June 12, 2019 | In a deeply unequal America, many of our deepest pockets are keen to find out.
About Sam Pizzigati
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.
Articles by Sam Pizzigati
April 24, 2019 | Boating used to be for the middle class, not just yacht owners. Now the rich are fortifying their hold on the sea with military hardware.
February 26, 2019 | Hovering parents don’t need lectures. They need a more equal nation.
January 23, 2019 | Millions of years ago, life on Earth survived an existential climate crisis. But that Earth had a distinct advantage: no rich people.
December 5, 2018 | Cancer-treatment executives are reaping fortunes off misleading marketing. We should make that less profitable.
November 30, 2018 | Americans pay a steep price for not spreading their wealth around as well as other developed countries.
November 14, 2018 | The party's leaders have been far too cautious in the past. Newer ideas could spark real change in who owns and runs America.
August 29, 2018 | Billions in taxpayer funds go to CEOs who pay their workers peanuts. We can change that.
August 22, 2018 | On average, America's CEOs make 312 times what their workers take home — and that has nothing to do with supply and demand.
June 27, 2018 | Executives have a powerful incentive to cheat their workers: to pad their own exorbitant paychecks.
May 30, 2018 | But those life-affirming tales of modest multi-millionaires can reinforce a troubling message.
April 25, 2018 | The toy retailer flourished when taxes were high. Greedy investors, not taxes, brought down the iconic store.
March 21, 2018 | The "playboy genius" is essentially squandering taxpayer money on pet projects like Mars trips and flamethrowers.
January 24, 2018 | Billionaire-backed politicians are turning Kentucky's health care miracle into a tragedy.
October 25, 2017 | You probably pay about four times more of your income to Social Security than millionaires, who want to cut their taxes and your benefits.