Stories tagged: income inequality
Sun., Feb. 18, 2018, 9:55 p.m.
Christopher Ingraham: Rising inequality hurts all of us
Over the past 40 or so years, the American economy has been funneling wealth and income, reverse Robin Hood-style, from the pockets of the bottom 99 percent to the coffers …
Sun., Jan. 28, 2018
Shawn Vestal: When cows were the cornerstone of income inequality
One of the earliest and most potent forces dividing the haves and have-nots may have pretty humble roots: the agricultural beast of burden.
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 9:20 p.m.
Seattle hits record high for income inequality, now rivals San Francisco
In 2016, Seattle hit an all-time high for a commonly used measure of income inequality, known as the Gini index. And if you’re worried about Seattle turning into the next …
Tue., Oct. 10, 2017
‘Spoils society’ spawns economic resentment
Regardless of where your sympathies lie – redistribution is both good and bad – what connects all these activities and many others is that they don’t result in the production …
Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 9:57 a.m.
Wage disparity took another turn for the worse last year
The picture on income inequality in America just got a little bleaker. Top wage earners last year made 5.05 times what their lowest-income counterparts took home, the widest gap in …
Tue., Jan. 5, 2016
Robert J. Samuelson: Income advances slowed, not reversed
Tax, immigration reform needed to slow increasing gap in incomes.
Thu., Nov. 5, 2015
Dana Milbank: Party populists outnumber moderate Democrats
Both parties moving away from middle of political spectrum.
Sat., Jan. 31, 2015
Shawn Vestal: Economy finally recovering … for the 1 percent
We’re No. 9! A new analysis of income growth in America confirms and updates the depressing reality of our so-called economic recovery: Virtually all recent bounceback has occurred in the …
Fri., Sept. 26, 2014
$15 minimum-wage advocate will deliver message Thursday in Pullman, Spokane
On Wednesday the Los Angeles City Council voted to raise the minimum wage for workers at the city’s big hotels to more than $15 an hour. To Nick Hanauer, that …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 15, 2011, 2:24 p.m.
Police bust NYC ‘Occupy’ protest in nighttime sweep
Hundreds of police officers in riot gear raided the Occupy Wall Street encampment in New York City in the pre-dawn darkness today, evicting hundreds of demonstrators and demolishing the tent …
Tue., Nov. 1, 2011, 5:41 p.m.
Wealthy 1 percent use site to support the 99 percent
While members of the so-called 99 percent take part in Occupy Wall Street protests, a new website lets some of the wealthy 1 percent declare their support for the movement.
Tue., Nov. 1, 2011
Occupy Spokane weighs future
Sometimes there are only one or two people carrying signs and waving at cars passing by the little triangle of city property on a corner of Riverside Avenue and Monroe …