Lawrence Mishel is a distinguished fellow at EPI after serving as president from 2002–2017
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Wednesday, December 25, 2019
Top 1.0% of Earners See Wages Up 157.8% Since 1979
Newly available wage data for 2018 show that annual wages for the top 1.0% were nearly flat (up 0.2%) while wages for the bottom 90% rose an above-average 1.4%. Still, the top 1.0% has done far better in the 2009–18 recovery (their wages rose 19.2%) than did those in the bottom 90%, whose wages...
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Further Evidence That the Tax Cuts Have Not Led to Widespread Bonuses, Wage or Compensation Growth
One of the leading arguments for the GOP’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 has been that it will raise the wages of rank-and-file workers, with congressional Republicans and members of the Trump administration promising raises of many thousands of dollars within ten years. The Trump administration’s...