Sam Pizzigati

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

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 8:48am
For Pete's Sake, What's Happened to Our Democracy?
Down through the millennia, specific individuals have changed the course of history. Some made their indelible mark through their intellect, some through their courage, and still others through the depth and breadth of their vision.
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 11:23am
To Move Forward, We Must Learn from Our Progressive Past
Our contemporary billionaires, most Americans would agree, are exploiting our labor and polluting our politics. Can we shrink our super rich down to a less powerful — and more democratic — size? Of course we can. We Americans, after all, have already done that before.
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Monday, September 24, 2012 - 8:46am
The 'Self-Made' Hallucination of America's Rich
Let's cut Mitt Romney some slack. Not every off-the-cuff comment he made at that now infamous, secretly taped $50,000-a-plate fundraiser in Boca Raton reveals an utterly shocking personal failing. Take, for instance, Mitt's remark that he has "inherited nothing."
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Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 2:20pm
Virtually, Anything Goes with Online Education
The sounds of September: school bells ringing, loose-leaf binders snapping open and shut, sneakers squeaking on gymnasium floors. Next to apple pie, what could possibly be more American than these familiar sounds and the local public schools where we hear them?
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Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 7:49am
Playing Patent Games -- And Cashing In Big
Why do CEOs make so much ? Do they just have more smarts than the rest of us?
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Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 12:31pm
A Bold New Call for a 'Maximum Wage'
How about taking a moment this Labor Day to reflect about those Americans who earn the least for their labor?
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Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 8:05am
We're All Subsidizing Free Lunches for America's CEOs
A generation ago, on National Secretary's Day, America's top corporate executives used to take their prized office assistants out to lunch.
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Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 8:38am
The 64-Gazillion-Dollar Question
Peter Edelman has battled poverty for nearly half a century — first as a top aide to Senator Robert Kennedy, later as a state and federal official, and currently as a key figure at a widely respected law and public policy center in Washington.
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Sunday, July 22, 2012 - 8:15am
Mitt’s Offshore Shenanigans: The Bigger Story
Are America’s rich getting richer? They’re certainly making much more than ever before. Every official income measure we have shows that America’s most affluent are upping their incomes at a much faster clip than everyone else.
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Monday, June 25, 2012 - 1:08pm
Founders Would Be Unamused by Tea Party's 'No Taxes' Schtick
Not too long ago, Americans only dressed up in George Washington wigs and tri-corner hats on the Fourth of July. But then the tea party came along. Colonial garb started turning up at rallies all year around. In quick order, the legacy of 1776 started "belonging" to the tea party crowd. The Founding Fathers, the tea partisans claimed, wouldn't abide government interference in their lives. And neither should we. If we today just stayed true to 1776, the United States would remain forever "exceptional."
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