How can we build an equitable economy? | KALW

How can we build an equitable economy?

Jan 17, 2019


On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss the changes needed to truly address economic inequality and wage stagnation.

The top one percent of families in the US made more than 25 times what families in the bottom 99 percent did in 2015, according to the Economic Policy Institute. 2018 was the third best year for job growth since the recession a decade ago – but what kinds of jobs are sustainable and offer a decent living? What economic policies would offer stability and address runaway inequality?

Guests:

Heidi Hartmann, president and CEO of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research

Valerie Wilson, director of the Economic Policy Institute’s Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy

Web Resources:

IWPR: Top 10 Findings of 2018

EPI: 50 years after the riots: Continued economic inequality for African Americans

Vox: You’ve heard that women make 80 cents to men’s dollar. A new report says it’s much worse than that.

CNBC: US income inequality continues to grow