Posts filed under “Wages & Income”

Where is the Land of Opportunity?

Category: Think Tank, Wages & Income

54% of Republicans Say We’ve Got Too Much Inequality

It’s a Myth that Conservatives Don’t Care About Inequality We’ve noted for years that it’s a myth that conservatives accept runaway inequality. Conservatives are very concerned about the stunning collapse of upward mobility. A poll from Gallup shows that a majority of Republicans think we’ve got too much inequality: Two out of three Americans are…Read More

Category: Philosophy, Politics, Wages & Income

Wealthometer: How Does Your Houshold Wealth Compare?

Click for an interactive calculator. Source: Wealthometer   Income inequality has been all over the news this year. Political fights about raising the minimum wage are in the near future. A related, but just as fascinating, issue is how wealth is distributed. Click through on the calculator above, and you can see where your families…Read More

Category: Economy, Research, Taxes and Policy, Wages & Income

The Role of Total Hours Worked in Japan’s (Lack of) GDP Growth

Category: Economy, Think Tank, Wages & Income

Moral Hazard: Slumdogs vs. Millionaires

Some argue that income inequality isn’t systemic enough:

Slumdogs vs. Millionaires

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Why some media lauds the end of unemployment insurance fraud, which is totally different from Wall Street fraud.

Slumdogs vs. Millionaires – Moral Hazard

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January 9, 2014

Category: Humor, Video, Wages & Income

The Rise and Fall of Minimum Wage

Source: NY Times See also The Minimum We Can Do

Category: Economy, Employment, Wages & Income

2014 Minimum Wage Laws

From Bloomberg: The federal minimum wage was raised to $7.25 an hour in July 2009. Among the states, Washington has the highest minimum wage at $9.19, it rises to $9.32 on Jan 1, 2014. Georgia and Wyoming have the lowest minimum wage: $5.15, although in those cases, the federal minimum wage of $7.25 supersedes the…Read More

Category: Digital Media, Legal, Wages & Income

Mapping Poverty in America

Click for an interactive graphic. Source: NY Times   If you missed it over the weekend, Sunday’s New York Times had an amazing interactive graphic on where poverty is in the U.S. Over the past 50 years, the poverty rate in the nation has fallen from 19 percent to 15 percent in essentially two generations….Read More

Category: Economy, Research, Wages & Income

Category: Think Tank, Wages & Income

5 Richest Cities in the U.S.

Based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 24/7 Wall Street identified the U.S. metropolitan statistical areas with the highest median household incomes. Douglas McIntyre, 24/7 Wall Street editor-in-chief and CEO, joins Lunch Break.

Category: Video, Wages & Income