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EPI News 8/5/2016


CEOs make 276 times more than typical workers

A new Economic Snapshot shows that the pay gap between CEOs and employees has widened considerably over the last several decades. Today CEOs make 276 times more than typical workers—compared with 20 times more in 1965 and 30 times more in the late 1970s. From 1978 to 2015, CEO compensation grew 941 percent—while the compensation of a typical worker grew just 10 percent.


EPI’s Valerie Wilson describes a #DayofEquity for working people

In a video for the Marguerite Casey Foundation’s #DayofEquity campaign to flip the narrative of inequality to that of equity, EPI economist Valerie Wilson describes what a day of equity would look like for a working person in America.