Income Inequality: The Rich Get Richer

A fascinating series of recent Tim Noah articles in Slate graphically convey the growing US income gap:

It’s generally understood that we live in a time of growing income inequality, but “the ordinary person is not really aware of how big it is,” Krugman told me. During the late 1980s and the late Click to Read More

Environmental Activist Calls on Colleges to Diversify Sustainability

“Sustainability studies” courses and degree programs often fail to include considerations of race & socioeconomics.   UW Geography in fact has moved in the opposite direction: one of the new tracks in our major is intentionally named “Environment, Economy and Sustainability”, and many courses in that track –Geog 276, Intro to Political Geography, Geog 302, Click to Read More

Why you’re not making more money than a decade ago: Diary of a Recession Baby – MarketWatch

More on stagnating wages and the widening income gap in America.

The story is often told that college graduates have done well and everyone else has not. But that’s not true,” said Josh Bivens, an economist at EPI.

For high school graduates, median inflation-adjusted wages were $626 per week in 2009, compared with Click to Read More

Jon Kyl: Extend Bush Tax Cuts For Wealthy Even If They Add To Deficit

More structural inequality baked into the system:

Top Senate Republican Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) insisted on Sunday that Congress should extend the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans regardless of their impact on the deficit, even as he and other Republicans are blocking unemployment insurance extensions over deficit concerns.

Paul Krugman Click to Read More