Published Articles

For most people, their wages go up as they get older. As a result, they think wages are rising. Fact is, the average young American worker today (age 25-34) makes an astonishing 26% less than the average young American did in 1973. READ MORE

March 30, 2012

Companies run by more highly paid CEOs don’t do any better or worse than companies run by less highly paid CEOs, but as CEO pay has risen over time the pay of ordinary workers has fallen. READ MORE

March 29, 2012

Medicare is in good shape for the foreseeable future – it’s not time to hit the panic button just yet. READ MORE

March 26, 2012

On the eve of the release of the annual CEO pay survey reports, a look at the causes and consequences of chief executive pay spirals. READ MORE

March 26, 2012

With austerity measures, long-term investments in society’s future are sacrificed for short-term savings in government spending. READ MORE

March 20, 2012

Corporate political activities, such as campaign spending, have a significantly positive effect on company performance measured using return on investment, return on assets and government-derived revenues. READ MORE

March 19, 2012

Total US national income per person has more than doubled over the past forty years (adjusting for inflation). Why then have incomes for most Americans been stagnant or falling? Why do American families now need two incomes to have the standard of living they used to have with just one? READ MORE

March 12, 2012

While the economy has taken off, jobs and wages are still below 2008 levels. Economic growth is feeding into corporate profits and CEO pay, not into ordinary people’s paychecks. READ MORE

March 5, 2012