Increasingly Unequal in Pennsylvania: Income Inequality, 1917 to 2011

Mark Price |

For more than 30 years, most of the 50 states have experienced a dramatic rise in income inequality. In Pennsylvania, this widening gap between the earnings of most workers and those of the top 1 percent is not the result of the immutable headwinds of globalization, but part and parcel of a slow but steady erosion of labor standards, tax policies designed to benefit corporations and the wealthy, and unchecked rising CEO pay.