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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)

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Mark Zuckerberg in Prague Monday, January 4, 2016 (7 comments)     

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Does Big Giving Justify Big Fortunes? Handy rejoinders to the apologists for our top-heavy status quo

Joseph Stiglitz Friday, October 30, 2015     

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Have We Finally Moved Beyond GDP? To help overcome inequality, the latest global gathering of economic statisticians agrees, we need to do more than total up an economy's goods and services.

Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett Monday, January 5, 2015     

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Two Irrepressible Egalitarian Spirits British epidemiologists Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett have changed how the world thinks about inequality -- and they have plenty more insights to share.

Act of Charity Monday, October 13, 2014 (1 comments)     

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Our Empathetic Rich: The Rarest of Birds A landmark new study has laid bare the dirty little secret of modern American philanthropy: America's wealthy don't particularly care all that much about the rest of us.

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.

//commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Comcast_center.JPG: Comcast center Monday, February 24, 2014 (3 comments)     

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The Mess on Our 'Information Superhighway' 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 (2 comments)     

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Presenting America's Ten Greediest of 2013 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.

Relatively even distributions of income, acute observers of our social scene agree, make socializing easier Monday, December 9, 2013 (1 comments)     

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Inequality: A Sure Way to Kill a Good Time 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.

//commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pope_Francis_in_March_2013_%28cropped%29.jpg: Pope Francis Monday, December 2, 2013 (1 comments)     

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

wiss 1:12 activists C├ędric Wermuth and Mattea Meyer - See more at: http://toomuchonline.org/a-daring-bid-to-stomp-out-c Monday, November 18, 2013 (5 comments)     

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A Daring Bid to Stomp Out CEO Pay Excess 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.

//www.flickr.com/photos/23245739@N02/10541885573/ Monday, November 11, 2013 (3 comments)     

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Counting Dollars the Rich Want Uncounted 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.

//www.flickr.com/photos/47422005@N04/10548780146/: Ted Cruz Monday, November 4, 2013 (8 comments)     

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Are Heartless People Simply Born That Way? 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 (4 comments)     

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Behind Super-Sized Sodas, a Deeper Danger 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 (1 comments)     

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