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Young Employee-Owners Make (and Save) More

New analysis from the NCEO’s ongoing study of government data shows that employee-owners at every level of income stay longer on the job, make higher base pay, and have greater household net worth than similar individuals without ownership.

For example, employee-owners in the middle of the income distribution reported $46,250 in wage income, compared to $38,000 for non-owners. Their net worth was $45,750 compared  ...

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The Missing Program: Employee Ownership

Harvard economist Richard Freeman recently pointed out that, between 1980 and 2017, real wages rose 14% while returns to the S&P 500 went up 543%. That’s almost a 40X difference. By contrast, Freeman added, the differential was less than two to one between 1945 and 1980.

In other words, owning stock pays a whole lot better than working for a living. And yet the richest tenth of American households currently own 84 percent of all US-owned stock, including shares held in 401(k)s  ...

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