Negin Owliaei is an Inequality Editor and Researcher at the Institute for Policy Studies. Before joining IPS, she worked as a journalist and digital producer at Al Jazeera Media Network, where she covered social movements and the internet for the award-winning program The Stream. Negin graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a degree in International Studies and English.
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Iran’s Protests Take Place Against a Backdrop of Inequality
Regardless of the future of the demonstrations, the government must deal with long-standing economic tension.
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A new proposal would take tips out of the hands of the people who earn them.
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Kansas Tried Trickle-Down Economics. It Didn’t Work.
A failed experiment left the state with underfunded schools, gaps in public services—and lessons for the rest of us.