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Policy Basics

The gap between rich and poor has been growing for decades, reaching levels not seen since the “Roaring ‘20s.”

We track income trends, and we analyze tax and spending proposals for their effects on income inequality. We promote policies that would help offset rising inequality, and we oppose policies that would make inequality worse.

Previewing Tomorrow’s Census Figures

Here are four key things to look for tomorrow when the Census Bureau releases figures on health coverage, poverty, and median income in 2014.  Last year likely brought historic gains...

Breaking Down Barriers to Economic Opportunity

The lack of upward mobility for low- and middle-income children – a product of inequality and poverty – strikes at the heart of the American dream.  But several evidence-based policies can boost...