Strike a new deal, now: City and state must demand better pay for building staff in corporate retention pacts

April 30, 2007. An op ed by James Parrott and Bill Thompson. New York Daily News.

Jittery Wall Street, Calm City?

April 16, 2007. An article by James Parrott, FPI’s deputy director and chief economist, in the Gotham Gazette. Article >>

The Underground Economy in New York City’s Affordable Housing Construction Industry

April 15, 2007. This examination of  the affordable housing construction industry reveals evidence of a huge underground economy in which thousands of workers are paid off the books or misclassified as independent contractors. The results include widespread employer evasion of payroll taxes and social insurance premiums, and the undercutting of wage and benefit standards.

Taxpayers Likely to Pay the AMT in Tax Year 2007 Under Current Law, By State

April 9, 2007. Data from Citizens for Tax Justice.

How to fix the income gap

April 9, 2007. A letter to the editor by James Parrott. New York Times.