inequality

Occupy Returns: How Do We Really Feel About Inequality?

Occupy Wall Street celebrates its first birthday today, but the movement's failure to articulate a program has allowed the traditional political parties to dominate the debate over inequality -- which, research shows, is a question Americans are very open to considering.

How State Taxes Put a Bigger Pinch on the Poor

True, 47% of Americans pay no federal income tax. But, as a recent study points out, when all the other taxes we pay are factored in, the poor often pay a far greater percentage of their income in taxes than the rich.

Top Incomes Skyrocketed in 2009

During the depths of the recession in 2009, as millions of Americans lost their jobs, homes and life savings, the highest-paid earners in the United States saw their average incomes increase from $91.8 million in 2008 to a mind-boggling $518.8 million. That's $10 million per week.