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.
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.
Treasury’s Second Set of Guidelines for Opportunity Zones Still Leaves Struggling Communities Behind
Distressed communities continue to be neglected in Opportunity Zone discussions.
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.
This interactive provides information about the supply of child care in every congressional district.
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.
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.
The economic security of millions of America’s veterans is at risk during the the upcoming budget debates.
New Census Data Show Household Incomes Are Rising Again, But Share Going to Middle Class Is at Record Low
Too many families are being left behind as a record-high share of income goes to the top.
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.
Understanding the breadth of wage discrimination charges is critical to ensuring that the United States pursues solutions responsive to the diverse needs of workers.
Use this data tool to explore the most and least segregated school districts nationwide.
Far too many school districts are intensely segregated by income and socioeconomic status, but Americans are largely in support of change.
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.
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.