Ending Special Tax Treatment for the Very Wealthy

The U.S. tax system has played a significant role in the growth of economic inequality by failing to tax those with extreme wealth—but there are ways to rebalance the tax code and put the economy on a better track.


Darrick Hamilton: The Blueprint for a Better Society

This week, Daniella and Ed speak with Darrick Hamilton, executive director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University, to discuss the U.S. economy, inequality, and reparations.


Tax Day 2019: How To Unrig the Tax Code

Growing inequality in the United States—exacerbated under the Trump administration's tax cuts for the wealthy—can be reduced through tax reforms that aim to close the wealth gap.



The State of the Trump Economy

In his State of the Union address, President Trump will try to take credit for a growing economy; in reality, he has done everything he can to direct those gains to the wealthy few.



Wage Gaps and Outcomes in Apprenticeship Programs

A closer look at regional differences in apprenticeship programs spotlights the disparate outcomes that result from place, race, and gender and how these interact to exacerbate pay inequities.



5 Things Ivanka Trump Could Do Right Now on Equal Pay

The Trump administration’s inaction reveals an empty commitment to equal pay for equal work and to measures that combat pay discrimination and promote fair pay practices.


Wage Discrimination: Behind the Numbers

Understanding the breadth of wage discrimination charges is critical to ensuring that the United States pursues solutions responsive to the diverse needs of workers.



Segregated by Income

Use this data tool to explore the most and least segregated school districts nationwide.



Isolated and Segregated

Far too many school districts are intensely segregated by income and socioeconomic status, but Americans are largely in support of change.



The Value of Equal Pay to the U.S. Economy

The gender wage gap is also a drag on the U.S. economy; closing the gap should be a top priority of any economic policy agenda that seeks to strengthen and grow the economy.



A Plan to Enhance the Child Tax Credit

By enhancing the Child Tax Credit, policymakers can substantially reduce child poverty, increase family economic security, and invest in our nation’s next generation. Melissa Boteach is the Vice President of the Poverty to Prosperity Program at the Center for American Progress.