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). 

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

The Olympic Event We Need: a Race To See Where People Live the Longest

Our Billionaires are Blasting Off…Good Riddance!

What Happens Economically When Wealth Amasses at the Top

An Inequality Even Conservative Justices Can’t Swallow

Can We Conquer Our Grand Dynastic Family Fortunes?

Income Tax Disclosure Ought to be the Law of the Land, Not a Criminal Offense

Living Ever Larger in the Lap of Luxury

Redistributing Wealth Downward can Make Societies Richer

Treating Workers Like They are Disposable is Bad Business

Can We Get a Vaccine for the Greed Pandemic?

Bill, Melinda, and the Burden of Grand Fortune

Just How Bold is Biden’s Tax Plan?

The Billionaires Who Couldn’t Kick Straight

What Can We Do to Start Civilizing Our Richest?

What’s Driving the Tax Games Corporations Play?

A Manchester Boldly United for a More Equal Metropolis

Our Biggest Tax Evaders have been Living High on the Hog

Did America’s Greediest Corporation Just Get Greedier?

Why the Amazon Worker Vote in Bessemer Means So Much

The Average American Pay Tax on Half of Their Wealth, Shouldn’t Rich Americans?

Rising Inequality: the ‘Pre-Existing Condition’ That Doomed the U.S. COVID Response

The Rich and Those Who Serve Them, Then and Now

Some Corporate-Suite Context for the Fun and Games at GameStop

Essential Workers Take the Risk, CEO’s Reap the Rewards

Greed in the Suites, From Walgreens to Walmart

Must Our Billionaires Remain Politically Immortal?

Our Post-Trump Democratic Prospects: What the Ming Dynasty Can Teach Us

In 2021, Let’s Ring a Global Alarm on Inequality that Everyone Can Hear