Bob Lord, a tax lawyer and former Congressional candidate, is an associate fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies. Bob previously served as an adjunct faculty member at the Arizona State University School of Law. Bob’s work focuses on the relationship of tax law to inequality. He contributes to both the Inequality.org website and to OtherWords, the Institute’s national syndicated editorial service. Bob also is a staff member at Blog For Arizona, the leading political blog in Arizona.
Sometimes percentages alone don't do justice to the injustice of corporate compensation.
This year's historic new CEO-worker pay gap disclosures have revealed a handful of big companies with modest internal pay gaps. Should we be applauding?
A federal jobs and income guarantee could protect workers the way unions once did.
We've reached the point where a handful of extraordinarily wealthy clans essentially have the power to suffocate our democracy.
Under the new GOP tax law, states that pay teachers a living wage subsidize states that pay them poorly.
Corporate public relations teams extol bonuses to pump up the Republican re-election effort, but many people will end up unemployed.
Pay scales at major U.S. businesses are way out of whack — and that's just at the ones we know about.
If it passes, this plan would have our national tax burden resting overwhelmingly on income from the labor of working people.
The Trump-GOP tax plan is a declaration of war on homeowners, homebuilders, realtors, and the mortgage industry.
If President Trump has such concern for middle income Americans, why is he so focused on the one area — federal income taxes — where they're not getting absolutely clobbered?
The family that has made billions off trick-or-treat candy has gone generations without paying any appreciable tax on its enormous fortune.
The one "loophole closing" Trump has proposed would actually reduce tax revenue- state tax revenue, that is.
Will corporate tax receipts increase under the Trump tax plan? Will the income individuals report decline? Only one thing is sure: The rich will come out ahead.
The "One Rich Guy" who profits would.
America's wealth concentration has increased tenfold since Bill Clinton first ran for president.
Tax policy and police brutality are inextricably linked, yet no one's talking about it. Here's why they should.
You might want to rethink all those really nice things you’ve been saying about ‘equality of opportunity.’
It sounds crazy, but a major distraction in our debate about inequality in America today is inequality itself.
We have taxes on the labor we do and another set of taxes on wealth.
Congress is gutting vital programs for the poor while heaping billions of dollars of relief on a few wealthy families.