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Apr 28 2021
Biden’s new plan would be life-changing for many American families. Can it pass?
President Joe Biden on Wednesday proposed a $1.8 trillion package that, if passed, would be the largest American investment in child care, paid leave, and early education in recent history — if not ever.
The American Families Plan would work with states to incentivize universal preschool for all 3-Vox
Dec 05 2013
The President vowed to focus his final three years in office on income inequality in the U.S., calling for an increase in the federal minimum wage and defending the government's role in boosting economic mobility.Wall Street Journal (News)
Aug 08 2022
In the weeks that followed Russia's invasion of Ukraine, western Europe's big economies began to falter. But further east it was still boom-time thanks to double-digit wage hikes and generous state handouts in some countries.
Not any more.
A sharp slowdown in retail sales and plunging confidence indicators show that the cost of living crisis has caught up with Europe's easternFox Business
Jul 18 2021
The US federal government’s $1.9 trillion relief package that President Joe Biden signed on March 11 will temporarily expand the child tax credit.
This credit, currently pegged at up to $2,000 a year per child until they turn 17, will instead total $3,600 for children under 6 and $3,000 for kids up to the age of 18 over the next 12 months. Starting in July, the Internal Revenue ServiceQuartz
Aug 15 2014
Who says this is only a liberal political issue? These days, just about everyone — from Barack Obama to Pope Francis — seems to be worried about inequality. Now, inequality is actually shrinking on a global level, but inside many countries, it has increased. And the result is a renewed focus on inequality.The Week - News
Aug 05 2022
(NewsNation) — A large cash infusion for the Internal Revenue Service is part of the economic package Democrats are working to push through Congress before their August break.
Under a deal worked out by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 would spend an extra $79.6 billion on the agency over the next 10 years.NewsNation
May 25 2018
San Francisco is famously America's most expensive city. That means there's all kinds of political agitation for rent regulations and other affordable housing mandates. But a new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research finds that the city's rent control laws help a certain set of haves while costing a larger set of have-nots.
In 1994, the City by the Bay imposed rentReason
Sep 06 2016
Over the past several years economic inequality has risen to the forefront of American political consciousness. Politicians, pundits, and academics paint a picture of a new Gilded Age in which a hereditary American gentry becomes ever richer, while the vast majority of Americans toil away in near-Dickensian poverty. Paul Krugman put it this way: “Describing our current era as a new Gilded AgeCato Institute
Feb 17 2015
The notion that income inequality has continued to rise over the past decade is part of the conventional wisdom. You’ve no doubt heard versions: The rich just keep getting richer. Inequality is higher than ever. Nearly all of the gains from the economic recovery have gone to the top 1 percent.New York Times (News)
May 14 2015
Once again, researchers have found that political polarization is a driving force in income inequality. According to a study published in the Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties, the two major American political parties are pretty good at looking out economically for their own constituents, and that's it. “The partisan difference in policy reflects the redistributive difference inDeseret News