wage growth for American workers. With few exceptions, real (inflation-adjusted) hourly wages fell or stagnated for workers across the wage spectrum between 2013 and 2014—even for those with a bachelor’s or advanced degree.

    Of course, as EPI has documented for...

  • Nine Reasons To Stop The GOP’s Giant Tax Gift Bucket

    Americans for Tax Fairness has just published "Nine Terrible Things About the Republican Tax Plan." All are good reasons for you should get on the phone with your member of Congress and tell them to vote against this travesty of a tax bill....
  • The GOP Tax Bill Is an Attempt to Destroy Government

    In the midst of the GOP's frenzy to pass their tax bill, remember one thing: this entire project is utterly wrong-headed. Few politicians dare say it, but the reality is Americans are not overtaxed. They are underserved by their government....
  • Why Taxing Capital Income Makes Sense

    Rising income inequality has had an adverse impact on tax revenues. Income inequality is rising not only because wage inequality has been rising but also because capital income inequality has been rising. High-income individuals own the great majority of capital and receive most capital income.

    National income is split between labor’s share...

  • Why We Need to Confront the Billionaires’ Paradise

    New reports offer a rare glimpse into the world of the super-rich. Their concentrated wealth is the dark matter of the world economy: rarely seen, yet reshaping everything around it. We must confront this power before it is too late....

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