Stories by Sam Pizzigati

Labor journalist Sam Pizzigati, an Institute for Policy Studies associate fellow, writes widely about inequality. His latest book is "The Rich Don’t Always Win: The Forgotten Triumph over Plutocracy that Created the American Middle Class, 1900-1970." subscribe to Sam Pizzigati's feed

Posted on: Sep 2, 2016, Source:

Still another report is documenting the massive new wealth of America’s wealthiest. Could a whopping one-time tax on grand fortunes be a useful antidote?

Posted on: Jun 23, 2016, Source:

A campaign from America’s most notorious billionaires is tugging at our heartstrings—and distorting the debate over inequality.

Posted on: Apr 22, 2016, Source: Other Words

The richest Americans now live 10-15 years longer than the poorest.

Posted on: Apr 22, 2015, Source: OtherWords

Might the time be ripe for sliding-scale fees over such things as traffic citations?

Posted on: Nov 25, 2014, Source: Other Words

Statistical contortions can't hide the growing divide between the 1 percent and everyone else.

Posted on: Oct 20, 2014, Source: Too Much: A Commentary on Excess and Inequality

Philanthropy and income have an inverse relationship.

Posted on: Oct 16, 2014, Source: Other Words

With middle-class net worth crumbling, the Forbes 400 grow wealthier than ever.

Posted on: Feb 28, 2014, Source:

No private party ought to be getting rich off a basic public trust.