The richest Americans now live 10-15 years longer than the poorest.
Veteran labor journalist and Institute for Policy Studies associate fellow Sam Pizzigati edits Too Much, a newsletter on excess and inequality. He also writes columns for OtherWords, the Institute’s national non-profit editorial service. His latest book is The Rich Don’t Always Win. Pizzigati lives in Kensington, Maryland.
Economists agree: Sustainable development and reducing inequality matter more than economic growth.
By 2017, U.S. corporations will have to start disclosing the ratio between what their CEOs and typical workers take home.
Ultra-wealthy financiers have hoarded far more cash than they can responsibly invest.
Let’s make sure our penalties amount to penalties for everyone.
The taxes we all pay should bankroll quality public services, not grand fortunes.