Sam Pizzigati

Sam Pizzigati writes on inequality for the Institute for Policy Studies. His latest book: The Case for a Maximum Wage (Polity). Among his other books on maldistributed income and wealth: The Rich Don’t Always Win: The Forgotten Triumph over Plutocracy that Created the American Middle Class, 1900-1970  (Seven Stories Press). 

Yellen’s Noble Efforts Come to Naught

Does the Future Belong to People Who Profit Off Our ‘Excessive Wealth Disorder’?

Do You Need Luck To Get Really Rich?

Tax the Rich, House the Homeless

Does the Amazon Now Have a Shot at Survival?

Can We Ever Retire to Greater Equality?

Keeping Workers Poor is Bad for Business

The ‘Secret’ That Gets CEOs Rich: Keep Workers Poor

Two Nations Joined at the Hip by English … and Inequity

The Case for Taxing the Rich Gets an Unexpected Boost

In Politics, Money Will Always Talk. Unless…

The Height of Folly: Safeboxes in the Sky

The Outrageous Gap Between CEO and Worker Pay

Bulldozing Away the Right to Tax the Rich

From France, an Unexpected Call for a Ceiling on CEO Pay

How Rich Are the Richest Americans? Much Richer Than We Thought

What’s Going On in Buffalo?

Is Biden Channeling Tom Paine on Taxes?

Who’s Enabling Putin’s Enablers?

Flacks for the Rich Tell One Philanthropy Story, the Numbers Tell Another

What Makes More Sense, a Minimum Income Tax or a Maximum Income?

In the Ukraine War, We Can Make Oligarchs — Everywhere — the Big Losers

The Idle Plutocracy: How Did Flying Cars Become the Next Big Thing?

From the Kingpins of Private Equity, A New Dagger to Democracy

Can Pro Sports Be More Than a Billionaire Bacchanalia?

After Years of Living in Fear, GM Workers in Mexico are Flexing Their Power

Government Contracting: the Next Big Battleground for a More Equal America?

Two Sides of the Same Coin: Suppress the Vote, Cut Rich People’s Taxes

College Football Coaches Making $25,000 a Day? Let’s Sideline This Lunacy!

Worshiping Markets, Genuflecting to Grand Fortune

Tornadoes Can Kill. So Can Amazon’s Business Model

Against Plutocrats, Platitudes — About Democracy — Will Always Be Pitiful

What’s That Surtax Doing in the Build Back Better Bill?

Asset Master Class: Art ‘Appreciation,’ Billionaire-Style

Why Are Moderna’s Billionaires Airbrushing Scientists Out of the Vaccine Patent Picture?

Can We Automate Inequality Out of Automation?

Why We Need to Keep Our Super Rich ‘Occupied’

Can Billionaires Save the World?

A Smiling Sayonara from Private Equity’s Pioneers

Forget the Huddled Masses, Bring Us Billionaires

The Least Sympathetic People in the Entire World?

Will Fanboys for Grand Fortune Ever Flame Out?

Why Do Europeans Live Longer Than Americans?

How to Tell Your Civilization is Corrupt

The Structural Greed of Corporate America

Let’s Take the Profit Out of Wars

America’s Merchants of Death: Then and Now

A Climate Stat We Can’t Afford to Overlook: CEO Pay

Forget a New Cold War, the US and China Need to Fight Against Inequality

America’s Billionaires: Borrowing Their Way to Ever More Fabulous Fortunes