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Sam Pizzigati is an  Associate Fellow, Institute for Policy Studies

Editor,  Too Much ,  an online weekly on excess and inequality

Author, The Rich Don't Always Win: 
  The Forgotten Triumph over Plutocracy that Created the American Middle Class, 1900-1970
 (November 2012)

http://www.faireconomy.org

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Monday, May 12, 2014     

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In High Finance, Humming a Happy Tune
The latest annual hedge fund industry pay stats have suits smiling -- and ordinary mortals worrying about public education's future.

Monday, February 24, 2014     

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The Mess on Our 'Information Superhighway'
(3 comments) The Comcast merger: Why should moving data around be any different from moving people? No private party ought to be getting rich off a basic public trust. The first step toward turning this situation around? Stop the Comcast and Time Warner merger. The more fundamental task: Give our private corporate Internet access giants some public competition.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014     

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Could 2014 Be Year One of the Pay Ratio Era?
In the year ahead, nurses and college students just might jump-start the struggle against chronic -- and growing -- income inequality.

Monday, December 16, 2013     

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Presenting America's Ten Greediest of 2013
(2 comments) Abstractions -- like inequality -- can only take us so far. To really understand the ills that ail us, we usually need to put some human faces upon them. Here's a year-end list to identify those faces of avarice that can help tell inequality's story.

Monday, December 9, 2013     

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Inequality: A Sure Way to Kill a Good Time
(1 comments) What makes a society a fun place to be? Really nice weather and exciting nightlife options certainly help. So does avoiding a starkly skewed distribution of income and wealth.

Monday, December 2, 2013     

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From Rome, Five Essential Inequality Truths
(1 comments) In plain yet powerful language, Pope Francis is challenging the givens of our deeply unequal world -- and helping inspire resistance to it.

Monday, November 18, 2013     

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A Daring Bid to Stomp Out CEO Pay Excess
(5 comments) Young activists in Switzerland have plutocrats hyperventilating -- and spending a fortune to beat back a ballot initiative that would establish a legal limit on the pay gap between top execs and their workers.

Monday, November 11, 2013     

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Counting Dollars the Rich Want Uncounted
(3 comments) Americans are gaining, ever so slowly, a more accurate picture of just how wide the gap has stretched between the nation's most fabulously privileged and everyone else.

Monday, November 4, 2013     

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Are Heartless People Simply Born That Way?
(8 comments) People who cut food stamps -- and gut child labor laws -- most all had empathy when they came into the world. So what squeezed the empathy out? Analysts are pointing to inequality.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012     

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The Tea Party Shtick
The Tea Party, low information right wing activiists, have lost their connection to this country's founding values.

Monday, June 4, 2012     

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Behind Super-Sized Sodas, a Deeper Danger
(4 comments) Nature did not design our metabolisms to process the amount & varieties of sweeteners, salt & fats available to us. The stresses of poverty make it all so much worse.

Monday, May 14, 2012     

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No Country for Rich Men
From Manhattan to Monaco, the world's wealthiest people are disconnecting into a class of stateless transients. Those who care about their country are left to pick up the tab.

Thursday, August 31, 2006     

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Beyond the Living Wage: A New Challenge for Progressives
(1 comments) Over the past dozen years, probably no grassroots campaign has excited progressives more and generated more real victories than the living wage movement.