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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).

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By Attacking Inequality, Colombia's Leftist Government Could Save the Amazon—and the Planet

Colombia has new leaders who see the direct link between plutocracy and the plunder of our most valuable ecosystem.

Sam Pizzigati ·


Keeping Workers Poor on Purpose Is Terrible Economic Policy

At America's biggest low-wage employers, chief executives now pocket 670 times more than their workers.

Sam Pizzigati ·


As World's Mega Rich Geared Up for Davos, Central Bankers Went Rogue — and Rational

The case for taxing the rich gets an unexpected boost.

Sam Pizzigati ·


Our Outrageous CEO-Worker Pay Gap: Unfair and Unwise

CEOs elsewhere in the world are making nowhere near what U.S. CEOs are making.

Sam Pizzigati ·


An Unexpected But Welcome Call to Cap CEO Pay Comes From France

French President Emmanuel Macron warned recently that modern societies just might "explode" without a maximum wage.

Sam Pizzigati ·


Biden Is Pushing for a Tom Paine Tax Plan

Over two centuries ago, Tom Paine urged our new republic to tax extreme wealth. This tax season, President Biden is picking up the call.

Sam Pizzigati ·


It's Organized Starbucks Workers vs. Oligarchs in the City of Buffalo

Buffalo's baristas give us hope. Buffalo's pols, meanwhile, are giving oligarchy our hard-earned tax dollars.

Sam Pizzigati ·


Instead of Taxing the Poorest, the US Needs a Maximum Income

We need to bend power back toward the people. Enough with Rick Scott and his minimum income tax.

Sam Pizzigati ·

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