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Brian Wakamo

Brian Wakamo

Brian Wakamo is a researcher on the Global Economy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies.

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Biden's Student Debt Plan Is an Important Step Towards Narrowing the Racial Wealth Divide

Black students have had to take out larger loans and faced greater difficulty paying them back than other borrowers.

Sarah Anderson ·


How the Public Purse Can Address Huge Pay Gaps for Low-Wage Workers at US Corporations

New federal contracting standards could incentivize corporations to narrow the economic divides that undermine employee morale and business effectiveness.

Sarah Anderson ·


While CEOs Make Millions and Workers Struggle, Union Surge Is Unsurprising

Pandemic disparities have driven workers at Starbucks and several other low-wage employers to demand a fair reward for their labor.

Brian Wakamo ·


Auto Workers, Climate Groups in Joint Push to Electrify Postal Fleet

“We can redefine what it means to be an environmentalist,” said the UAW vice president.

Brian Wakamo ·


To Advance Racial Justice, Cancel Student Debt

Presidential executive action to cancel up to $50,000 in student debts would increase Black wealth by 40 percent.

Sarah Anderson ·


5 Ways to Tax Wealth to Pay for the Build Back Better Agenda

Proposals in play to pay for the ambitious public investment plan could help reverse skyrocketing wealth inequality.

Sarah Anderson ·


Close This Perverse Tax Loophole in Order to Save Jobs and Fund Infrastructure

Greedy private equity executives often pay lower tax rates than the employees they put out of work. Here's how to fix it.

Brian Wakamo ·


The Global Vaccine Divide Is Widening as Rich Nations Protect Patents Over Safety

People in high-income countries that represent 16 percent of the world’s population have received 56 percent of doses.

Brian Wakamo ·

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