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Sam Pizzigati

Sam Pizzigati

Sam Pizzigati, veteran labor journalist and Institute for Policy Studies associate fellow, edits Inequality.org. His recent books include: The Case for a Maximum Wage (2018) and The Rich Don't Always Win: The Forgotten Triumph over Plutocracy that Created the American Middle Class, 1900-1970 (2012).

Articles by this author

 

Once Upon a Time the US Taxed the Rich

A little history might just inspire us to try that taxing again.

Sam Pizzigati ·


How to Stop Inequality That Kills

A new book rests on a grim reality: Americans have spent recent decades dying at much higher rates than people living in our peer nations.

Sam Pizzigati ·


The Not Very Smart Elon Musk

As Twitter implodes under Musk's rule, a lawsuit argues Tesla is vastly overpaying the world's richest man.

Sam Pizzigati ·


You, Poor Voter, Must Stand Back and Watch as Billionaire Plutocrats Purchase Democracy

Regular people cannot, but the billionaire class can spend as much as their hearts desire to influence election outcomes.

Sam Pizzigati ·


To Fight Inflation, Tax the Rich and Corporate Profiteers

We don't need to crash the economy to get inflation under control. We need to get our rich under control.

Sam Pizzigati ·


The Wealthy: A Greater Threat to Florida Than Hurricanes

Don't expect any substantial change anytime soon in the state's continuing rush to keep average families buying homes—and paying property taxes—in the most at-risk coastal zones.

Sam Pizzigati ·


American Billionaires Show US Is #1 in Creating Grotesque Inequality

The distribution of income and wealth will remain ridiculously top-heavy until we start limiting the "rewards" gushing into corporate executive suites.

Sam Pizzigati ·


Fascist Victory in Italy a Setback for the Future

A let-the-rich-be government has opened the doors to the smiling heirs of Italy's neofascist factions.

Sam Pizzigati ·

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