A slew of research into economic inequality replete with serious looking graphs may give the impression that measuring inequality in the United States is a solved problem. This is misleading. […]
Category: Disaggregating Growth
Statistics describe an America that is nearly recovered from the Great Recession, but the national averages don't give a complete or accurate picture. Wealth is flowing disproportionately to the rich, skewing the data used to...
The bottom half of the income distribution in the United States has been completely shut off from economic growth since the 1970s
Read the full PDF in your browser Authors: Thomas Piketty, Professor of Economics, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris School of Economics Emmanuel Saez, Professor of Economics & […]
The top 1 percent income earners in the United States hit a new high last year, according to the latest data from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.
Income inequality in the United States grew more acute in 2014, yet the bottom 99 percent of income earners registered the best real income growth (after factoring in inflation) in 15 years.
There is no dispute that income inequality has been on the rise in the United States for the past four decades. The share of total income earned by the top […]