Income and Inequality
In June 1998, the Economic Policy Commission of ADA declared that, despite the national euphoria among politicians and the media over the growing national economy, widening income inequality was jeopardizing equal opportunity and democracy. The Commission reviewed the factors contributing to that trend and recommended a set of social, economic and legislative programs to achieve a fairer, more equitable distribution of income for all citizens. The Commission published its findings in “Income and Inequality” in November 1998. The ADA Economic Policy staff has updated that report every year since 2000.