More Income Inequality Articles

  • Dry cleaners press Obama over 'gender-gap' rhetoric

    America's dry cleaners aren't happy that President Obama used them as an example in remarks last week about the economic gap between the sexes. They say the disparity in dry cleaning bills is more complex than the systemized discrimination Obama hinted at in his April 8 remarks about the...

  • Paul Krugman could receive $25,000 per month for income inequality initiative

    New York Times author and liberal economist Paul Krugman has been offered a position as a distinguished scholar for a nine-month stint at the City University of New York's Luxembourg Income Study Center, which researches income inequality.

  • France's Thomas Piketty could be the Left's version of anti-debt Carmen Reinhart-Kenneth Rogoff

    Thomas Piketty is worried that advanced countries like the United States are headed toward a future in which the wealthy grow ever richer while economic growth stagnates, and he believes that something must be done to prevent this “patrimonial capitalism” from taking hold.

  • The '77 percent' statistical fraud on gender pay gap issue

    The "war on women" political slogan is in fact a war against common sense. It is a statistical fraud when President Obama and other politicians say that women earn only 77 percent of what men earn -- and that this is because of discrimination.

  • An alternative approach to the gender pay gap

    President Obama has made it clear that the gender pay gap is at the top of his talking points heading into the months before the midterm elections, but his preferred solution isn't going anywhere, even as alternatives that might be viable go unexplored.

  • The week ahead in economics: France's Thomas Piketty, inflation and Janet Yellen

    While members of Congress are out of Washington this week, the French economist Thomas Piketty will be visiting to spread ideas that could become influential both in the U.S. and around the world.

  • Dems play politics with bogus 77-cent differential in male-female pay

    An economist serving on a second-term president's Council of Economic Advisers might expect to weigh in on fundamental issues, restructuring the tax system or making entitlement programs sustainable over the long term. Barack Obama once talked of addressing such issues, and Republican leaders...

  • Integrity lives as liberals start to buck Democratic Party

    The screeching polarization of American political and cultural life in recent years is exacting a toll. Debate has been debased. Contempt and hatred for those with opposing views is now the norm. Although some on the Right have criticized their own side -- think of Rick Perry and Jeb Bush...

  • Editorial cartoon: White House pay gap

    Cartoon by Michael Ramirez/Creators Syndicate.

  • 'Ban Bossy' creator Sheryl Sandberg continues to push debunked claims

    Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg continued to push debunked statistics regarding her ‘Ban Bossy' campaign Wednesday night. Sandberg, speaking with Fox News host Megyn Kelly, not only failed to note that women's choices were the main reason behind issues like the supposed wage...

  • GOP blocks Senate bill curbing gender pay gap

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans blocked a Senate bill Wednesday aimed at narrowing the pay gap between men and women, an election-year ritual that Democrats hope will help spur women to back them in this fall's congressional elections. GOP lawmakers said the measure could hinder employers from...

  • Obama blasts GOP for blocking paycheck fairness bill

    President Obama ripped Senate Republicans Wednesday for blocking a paycheck fairness bill, leveling charges against the GOP that will serve as the centerpiece of the Democratic 2014 campaign pitch. The Paycheck Fairness Act, which was designed to combat wage disparity between men and women,...

  • Democrats are losing ground in the 'war on women'

    It appears Democrat attempts to use Equal Pay Day as an opportunity to knock Republicans as waging a “war on women” totally fell flat. For years, President Obama and Democrats have been trotting out the “77 cent” figure to claim that women earn less than men, even in the 21st century....

  • After voting 'no' on Paycheck Fairness Act, Angus King says bill would hurt businesses

    Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, released a statement explaining his opposition to the Paycheck Fairness Act, saying it could bring “substantial burdens on businesses.” King is an independent who caucuses and votes mostly with Democrats. Other than King, all Democrats voted for the bill and all...

  • Senate Republicans block paycheck fairness bill at center of Democratic political agenda

    Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a Democratic bill that would have required companies to prove that wage discrepancies are not based on gender. The "Paycheck Fairness Act," is a key measure in the Democratic agenda, which lawmakers admit has little chance of passing but believe will...

From the Weekly Standard