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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.

Understanding Tomorrow’s Census Figures

We’ve released two pieces previewing tomorrow’s Census Bureau release of poverty, income, and health coverage figures for 2015: Be Wary of Using Official Poverty Figures to Assess Long-Term...

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 in...