Monday, May 21, 2012
New York City Comptroller John Liu released a report Monday showing the city’s top 1 percent of earners account for a third of all income in New York City—nearly twice the national average.
Friday, October 28, 2011
The Takeaway is continuing our conversation this week on income inequality in America. We’ve covered the Occupy movement, where inequality is a rallying cry, and we reported on a Congressional Budget Office report that highlighted the growth in uneven incomes over the last three decades.We’re taking another look at income inequality this morning, this time from a guest who says Occupy protestors are wrong to focus on income inequality.
Friday, October 07, 2011
David Leonhardt, Washington bureau chief for The New York Times, goes through the stats that have been thrown around by Occupy Wall Street protesters and their critics, and what the income inequality picture really looks like.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Bill Rys, tax counsel for the National Federation of Independent Business, and Robert Reich, public policy professor at the University of California at Berkeley and author of Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future, give their takes on the claim that a tax on the wealthy is a tax on small business.
Local Robert Reich Appearances
Tuesday September 21, 2010 7:00pm at Barnes and Noble, 150 East 86th Street, New York, NY
Thursday, September 23 7:00pm at The Strand, , 828 Broadway, New York, NY
Monday, August 30, 2010
A small group of economists are trying to study whether income inequality may have contributed to the economic collapse. The income gap in the years leading up to the recent recession, which is often compared to the Great Depression, has a striking resemblance to the income equality in 1928, when the top 10 percent of earners received nearly half of the total income. Finance reporter Louise Story wrote about this theory for The New York Times earlier in August, and we spoke with her about the income gap on The Takeaway last week.