Economic Inequality is Real, Personal, Expensive, and it was Created. We'll show you how.
The fact that the United States has become increasingly unequal in terms of income, wages, wealth and opportunity has hit the mainstream and public demands for economic fairness have gone viral. As the economic think tank for the 99%, EPI is eager to seize on this renewed public interest in creating a fair economy, building upon our nearly three decades of objective economic research that has earned us respect and praise across the political spectrum. The Inequality.is website will bring…
Thirteen Economic Facts about Social Mobility and the Role of Education
In a new policy memo, The Hamilton Project examines the relationship between growing income inequality and social mobility in America. The memo explores the growing gap in educational opportunities and outcomes for students based on family income and the great potential of education to increase upward mobility for all Americans.
Canada’s Development Footprint Beyond Aid
Foreign aid is only one of the ways by which Canada engages with developing countries. This infographic compares foreign aid with other flows such as trade, investment and remittances, between Canada and developing countries.
A history of housing 1918-2012
1929: Wall Street Crash Gordon Brown John Major Harold Wilson Stanley Baldwin 1948: Town and Country Planning Act 1988: Deregulation of private renting Edward Heath Neville Chamberlain 1956: Subsidies for Local authority general needs housing reduced 2007: Homes for the Future
China's Maritime Disputes
The East and South China Seas are the scene of escalating territorial disputes between China and its neighbors. Chinaâ€™s growing assertiveness has fueled concerns over armed conflict and raised questions about Washingtonâ€™s security commitments in the region.
Time to change the game on fossil fuel subsidies and climate
Did you know that over half a trillion dollars is spent on subsiding fossil-fuels every year? A new report by the Overseas Development Institute shows how th...
Big Bets & Black Swans
As 2014 begins, the Foreign Policy experts at Brookings are offering President Obama and his Cabinet a set of innovative and actionable policy recommendations to address the critical foreign policy challenges in the year ahead. As he does every year, the president must decide which priorities to pursue and how best to exercise U.S. power and influence to manage and shape the global order. “Big Bets & Black Swans: A Presidential Briefing Book” is a series of memos designed to present…