Income Inequality

The Empire

Liu: NYC Income Gap Double National Average -- updated

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.

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The Takeaway

Occupy Protesters' Focus on Income Inequality 'Just Plain Wrong'

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. 

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New York Ranks High in Income Inequality

Thursday, October 27, 2011

As the debate over income inequality rages across the country, the U.S. Census Bureau has released a report that shows that New York is the state with the largest disparity between rich and poor.


The Brian Lehrer Show

Checking the Stats 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.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: Businesses and Taxes

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

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The Takeaway

Income Inequality May Have Big Costs For Economy, Country

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.

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