Sam Pizzigati

Sam Pizzigati edits Too Much, the Institute for Policy Study's online weekly newsletter on excess and inequality.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 9:10am
America’s Last Throwback to Plutocracy 1.0
Let us pause now to pay our respects to Bunny Mellon. She died last week on her 4,000-acre farm in Virginia’s fabled horse country. But no tears, please.
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Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 9:26am
The Mess on Our ‘Information Superhighway’
Back in the early 1990s, the infancy of the Internet Age, our hippest policy wonks orated endlessly about the emerging “information superhighway.”
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 9:53am
We’ve Got a Long Way to Go, Baby
When General Motors named Mary Barra the company’s new CEO in December, the announcement made instant headlines. No woman had ever steered a major global automaker .
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Sunday, January 12, 2014 - 12:50pm
The New War on Inequality: Just Rhetoric?
Exactly a half-century ago, in 1964, a President of the United States announced a “war on poverty.” That war would soon dominate the nation’s domestic political discourse — and make a real difference.
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Sunday, January 5, 2014 - 11:27am
Could 2014 Be Year One of the Pay Ratio Era?
From the White House to the Vatican, everyone these days seems to be talking about income inequality. But our politics hasn’t kept up. Concrete proposals that could actually narrow the gap between the rich and the rest of us haven’t yet moved onto our public policy center stage.
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Wednesday, December 25, 2013 - 8:08am
A Year of Delightful Egalitarian Imagination
Economic inequality, we suspect, may have crept into more conversations in 2013 than ever before. But people aren’t just talking about how unequal we’ve become. They’re talking about antidotes to the avarice all around us.
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Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 8:29am
America’s Greediest: The 2013 Top Ten
The headlines haven’t been particularly kind to America’s most relentlessly greedy over the past year.
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Sunday, December 8, 2013 - 2:22pm
Inequality: A Sure Way to Kill a Good Time
World Bank economist Branko Milanovic does serious work . His explorations into global income distribution have won him a wide — and appreciative — audience in scholarly and policy-making circles all the world over.
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Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 6:54am
Swiss Activists: Let’s Cap CEO Pay
Not all that many generations ago, the idea of an income floor for working Americans—a minimum wage—seemed impractically utopian.
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Sunday, November 24, 2013 - 3:47pm
One ‘Entitlement’ Really Does Need Trimming
Deck the halls, this holiday season, with scenes of hunger.
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