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Economic inequality

Why aren't Americans doing more to protest inequality?

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A recent interview at Inequality.org explores the question of how Americans view economic inequality and why more aren’t protesting it. The interview, a Q&A, is held between Sam Pizzigati, editor of the Institute for Policy Studies inequality monthly Too Much, and Benjamin Page, a Northwestern University political scientist who co-authored a 2014 report arguing that the U.S. is becoming less and less a democracy. 

Economic inequality and America's working families

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The financial stability of America’s working families is increasingly divided by race and ethnicity, says a study released this week by The Working Poor Families Project.

“In 2013, working families headed by racial/ethnic minorities were twice as likely to be poor or low-income (47 percent) compared with non-Hispanic whites (23 percent),” the study states, “a gap that has increased since the onset of the Great Recession in 2007.”

The S&P 500's '100 most overpaid CEOs'

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A new report has compiled the "100 most overpaid CEOs" in the S&P 500 and "examines the forces behind the trend of ever-increasing CEO pay." 

The report was released late last week by the corporate responsibility nonprofit As You Sow.

It states that "CEO pay grew an astounding 937% over the past 35 years" and that "the explosion in executive compensation greatly outpaces growth in the stock market and economic productivity."

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