Category: Policy & Research

Research, analysis, criticism and policies on topics of importance to progressive thinkers in Connecticut

Millionaires Migrating Away Is A Myth

Study dispels myth about millionaire migration in the US May 26, 2016 — American Sociological Association — Published in Science Daily Summary: The view that the rich are highly mobile has gained much political traction in recent years and has…

Technology and Our Destiny

Beyond Basic Income: Claiming Our Right to Govern Technology Annette Bernhardt, Director, Low-Wage Work Program, UC Berkeley Labor Center, Published in MEDIUM, MAY 11, 2017, One common characteristic of universal basic income advocates, and indeed progressives and labor more generally, is a…

It’s Hot Hot Hot in CT – Much Above Average

Swath of States Experiencing Hottest Year to Date By Andrea Thompson Published: May 8th, 2017, Climate Central For a swath of states from New Mexico over to Florida and up to Ohio, 2017 has been the hottest year on record…

Corp. Taxes as Share of Economy at Historical Lows

It’s time for corporations to pay their fair share of taxes Economic Snapshot • By Josh Bivens • May 18, 2017 for EPI.org It is often claimed that American corporate tax rates are much-higher than our international peers, and that…

Top CEOs Make 350 Times More Than Average Employee

Study Shows Income Gap Avoiding corporate income taxes is one way CEOs boost their companies’ profits and thereby increase their own pay. $13.1M The average compensation for an S&P 500 CEO last year. 347 Times more the average S&P 500…

A Better CT Budget Needs New Revenue

May 2017 A Better Approach to Budgeting: Concerns about the Austerity Approach of State Budget Proposals Connecticut’s budget is the clearest statement of its policy priorities. As such, it should prioritize revenue and expense options that advance long-term inclusive economic…

Personal Financial insecurity/lack of savings costs cities – BIG bucks

2008 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images. Diana Elliott Financially insecure residents can cost cities millions No matter how robust a city’s economy, its budgetary bottom line is affected by financially insecure residents. In findings released today, the Urban Institute examines the cost of residents’ financial…