Sam Pizzigati

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

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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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Monday, November 11, 2013 - 7:08am
Counting the Dollars the Rich Want Uncounted
How unequal have workplaces in the United States become? Our best answer happens to come from an unlikely source: the Social Security Administration.
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Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 8:15am
Worse than Watergate
The U.S. Supreme Court is mulling a case that could end up giving America’s wealthy a perpetual green light to contribute as much as they want directly to politicians and political parties.
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Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 8:29am
Subsidizing Economic Inequality
The debate over America’s federal budget is getting stale — and getting us nowhere, as the latest government shutdown depressingly reminds us. Political obsession over budget deficits has now morphed into legislative extortion.
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Saturday, September 14, 2013 - 8:30am
Danger Ahead: Our Disappearing Pensions
How’s your 401(k) doing? Working Americans ask themselves this question — and angst about the answer — a great deal these days. And why not? For most Americans, retirement reality has turned chillingly stark: Either you have a robust set of investments in your 401(k) or you’re facing some really rocky happy years.
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