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March 24, 2015

Equalizing the returns to income reduces the wealth gap between white and Black families by $44,963 to a total of $59,070. This is...

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Like many countries, the United States funds a significant share of its social insurance through so-called "payroll taxes." Sadly, the term "payroll taxes" is not used with much precision in our...
April 24, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
Last week, I discussed what I take to be very strange arguments charter school advocates make about neighborhood schools being segregated along class lines. I find the arguments strange because...
April 24, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
One of the things critics of low-wage employers sometimes say is that those employers are being subsidized by "the taxpayer" because their employees have to enroll in food stamps and Medicaid to make...
April 20, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
One of the things charter school advocates like to point out is that neighborhood schools are class-segregated because access to them depends upon your ability to secure housing in the neighborhood....
April 17, 2015 | Matt Bruenig


Most Americans think that our country has done quite a lot to protect women and ensure gender equity in the workplace. After all, we have banned discrimination against women, required equal pay for...
In April 2015, Walmart implemented a $9 an hour minimum wage for all of its 1.3 million U.S. workers, and committed to pay all current workers at least $10 per hour by February 2016.1 This is an...

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