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Unintended Consequences? Property Tax Elimination Increases Taxes on the Middle Class to Reduce Taxes for High-Income Families

The budget end game has focused a lot on property tax cuts. The budget framework agreement includes property tax...

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If the Robots Actually Were to Come … We Could Enjoy Shorter Work Time

There’s been a lot of hand-wringing recently with people saying, “the robots are coming” with fear that they are...

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The Union of the Future

Kati Sipp’s latest blog post on “Hack the Union” has a link to a thought-provoking interview with Michelle Miller, founder...

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Report Ranks Pa. 23rd Among States, Gives It C+ Grade, for Status of Women

A new report by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research ranked the 50 states and the District of Columbia...

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This Price Is Right — About Reducing CEO Pay So Companies Can Pay More to Their Lowest Paid

No, not Keystone Research Center labor economist Mark Price. Dan Price. CEO and owner of Gravity Payments, a credit...

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Fight for $15 – and the Birth of the Next American Middle Class

Today, low-wage worker protests across Pennsylvania, the nation, and the globe will reach their greatest scale yet. Mobilizing behind...

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CEO Pay in America: Up Up and Away!

According to recently released data, CEOs and executives in the United States have been recovering well since the end...

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Interesting Report on the Middle Class in Philadelphia

Susan Warner of The Pew Charitable Trusts has a very interesting study out titled Philadelphia’s Changing Middle Class. The...

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From California to the New York Island, Top Incomes Are on the Rise

Today the Economic Analysis Research Network released The Increasingly Unequal States of America: Income Inequality by State by Estelle Sommeiller...

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Towards a Moral Economy: Is NOW the Time?

  The Philadelphia Daily News’ Will Bunch had an uplifting column this past Sunday on Saturday’s “Moral March” in...

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Are Economic Elites Awaking to the Need to Do Something About Inequality?

The first in an occasional series on reducing inequality Are American opinion leaders and policymakers finally ready for a...

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High Road Restaurant Owners Speak Out for Higher Minimum Wage

A few weeks ago, we responded to criticism about the feasibility of a $15-per-hour wage for fast food workers....

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