How the U.S. Government Is Making Washington, D.C. the Capitol of Inequality

While Washington, DC is one of the most economically successful cities in the nation, it is also one of the most economically unequal places to live and work in America. Federal contracting work contributes to the area’s wide income inequality. This report finds that: Nearly one-third of DC’s federal contract workers—24,500—earn less than $20 an […]

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August 26th, 2015
New Calculator Shows DC is an Extremely Expensive Area for Families; Stronger Supports Are Needed

The cost of living in the District of Columbia is extremely high, a new report finds, which highlights importance of having a strong minimum wage as well as additional programs to help families meet basic needs. The new Family Budget Calculator from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) finds that expenses contributing to the extremely high […]

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