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Sam Pizzigati

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Sam Pizzigati, an associate fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C., has written extensively on corporate executive compensation and America's growing concentration of income and wealth. His analyses have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and other major newspapers across the United States, as well as in academic journals like the Labor and Employment Relations Association's Perspectives on Work.

Pizzigati's latest book, Greed and Good: Understanding and Overcoming the Inequality that Limits Our Lives (Apex Press), has been rated an "outstanding title" of the year by the American Library Association (Choice, January 2006).

A veteran labor journalist, Pizzigati spent 20 years directing the publishing operations of America's largest trade union, the 3.2 million-member National Education Association. He currently edits Too Much, an online weekly on excess and inequality.

October 21, 2016 An Anthropology of the Luxury Life?

Social scientists are starting to place the lives of the wealthy under the same microscope formerly trained on primitive tribes in Borneo. Could their research ever explain phenomena like the Donald? An Anthropology of the Luxury...

October 17, 2016 Getting Beyond the ?Buffett Rule?

In 1944, the year billionaire investor Warren Buffett first paid income tax, Americans ?soaked the rich? ? and benefited mightily from the soaking. Getting Beyond the ?Buffett Rule? is a post on Too Much

September 16, 2016 Sandbagging for Fun and Profit

Wells Fargo has just been hit with the biggest banking consumer fraud penalty ever. Yet the bank?s execs are walking out the door with millions in bonuses. Can we stop them? Sandbagging for Fun and Profit is a post on Too Much

September 5, 2016 Still Feeling the Great Recession?

Want thrills in your life? Go ride a roller coaster. Want some economic security? Help make America more equal. A new study from three eminent economists explains why. Still Feeling the Great Recession? is a post on Too Much

August 10, 2016 Global Influencers Publicly Commit to Climate Change Actions Too MuchExtracting a Cold Corporate Truth

Dedicated to the notion that our world would be considerably more caring, prosperous, and democratic if we narrowed the vast gap that divides our wealthy from everyone else.For today?s top corporate executives, the contemporary...

August 10, 2016 Extracting a Cold Corporate Truth

For today?s top execs, the contemporary corporation has become a personal ATM ? with no limits on withdrawals. Extracting a Cold Corporate Truth is a post on Too Much

August 1, 2016 For the Wealthy, a New Worry

Lobbyists for America?s grandest fortunes may want to raise their rates. Capitol Hill is getting a gadfly who can really sting. For the Wealthy, a New Worry is a post on Too Much

July 15, 2016 Big Headlines for a Tiny Wage Hike

Billionaire banker Jamie Dimon announces a wage hike and says he?s fighting inequality. If we take him seriously, the joke ? and much worse ? will be on us. Big Headlines for a Tiny Wage Hike is a post on Too Much

June 29, 2016 The Forgotten Spirit of 1776

We all know what happened in the City of Brotherly Love 240 years ago on July 4. Maybe we should also pay some attention to what happened two months later. The Forgotten Spirit of 1776 is a post on Too Much

June 24, 2016 Inequality and the Cash Register

Flacks for grand fortune would have us believe the rich are performing a public service every time they shop. Researchers tell a different story. Consumption by the rich ups the prices the non-rich pay. Inequality and the Cash...

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