Economics Research Sources
AFL-CIO's Paywatch CEO Pay Database
Worldwide Total Remuneration 2001-02
Executive Excess 2003 (August, 2003)
More Bucks for the Bang: CEO Pay at Top Defense Contractors (April, 2003) Median CEO pay at the 37 largest defense contractors rose 79 percent from 2001 to 2002, while overall CEO pay climbed only 6 percent.
Executive Excess 2002 (August, 2002)
Executive Excess 2001 (August, 2001)
Bureau of the Census Income by quintile, race and ethnicity, age, sex, etc.
New Data Show Widest Income Gap Since 1929
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has released a new analysis of Congressional Budget Office data that found:
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Health and Income Equity
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Coalition on Human Needs
Data: Bureau of the Census
Analysis: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Federal Reserve: Racial Wealth Gap Has Grown by Betsy Leondar-Wright (UFE, March 2003)
UFE Fights the "Shrink, Shift and Shaft" Budget and Tax Agenda
Read the op-ed "Shrink, Shift and Shaft" by UFE program director Chuck Collins.
The radical right's budget and tax agenda:
Anti-tax fact-twisters claim 80% of the tax relief given to the rich goes to job-creating small businesses. Dont believe it. (FactCheck.org, 12/19/03) More...
Top 1% Gets Tax Cuts, The Rest of Us Get to Pay for Them
A new study from Citizens for Tax Justice finds that the value of tax cuts for all but the wealthiest Americans will be far outweighed by the additional national debt incurred as a result of mounting federal deficits.
Also check out: The Tax Cut Con by Paul Krugman (New York Times Magazine, Sept. 14, 2003) - A highly readable description of the "shadow agenda" to de-fund government services by way of massive tax breaks for the wealthy.
2003 Bush Tax Cut Unfair, Won't Help Economy (UFE, June 2003)
Trickle Down Economics: Four Reasons Why It Just Doesn't Work (UFE, July 2003)
UnionStats.com Private and public sector union membership, coverage, and density estimates.
Survey of Consumer Finances
Recent Trends in Wealth Ownership, 1983-1998 by Edward N. Wolff (Jerome Levy Economics Institute, April 2000.
Divided Decade: Economic Disparity at Century's Turn (UFE, December 1999)
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