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Wealth and Income Disparities

taxanalysts Income Inequality: 1 Inch to 5 Miles February 25, 2013 David Cay Johnston shows the disparity between the gains in incomes of the average taxpayers and those in the top 10 percent.

GlobalPost Special Report: Global Income Inequality and its Cost Comparative maps, videos and stories on "inequality through the lenses of education, race, immigration, health care, government, labor and natural resources."

Wealth, Spending and the Economy by Bruce Bartlett New York Times March 12, 2013 reports on how economic recovery has benifited ownners of stocks and bonds rather than homeowners, resulting in "the benefits of rising wealth have not been equally shared." Links to government reports, research and statistics.

The Great Divergence :  What's causing America's growing income inequality? Series of articles by Timothy Noah starting in 2010 in Slate.com See also The Great Divergence In Pictures: A visual guide to income inequality.

Leveraging Inequality International Monetary Fund report on a study of United States households from 1983 to 2007 comparing the top 5% with the bottom 95% of households.

Income Inequality May Take Toll on Growth by Anne Lowrey, New York Times October 16, 2012 discusses the 2011 IMF Report: Inequality and Unsustainable Growth: Two Sides of the Same Coin?

The Uncomfortable Truth About American Wages MICHAEL GREENSTONE and ADAM LOONEY New York Times, October 22, 2012 reports on long term factors in the decline of workers' wages.

Top Earners Doubled Share of Nation’s Income, Study Finds New York Times article on the Oct. 2011 CBO report

Trends in the Distribution of Household Income Between 1979 and 2007  Congressional Budget Office report

CQ Research Report "Income Inequality: Is the gap between rich and poor getting wider?" December 3, 2010 Volume 20, Issue 42  

Opposing Viewpoints  Middle Class   Wealthy

Rising Share of Americans See Conflict Between Rich and Poor Pew Social & Demographic Trends January 11, 2012

Building a Better America – One Wealth Quintile at a Time - (and related articles) Perspectives on Psychological Science. Jan 2011, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p9-12. 4p. DOI: 10.1177/1745691610393524.  "All demographic groups—even those not usually associated with wealth redistribution such as Republicans and the wealthy—desired a more equal distribution of wealth than the status quo."

As the Data Show, There’s a Reason the Wall Street Protesters Chose New York New York Times article Oct. 2011

Times Topics - Income Inequality New York Times overview and gateway to articles

Globalization and Informal jobs in Developing Countries - A joint study from the International Labour Organization and the WTO

Talk about a Revolution - Reuters November 22, 2011 post by Edward Hada on the rise of British income inequality and link to the High Pay Commission Report.

Radical Solutions to Economic Inequality If only Americans today were as open-minded about leveling the playing field as we were 100 years ago. www.slate.com  by Beverly Gage, posted  Feb. 15, 2012

Breakdown: Americans on the Edge Huffington Post reports on the middle class and new poverty in the United States

Per Square Mile: Urban trees reveal income inequality May 17, 2012 post on Zhu, P., & Zhang, Y. (2008). Demand for urban forests in United States cities Landscape and Urban Planning, 84 (3-4), 293-300 DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2007.09.005

      
     

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