Inequality is bad for business

This afternoon, the State Chamber of Oklahoma is hosting a public affairs forum with a keynote speech titled “Defending the Dream: Why Income Inequality Doesn’t Threaten Opportunity.” The speech will be delivered by David Azerrad from the Heritage Foundation, who… Read more [More...]

Rising inequality in Oklahoma as lower- and middle-class incomes stagnate

Incomes for poor and middle-class families in Oklahoma have stagnated since the late 1990s, with nearly all of the growth in income going to the wealthiest households, according to a new report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities… Read more [More...]

The Weekly Wonk – April 29, 2011

What’s up this week at Oklahoma Policy Institute? The Weekly Wonk is dedicated to this week’s events, publications, and blog posts. This week at OK Policy we blogged about an unlikely request to area governors from Kansas City business executives… Read more [More...]

Inequality Matters: How growing disparities erode public structures and political community

David Stockmann was director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Reagan and once a leading advocate of supply-side economics. Yet In a recent New York Times op-ed, he makes a point most frequently heard from liberals and… Read more [More...]

Upside Down: New report shows most asset building spending helping the wealthy

It is widely accepted that ownership of assets – a home, savings accounts, stocks and investments, a business – is a cornerstone of family financial security. Assets provide a cushion against temporary setbacks and allow for an investment in greater… Read more [More...]