The wealthiest Americans are, by far, the most politically engaged and exercise enormous influence as a result. A groundbreaking new study out today in the Political Science Quarterly by...
September 26, 2014 | Joseph Hines
Yesterday, I calculated racial wealth levels by educational attainment. The headline finding was that the least educated whites have a higher median wealth than the most educated blacks and hispanics...
September 25, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
Last week, I had the honor to testify in the Senate on Demos' core mission: the intersection of economic and political inequality.
September 24, 2014 | Heather McGhee
The Federal Reserve recently released the 2013 Survey of Consumer Finances. Earlier I calculated overall racial wealth inequality and wealth inequality within age groups. In this post, I...
September 23, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
Today is National Voter Registration Day. Almost 2,000 partners around the country—student groups, educational institutions, unions, faith groups, civic leagues, libraries, worker centers, and...
September 23, 2014 | Liz Kennedy
On Tuesday, the Census released its poverty data for the 2013 Calendar Year. On Wednesday, I analyzed the effect of transfers on the figures. On Friday, I outlined who make up the officially...
September 22, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
The Census released the official poverty data on Tuesday. I detailed the effects of transfers on the figures on Wednesday. Here I aim to drill down on who comprised the officially poor in 2013.
September 19, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
On Sept. 21, an estimated crowd of 100,000 people will flood the streets of Midtown Manhattan to march together on a single issue: climate change. The People’s Climate March, taking place two days...
September 19, 2014 | Genny Roman